CLARA believes that the arts enrich lives — and access to quality arts education has the potential to transform a child’s future. Here are the programs we use to provide students with this essential access.


This listing is meant as supplemental information for the Education Program Manager position listed in October 2023. Key duties and responsibilities for each program are listed below, recognizing that the position may be asked to take on other duties as necessary for the success of the overall arts education department.


IN-SCHOOL & AFTER SCHOOL ARTIST RESIDENCIES: Professional teaching artists come into the classroom for a 10-week residency to provide standards-aligned arts curriculum to students grades TK-12. We currently serve 100% of students at 10+ schools each semester. All classes are taught by members of CLARA’s Teaching Artist Company who are hired and trained on an annual basis. (After-school programs also fall under this umbrella but do not require standards-aligned curriculum.)

Candidate will:

  • In partnership with the education director, annually hire and train the Teaching Artist Company.
  • Work with classroom teachers and teaching artists to build programming schedules that balance teacher interests and artist availability.
  • Maintain regular communication with teaching artists and school partners to ensure that they have the resources and supports necessary to provide high-quality programming to all students.
  • Work with classroom teachers to administer pre- and post- program surveys.
  • Ensure that programmatic data is communicated to stakeholders, as well as education and executive directors for funding needs.
  • Meet with potential school sites to discuss implementation of future programming.

ARTS UP FRONT: Students learn about technical careers available in the performing arts through interactive workshops and field trips prior to attending a live performance. Candidate will:

  • Work with CLARA tenant organizations Sacramento Ballet and Capital Stage to identify appropriate production and relevant workshops to highlight thematic lessons of the work.
  • Collaborate with identified teaching artists to design curriculum and schedule workshops.
  • Coordinate workshop schedule and field trip needs with participating classroom teachers.
  • Attend field trips and serve as an additional chaperone / on-site liaison with theater.
  • Work with classroom teachers to administer post- program surveys.

SUMMER CAMP: CLARA provides performing arts camps open to all levels and abilities for six weeks over the summer. Camps are for ages 6-10 and 11-18; camp format introduces students to 15 different genres of dance, music, and theater with a culminating performance event for the community. Candidate will:

  • Assist with camp setup and logistics (equipment/material distribution, practice and performance set-up, snack service for students, etc).
  • Facilitate smooth and orderly operation of all camp activities.
  • Serve as a teaching assistant for classroom activities as needed.
  • Lead group activities and classes as needed.
  • Assist with behavior management for students.
  • Stage production management for final performances.
  • Generate social media content relating to camp activities.