December 2020 DC Collaborative Newsletter
Dear Friends,
The impact of Covid-19 has caused difficult challenges for the education and cultural sector. The DC Collaborative has been too aware of the effects on our students, educators, and our arts and humanities community. This past year has also brought our organization new demands in order for us to grow with the evolving landscape of our field and changing climate of our time. Though many of us still face an uncertain future, we are grateful for our strong and supportive bonds in the community that allow us to remain thriving and resourceful to all of you during these unprecedented times.

We hope for a better year ahead, friends!
December 2020 Newsletter:

  1. Membership Communication
  2. AGC DC Collective Impact Data Visualization
  3. Member Takeover
  4. Distance Learning Resource Database
  5. Job Board Feature
Membership Communication
MemberClicks Engagement

Remember that with your MemberClicks account, you have the capability to:

  1. Payments and Invoices
  2. Update your individual or organization profile
  3. Submit events to the Community Calendar
  4. Join Listservs
  5. Submit postings to the Job Board
MemberClicks FY20-21 Communication Schedule

Now until the end of June 2021, we will be adhering to the following schedule for our MemberClicks communication:

  • 1st of each month-
DC Collaborative will send out monthly reminder for you/ your organization to update MemberClicks with news, job postings, newsletter announcements, etc
  • 15th of each month-
All new monthly communication will be due to us
  • 3rd week of each month-
Our monthly newsletter will go out and your new postings will be added
Community Calendar
View the Collaborative's Community Calendar on our online MemberClicks Membership Portal for a list of upcoming events!
(downloadable PDF file)
Any Given Child Collective Impact Data Visualization
Project Update
Thank you to all of our members who participated in our SY19-20 Collective Impact Data Visualization project! We have a total of 75 member participants this year. We are now advancing into 2021 with 7 focus groups lined up for the SY17-18 data dashboards before we officially launch SY17-18 and SY19-20's data dashboards in the Spring. We

Wendy Wang Pisa, Manager of Community Partnerships:
Community Partnerships intern:
Membership Takeover
Starting in the new year, DC Collaborative will be launching a pilot program for our member organizations to have the opportunity to "takeover" our Social Media accounts (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr) by sharing your educational resources to the public. As we collectively navigate through the digital landscape, building our membership awareness, engaging our community, and furthering outreach to our schools and students are our priority. Stay tuned for more details and update in January 2021!
Distance Learning Resource Database
Our Distance Learning Resource Database is a virtual learning portal for our Arts and Humanities for Every Student (AHFES) Program. Through this database, you can access a compilation of asynchronous and synchronous learning resources, programs, and experiences for students, teachers, and families.

Got Questions?

Have new resources to add to the database?
Job Board Feature
GR!ASP Volunteer (Paid, Virtual)
Girls Rock! DC After-School Program (GR!ASP) is happening February 1 - March 27, 2021. GR!ASP is an 8-week after-school music education program for young folks ages 8 to 18 in the DC area. GR!ASPers learn to play an instrument, form a band, write an original song, and perform it at a big virtual concert! Read all about GR!ASP here:

We have four different roles that volunteers can play at GR!ASP! Volunteers may play more than role, depending on the availability needs. You'll have a chance to apply for each of the roles that you're interested in.

Instrument Instructors: Provide instruction in either electric guitar, electric bass, vocals, drums, or keyboard to a small group of GR!ASPers during 1-hour weekday evening sessions throughout the 8 week program. They attend the Showcase concert. They contribute 10-15 hours total. Gift: $250-450

Band Coaches: Facilitate small groups of GR!ASPers in collaborative songwriting, teambuilding, and music creation during 1-hour weekday evening sessions throughout the 8 week program. They attend the Showcase concert. They contribute 10-15 hours total. Gift: $250

Workshop Facilitators: Facilitate a 1-hour workshop on a weekend afternoon for GR!ASPers on a justice, music, or arts topic. They may attend the Showcase concert. They contribute 1-4 hours total. Gift: $50

Performers: Perform a 1-hour live private show (including Q&A) for GR!ASPers over zoom. They may attend the Showcase concert. They contribute 1-4 hours total. Gift: $50

GR!ASP is all online this semester, and you'll receive training on how to use online tools and how to work with GR!ASPers in a virtual space. Volunteers will join a private slack for GR!ASP and will receiver support from the Girls Rock! DC team throughout the program.

All volunteers are offered a monetary gift as a thank you for their contribution of time. Instructors and Coaches will be offered at least $250 and Facilitators and Performers will be offered at least $50 for the Spring 2021 GR!ASP program.

