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Performing Arts Academy Academic Coach

ZACH Theatre

  • CATEGORY Education/Program
  • LOCATION Austin, TX
  • DATE DECEMBER 20, 2021
  • JOB TYPE Seasonal/Temporary
  • COMPENSATION $18.00 per hour
  • POSITION LEVEL Mid (3-6 yrs exp)
POSITION SUMMARY: ZACH Theatre seeks an experienced part-time Academic coach for the ZACH Performing Arts Academy. In partnership with accredited virtual schools, ZACH offers a well-rounded academic and artistic program to students during the school day.

Students now have the opportunity to have affordable, private education that allows more time for training, creative projects, professional opportunities, and travel. This results in a flexible school model for students to compete at an elite artistic and academic level. The Academic coach will be an essential part of the students virtual academic journey. The primary purpose of the Academic Coach is to provide families with support throughout their Academic process.

The Academic Coach reports to the Education Director.

  • The Academic Coach will be on site at the ZACH Main campus from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday- Thursday, 24 hours per week, for a total of 33 weeks
  • The Coach will be the person who, in consultation with the student, parents, and the student’s primary virtual teachers, is primarily responsible for providing supplemental academic and organizational support.
  • The Coach will be responsible for mapping out each student’s academic schedule, helping students stay on task and creating a structure for classroom management.
  • The successful candidate will bring professional values that strengthen inclusion, diversity, equality, and kindness in the classroom
  • The Coach will send weekly email updates to parents that will include information about upcoming events and schedules.
  • The Coach will attend Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) meetings and be the direct contact for the PTO. They will work with the PTO to coordinate Academy events “Teacher Appreciation week”, “Holiday Events”, Graduation, etc.
  • The Coach will Coordinate space calendar needs for students and teachers.
  • The Coach will schedule appropriate breaks and will supervise students during downtime.
  • The Coach will help the Education Department with simple administrative tasks as needed.

  • The successful candidate is expected to hold a BA, Teaching Certificate in Education, theatre arts, or hold a terminal degree related to these fields.
  • The candidate must have experience in education/teaching.
  • Experience with Middle school and/or high school curriculum.
  • Experience with tutoring ages 6th-12th grade.
  • Experience in working with diverse student populations. 
  • Ability to solve problems with creativity and efficiency.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively in oral and written communication on a group level.
  • Ability to listen effectively to staff in identifying and resolving challenges.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities to ensure work is completed in a timely and productive manner.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft products, including Word and Excel.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability and commitment to working with diverse groups in terms of gender expression, race, sexual orientation, religion, ability, age, class, and immigrant status.

Please see full posting on our website: https://zachtheatre.org/about-us/work-with-us/working-at-zach/

As part of our commitment to ensuring an equitable, diverse and inclusive workforce we invite you to voluntarily self-identify in the following categories in a cover letter or note that you include in your email:
  • Gender: Woman, Man, Genderqueer/Gender non-binary, prefer to self-describe
  • Pronouns: Please include your pronouns.
  • Ethnicity: Hispanic or Latino, White (not Hispanic or Latino) Black or African American (not Hispanic or Latino), Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (not Hispanic or Latino), Asian (not Hispanic or Latino), Native American or Alaska Native (not Hispanic or Latino), Two or more races (not Hispanic or Latino)

Actor's Equity Association has set up strict guidelines that must be followed to allow Equity Actors members to work in future productions.  ZACH is intending to operate as a fully vaccinated workplace per the guidance issued by Actors Equity.

TO APPLY: Send resume detailing experience in teaching to nmiller@zachtheatre.org

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