FREE CIRCUS SHOW – Sunday June 20

Enjoy Some Circus in the Wild This Weekend
at Edge Skate Park

TWO SHOWS!!! 3pm & 4pm on Sunday, June 20, 2021.

You may catch a couple of familiar faces at Chrysalis Circus’ Revolve show. Hosted by one of SANCA‘s favorite MCs, Billy Boy, this show is sure to be a fun romp for the whole family.

Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, there will be no audience seating. However, you’re encourage to come out, support the performers, and enjoy the show while practicing safe social distancing. For those who cannot join in-person, the show will also stream live!


For more Info, check out: https://www.chrysaliscircus.com/skateparkshow

Cast:
Your host, Billy Boy
Saleurn Ramos
John Spinosa
Seatown Riders
And Emma Curtiss

Hiring – MARKETING MANAGER

MARKETING MANAGER
Position Description
General Overview
The Marketing Manager is a key role at SANCA, with responsibility for SANCA’s visibility through branding, marketing, and communications. The Marketing Manager reports to the Artistic Director.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. The list is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class.
Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Develops and manages marketing, public relations, and branding initiatives, according to the strategic direction set by the Executive Director, Artistic Director, and Board of Directors.
  • Designs powerful and compelling graphics to vibrantly represent SANCA’s brand in advertisements, websites, emails, social media, and other media outlets.
  • Creates and manages promotional email campaigns to communicate with SANCA’s community.
  • Creates compelling social media content and campaigns with high frequency and quality that interacts appropriately within the social media sphere.
  • Develops and implements effective paid advertising campaigns to attract new and past clients and students.
  • Maintains SANCA’s website content with new and fresh content.
  • Develops and implements a public relations strategy, and builds relationships with media agencies, that results in articles and content produced by outside media outlets to boost SANCA’s profile.
  • Works closely with the Executive Director and Development staff to design and
    implement effective promotional campaigns to support fund raising and development efforts at SANCA.
  • Works with the Social Integration Director and IDEA Committee (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Antiracism) Team to ensure that SANCA’s visibility reflects its community.
  • Works with and communicates effectively with other SANCA staff to support a robust team work environment.
  • Handles other duties as assigned by the Artistic Director and/or Executive Director.
QUALIFICATIONS:
The ideal candidate will be highly skilled in graphic design and knowledgeable in marketing, social media, advertising, public relations, and communications. They will work well with others and have a strong ability to foster a creative, open-minded work environment; they will be open to new and different ideas, with a willingness to celebrate the successes of their team
members. They are also able to work independently when necessary. A degree in marketing, public relations, and/or graphic design is a plus. Strong work experience in a related position would reflect a candidate likely to hit the ground running and be successful in this role. We will also consider candidates whose experiences and learning have come through non-traditional paths.
PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS: 
This position requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking, kneeling, and bending in the performance of daily activities. The position also requires grasping and repetitive hand movement using a computer keyboard. The position requires near and far vision in reading correspondence, using a computer, and in the safe supervision of staff and students. The
ability to communicate is required when providing phone and personal service. Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations.
COMPENSATION:
This position is full-time salaried. The salary range for the position is $45,000 – $60,000. Benefits include paid vacation time, sick/safe leave, paid holidays, free circus classes for staff, free and/or discounted circus classes for direct family of staff, and free use of SANCA’s gym for training and fitness. At this time, SANCA does not provide health insurance. However, there is a working plan to provide that benefit to full-time staff in the future.
TO APPLY:
Please email your cover letter and resume to hr@sancaseattle.org. Position is open until
filled. Questions may be asked by email only to hr@sancaseattle.org.

Message from SANCA’s Development Director – Jeff Deveaux

It’s with a sense of bittersweetness that I announce my resignation as Development Director at SANCA. My seventeen-year tenure at SANCA as a coach, grant writer, and development director has been filled with amazing experiences, people, and opportunities that I will never forget. After all these years I’ve decided to pursue a new opportunity and I’ve accepted a position as the Grants Manager at the Henry Art Gallery.
I feel fortunate to have been a part of SANCA and to have had the opportunity to meet so many of you and share the experience of circus with you and your families. As inspirational, exciting, and fun as circus is as an art form and activity, it’s really the community of people that make it so special, and I want to thank you all for everything that you bring to the SANCA community; it’s been an honor knowing all of you.
Best Regards,
Jeff Deveaux

Camp Volunteer opportunity

SANCA offers an extensive day camp program for children age 6 and up.  Our day camps allow students to develop physical skills, increase confidence, build self-esteem and get physically fit.  

There is no experience necessary to enroll in Core Generalish Circus Arts camps.

All camps are beginning level.  

Our student to instructor ratio is 5:1 for maximum safety and fun.

Full day camps are 9am-3pm.  

DAILY SCHEDULE

  • Each camp day begins at 8:30am, the first half-hour of each day is a time for setup and check-ins with Misty, SANCA’s Camp Coordinator. Misty will help you get acquainted with the plan for each day during this time. 
  • The camp-day will continue until 3:30pm, with the last half-hour being a time for end-of-day cleanup, breakdown, and another check-in with Misty to go over how each day went.

