Arts For Learning: Employment Opportunity

January 01, 1970

Part-Time Position Announcement
Program Assistant

The focus of the Program Assistant is to support Arts for Learning’s Education and Program Team (EPT) in the implementation of In-School and Out-of-School Time (OST) projects and professional development for educators and parents. The position reports to the Chief Operations Officer, with day-to-day direction provided by the Artist and Programming Manager.

Responsibilities include:

Education, Programming, and Special Initiatives

• Participates cooperatively with the A4L Education and Program Team and other staff members to provide artist support services, Out-of-School-Time program support and oversight, and regular communication with schools/non-school community partners, teachers, and teaching artists.
• Facilitates Out-of-School-Time programs by sharing student progress, providing feedback, budget tracking, order and delivery of program materials, program assessment and evaluation collection, in-person site visits, program troubleshooting and documentation, and coordination of student recognition and culminating events for family and friends.

• Advances the organization’s commitment to the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, and access (IDEA).
• Completes assignments timely, effectively, and accurately.
• Collaborates on and contributes to program-related marketing / public relations efforts.
• Maintains a high level of confidentiality.
• Supports and advocates for the organizational mission.
• Represents Arts for Learning at events as needed.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Physical Demands
The physical demands listed here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally.

Work involves sitting, standing, walking, stooping, and bending intermittently throughout the day. Occasionally carries objects up to 50 pounds. Constant use of computer keyboard and monitor, and need for reaching with the hands or arms, and use of hands to finger, handle, or feel. Constant use of the spoken word and hearing ability.

The majority of Arts for Learning’s programming takes place within a service area that includes both the Southside and Peninsula areas of Hampton Roads. This position requires frequent travel throughout the identified service area. Travel compensation provided.

Work Hours
The Program Assistant will generally work in the office or remotely between the office hours of 1:30pm-6:30pm, Monday through Friday, with occasional later or weekend hours.

• Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent, with associate’s degree preferred.
• At least one year of experience working with school-aged children.
• Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communications skills including with diverse stakeholders.
• Passion, curiosity, and enthusiasm for educational potential of arts-based programming.
•Willingness to have fun and be engaging during hands-on work with youth.
• Minimum of mid-level of competency with office technology (MS Office, Google applications, Adobe, etc.)
• Group leadership skills, including an understanding of group dynamics.
• Reliable transportation.

Compensation Hourly rate range of $15-17/hour
Employment Type Part-Time, Non-Exempt

How to Apply
Please submit your application to us by email (info[at] including a cover letter, resume, and list of three references. Subject line should include “Application – Program Assistant.” Resume reviews will begin immediately. Successful background check will be required prior to start date.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, socioeconomic status, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, culture, religious beliefs, ethnicity, and (dis)ability status.

Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and LGBTQIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Designer Call: Spring New Plays

January 01, 1970

The Z is hiring designers for 2 shows this spring.

Set Design – Taking Measure

Taking Measure fuses the world and characters of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure into a young woman’s struggle through contemporary academia to explore today’s Me Too movement and Cancel Culture in a surprisingly nuanced way.

Design meetings begin in December.
Rehearsals February 13 – March 2, 2023
Opens March 3, 2023.

Set, Projections, and Costume Design- Refraction of Light

Refraction of Light explores friendship and prejudice in post WW2 America. Each performance will be followed by a talk-back with community partners.
Design meetings begin in February
Rehearsals April 10 – May 4, 2023
Opens May 5, 2023. 
Student design intern opportunities are available also!
Interested designers should send a resume and website link or work samples to [email protected].

Jazz Road Tours Grants Open for Artist Applications

January 01, 1970

Jazz Road Tours supports small, artist-led, three- to six-site tours at an array of venue types, often in rural communities and other areas traditionally underserved by the genre. Grant amounts generally range from $5,000 to $15,000.

Jazz Road Tours will operate on regularly recurring application cycles through 2026. The next deadline is Thursday, December 1, 2022 for tours taking place between March 15, 2023 and March 15, 2024. Applicants will be notified of their funding status by February 15, 2023. For additional deadlines and funding information, please visit the South Arts Jazz Road Tours web page.

