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Teaching Artist, Visual Art – Community-Word Project
Community Word Project

Website: Community-Word Project

Job Description:

CWP is looking for energetic, professional visual artists to work as Teaching Artists committed to bringing high quality arts programming to Grades 1-12 in NYC public schools. In addition to dedication to their own visual art practice, Teaching Artists (TAs) interested in working with CWP must be 1) committed to teaching and learning from young people 2) committed to continually improving their teaching practice and artistry and 3) interested in collaboration and experimentation with other artists and art forms, as our residencies are multi-disciplinary and always include working with a Creative Writing TA in addition to 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 50-minute arts integrated lessons with a collaborating CWP Creative Writing TA and meet with Classroom Teachers in weekly planning meetings

·      Thoughtful organizing and documentation of student artwork for class and for residency anthologies

·      Co-plan culminating events

·      Attend quarterly 3hr professional development workshops and annual staff retreat

·      Submit monthly items (updated teaching path, lesson plans, documentation, etc.)

·      Communicate efficiently and professionally with CWP Administrative Staff

Requirements:

· Strong content knowledge as a visual artist (Experience creating murals is a plus.)

· Commitment to serving young people in the New York City area

· Strong oral and written communication skills

· Strong organizational and planning skills

· Commitment to social change through teaching artistry

· Minimum of 1-2 years teaching experience or equivalent training

Please note that all Teaching Artists will be required to be fingerprinted by the NYC Department of Education, which is required by NYC Public Schools.

Multi-lingual applicants with an ability to teach in Spanish and/or Arabic are strongly encouraged to apply.

Community-Word Project is an equal opportunity employer. As such, the organization provides equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants without unlawful discrimination with respect to age, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender identification, marital status, military status or veteran, national origin, political association, political/personal convictions, predisposing genetic characteristics, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, geographic location or any other classification protected by federal, state or local laws, in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, training, compensation, promotion, demotion, transfer, lay-off, and termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. All employment-related decisions are based solely on relevant criteria including training, experience, and suitability.

LEVEL OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

Multi-lingual applicants with an ability to teach in Spanish and/or Arabic are strongly encouraged to apply. 

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL

None specified

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED

No requirement

HOW TO APPLY

ATilson@communitywordproject.org

Qualified applicants should send:

A) A cover letter and résumé or curriculum vitae outlining relevant professional, artistic and teaching experience.

B) Responses to the following questions:

1. 1. Describe your teaching experience. Please be specific: age, grade, in-school/after-school, etc.

2. List any training/courses on teaching or teaching artistry.

3. Briefly describe any experience you may have had with English Language Learners or young people with Special Needs.

4. Are you able to teach in multiple languages? If yes, what languages?

5. Describe your commitment to social change through teaching artistry.

C) Sample of two sequential lesson plans

D) 3-4 Artistic work samples: Do not submit student work. Please share original, creative work.

Artistic work samples should be submitted in JPG, PDF, and/or MOV format.

 

E) A list of 3-4 artists (in your artistic discipline) whose work you have used in the classroom

Please send your application materials to jobs@communitywordproject.org

Subject Line: “Visual Arts Teaching Artist Position”

APPLICATIONS DEADLINE: June 18th, 2018

Interviews will be held in late June.

No follow-up phone calls please.

Date posted:

Expire date

6/18/18

Contact email:

ATilson@communitywordproject.org
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