WHO WE ARE
Creative Action is a nationally-recognized youth arts education organization in Austin, Texas. As the largest provider of creative learning programs in Central Texas, we use the arts to activate the academic, social and emotional development of young people. Through interactive classroom performances, after school residencies, and community-based programs, our team of professional teaching artists inspire youth to be creative artists, courageous allies, critical thinkers and confident leaders in their communities.
As an AmeriCorps member with Creative Action, you will participate in program preparation and logistics, professional development, and will serve at one of our K-5th grade after school sites each calendar school day (Monday-Friday). When Austin Independent School District (ISD) schools are closed, you will participate in professional development and/or service learning activities that support our work in the community.
Specific Duties Include:
•Collaborate with Teaching Artists during enrichment classes, providing additional one-on-one support to youth
•Lead groups of students during snack, recess, homework help, and other non-class time activities
•Provide assistance with administrative duties, such as licensing requirements, program supplies, and data collection/management
•Design and implement youth-led service learning projects and lessons
•Lead family engagement activities, including weekly communications with families and planning family events
•Serve as key support for our programming as a campus liaison, and manage campus stewardship/outreach activities with supervision from Site Coordinator
•Support curriculum and project development as needed, guided by the Teaching Artists and Site Coordinator
•Participate in and/or lead community service events throughout Greater Austin
•Research and present two Presentations of Learning to staff
•Complete required Creative Action AmeriCorps program data and evaluations including but not limited to monthly reports, timesheets, and youth attendance trackers
•Have a high school diploma or GED
•Be able to pass DFPS (Texas Licensing) background check by program start date
•Be a U.S. citizen, or U.S. national or lawful permanent resident of the United States
•Have a commitment to community service and the ability to serve for the complete program year: September 1st, 2022-August 12th, 2023
Additional preferred skills:
•Knowledge of virtual and electronic communication tools.
•Proficiency with Google Suite (Google Slides, Drive, Sheets, and Docs).
•Familiarity with youth development, and experience working with groups of elementary or middle school youth in academic or non-academic settings preferred.