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Teen Director – Live Oak Clubhouse

Salary: DOE, $17 – $20/hour
Supervisor: Clubhouse Director
Status: Full Time 30-40 hours per week

Job Description

Our goal at The Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Cruz County is to have every member graduate high school with a plan for their future that includes continuing on to higher education, vocational school, service to community or service to country.

We are looking for a full time Teen Director who can implement both our National BGCA programs and enhance our community partnerships. Be a mentor to our Teen population by continuing our safe, diverse, culturally sensitive place for middle and high school youth.

The ideal candidate has:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or a minimum of three years experience in a youth development program
  • Background clearance
  • Strong skills in communication and organization
  • Ability to work with youth in a dynamic and high energy environment
  • Possess basic knowledge of the developmental needs of teens at their critical stages of growth
  • Previous experience working with adolescents in a youth development or classroom based setting
  • Availability Monday through Friday during our afterschool program with some evening and weekend shifts

Music Director – Both Clubhouses

Compensation: $12 per hour
Supervisor: Clubhouse Director
Status: Part Time, year round, 20-25 hrs per week
Hours: M – F 2:00 – 7:00pm plus some evenings and weekends for special events

Job Description

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of the next generation? Do you believe music is key to creativity and freedom of expression?

We are looking for a dedicated team player who will design programs that provide opportunities for education and socialization in the areas of music, studio recording and creative expression, that include but are not limited to:

  • Musicianship, theory, performance, practice and transposition
  • Promote and stimulate program participation
  • Enhance community partnerships
  • Teach individual and/ or group piano and guitar
  • Choir and/or other musical programs

This is an ideal position for a College Student Music Major who has experience working with youth ages 6-18, and has flexible hours.

Plans, promotes, implements, supervises and evaluates activities in music education and music performance programs. Recruits and provides direction for program volunteers. Responsible for the general maintenance of the music room and recording studio as well as the maintenance and upkeep of all instruments, equipment and supplies.

Key Responsibilities

Prepare Youth for Success
  • Ensure programs, services and activities that prepare youth for success.

o Create an environment that facilitates the achievement of Youth Development Outcomes.
o Promote safety of members and quality in programs at all times.
o Promote and stimulate program participation .
o Promote registration of new members and participate in their overall Club orientation process for new members.

Program Implementation
  • Plan, organize and implement the teaching of music lessons (primarily in guitar and piano) that cover the basic fundamentals of:

o Musicianship, theory, performance practice and transposition
o Knowledge of the instrument’s history and construct
o Ear training and rhythm techniques

  • Manage and host events pertaining to the advancement of children’s understanding of music and/or musical abilities such as recitals, talent shows, band showcases, etc.
  • Develop a comprehensive music schedule to correspond with the school calendar including holiday breaks, summer camp and Club closures.
  • Ensure program improvement by making recommendations and taking actions to improve structure, system and/or outcomes.
  • Design programs that provide opportunities for education and socialization in the area of music and creative expression.
  • Collaborate with local schools, service organizations, civic groups to promote music programs and events.
  • Coordinate activities and program with other program areas in the Club; including special events.
  • Prepare program reports, statistics, and program information as needed or requested.
Program Development
  • Monitor and evaluate programs and activities to ensure safety of members, quality in programs, and appearance of the music program at all times.
  • Recommend requisitions of supplies and equipment as needed.
  • Monitor program expenditures within monthly program/department budget.
  • Prepare program and attendance reports, as needed, that measure member participation and quality of music program .
Health and Safety
  • Ensure a healthy and safe environment by supervising members in the program area.
  • Maintain a safe work environment by ensuring that all supplies, equipment, and facilities are in good working order.
  • Immediately report hazards, concerns and dilemmas to supervisor and follow-up with written documentation as needed.
  • Recruit, train and supervise assigned program volunteers and staff.
Additional Responsibilities
  • May participate in special programs and/or events.
  • Maintain a current working knowledge of procedures and policies of the Club.
  • Assume various duties, task and responsibilities as deemed necessary by administration.

Knowledge and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or minimum of two years related experience in planning and implementing youth programs.
  • Knowledge of basic youth development concepts.
  • Proficient technique in the practice of orchestration and/or composition.
  • Proficient in recording techniques and sound mixing.
  • Proficient in coordination and execution of P.A. system for musical and special events held throughout the year.
  • Ability to organize and supervise members in a safe environment.
  • Good customer service skills.
  • Mandatory CPR and First Aid certifications.
  • Ability to speak Spanish fluently a plus.