Teaching Artist

East Bay Center for the Performing Arts is currently seeking enthusiastic, skilled, and creative music teachers to join the School Partnerships faculty for the end of the 2023 academic year. The Center partners with the West Contra Costa Unified School District to serve under-resourced elementary schools in Richmond by bringing music education into classrooms where it otherwise would not exist. We provide music programs that incorporate developmentally-appropriate instruction on singing, rhythm, beat, tempo, movement, improvisation, and the playing of pitched and unpitched percussion instruments. We encourage and support teaching artists to incorporate local and global music into their teaching to connect students to their community and the world. Our music teaching artists possess expertise in a particular area, instrument, or style of music, and are committed to offering high-quality, trauma-informed arts education. Ideal candidates are musicians with a strong teaching background who are passionate about working in under-resourced schools, enjoy working with large and small groups of students, have strong classroom management skills, and are patient, dynamic, flexible, independent, and punctual.

Production Coordinator

Under the direction of the Director of Student Development and Training, the Production Coordinator will work closely with both the Main Site and School Partnerships Departments to manage core Center productions, facility rentals, and outreach performances. These include student and guest artist performances both on and off site. The Production Coordinator will be responsible for hiring, onboarding, and supervising all production/tech crew. While the incumbent's work schedule is 30 hours per week, there will be weeks when the incumbent may be required to work additional hours to support the Center’s scheduled events that may occur in the evenings and weekends. 

Facilities Coordinator

Under the direction of the Director of Student Development and Training, the Facilities Coordinator provides overall maintenance for a 12-year-old performing arts facility with 11,610 square feet. The incumbent is responsible for providing quarterly inspections and ensuring that all technical equipment is maintained and in optimal working condition. supporting facility rentals, in coordination with the Production Coordinator. While the incumbent works part-time, they must be flexible as there will be times when they will be required to work additional hours to support the Center’s scheduled signature events (e.g., gala, student performances, guest artist productions) that may occur during the evenings and some weekends.

Institutional Giving Manager

Under the direction of the Director of Advancement, the Institutional Giving Manager (“the Manager”) oversees a robust grants program to ensure stable and increasing support from institutional funders (foundations, corporate and government) to achieve annual operating, capital and endowment fundraising goals. Foundation giving currently provides $2.4 million in annual contributions to the Center, and is anticipated to increase substantially in the next 3-5 years. To lead efforts to grow giving from foundations, while also sustaining funding from government and corporate donors, the Manager oversees an ambitious grants calendar, managing relationships with existing funders, researching prospects, and cultivating new relationships. The Institutional Giving Manager partners closely with the Senior Director of Programs, as well as the Executive Director, to define and drive institutional funding strategies, and effectively leverages senior leadership to implement strategic requests, while also delivering against deadlines for proposals, reports, and inquiries. This position plays an important role as a link between the Center’s work on the ground and key institutional donors. 

Individual Giving Manager

Under the direction of the Director of Advancement, the Individual Giving Manager is responsible for helping the organization reach its fundraising goals by driving efforts to secure gifts - with a particular focus at the level of $2,500+, primarily from individuals and family foundations. At the same time, the Individual Giving Manager lays the groundwork for significant future growth in this area by deepening partnerships with existing donors and developing new donor relationships. In collaboration with the Director of Advancement and members of the board Development Committee, the Individual Giving Manager will identify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospects with a giving capacity of $5,000+, develop strategies for candidates for the board of directors, and help build a pipeline of prospects for endowment giving and planned gifts. The Individual Giving Manager stewards and cultivates a portfolio of donors and prospects and takes responsibility for meeting an ambitious annual revenue target for this area. As the organization is in a season of growth, with a goal to increase our annual operating budget to a minimum of $5M by FY26/27, the Individual Giving Manager is responsible for securing $1M in revenue annually. The position also assists with special events, including conception, planning and implementing strategic donor cultivation events and assisting with fundraising and logistics for the annual gala and other events as needed. 

Piano Teaching Artist (Main Site)  (temporary)

EBCPA is looking for a Piano teaching artist to teach private lessons  at our Main Site for the Spring semester, January - June 2023. Center faculty members are responsible for leading well-organized, educationally grounded classes and lessons with high technical/artistic levels.  In these classes, students of all ages can experience carefully chosen art forms in broad and practical applications. 

Work Schedule: TBD, dependent on students’ schedules 

Compensation: $45/hr for teaching; $25/hr for prep

Start Date: As soon as possible 

Application Process: Please fill out the application form linked below, and send it to: Deborah Preston, Director of HR at deborah.preston@eastbaycenter.org,  along with your resume and performance and/or teaching samples.

Deborah Preston

Director of Human Resources