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Living together in the community through the arts

Since its founding in 1953, Allens Lane Art Center has been a cornerstone of the Mt. Airy community by bringing the residents together to participate in and enjoy the arts.  Whether its art classes for children or adults, amazing art exhibitions or cutting edge plays on the mainstage, there is something for everyone at Allens Lane.

 
601 West Allens Lane ~ Philadelphia, PA 19119 ~ p: 215.248.0546 f: 215.248.0559

EMPLOYMENT

Allens Lane Theater

Theater Set Construction/Builder

The Theater program at Allens Lane Art Center, is looking for an experienced carpenter and/or set builder for its 2017-2018 theater season. Our season starts in August and ends in May and encompasses 5 theater productions during this time. The set builder will meet with each play director to review the design submitted by the directors and will have at least 4 weeks prior to each opening night to complete the construction. The set builder and play director will determine what is possible, given the restrictions of the space and the budget allotted for each show. Allens Lane Theater has basic tools and materials for building the sets. Having your own tools is a plus. Construction can be done on weekdays or weekends but needs to be scheduled in coordination with rehearsals to avoid conflicts.

Allens Lane's current set builder can serve as a consultant for the new set builder. Compensation will be a set fee for each production.

Duties/ Responsibilities of the Set Builder:

  • Meet with each play director prior to construction.
  • Make plans for the building process.
  • Plan for and acquire needed materials for construction.
  • Submit receipts/invoices for purchases of materials in a timely manner if necessary.
  • Use/adapt materials/set pieces that the theater has in storage whenever possible and preserve them for future use.
  • Keep in touch with the Director regarding progress, problems, etc. to assure the satisfactory completion of a working set.
  • Complete the set by an agreed-upon date (usually the Sat. afternoon before ‘tech Sunday’). 
  • "Strike" each set after each play closes.
  • Clean-up after each building session, leaving the stage/house suitable for rehearsals.
  • Restore the house to ‘audience ready’ condition before play opens.

    To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to:

    Craig Stover
    Executive Director
    601 West Allens Lane
    Philadelphia, PA  19119
    or
    info@allenslane.org
    Subject: Set Builder

    Phone calls welcome: 215-248-0546


Allens Lane Summer Art Camp - The Summer Art Camp runs from June 27 - August 19.

Allens Lane Art Center invites applications for Junior and Senior counselors each year for our Summer Art Camp.

Click here to go to our online application form for Jr./Sr. Counselors and CIT's.

We also have employment listings for instructors in Dance, Drama/Theater and Arts/Crafts for our Summer Art Camp.


Dance Instructor

To further the mission of the camp through the development and delivery of a major drama production and activities that are safe, fun, and appropriate to the campers’ age and abilities. To design and implement a hands-on program for the Drama department in conjunction with the Director’s artistic goals. To provide a detailed outline of the proposed lesson plans and a supply list for your area before camp begins and prepare to alter the outline as required.

Responsibilities:
Develop and deliver a dance program that is appropriate for the age and ability of the campers
Write lesson plans that meet camp outcomes and the abilities of the campers
Evaluate abilities of campers and staff
Design and deliver drama activities that make use of different drama disciplines, make use of the camp’s natural environment, and use the resources most efficiently
Evaluate the success of the drama/theater program

Ensure that camp staff and campers know and follow safety and educational procedures
Assist in the implementation of staff training for drama and theater
Train other staff in their responsibilities at the drama range
Ensure campers and staff follow safety procedures

Assist in the management and care of the physical facilities and equipment in the dance program area
Maintain the dance equipment
Ensure the security of the dance equipment and supplies, including clear inventory and planning for replacement of supplies in a timely manner
Conduct a daily check of the area and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair
Clean theater area, keeping it free of hazards and debris

Other Job Duties:
Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, planning and leading those as assigned
Participate as a member of the camp staff team to deliver and supervise evening programs, special events, and other all-camp activities and camp functions
Assist in the planning of any special events especially in the areas of set design, and costumes

Qualifications:
Documented experience in drama/theater instruction or documented training and experience
Training and experience in teaching dance to children
Desire and ability to work with children outdoors in varied conditions
Experience in designing and making decorations and costumes for special events
Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff
Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques
Ability to observe staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate management techniques
Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity
Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid
Ability to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury)
Strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers
Some physical requirements of an drama/theater position could be endurance including standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching
Eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to make projects and assist campers
Normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/program
Willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours delivering program in the art facility available
To Apply

Email cover letter, resume and contact information to Sherry Ashton, Summer Art Camp Director, Allens Lane Art Center at camp@allenslane.org


Drama/Theater Instructor

To further the mission of the camp through the development and delivery of a major drama production and activities that are safe, fun, and appropriate to the campers’ age and abilities. To design and implement a hands-on program for the Drama department in conjunction with the Director’s artistic goals. To provide a detailed outline of the proposed lesson plans and a supply list for your area before camp begins and prepare to alter the outline as required.

