Part American palace, part industrial shed, Park Avenue Armory supports unconventional works in the performing and visual arts that need non-traditional spaces for their full realization. With its period rooms by Louis Comfort Tiffany, Stanford White, and Herter Brothers and its soaring 55,000 sq. ft. Wade Thompson Drill Hall, the Armory breaks the mold of traditional presentation, enabling artists to create, students to explore, and wide audiences to experience epic and unexpected work that cannot be done elsewhere in New York. The Armory’s education program is essential to its vision and mission, as it builds upon the “outside-the-box” nature of the Armory’s unconventional artistic programming and the exceptional qualities of our building that inspire exploration, experimentation, and sheer wonder.
Arts Education at Park Avenue Armory is searching for Teaching Artists (Artist Corps) in the Visual Art, Music, and Dance forms for the 2019 season and beyond. Arts Education at Park Avenue Armory provides unique artistic engagements and educational programming for New York City Public School Students (ages 8-18 years) surrounding and inspired by Park Avenue Armory Drill Hall Programming, Recital Series, Artists Studios, Artists-In-Residence, and building and architectural history. These are part-time positions based on the Armory’s programmatic calendar.
- Brainstorming and developing multi-disciplinary curriculum for each Armory artistic program in collaboration with other members of the Artist Corps
- Facilitating in-school and onsite workshops; teaching artists co-facilitate workshops with Armory teaching associates and assistants
- Developing and facilitating long-term residency unit plans in collaboration with partner school teachers
- Working with Park Avenue Armory Youth Corps, the Armory’s internship program
- Attendance at PD sessions
- Providing written reports for workshop and residency experiences
- Practicing artist with an interest in the creation of unconventional art
- At least 5 years of teaching experience
- A passion for working with NYC public schools and students and providing equitable access to the arts
- An interest in collaborative planning and facilitation of curriculum for new, site-responsive artwork
- Comfortable facilitating in multiple disciplines outside your primary art form
- Energized by constantly changing artwork and curriculum
- Big plus if you are familiar with languages other than English as we work with many students who speak Spanish (and other languages) as their first language
Arts Education offers competitive hourly pay commensurate with experience.
MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED
HOW TO APPLY
If you would like to apply for this position, please submit resume and cover letter in a single Word or PDF document saved as your first and last name. Cover letter should include your interest in the Armory’s Arts Education mission, as well as your own artistic practice
Email submissions to HREducation@armoryonpark.org with “Teaching Artist” in the subject line. The Armory will only review resumes and cover letters submitted in this format. No phone calls, please. If you are selected for the next round, you will be invited for an interview and asked to attend an onsite student matinee and observe onsite workshops. Competitive candidates may also be asked to facilitate a lesson for Park Avenue Armory’s Youth Corps.
For more information about Park Avenue Armory and its Arts Education program, please visit www.armoryonpark.org
Park Avenue Armory is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from minorities.