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Teaching Artist – Music
Urban Arts Partnership


Urban Arts Partnership (UAP) is a growing, cutting edge community of inspired, driven, creative professionals. UAP was founded in 1991 on the belief that the arts are essential to human development, education and culture. Our mission is to advance the intellectual, social and artistic development of underserved public school students through arts-integrated education programs to close the achievement gap. Through in-school and out-of-school original programming, we partner with teachers to inspire classrooms and empower students to become leaders in their schools and communities.

About the Job

Urban Arts Partnership is seeking Teaching Artists who are highly-motivated, organized, and supportive with a minimum of 2 years’ experience working with inner city youth in grades K-12 in a public school setting with experience teaching music such as : Production, Percussion, Chorus, Live Instruments,  Guitar, and/or bucket drums.

Key Skills, Abilities and Experience:

  • Comprehensive experience developing and implementing arts education programs.
  • Familiarity with the New York arts education community and the nonprofit sector.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience working with inner city youth in grades K-12.
  • Background and interest in the arts as a professional.
  • A creative and innovative approach to program development.
  • Exceptional writing, editorial, and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and troubleshoot.
  • A dedicated team player who is able to take initiative and work independently.
  • Familiarity with the NY State Standards for Visual & Performing Arts.
  • Familiarity with the Common Core Standards.
  • Experience with Arts Integration is preferred.
  • Experience in working with English language learners and students with disabilities.
  • Bilingual preferred but not required.
  • Required to travel within Queens and/or Manhattan. Willingness to travel within The Bronx & Brooklyn preferred but not mandatory.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Commit to teaching all assigned sessions within the school year (September – June).
  • Develop curricula for and teach arts programs that are informed by Urban Arts Partnership’s methodology and city and state academic and arts standards.
  • Submit weekly Lesson Plans and reflections.
  • Submit student assessment reports twice per year.
  • Schedule and complete weekly co-planning meetings with co-teachers (for Integration programs).
  • Serve as a positive role model and uphold professional behavior.
  • Ensure the physical and emotional safety of children in accordance with program policies and procedures.
  • Collaborate constructively with coworkers, and communicate regularly with supervisory staff.
  • Lead grade specific group instruction in accordance with the curriculum.
  • Participate in all Urban Arts Partnership meetings and staff development activities.
  • Assist in planning major projects and culminating events.
  • Follow and respect the school culture, protocol, and policies.
  • Make Urban Arts visible within the school.  Actively exhibit student artwork outside of the classroom.
  • Create end of semester and end of year presentations of student work, involving parents when possible.
  • Attend to administrative duties such as timesheet submission, attendance collection and entry, and end of residency reports.
  • Provide administrative documentation as needed and committed to meeting all deadlines
  • Arrives to classes and meetings on time


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How to apply:

Interested candidates should apply by completing the online application by following this link (

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NYC AiE Roundtable