Responsibilities:

Develop and deliver a drama program that is appropriate for the age and ability of the campers
Write lesson plans that meet camp outcomes and the abilities of the campers
Evaluate abilities of campers and staff
Design and deliver drama activities that make use of different drama disciplines, make use of the camp’s natural environment, and use the resources most efficiently
Evaluate the success of the drama/theater program
Ensure that camp staff and campers know and follow safety and educational procedures
Assist in the implementation of staff training for drama and theater
Train other staff in their responsibilities at the drama range
Ensure campers and staff follow safety procedures
Assist in the management and care of the physical facilities and equipment in the drama/theater program area
Maintain the drama/theater equipment
Ensure the security of the drama/theater equipment and supplies, including clear inventory and planning for replacement of supplies in a timely manner
Conduct a daily check of the area and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair
Clean theater area, keeping it free of hazards and debris

Other Job Duties:

Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, planning and leading those as assigned
Participate as a member of the camp staff team to deliver and supervise evening programs, special events, and other all-camp activities and camp functions
Assist in the planning of any special events especially in the areas of set design, and costumes

Qualifications:

Documented experience in drama/theater instruction or documented training and experience
Current certification in first aid and CPR
Training and experience in teaching drama/theater to children
Desire and ability to work with children outdoors in varied conditions
Experience in designing and making decorations and costumes for special events
Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff
Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques
Ability to observe staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate management techniques
Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity
Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid
Ability to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury)
Strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers
Some physical requirements of an drama/theater position could be endurance including standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching
Eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to make projects and assist campers
Normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/program
Willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours delivering program in the art facility available

To Apply

Email cover letter, resume and contact information to Sherry Ashton, Summer Art Camp Director, Allens Lane Art Center at camp@allenslane.org


Art/Craft Instructor

To further the mission of the camp through the development and delivery of arts and crafts activities that are safe, fun, and appropriate to the campers’ age and abilities. Assist in the management of the arts and crafts studio and related equipment and supplies.

Essential Job Functions:
Develop and deliver an arts and crafts program that is appropriate for the age and ability of the campers
Write lesson plans that meet camp outcomes and the abilities of the campers.
Evaluate abilities of campers and staff.
Design and deliver arts and crafts activities that make use of different art mediums, make use of the camp’s natural environment, and use the art resources most efficiently.
Evaluate the success of the arts and crafts program.
Ensure that camp staff and campers know and follow safety and educational procedures
Assist in the implementation of staff training for arts and crafts.
Train other staff in their responsibilities at the arts and crafts range.
Ensure campers and staff follow safety procedures.
Assist in the management and care of the physical facilities and equipment in the arts and crafts program area
Maintain the arts and crafts equipment.
Ensure the security of the arts and crafts equipment and supplies, including clear inventory and planning for replacement of supplies in a timely manner.
Conduct a daily check of the area and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair.
Clean arts and crafts area, keeping it free of hazards and debris.

Other Job Duties:
Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, planning and leading those as assigned.
Participate as a member of the camp staff team to deliver and supervise evening programs, special events, and other all-camp activities and camp functions. 
Assist in the planning of any special events especially in the areas of decorations, set design, and costumes

Qualifications (Minimum qualifications and experience)
Documented experience in arts and crafts instruction or documented training and experience.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
Training and experience in teaching arts and crafts to children.
Desire and ability to work with children outdoors in varied conditions.
Experience in designing and making decorations and costumes for special events.

Physical Aspects of the Position:
Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.
Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
Ability to observe staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate management techniques.
Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.
Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.
Some physical requirements of an arts and crafts position could be endurance including standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching. Requirement for eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to make projects and assist campers.  Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/program. 

To Apply

Email cover letter, resume and contact information to Sherry Ashton, Summer Art Camp Director, Allens Lane Art Center at camp@allenslane.org