TASKS AND DUTIES:

  • · Assisting with setup at the beginning of each day
  • · Greeting campers as they arrive and helping them find cubbies, as well as escorting them to their coaches
  • · Being a welcoming influence throughout the day, showing enthusiasm and celebrating the successes of campers
  • · Assisting campers with transitions between circus-stations, facilitating movement of camp-groups through the space
  • · Helping to uphold SANCA’s COVID-19 guidelines, reminding campers about proper social distancing and mask-wearing
  • · Assisting individual campers with finding an available bathroom, a band-aid, or an ice pack
  • · Being available to coaches with finding Tom or Misty if additional floor-support is needed
  • · Helping supervise during mask-breaks and lunch time, helping ensure that campers are maintaining safe distancing and washing hands before and after lunch
  • · Other duties as outlined by Misty

 

ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS:

  • Make sure you are having fun! The above list may seem daunting, but always remember that your first priority should be having a good time being here and helping the campers. 
  • Tom and Misty are here to help! Asking questions is how we all learn and grow. If you’re uncertain about anything, don’t hesitate to ask.
  • Remember to take breaks and stay hydrated!
  • The campers are people just like the rest of us, don’t be afraid to get to know them. Campers will always be excited to hear about your experience with circus arts, feel free to share your knowledge, stories, and jokes. Conversation makes lunchtime go by quickly.
  • Again, have fun with it! Our goal is to make sure that everyone is having the best possible time here.

APPLY HERE

RESOURCES

Camps Manager

Misty Doty

Program Director

Tom Hanna

SANCA during COVID-19 – Summer 2021

Hello SANCA Family,

As you may have heard, Governor Inslee issued an order that allows businesses to welcome vaccinated guests unmasked indoors. For now, SANCA will continue to require masks for everyone who enters our facilities – no exceptions.

The Governor’s order excludes schools, as students under the age of 12 cannot be vaccinated. As SANCA has a lot of students under the age of 12, we are following that part of the order. Masks will be required at SANCA until further notice.

Cheers,
John ‘JT’ Tannous
Executive Director

GiveBIG 2021 – Update

We asked you to GiveBIG . . . 

. . . AND YOU DID!

Washington’s GiveBIG event has been the keystone of SANCA’s annual spring fund drive since it launched eleven years ago, and while it’s always been an essential source of support for SANCA, this year your support at GiveBIG was crucial in helping SANCA to sustain our circus programs and start the process of recovery as we continue to deal with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our circus community came together to raise $26,900 online. With offline giving and a matching gift of $5,000 established by members of SANCA’s Board of Directors, we raised a total of $32,253 — exceeding our $25,000 fundraising goal! Thank you!

You’ve also been loud and clear about your passion for circus arts and your support for SANCA as a vital non-profit arts organization in Seattle! The GiveBIG leaderboards for online giving report that SANCA places:

  • 11th in fundraising among 389 participating arts organizations.
  • 77th among all 1,643 participating organizations.

Your support this year at GiveBIG ensures that our students will continue to have opportunities to participate in healthy and creative circus classes. Your generous gifts of support will:

  • Sustain circus arts programs while SANCA is still under pandemic restrictions.
  • Provide support to youth who are low income through SANCA’s BIPOC and Youth Scholarship Funds.
  • Help SANCA reimagine and rebuild our Social Circus programs and community partnerships to bring an even stronger lens of equity and diversity to our work.

You have made it possible for SANCA to survive these uncertain times. Thank you so much!

Sincerely,

Jeff Deveaux

Development Director

SANCA Circus Performance Camps at Hale’s Palladium

 

SANCA has partnered with Hale’s to create week-long performance based camps that will be held at Hale’s Palladium. These camps are specially designed for students who have already begun their circus training and want to spend a week planning, rehearsing, and delivering a performance.

Circus Performance Camps will take place Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 3:00pm and will culminate in a final performance on Friday afternoon at 1pm on the Palladium stage!

Campers will work with skilled circus coaches to build small group and solo acts in a variety of different circus arts including: Aerial Arts, Tumbling, Solo Acrobatics, Juggling, Object Manipulation, Rolling Globe, Unicycle with a focus on developing stage presence and artistic expression.

These camps are designed for campers who have previous experience in circus arts, dance, gymnastics, or other physical arts. In order to enroll, families must fill out a Performance Camp Application and be granted approval. Circus Performance Camps will be available for campers between the ages of 9 and 17.

Hale’s Palladium
4301 Leary Way NW
Seattle, WA 98107

Performance Camp Application

Join the SANCA Gala Committee

SANCA is looking for a team of diverse volunteers to help us plan and execute our fundraising gala. Planning meetings would occur over Zoom once or twice a month leading up to the event, with opportunities to assist in-person during the gala.

