EMPLOYMENT

 OPPORTUNITIES

OCCTAC is an equal opportunity employer.

Teaching Artists

In partnership with the Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD), OCCTAC provides teaching artists to instruct in the Visual Arts at elementary and intermediate schools as part of their Extended Learning Program.

We are currently looking for teaching artists that have experience working with children and youth using VAPA standards.

Requirements:

* The mission and vision to empower youth through the visual arts.

* Excellent organizational skills.

* Strong communication skills.

* Strong understanding of the VAPA standards.

* An artist practice.

* Self-motivated and able to build professional relationships.

* BA in arts or equivalent experience required.

* Spanish bilingual is a big plus.

Compensation will be based on qualifications.

For inquiries on this job opening, please contact:

 

Mark Dimalanta

SAUSD & Arts Enrichment Program Director

MarkD@occtac.org

Front Desk Receptionist

Orange County Children’s Therapeutic Arts Center (OCCTAC) is the first and only Multidisciplinary ARTS Organization of its kind in Santa Ana & Orange County to offer unique artistic programs that combine the ARTS, academics, and creative therapies. OCCTAC is a Santa Ana, CA based non-profit (501c3), organization that offers a wide variety of music, art, and dance classes to children and youth of limited resources. The Arts Center serves over 1,000 children & youth per year.


Our Front Desk Receptionists play a key role in a wide range of ways as they present the first impression of the organization to clients, customers and potential donors.

We are looking for a friendly, energetic candidate to work for this expanding, fast-paced non-profit arts center. Candidates should be detailed oriented and able to multi-task under pressure, polite, professional and willing to meet challenges. Position requires a "self-starter" disposition who can work well independently & as a team player. 

 

Receptionist Responsibilities - Duties include (but not limited to):

  • Greeting families & visitors entering the building, ability to handle heavy call volumes, screening calls and direct calls, take & relay messages, transferring calls and timely follow –up calls with customers and directing them to their destination. .

  •  Registering customers (in office and online customer portal) handling and competent exchange of money, (cash, check and credit cards) counting money, and giving correct change. Also, other transactions such as providing and printing receipts to customers.

  • Providing  information on all programs, admin work (filing, clerical, ordering supplies)staff movements in and out of organization, monitor visitor access and maintain security awareness, provide general administrative and clerical support, monitor and maintain office equipment, control inventory relevant to reception area, maintain the tidiness of reception area & professional appearance.

 

Other Requirements

 

  • Bi-lingual (English and Spanish)

  • Excellent computer skills and competent with relevant software apps:  Microsoft Office (including Excel, Word, and Outlook). Database management  knowledge a plus (+)

  • Prior experience – solid knowledge of administrative, clerical procedures and customer service

  • Flexible
     

Compensation & Schedule:  $11.00 - $13.00 P/H – (DOE) 15 - 25 Hours Weekly:

Mon 4 – 8pm, Th 1 – 8pm, Fri 4 – 8pm & Sat 10 – 3pm

To apply please submit a cover letter & resume along with 3 references to:

 

Tere Heras

Reception Supervisor

TereH@occtac.org

Wraparound Tutor

Our Wraparound Tutors get the opportunity to help youth that are referred by the County of Orange. We serve families from different cities in Orange County. We motivate our students to learn by teaching them different learning skills, including, but not limited to, good study habits, organizational skills, time management and test-taking skills. A Wraparound Tutor links families to resources and encourages youth to implement these skills to assist them in their educational career.

Tutor Requirements:

• Ability to work with youth that exhibit emotional/behavior challenges.

​• Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science is preferred.

• Excellent communication and documentation skills.

• Experience in working with a diverse multicultural community.

• Must have own transportation with current California Driver’s License and auto insurance.

• Previous tutoring experience (at least 6 months) working with transitional age youth.

• Proficiency in the ability to work with multi-disciplinary school subjects.

• Spanish/English bilingual preferred, but not necessary.

For inquiries on this job opening, please contact:

 

Nelson Tovar

Tutor Coordinator

NelsonT@occtac.org

Dance Instructor

Our Preparatory Dance Academy is currently hiring a part time Dance Instructor to teach Ballet and/or Flamenco and is able to introduce our students to VAPA standards. 

Tutor Requirements:

* The mission and vision to empower youth through dance.

* Excellent organizational skills.

* Strong communication skills.

* Strong understanding of the VAPA standards.

* An artist practice.

* Self-motivated and able to build professional relationships.

* BA in dance or equivalent experience required.

* Spanish bilingual is a big plus.

For inquiries on this job opening, please contact:

 

Phoebe Stanciell

Preparatory Arts Academy Program Coordinator

PhoebeS@occtac.org

Piano Instructor

Our Preparatory Music Academy is currently hiring a part time Piano Instructor that is able to introduce our students to VAPA standards and CM Curriculum with piano theory.

Tutor Requirements:

* Punctuality.
* Provide instruction for elementary through intermediate school aged students
* Nurture and maintain professional and positive relationships with t staff.
* Strong classroom management skills is key.
* Be accountable for paperwork as required by program administration.
* Organize all materials for each lesson ahead of time.
*Demonstrate a high level of emotional intelligence when communicating with both students and adults.
* To attend 1 monthly department meeting .
* Adjust lesson plans to serve different learning abilities if needed.
* Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively within a team as well as independently.
* Maintain a positive ‘can do’ attitude; be proactive, flexible, and show initiative with projects, planning, and all activities related to this position.

 

Qualification:


* Hold a Bachelor’s degree in music education, performance or equivalent degree and have experience teaching piano.
* Have experience implementing music- based curriculum to children in a structured learning environment (K-5 especially).
* Good with group and private instruction at beginning to early advanced.
* Be comfortable using basic office computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Docs, and Apps.
* Bi-lingual in Spanish is a plus.
* Member of MTAC and or would be willing to become a member. Knowledge Certificate of Merit program a plus

* 2 years minimum experience in teaching piano and theory to children.

* Must be able to instruct in a group setting and private setting with a range of beginning to early advanced
students and knowledge of basic piano pedagogy a plus
* Familiarity with the VAPA and Common Core Standards for education.
* Experience working with at-risk and underserved youth as well as working well with public and staff
* have a commitment to diversity and proven ability to work effectively with persons of diverse backgrounds.
* Be able to work independently, under pressure and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
* Ability to work independently and complete assigned tasks within identified time frames.
* Positive attitude, flexibility and problem solving mentality.
* Commit to preparing students for 2 major performances during the school year and other events.

 

Work Schedule:


Part-time position(s) available now to start in April. Mondays 4:00 -8:00 PM, Tuesdays 3:30 - 8:00 PM & Wednesdays 3:30 -7:30 PM. private and group classes and theory. Possible opportunity for more hours in future. Substitute positions also available Monday thru Saturday.
Rate: $25.00 P/H ( with experience)

For inquiries on this job opening, please contact:

 

Phoebe Stanciell

Preparatory Arts Academy Program Coordinator

PhoebeS@occtac.org

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Orange County Children's Therapeutic Arts Center

2215 N. Broadway St,

Santa Ana, CA 92706

T: 714.547.5468

E: info@occtac.org

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OCCTAC is an equal opportunity employer.

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