Jobs with Superhero Clubhouse
We are hiring a Part-Time Development Manager and a Teaching Artist. Scroll down to view the job posting for Teaching Artist.
PART-TIME DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Reports to: Co-Directors
Internal Collaborators: Co-Directors, Board of Directors, Consultants
External Collaborators: Institutional funders / Individual donors
Compensation: Salary of $25,000 annually (10-15 hours each week,
Benefits: All staff receive paid holidays in accordance with the federal government’s schedule of observance, with the addition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day on October 9th. Part-time staff receive 7 days of paid annual leave, and up to 40 hours of unpaid sick leave during the first year of employment.
Start Date: As early as February 15, 2023
ABOUT THE DEVELOPMENT MANAGER ROLE
Superhero Clubhouse seeks a creative individual with a passion and knack for fundraising to join our tight-knit team as a part-time Development Manager. The successful candidate will be an excellent written and verbal communicator with a strong sense of initiative, capable of identifying and developing fundraising opportunities, crafting compelling funding materials, and managing fundraising campaigns.
We are looking for someone who believes in our mission and will further our existing fundraising efforts and help strategize and deliver new ones. This position is fully-funded for a minimum of two years. For the right candidate who demonstrates capacity, interest, and desire to hold more responsibility and leadership within the organization, there is potential for this to grow into a full-time position over the next two years.
Superhero Clubhouse (SHC) is a 15-year-old organization creating theater to enact climate and environmental justice, cultivate hope, and inspire a thriving future. We stage original performances, offer creative resources for communities, and bring together collaborators from all walks of life to practice critical thinking and empathy, empowering them to imagine, discuss, and build sustainable, equitable futures. Our work is joyfully rooted in ecological knowledge, relationship to the land, and imagination as a powerful tool of future-building.
Superhero Clubhouse is based in Lenapehoking (New York City), the occupied home of the Native Lenape people, with respect to our Shinnecock, Wampanoag, Haudenosaunee neighbors. We work largely within the Eastern Woodlands bio-region of North America.
For more information on our programs and projects:
The Development Manager will be responsible for the following tasks:
Institutional Fundraising (60%)
- Continually researching foundation, corporate, and government funding opportunities appropriate for the organization.
- Maintaining a schedule of funding opportunities for each fiscal year.
- Assisting with outreach to and participate in meetings with potential funders
- Drafting narratives, letters of inquiry, applications, proposals, and other materials requested by potential funders.
- Working closely with the Co-Directors to understand the organization’s funding strategies and discuss adaptations to the strategy, as needed.
- Track progress towards goals using a budget developed by the Co-Directors and Board of Directors.
Individual Fundraising (30%)
- Collaborate with Co-Directors to design strategy, draft copy, and create materials for two annual individual giving campaigns.
- Maintain and refresh lists of individual donors throughout the year.
Learning and Growth (10%)
- Pursue learning opportunities to expand skills and improve the organization’s processes and systems.
- Set measurable goals for your own performance, and practice giving and receiving feedback.
- Approach novel and challenging tasks with a willingness to learn and a generous spirit.
The larger objectives of this role are:
- Effectively convey the organization’s mission, values, vision, and programs to current and potential stakeholders.
- Carry out job responsibilities in alignment with the organization’s mission, values, and culture.
- Support the organization in achieving financial sustainability through a greater diversity of funding sources.
- Successfully support the organization in growing income streams to match or exceed goals set out by the leadership team.
This will be a mostly remote position, with the possibility of attending in-person meetings or events in New York City, or in the New York City metro area. This is a part-time position, with the expectation of no less than 10 hours per week and no more than 15 hours per week. Payment is on a monthly basis. This position will not be eligible for health or pension benefits through the organization. Reasonable expenses incurred through performing the responsibilities of the job, such as commuting costs, may be reimbursed upon approval.
Skills and Qualifications:
- Minimum one year of experience in fundraising, development, or grant-writing.
- Excellent writing skills, with experience in crafting grant applications and other types of proposals for funding in the non-profit sector.
- Excellent collaborative and relationship-building skills, and the ability to work with a variety of working styles and schedules.
- Knowledge of at least two of our funding areas: arts and culture, arts education, environment, climate, and social justice.
- Skilled and effective researcher.
- Adept at managing time, schedules, and deadlines independently.
- Experience using Google Suite and Microsoft Office.
- A kind, respectful, generous collaborator who is open to giving / receiving feedback.
- Commitment to anti-oppression, anti-racist practices, with capacity to participate in our ongoing learning process together.
Superhero Clubhouse is an equal-opportunity employer and brings our values of equity and inclusion to our hiring process. We do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Additionally, we welcome candidates who have lived experiences that are connected to communities on the frontlines of climate and environmental justice.
Not sure you meet 100% of our qualifications? Research shows that cis-men apply for jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria. Yet, women and other people who are systematically marginalized tend to only apply if they meet every requirement. If you believe that you could excel in this role, we encourage you to apply.
