October 2020 Updates
Fall is in the Air!
It’s autumn in Vermont, which brings beauty, change, and renewal. Our incredible staff and students are safely implementing our phased reopening plans (https://necenterforcircusarts.org/covid-19-information/) as ProTrack successfully started and limited classes reopened to the public. If you’re looking for ways to bring fitness and fun back into your routine, check out our Fall II Session (https://necenterforcircusarts.org/training/adult-session-classes/) and continuing online classes (https://necenterforcircusarts.org/training/virtual-circus-classes/) !
Along with the changing foliage (did you see our stunning “Artists in Autumn (https://www.facebook.com/media/set?vanity=NECCAcircus&set=a.10164655976705037) ” photos?!), we’re welcoming new staff members (https://necenterforcircusarts.org/about-necca/who-we-are/#admin-team) , accepting applications for a new Executive Director (https://necenterforcircusarts.org/contact/employment/#executive-director-position) , and opening opportunities for new board members (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=New%20Board%20Member%20Inquiry%20-%20Mailchimp) . We encourage you to read on and join NECCA through these extraordinary times.
JOB OPENING: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
NECCA is seeking a dynamic and inspiring Executive Director! The Executive Director is responsible for the consistent achievement of the vision, mission, financial objectives, fund development and strategic plan of NECCA. The Executive Director has ultimate decision-making authority over all aspects of the administration, business operations and programs of the organization. Key duties include fundraising, marketing and community outreach. The position reports to the NECCA Board of Directors with direct reporting to the President of the Board of Directors. The position is full-time. Hours include days, evenings and weekends, as driven by event planning and program execution.
FROM THE BOARD: BE A PART OF THE MAGIC!
NECCA’s Board of Directors is recruiting! We seek Board members who passionately support NECCA’s mission and want to volunteer their time to ensure that NECCA has what it needs to continue to fulfill that mission. Our Board of Directors is made up of seven people drawn from the wider community, each of whom brings a particular expertise as well as a general willingness to give their time, talent and treasure–no matter how modest–to support NECCA’s future. Board members are asked to commit to a 3 year term, attend monthly Board meetings, and serve on at least 1 committee. If you are interested, please send an email (mailto:email@example.com?subject=Board%20Member) indicating your interest and a copy of your CV/Resume to President of the Board, Elizabeth Wohl.
WE ARE MOVING INTO PHASE 4.1!
Congratulations everyone at NECCA and to the State of Vermont for being super diligent about the protocols and getting us collectively to a lower rate of COVID. Our incredible staff is thoughtfully and successfully implementing procedures to keep everyone as safe as possible. NECCA feels confident making some small changes to allow for fuller training.
For a rundown of some of the biggest changes, please head to our website (https://necenterforcircusarts.org/covid-19-information/) to read about our COVID-19 Policies.
READ OUR COMPLETE COVID-19 POLICIES (https://necenterforcircusarts.org/covid-19-information/)
FALL SESSION II
OCT. 26 – DEC. 20 | REGISTER NOW!
Fall Session II is open for limited enrollment. Don’t forget to schedule yourself some time to play, get creative, and move your body again as you plan your fall and bring the fitness and fun of circus back into your routine! Space is very limited, so reserve your spot today! Classes for all abilities and all ages available. Fall II: Oct. 26 – Dec. 20* (7 weeks)
*No class Nov. 23-29
If you have questions about the ways we are working to keep you safe in the space, please email us (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Fall%20Session%20-%20COVID%20protocols) ! We would be happy to share our protocols and answer any questions you may have.
In addition to our Session Classes, we are also offering Virtual Circus Classes. (https://necenterforcircusarts.org/training/virtual-circus-classes/)
ADULT SESSION INFORMATION (https://necenterforcircusarts.org/training/adult-session-classes/)
YOUTH SESSION INFORMATION (https://necenterforcircusarts.org/training/youth-session-classes/)
WELCOME OUR NEW STAFF:
JULIA & ANDY!
We are so excited to welcome new staff members to the team!
Julia Langenberg (https://necenterforcircusarts.org/about/julia-langenberg/) is our new Marketing Director and coach. She brings her expertise to NECCA after performing and coaching around the world, successfully running a circus company, and directing countless aerial productions.
We have a new full-time Facilities Manager, Andy Schmitz (https://necenterforcircusarts.org/about/andy-schmitz/) , with 25+ years of experience rigging for circus, most recently La Reve and Cirque du Soleil. Andy is already a valuable resource for COVID and general facility operations.
BLOOD DRIVE AT NECCA
OCTOBER 16, 2020
Give the gift of life! It’s easy and so worthwhile. There are lots of protocols in place to make sure it’s very safe with limited appointments, required masks, and on-site temperature checks. Click here (https://www.facebook.com/events/339551020588654/) to share the Facebook event with your friends!
SUPORT FROM THE NEW ENGLAND FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS
The New England Center for Circus Arts is supported by the New England Foundation for the Arts through the New England Arts Resilience Fund, part of the United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund, an initiative of the U.S. Regional Arts Organizations and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with major funding from the federal CARES Act from the National Endowment for the Arts.
We appreciate your continued support!
If you would like to donate and help NECCA through this remarkable time, please click here (https://necenterforcircusarts.org/support-necca/).