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Contemporary Art Teaching Artist
BRIC Arts Media


Program: Education

Supervisor: Manager, Contemporary Art Education

Full-time/Part-time: Part-time

Exempt/Non Exempt: Non-exempt

Deadline to Apply: August 20, 2017

BRIC is the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, and one of the largest in New York City. We present and incubate work by artists and media-makers who reflect the diversity that surrounds us. Some of BRIC’s most acclaimed programs include the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival in Prospect Park; path-breaking media initiatives, including the newly-renamed BRIC TV; and a renowned contemporary art exhibition series. BRIC also offers education and other vital programs at our main venue, BRIC Arts | Media House, and throughout Brooklyn. BRIC programs reach hundreds of thousands of people each year.


BRIC’s education programs are committed to directly engaging our Brooklyn community in performance, contemporary art, and media. Through school residencies, internship programs, and professional development opportunities, BRIC Education provides access to the experience of the creative process and celebrates the artistic spirit.

Purpose of Position:

BRIC seeks innovative Teaching Artists with an active art practice in visual arts for school day and afterschool residencies in New York City public schools and community centers, Pre-K through high school, including the following fields:

·        Printmaking

·        Bookmaking

·        Painting

·        Mural

·        Sculpture

·        Site-specific Installation

·        Mosaic

·        Public Art

·        Digital Photography

·        Textile

·        Mixed Media

For school day residencies, BRIC Contemporary Art Teaching Artists work alongside Classroom Teachers providing integrated arts instruction in academic areas that culminates into a project that is curated and professionally installed for our annual student exhibition at BRIC House Gallery.

Each residency is unique, and is developed to meet the needs of schools and partners. Residencies generally last anywhere from 8 to 24 weeks and are carefully planned by the BRIC Education, the partners and Teaching Artists.


BRIC Teaching Artists are trained to implement student centered arts residencies, using contemporary art to build skills and increase student learning, engaging students through creative projects and lessons relevant to their academic studies, needs and learning styles. BRIC currently works in over 40 schools serving over 4000 students. In addition to school residents, BRIC Teaching Artist also facilitate professional development workshops, gallery tours and family public program activities.

Key Duties:

  • Meeting with BRIC and school partners to determine their needs;
  • Customizing contemporary art curriculum to integrate well with educational goals and learning standards;
  • Coordinating transporting, ordering, and/or budgeting for art supplies as needed;
  • Facilitating workshops with students, teachers, parents during the school day and afterschool;
  • Maintaining communication with BRIC, and residency partners on curriculum, activities, changes in program design, and assessment;
  • Completing projects, final reports and curriculum in a timely manner;
  • Preparing student work for BRIC gallery exhibition.


  • BA/BFA required, MA/MFA preferred;
  • Contemporary Artist with body of work representing personal artistic practice and exploration;
  • Gallery exhibition and installation experience a plus;
  • Experience working with inner-city youth, teaching and curriculum development aligned with NYC Blueprint for Learning & Teaching in the Arts a plus;
  • Exhibit commitment to youth development and community building;
  • Ability to connect art to contemporary issues and situations.


Salary and Schedule

Compensation to be determined based on the nature and term of the school residency. School-based residencies are both during the school-day and/or after-school hours.


BRIC is an equal opportunity employer.


Email with subject line: CA Teaching Artist. Please write a brief cover letter in the body of the email, attach your resume or CV, list three references and include web-links to your personal artistic practice. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls.

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Contact email:
NYC AiE Roundtable