This artist-centric grant program—designed to support approximately 50 tours each year—is made possible with funds from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional support from the Mellon Foundation.

  • The Asheville, North Carolina-based Center for Craft invites applications for its Teaching Artist Cohort. Through the program, 21 mid-career craft artists will receive an unrestricted grant of $10,000 and participate in an eight-month cohort experience where they will be guided through training that encourages and sustains a generative practice as both artists and educators. Proposals are invited from mid-career craft artists who teach. Deadline: November 30, 2022.
  • The Fine Arts Work Center invites applications for its 2023-24 Writing Fellowship, open to writers in the emerging stages of their careers. The seven-month fellowship includes a rustic but comfortable apartment, a monthly stipend of $1,000, plus an exit stipend. Residencies run from October 1, 2023, through April 30, 2023, and during this time, fellows can pursue their work independently in a diverse and supportive community of peers. Deadline: December 15, 2022.
  • Saratoga Arts is inviting applications for its Community Arts Grants program, which will provide grants of up to $5,000 to support projects that are open to the community they serve and allow the citizens of that community to interact directly with art. Eligible applicants include 501(c)(3) or New York State nonprofit organizations with an active board of trustees either incorporated in N.Y. State or registered to do business in N.Y. State. Deadline: December 15, 2022.
  • Folger Institute Artist Research Fellowships are open to artists working in all media whose work would benefit from significant primary research. This includes, but is not limited to, visual artists, writers, dramaturgs, playwrights, performers, filmmakers, and composers. Artist fellowships may be conducted either as a virtual fellowship for one month or as a residential fellowship at the Folger for one, two, or three months. Deadline: January 15, 2023.
  • Adobe created the Stock Artist Development Fund to support and promote outstanding artists identifying with underrepresented communities and provide a platform to showcase and celebrate their independent, empowered, and creative forms of visual expression. The fund offers empowerment of artists’ voices and financial support for talented artists with the eventual impact of promoting imagery that has been historically underrepresented in commercial media and aims to ensure that artists are compensated for their work. Rolling Deadline: January 22, 2023.

Z Artist Member Clyde Santana Wins VA Screenwriting Award

January 01, 1970




~Winners are from Richmond, Charlottesville, and Norfolk ~

RICHMOND, VA — The Virginia Film Office has announced the three winners of the 2022 Virginia Screenwriting Competition, an annual event founded in 1989 as a way to promote Virginia’s in-state talent and give exposure to aspiring screenwriters.

The winners and their screenplays are Carolyn Schaumburg (Charlottesville) for MINE, Clyde Santana (Norfolk) for A PLAYGROUND MIRACLE, and Heather Louise Morgan (Richmond) for RIVER BLUFF, a television pilot episode.


SUBMISSIONS: 10-minute Plays

January 01, 1970

10-minute Plays for 19th Annual Festival of Lakeshore Players Theatre

Attention: International

Deadline: December 15, 2022 OR when they received 300 entries

Fee: none indicated

Prize:10 Winners; Live Performances of winning plays in 2023; $10 per performance (a total of 8); 2 Complimentary tickets

Description: “Founded in 1953 in White Bear Lake, Lakeshore Players Theatre has continuously operated as a community theater. In April 2018, Lakeshore began a new era, operating year-round in the new Hanifl Performing Arts Center.”


1. The play should be approximately ten minutes in length. Plays over 15 minutes long will not be accepted.

2. The play must be unpublished and unproduced at the time of submission. (If you have had a past staged reading of the play, please let us know, as it can still be accepted, but no produced productions will be accepted.)

3. The play must have no more than five onstage (speaking or non-speaking) characters.

4. The play should have simple technical requirements. We only have about one minute in between plays to change scenes

5. We will not accept plays that propagate racist, sexist or ableist stereotypes. Plays with excessive offensive language, misogynistic throughlines, and extraneous violence or gore will be less likely to be accepted.

6. Please also read the guidelines page on this link Please submit via their online form, the link is located in the guidelines page.


Inquiry Email: [email protected]