Volunteers are expected to assist with the following tasks:

  • gala decor, theme, and style
  • the silent auction
  • provide input on event plans
  • help with post-event efforts (thank you’s, etc.)
If interested in joining the Gala Committee, please contact
Tom Hanna

SANCA is looking for a Social Integration Director

 

SOCIAL INTEGRATION DIRECTOR

Position Description

General Overview
The Social Integration Director reports to SANCA’s Executive Director and supervises a staff of 3-8 coaches. The Social Integration Director is responsible for creating, implementing and maintaining all programs related to social circus and helping to integrate them into SANCA’s programming.

This position is responsible for programs where participants will develop skills to set personal goals and achieve them, leading to autonomy in other facets of their lives. These programs will also empower participants to express themselves freely and relish creative processes. The Social Integration Director actively promotes diversity within the organization and among students and promotes the mission of making circus accessible to all.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: 
Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. The list is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following: 

  • Provides mental and emotional health support, counseling, and trauma-informed care to students of all ages in all of SANCA’s programs, classes, and camps.
  • Ensures that SANCA’s programs are presented in a mentally and emotionally safe manner and are as inclusive to all populations as possible.
  • Provides clinical oversight, support, and training in trauma-informed care to all SANCA staff regarding social, emotional or behavioral issues with students.
  • Leads and manages SANCA’s social programs, including Every Body’s Circus, outreach programs, and all other programs and classes that serve students from a variety of backgrounds (for example, individuals from lower socioeconomic backgrounds or neuroatypical individuals).
  • Identifies and implements ways to integrate social programs and students into SANCA’s recreational programming.
  • Trains and supervises social circus coaches and staff.
  • Provides direct services to students within all social circus programs, monitors their progress, and conducts assessments of incoming social circus students.
  • Provides one-on-one therapeutic services to students who need individualized care and/or students who cannot join group classes.
  • Creates and nurtures short- and long-term partnerships with community organizations, especially those that serve underserved populations.
  • Ensures program excellence and conducts rigorous program evaluation to confirm that classes, programs and services meet the needs of participants, staff, and stakeholders.
  • Fosters relationships and partnerships in the greater Seattle area that will attract new families, funders, and community organizations to support the Social Circus program.
  • Enhances all aspects of communications and marketing, creates promotional content for the website and social media, and responds to media inquiries in collaboration with the Marketing Manager.
  • Oversees the staging of special events and performances related to social circus.
  • Networks with and learns from other social circus institutions around the country and the world – i.e., travels to conferences and institutions in addition to attending online conferences, webinars, trainings, etc. – and participates in programs that unite the sector.
  • Supports the Development Director in work related to securing funding for Social Circus programs.
  • Handles other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 
The Social Integration Director must be a licensed mental health professional with a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, or a closely related field. A minimum of two years of experience in social work, counseling, education, performing arts, or a related field is required. Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Candidates must be able to work successfully in collaboration with diverse groups of people, be capable of listening effectively, and have genuine empathy with, and commitment to, participants and staff. Candidates should have a strong affinity for and understanding of issues around social justice, antiracism, and equity.

Special consideration will be given to BIPOC applicants and people who identify with marginalized identities (for example: queer or disabled applicants) to account for their lived experiences and perspectives that they will bring to the organization.

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS: 
This position requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking, kneeling, and bending in the performance of daily activities. The position also requires grasping and repetitive hand movement using a computer keyboard. The position requires near and far vision in reading correspondence, using a computer, and in the safe supervision of staff and students. The ability to communicate is required when providing phone and personal service. The ability to lift, drag and push equipment weighing up to 100 pounds, to set up aerial rigging, to lift
students, to train and perform physical skills related to circus, and to provide spotting for students performing or training circus skills is required.

Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations.

COMPENSATION:
This position is full-time salaried. The salary range for the position is $45,000 – $60,000. Benefits include paid vacation time, sick/safe leave, paid holidays, free circus classes for staff, and free and/or discounted circus classes for direct family of staff. At this time, SANCA does not provide health insurance. However, there is a working plan to provide that benefit to full- time staff in the future.

TO APPLY:
Please email your cover letter and resume to hr@sancaseattle.org. Position is open until
filled. Questions may be asked by email only to hr@sancaseattle.org.

Spring Break Camp has wrapped!

Spring Break Camp has wrapped!
Now it’s full speed into Summer Camps!
Last week, SANCA had the joy of having 12 campers join us for a week of fun games, thrilling circus skills, and joyous social interaction at Spring Break Camp. Kids don’t have to run away to join the circus! SANCA offers an extensive day camp program for children age 6 and up. Our day camps allow students to develop physical skills, increase confidence, build self-esteem and get physically fit.

If you’re looking for a a great way to keep your kids happy and active during the summer, enroll them in one of our Summer Camps! Campers will be presented with a wonderful introduction to many different circus disciplines, giving them the opportunity to explore the joys of everything that SANCA has to offer! From juggling to tumbling, aerial fabric to tightwire, there is so much to enjoy about camp.