OCCTAC is an equal opportunity employer.

Literacy & Numeracy Coach

We are currently seeking to fill a PT tutoring position for OCCTAC’s Youth Employment Program (YEP). Please note that this position is contingent upon continued grant funding. Candidate will provide one-on-one tutoring sessions to high school and college students. The main role of the tutor will be to facilitate learning through effective guidance and coaching in order to aid the student in becoming a successful, independent learner in the subject matters. The purpose of tutoring sessions will be to increase and enhance mastery of grade-level reading comprehension skills, writing abilities, concepts or applications in computational & applied math. The selected candidate will integrate effective study and learning strategies to maximize the participant’s potential for academic progress.


As a member of the Youth Employment Program team, the Literacy and Numeracy Coach will maintain contact with the Program Coordinator, Case Manager, and Educational Counselor for updates on the participant’s progress.


Pay-rate & Hours  $17.00 / hour  15 hours per week



* Provide weekly one-on-one tutoring sessions.

* Teach students study skills, note-taking skills, and test-taking strategies.

* Maintain a record of student sessions through case notes and activity codes.

* Prepare materials for use with students in accordance to their learning needs.

* Administer, proctor, and score pre and post assessments.

* Monitor student progress and address areas of concern.

* Attend YEP staff meetings/ training.

* Assist during YEP special events such as mock interviews, field trips, and other events as needed.


* Bachelor’s degree or higher in English, Mathematics, Education or related field.

* Knowledge of higher levels of mathematics and science including Calculus and Physics.

* Teaching and/or tutoring experience (paid/non-paid).

* Reliable transportation.

* Bilingual in English and Spanish (preferred).

Compensation will be based on qualifications.

For inquiries on this job opening, please contact:


Arline Dominguez

Youth Employment Program (YEP) Coordinator


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.


* 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


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


Wraparound Tutor

The Wraparound Program is a partnership with the County of Orange, Social Services and other community partners designed to help support children and youth remain in safe and stable homes, by utilizing a strengthbased, family-centered, team-driven approach to support the families. Most of the families come from different socio-economic backgrounds and different cities across Orange County. OCCTAC’s tutoring program provides tutoring services to children and youth struggling academically, and need help to improve their academic performance.

Job Description:

Wraparound tutors are responsible to tutor the youth referred by the County of Orange, Social Services, Wraparound Program. Referrals take place throughout the year; and the families come different cities in Orange County. A successful tutor must build rapport with the youth, discover strategies that motivate the student to learn, teach students learning skills, organizational skills, goal setting, good study habits, and assist the youth in obtaining better grades in school.

Tutors are expected to:

* Report to the OCCTAC Tutor Coordinator on a weekly basis

* Attend a mandatory County Wraparound Overview meeting

* Attend mandatory Wraparound Tutor meetings (One Saturday/month)

* Provide services at the youth’s home or a nearby Library

* Submit weekly Case Notes and all required documentation

* Keep open contact with the Care Coordinator

* Conduct regular assessments (pre-mid-post)

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.

Depending on the candidate’s educational background pay may be $15 - $25 per hour depending on teacher credential or special certifications. In addition, mileage will also be reimbursed.

Tutors can work anywhere from 2 hours to 20 hours per week depending on availability.

For inquiries on this job opening, please contact:


Victor Alvarez

Wraparound Tutor Coordinator

E: VictorA@occtac.org

P: (714)547.5468 Ext. 305

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. 


* 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:


Claudia de la Cruz

Dance Coordinator

E: claudiadlx@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.



* 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.

For inquiries on this job opening, please contact:


Phoebe Stanciell

Preparatory Arts Academy Program Coordinator