Please submit a resume, a cover letter, and a relevant writing sample from previous work to email@example.com by February 5th, 2023. In your cover letter, share with us why you are interested in this position, how it fits into your current goals, and what you would bring to the role. Additionally please let us know your geographic location and any time or schedule considerations we should be aware of. We prefer the cover letter and writing sample to not exceed 3 pages total, but there is no specified word count. We encourage you to send materials as one single PDF document, with the email subject line “Development Manager Application- [Name].”
After the application period closes, select applicants will be invited to interview with Co-Directors and Board Members before a candidate is chosen for the position. All applicants will receive notification on the status of their application at some point during the process.
Posted January 6, 2023
Superhero Clubhouse is hiring a Teaching Artist for the Big Green Theater eco-playwriting program at the NY Harbor School February-April, 2023
Superhero Clubhouse creates theater to enact climate and environmental justice, cultivate hope, and inspire a thriving future. We make original performances and offer creative resources for communities and collaborators from all walks of life: students, scientists, artists, organizers, teachers, policy-makers, and more. Our artistic processes bring people together across differences and disciplines to model a regenerative society in response to the climate crisis. Our work is joyfully rooted in ecological knowledge, relationship to the land, and imagination as a powerful tool of future-building. www.superheroclubhouse.org
Big Green Theater (BGT) is an eco-playwriting program for public school students that uplifts the imaginations of young people most impacted by our new climate reality and brings their ideas to life on stage. BGT aims to inspire students to manifest a sustainable and just community by using the power of their creative voice.
Superhero Clubhouse produced BGT in partnership with The Bushwick Starr for 10 years, and then with Astoria Performing Arts Center for 2 years. 2023 marks the first time we are producing the program independently. It is also the first year we are offering the program to high school students; historically BGT was designed for 4th- and 5th-graders. You can learn more about the history of the program here.
This semester begins a new partnership with the New York Harbor School, a public high school on Governors Island. “Harbor School serves a diverse group of four hundred and thirty-five students, who come from neighborhoods across the city, both public and private middle schools, and whose life experiences and interests bring them to a high school focused on marine science and technology. All current students at Harbor School enroll in traditional New York State Regents-based academic courses and one of seven NYS certified Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs of study. As they prepare for college and train for industry, students cultivate an ethic of environmental stewardship and learn about and work toward protecting, conserving, and restoring the environment.”
We are seeking a dynamic, compassionate educator or teaching artist who has experience working with high school-aged students. Together with the BGT Program Director, BGT Teaching Artists will:
- Prepare lesson plans based on our existing BGT curriculum.
- Implement these lesson plans in the after-school classroom.
- Guide and/or collaborate with small groups of students as they write.
- Work as a team to generally support students, nurture a healthy relationship with the school, and ensure a successful program.
- Help chaperone one daytime field trip, and potentially take on a production role.
NOTE: The final two weeks of the program (April 17-28) will consist of rehearsals and design workshops, culminating in staged reading performances during the school day. Depending on the skillset of the applicant, Teaching Artists may shift to take on a production role (i.e. director, stage manager, performer) during these two weeks. Teaching Artists who do not take on a production role will continue supporting students, remaining an encouraging presence and creating cohesion between the writing/learning sessions and production.
For our pilot year of Big Green Theater: Harbor School, we will work with students for seven total weeks, culminating in a staged reading and design presentation for students, faculty, families, and invited guests. Here is the schedule:
February TBD, orientation & prep meeting(s)
February 27-April 8 (Mon/Tues 3pm-5pm, Wed 3:15pm-5:15pm), five weeks of after-school writing sessions
April 10-14 (spring break, school not in session), prep meetings for production personnel
April 17-25 (Mondays & Tuesdays 3pm-5pm, Wednesdays 3:15pm-5:15pm), two weeks of after-school rehearsals + performance(s)
April 26, TBD, daytime performance(s) + afterschool Reflection Party with students
Teaching Artists will be paid a flat fee of $2,500, based on 83 hours over 8+ weeks at $30/hour. If a Teaching Artist also takes on a production role (i.e. director, designer, performer), they will be paid an additional $500 for extra responsibility and prep time.
NOTE: The NY Harbor School is located on Governors Island, which is only accessible by ferry boat. As of the time of this posting, all BGT sessions and rehearsals will take place in person at the Harbor School. Extra time has been included in the overall fee to assist with travel. Here is a payment breakdown for your reference:
$2,500 total = 83 hours at $30/hour
8 weeks, 10-11 hours each week:
3 hours prep & check-ins
6 hours with students
1-2 hours travel assistance
It is required by law that anyone working with students in a school must be fingerprinted by the Department of Education. If you have not already been fingerprinted by the DOE, you will need to do so before February 27. Superhero Clubhouse will pay the fees associated with the process. NOTE: Once you are fingerprinted, you can work in schools into the future without going through the process again.
Superhero Clubhouse is an equal-opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Additionally, we welcome candidates who have lived experiences that are connected to communities on the frontlines of climate and environmental justice.
Please send your resume to Jem and Lani at info@superheroclubhouse by February 5 and tell us in the body of the email why you’re interested in the position (this does not need to be a formal cover letter; a paragraph or two will suffice). Questions can also be directed to this email address.