Complete this form to apply:
If you are volunteering with Girls Rock! DC for the first time, we will require a phone interview. Returning volunteers will also have a phone check-in. As this role supports minors, volunteer training and a background check are required for ALL volunteers.
Application close December 20, 2020

Education Coordinator vacancy at Imagination Stage
Hours: Full-time, includes weekend hours
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Reports to: School Partnerships Manager

The Education Coordinator works closely with the School Partnerships Manager, as well as the entire Education Team in order to grow new initiatives and educational partnerships in Montgomery County and the District of Columbia. Candidates should possess strong curriculum writing skills as well as experience with program oversight. Candidates must also be willing to have a flexible work schedule.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Class Management, Teaching and Mentoring
  • Teaches approx. four hours of classes each week during each semester
  • Mentors teaching artists and answers parent calls for onsite classes for students in our Early Childhood program (Age 1-5)
  • Works with the School Partnerships Manager and the Director of Education to plan and implement a roster of Fall, Spring, and Summer classes for preschool children, ages 12 months to 5 years. Duties include recruiting new teaching artists, supervising and training faculty, creating and overseeing a professional development program for faculty, overseeing classes, and evaluating faculty performance. Planning early childhood curriculum with an eye to specific intersections between class content and early childhood theatre programming such as Saturday Song Circle and Sunday Funday workshops.
  • Serves as the onsite weekend manager for Sunday classes
School Partnership Coordination
  • Coordinate our after school classes with DC and Maryland partner schools. Create room reservations, maintain registration documents and contracts, track payments, and staff with appropriate faculty
  • Create attendance sheets, welcome letters, sharing reminders, and logistic sheets for after school classes. Create and send invoices to school partners.
  • Help with communication and problem solving for last minute issues or emergencies that come up with after school classes (teacher running late, finding substitute teachers, etc.)
  • Create dynamic new offerings for out of school time program partners and oversee curriculum
  • Represent Imagination Stage at SAI content briefings when possible, and co-coordinate SAI pre-show 15 minute workshops for field trip groups, in collaboration with Lerner production staff as needed
  • Contribute to the development of the Theater Arts Learning Guide and video updates for DCPS and MCPS grade 3 students in partnership with school system administrative leaders
  • Oversee Title I post-show performance discussions and pre-show workshops on a daily basis during the Learning through Theatre program
  • Act as liaison between Imagination Stage and contractors/providers, including communicating scheduling and content information, maintaining electronic files, and serving as a point of contact for questions
  • Aid in the development of curriculum for our arts-integrated school residency programs
  • Create learning guide materials for our Theatre for the Very Young and our Lerner productions. These are curricular materials aimed towards visiting field trip group leaders. Utilize these activities to help create interactive lobby displays in partnership with our marketing department.
Theatre for Change Tour Coordinator
  • Schedule performances of our outreach touring productions, Oyeme and 10 Seconds, to local middle and high schools as well as community groups
  • Coordinate the schedule and needs with the TfC production stage manager
  • Develop relationships with new community groups and schools
  • Assist in post-show audience engagement activity management
Camp Management
  • Serve as a co-camp manager for our weekly summer camps
  • Create paperwork (schedules, class lists, timesheets, etc) for faculty and staff and pull camper forms from Tessitura
  • Email parents welcome letters, sharing reminders, and answer questions
  • Maintain faculty coordination, assign volunteers for weekly check-in and sharings
  • Follow procedures designated by the Maryland Dept of Health and Hygiene and maintain proper records for our annual audit
Education, Skills, and/or Experience:
  • BA or BFA (in Theatre or Education preferred)
  • Teaching experience for a variety of ages
  • Understanding of Common Core and experience working with public school teachers
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Proven administrative and organizational skills 
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with students, parents, faculty, and educational communities 
  • Ability to work independently and with initiative
  • Ability to develop new lines of business and to build on existing ones
  • Clear understanding of—and passionate commitment to—theatre and theatre education opportunities for all children
  • Ability to work a Sunday through Thursday schedule during the Fall and Spring semesters
  • Patience, flexibility with work schedule, empathy, and a sense of humor
  • Experience utilizing Tessitura is a plus
Work Environment:
Imagination Sage celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace that values members of our whole community. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.
  • Salary: $32,000-$38,000
  • 100% coverage for HMO individual insurance
  • Paid Time Off: 10 vacation days; 7 personal days; 7 sick days; 16 paid holidays
  • Transit/Parking benefit (paused until onsite work resumes)
  • Generous free and reduced priced tickets, classes, and summer camps
To Apply:
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements through our online form.
This position has a start date of January 2021.

See official listing on our Job Board:
Happy Holidays!
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The DC Collaborative is a recipient of an FY20 General Operating Support Service Grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
The DC Collaborative is proud to receive a grant for its Collective Impact work supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
The DC Collaborative is the backbone support organization that leads members of the Any Given Child DC program, part of The John F. Kennedy  Center for the Performing Arts.