Hunts Point Alliance for Children (HPAC) is a non-profit organization transforming the lives of children and families in Hunts Point, a vibrant South Bronx neighborhood with significant opportunity to improve child well-being. Founded in 2006 in response to the low education outcomes of at-risk students in Hunts Point, HPAC pursued the bold mission of expanding the hopes and potential of the neighborhood and its families. The organization accomplishes this by nurturing children and youth along their path to college or career. Since its founding, HPAC has grown to become a central community leader and currently directly serves approximately 300 children across programs that target early learning all the way through college, in addition to working with all community school and child-serving organizations towards making educational success and post-secondary options available for all Hunts Point children. In addition to direct service, at the community level, HPAC is a convener of the neighborhood’s schools and community-based organizations, aligning their efforts, expanding opportunities, and leveraging resources to connect every family with much-needed support. Partnerships include two district schools, three charter schools, one independent school, as well as the local Head Start. HPAC also works closely with city-sponsored afterschool programming, the local community health center and clinic, and an array of local CBO’s serving Hunts Point youth.
The Middle School Pipeline programs consist of:
Hunts Point Children’s Shakespeare Ensemble: An Ensemble that consists of 4th, 5th and 6th graders learning the works of William Shakespeare in partnership with The Public Theater, specifically the Public Shakespeare Initiative. Each year our ensemble focuses on one Shakespeare play. Our 4th graders work with a composer and a musical director to develop original music for the show, while learning the original text in Shakespeare language. Our 5th and 6th graders work with a team of Teaching Artists including, but not limited to, Voice and Text Coaches, Dramaturg, Fight Choreographer, and Movement Coaches. The entire ensemble performs a fully produced hour and a half show in May. The Ensemble meets afterschool on Tuesdays and Thursdays from October to May.
Storefront Ensemble: An Ensemble that consists of 7th & 8th graders. Many of the students have completed at least a year of the Shakespeare Ensemble. 7th & 8th graders spend the school year learning how to tell their own stories. They work with writing teachers and performing arts teachers to not only write a series of work, but also perform it as part of a show in May. The Ensemble meets afterschool on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from October to June.
Working with the Middle School Program Manager to help maintain relationships with students and families.
· Being available for days of program
· Assisting the Middle School Program Manager with drafting communication for parents
o May include creation of flyers and making phone calls
· Support Middle School Program Manger during program log on
· Communicate and Collaborate with Public Theater Teaching Artists team (Shakespeare Program)
· Communicate and Collaborate with HPAC Teaching Artists (Storefront Ensemble Program)
· Data Entry
· Help to create a safe virtual environment
· Other duties as requested
· Interest in working with young artists (4th-8th graders)
· Interest in Writing and Theater
· Proficient in Google Suite (including Classroom, Sheets, Docs and Drive)
· Proficient in Zoom
· Self-starter, good humored and organized
· Availability (Tuesday and Thursdays from 3:00pm-6:00pm for the Shakespeare Program or Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 3:30pm-6:45pm for the Storefront Program)
Please note that our 2020-2021 school year will begin remotely.
The internship can be slightly tailored to enhanced skills that may interest you most.
Please email cover letter that expresses how well you work with children and your love of theater, and and resume to Christie Love Santiago, Middle School Program Manager @ email@example.com with the Subject title “Arts Admin Internship”