Community-Word Project (CWP) Creative Writer Teaching Artist Job Description:
CWP is looking for energetic, POETS AND writers to work as Creative Writing Teaching Artists committed to bringing high quality arts programming to grades K-12 in NYC public schools. In addition to dedication to their own writing practice, Teaching Artists (TAs) interested in working with CWP must be:
· Committed to amplifying the voices of young people in culturally and racially diverse urban communities.
· Committed to continually improving their teaching practice.
· Interested in collaboration and experimentation with other artists and art forms, as our residencies are multi-disciplinary and designed and implemented by two teaching artists (i.e., writer and visual artist) working in collaboration with classroom teachers
Please consider the following job responsibilities carefully before applying:
· Co-develop an arts-integrated Teaching Path (curriculum guide) and weekly lessons in a multi-disciplinary residency
· Co-teach arts integrated lessons with a collaborating CWP teaching artist and meet with classroom teachers in weekly planning meetings
· Co-plan culminating event(s) and product(s)
· Attend CWP professional development throughout the year
· Submit monthly items (updated Teaching Path, lesson plans, classroom documentation, etc.)
· Communicate efficiently and professionally with Programs Administrative Staff
· Strong content knowledge as a creative writer with skills and experience translating this craft to educational settings
· Strong oral and written communication skills
· Poets strongly encouraged to apply
HOW TO APPLY
Qualified applicants should send:
A) A cover letter and résumé or curriculum vitae outlining any relevant professional, artistic and/or teaching experience and training.
B) Responses to the following questions:
1. Describe your teaching experience. Please be specific: age, grade, in-school/after-school, etc.
i. Please describe any experience you may have had with English Language Learners or children with Special Needs.
2. What writers most strongly influence your own artistry (list 3-5) and how?
3. What do you do enjoy most about being a teaching artist and why?
4. Are you able to teach in a language other than English?
5. Please list any notable artistic accomplishments completed in the last five years.
C) Sample of three sequential lesson plans which includes 2-3 individual writers whose work could be used in the unit of study.
D) Artistic Sample: Do not submit student work. Please share original, creative work:
· 3-4 pages of poetry or prose
Please send your application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject Line: “Creative Writing Teaching Artist Position”
APPLICATIONS DEADLINE: June 1, 2017
Interviews will be held in June.
No follow-up phone calls please.