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Catamount Arts depends on a team of passionate volunteers, interns and employees to fulfill it’s mission to inspire appreciation of and participation in the arts, promote the arts throughout the region, and cultivate the arts as an integral part of community life.

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General Inquiry

Job Description
General Inquiry

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Please email or send resume, cover letter and references to the address below:

Jody Fried, Executive Director
Catamount Film & Arts
P.O. Box 324
115 Eastern Avenue
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
jfried@catamountarts.org

Volunteer

Catamount Arts is always looking for help at our various functions.

If you would like to be on our volunteer list please contact Sarah Amos at samos@catamountarts.org or 802 748 2600.

Opportunities include, but are not exclusive to: ushering, arts activity aides, postering, mailing, etc.

 

Open Stage Program Coordinator

Position starts August, 2019

A few years ago, Vermont passed Act 77, mandating personalized learning plans for students in grades 7-12 and encouraging community connections in the development of flexible pathways to high school graduation. Catamount Arts joined with the Vermont Agency of Education, Vermont Afterschool, and organizations which provide learning opportunities outside of school walls and school time to explore ways to work more closely as the State moves toward full implementation of Act 77.

Catamount Arts’ middle and high school programming offers opportunities for students to have hands-on, real world experience in events and venue management; sound engineering and recording; art show curation; and more.

The cornerstone of our middle and high school programming is Open Stage at the Cavern, formerly Open Mic St. Jay, a program that provides a weekly substance-free venue for creative expression, organized and run by middle, high school and college students with adult supervision. It takes place on Friday evenings from 7-10pm at The Cavern (formerly The Grist Mill Cavern) at 49 Perkins Street in St. Johnsbury, next to RecFit. All ages are open to performing. Professional performers are often invited to perform and/or to run workshops that appeal to student performers.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Reports to Education Director

  • Build and nurture relationships with local middle and high school teachers and administrators
  • Develop arts internships, apprenticeships, master classes, residencies and other programming in collaboration with school staff and students and Education Director
  • Provide support for St. Johnsbury Academy arts and humanities Capstone projects
  • Help develop measures for documenting and evaluating activities
  • Coordinate with other Catamount Arts staff to publicize activities and prepare funding reports
  • Supervise students who serve as hosts for Open Stage program
  • Ensure Open Stage venue is kept clean and equipment is well-maintained

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Experience working with students aged 12-18 in a teaching, mentoring, or counseling capacity
  • Experience working with sound equipment preferred; training provided
  • Performing experience a plus, but not necessary
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, some experience with database and design programs and social media helpful

This is a part-time staff position for about 10 hours weekly, including Friday nights. Fingerprinting and criminal background check required. Position may be combined with EPIC Music Program Coodinator position, and/or may be supplemented by hours in other departments (e.g., box office, special events) if there are openings and candidate is qualified. Hourly pay is commensurate with experience.

To apply or to learn more, please contact Anne Campbell at acampbell@catamountarts.org or 802-748-2600 ext. 109.

Download a copy of this job description HERE.

EPIC Music Program Coordinator

Position starts September, 2019

Catamount Arts’ EPIC Music after-school program for students in grades 2-7 at St. Johnsbury School offers vigorous instruction on violin (a few students also study viola, cello, and clarinet) with professional teaching artists and a committed group of volunteer coaches. Violins are provided free of charge to any students who need them, and after-school meals and transportation are provided by the St. Johnsbury School.

El Sistema, the program that began in Venezuela more than 40 years ago and has inspired EPIC Music, has been transformational for children living in poverty and has inspired similar programs throughout the world, each creating remarkable social change and producing extraordinary student musicians.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Reports to Education Director

  • Manage registration, attendance and meal reporting for Catamount Arts and St. Johnsbury School
  • Be on site each day (Monday through Thursday, 2:30-5:00pm during the school year, Monday through Friday, 8:30-11:30am for camp, generally the last two weeks of June)
  • Serve as liaison to parents and caregivers, St. Johnsbury School teachers, administrators and guidance counselors
  • Provide regular training for volunteer coaches and serve as liaison between volunteers and paid teaching staff
  • Order, inventory and track instruments and instrument contracts
  • Order and organize supplies and sheet music
  • Help to administer and analyze student assessments, parent surveys, volunteer feedback forms, and classroom teacher surveys
  • Organize field trips and other off-site opportunities, coordinate rideshares to rehearsals, supervise students when rehearsing/performing off-site
  • Organize parties, performances and informances for families, staff, volunteers and the public
  • Work with school staff to complete facilities forms, reserve rooms and get keys for the rooms, prepare program participants for school safety drills

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Experience working with students aged 6-14 in a teaching, mentoring, or counseling capacity
  • Training on violin or another instrument a plus, but not necessary
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, some experience with database and design programs and social media helpful

This is a part-time staff position for 16-20 hours weekly, primarily weekday afternoons, Monday through Thursday, during the school year; and final two weeks of June for summer camp, Monday through Friday mornings. Fingerprinting and criminal background check required. Position may be combined with Open Stage Program Coodinator position, and/or may be supplemented by hours in other departments (e.g., box office, special events) if there are openings and candidate is qualified. Hourly pay is commensurate with experience.

To apply or to learn more, please contact Anne Campbell at acampbell@catamountarts.org or 802-748-2600 ext. 109.

Download a copy of this job description HERE.