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Teaching Artist- Community & School Programs
Children's Museum of the Arts



Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) seeks practicing artists with experience teaching young people for part-time teaching opportunities. Immediately seeking Teaching Artists for school-based residencies in the Bayside neighborhood of Queens. Bilingual Teaching Artists preferred.
CMA Teaching Artists uphold CMA’s mission by providing multi-sensory learning opportunities through the arts. Under the supervision of the Community & School Programs team, the Teaching Artist will have the following responsibilities:
  • Co-teach in-school and/or after-school lessons in the Fine or Media Arts
  • Encourage students to apply their observations, reflections, critical thinking, and creativity to make their own works of art using CMA’s pedagogy of Look, Make, Share
  • Design and implement age-appropriate, engaging curriculum based on Look, Make, Share
  • Implement effective classroom management strategies and an organized class structure
  • Motivate students by using interdisciplinary themes and making connections to their lives and the world around them
  • Submit curriculum, reflections, final films, visual documentation, and any other required paperwork to School Programs team by a required due date
  • Communicate effectively with School Programs staff and follow all residency and CMA procedures
  • Attend professional development trainings and meetings at CMA

Key Skills, Abilities, and Experience:

  • Strong belief in CMA’s mission, including a passion for teaching and working with children aged 4-15+
  • Demonstrated ability to teach children and/or teenagers in a school or community setting preferred, some relevant teaching experience required
  • Foundational skills in Fine or Media Arts required. For Media Arts, stop-motion animation or other animation experience a plus
  • Must be open to learning and incorporating CMA pedagogy, as well as new tools, equipment, and techniques
  • Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills, including the ability to work effectively with classroom teachers and diverse groups of students
  • Resourceful and creative problem-solver; extremely reliable and punctual
  • Interest in and capacity to write sequential lessons as a part of curriculum design, embedded with complimentary classroom management and inclusion strategies
  • Ability to scaffold and pace instruction for a variety of ages, development/physical abilities and settings
  • Must be able to commit to the entirety of scheduled residency dates; likely March-June 2020
  • BA or BFA in fine art, design, illustration, art history, education, or a related field preferred
  • Local to Bayside, Queens or willingness to commute
  • Bilingual preferred
  • Prior to the first day of teaching, background check and fingerprinting with the New York City Department of Education will be required

This is an hourly, part time position.

Application Instructions / Public Contact Information

Please send a resume, cover letter, and online samples of your work to with subject line: School Programs Teaching Artist.
All applications will be kept in confidence. No calls, please. Eligible candidates will be contacted by email or phone for an interview. CMA is seeking to hire immediately.
CMA is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage candidates from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds to apply.

Date posted:

January 29

Expire date

Open Until Filled

Contact email:
NYC AiE Roundtable