Jobs

...for the 2021-2022 school year

instructors
Circadium is a college-level program, and teachers must be invested in the creative process with students, and in the collaborative work of the faculty.  Preparatory work, grading, and faculty meetings are a significant part of instructors’ jobs here.  Successful candidates will be excited about the school’s vision, and ready to roll up their sleeves to make an impact in the field of contemporary circus.
 
For all faculty positions, the class dates, times, and salary are TBD.
 
Circadium cannot obtain international work visas at this time.  Applicants must be legally able to work in the United States.  
 

Our organization is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. People of color, LGBTQ people, and others with marginalized identities are encouraged to apply for all positions.

Send resume and cover letter to shana@circadium.com

Available Positions

History of Circus Instructor 

Teaching eight (8) 90-minute History of Circus classes in the fall term (September 27 – November 19). 
 
Ideal candidate will have:
  • experience teaching circus history
  • bachelor’s degree in history or related fields
  • professional circus history connections & resources

Juggling Instructor

Teach Juggling and Manipulation skills in group classes and private lessons.  Estimated schedule 9 hours / week, weekdays between 9:30am-4:00pm.  
 
Ideal candidate will have:
  • 3+ years of teaching juggling to aspiring professionals
  • experience working in higher education
  • extensive professional performing experience
  • comprehensive knowledge of modern juggling

Equilibristics Instructors: Unicycle, Cyr Wheel, Tightwire, and Free-Standing Ladder

Teach advanced private lessons, and occasional beginning group classes, in the above disciplines.  Estimated schedule for each is 3-4 hours / week, weekdays between 9:30am-4:00pm.  
 
Ideal candidate will have:
  • 3+ years of teaching aspiring professionals
  • experience working in higher education
  • extensive professional performing experience

Aerial Instructor

Teach Aerial skills in group classes and private lessons.  Vertical apparatus required: Silks, Rope, or Straps.  Estimated schedule 8-12 hours / week, weekdays between 9:30am-4:00pm.  
 
Ideal candidate will have:
  • 3+ years of teaching aerial skills to aspiring professionals
  • experience working in higher education
  • extensive professional performing experience
  • ability to teach advanced technique in Aerial Silks, and/or Rope, and/or Straps
  • ability to teach Conditioning and Flexibility classes 

Additional consideration will be given to candidates who can also teach Static Trapeze and/or Dance Trapeze at an advanced level, or those who have additional circus skills to offer.  

Somatic Practice Instructor

Teach a once-a-week class to college-aged students, Friday mornings 8:00am-9:00am.  The Somatic Practice class should help students develop a deeper understanding of the human body and the way it moves; as well as learning to prevent and recover from injuries.  We are open to applicants with backgrounds in Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique, Laban, and other practices.  
 
Ideal candidate will have:
  • 3+ years of teaching bodywork
  • experience working in higher education
  • interest in / appreciation for circus arts, and a willingness to research the specific physical needs of circus artist-athletes. 

Contemporary Dance Instructor

Two 90-minute Contemporary Dance classes per week
One 60-minute Dance Elective class per week for a small group of 3rd Year students 
One 90-minute Improvisation class to first-year students for 8 sessions in the fall
One 90-minute Choreography class to first-year students for 9 sessions in the spring
 
All classes are for college-aged students with a mix of dance levels.  Must include attention to technique and skill progressions – these are not fitness classes. Candidates should be excited about the application of dance in circus, and available for additional (paid) hours Artistic Advising for 3rd Year students.
Ideal candidate will have:
  • 3+ years of experience teaching dance
  • bachelor’s degree in dance
  • creative strategies for working with a variety of levels
  • interest in / appreciation for circus arts

Ballet Instructor

Teach four 90-minute classes per week to college-aged students with a mix of dance levels.  Must include attention to technique and skill progressions – these are not fitness classes.  Candidates should be excited about the application of dance in circus.
Ideal candidate will have:
  • 3+ years of experience teaching dance
  • bachelor’s degree in dance
  • creative strategies for working with a variety of levels
  • interest in / appreciation for circus arts

Administrative Assistant

Circadium, the first higher-education program for circus arts in the United States, is seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant to support the Executive Director.

20 hours per week: 4 hours per day, Monday-Friday. (Exact time TBD). Work is in person, in our office at Circus Campus.

The position is available to start August 16, 2021.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • handling the master calendar and space allocation
  • maintaining student records
  • communications with prospective students
  • basic bookkeeping, billing notices, and processing payroll
  • managing work-study students

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Social media support
  • Student Life support (housing, medical, finding local resources)
  • Misc. projects (creating Google Forms, graphics)
  • Event planning
  • sending out newsletters

The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, a proactive problem-solver, flexible, and tech-savvy. They will have an interest in, or experience with, circus, performing arts, higher education, and working with young adults. Arts management experience is also ideal.

They will have experience with all Google software (Forms, Sheets, Docs, Slides, Groups, etc.) QuickBooks, WordPress, MailChimp, MindBodyOnline, payroll processing, and/or design software (Illustrator, InDesign, Canva). Having their own laptop computer is a plus.

Salary:  $15 / hour

Workshop Instructors

We are seeking workshop leaders for the following topics. Workshops most often happen once a week for several weeks, but exact formats, dates, and amounts of time are TBD. 
 
Photography for Circus Artists
Videography for Circus Artists
Lighting Design
Costume Design
Set Design
Anti-Racism