Liberal Arts Career Services
Liberal Arts Career Services

City of Austin Parks and Recreation, Cultural & Arts Specialist, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 11607

Thu, March 31, 2016

The Culture & Arts Activity Specialist is a temporary/seasonal staff position scheduled to work between 20 and 40 hours per week in a after school program setting. Worksites: 

- Dougherty Arts Center 
- ESB Mexican American Cultural Center 
- Carver Museum & Cultural Center 
- Asian American Resource Center 
- Recreation Centers 
• Successful applicants must demonstrate strong leadership, exhibit creative thinking, perform good judgment, and have excellent communication skills. 
• Applicants must also possess reliability, trustworthiness, and be safety conscious. 

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned. 
1. Under supervision, develop and deliver art, theater, dance, multi-cultural activities in specialized areas. 
2. Assist and welcome arriving children on sites. Supervise youth during snack time, activities and when outside. 
3. Maintain accurate and complete paperwork as required by the City of Austin (Incident and Injury reports, Sign-in/out forms, Medication log, Behavior Log and more). 
4. Communicate with Program Specialists and team members to update individual students’ needs, progress, and issues to facilitate a positive camp experience. 
5. Be the front line of assistance with behavior issues. Communicate with team members if you notice that a child is having a rough day and help diffuse an event before it happens. 
6. Safely facilitate and actively supervise participants at all times while engaging in a variety of activities 
7. Develop, modify and teach program activities to accommodate various ages, abilities and interests 
8. Utilize effective behavior management skills, including enforcing policies fairly, consistently, kindly and firmly. 
9. Communicate clearly and professionally with participants, parents, co-workers and supervisor. 
10. Regular attendance is essential for this position. 
11. Serve as a role-model, exercising appropriate decision-making boundary setting. 
12. Provide customer service. 
13. Complete reports and forms and assist with maintaining records in accordance with COA and PARD policies. 
14. Document artwork & events: take photos of kids & projects, while they are working. Be aware of any children on the no photo list. 
15. Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order. Observe/evaluate children’s performance, behavior, social development and physical health. 
16. Assist in displaying students’ work in rooms, halls and in the display areas. Use or create bulletin board images that create a special environment. 
17. Assist in maintaining clean classroom and recreation spaces, and supplies; organize, maintain and store supplies and equipment. 
18. Other duties as assigned.

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