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Teaching Artist – Visual Arts
LEAP-NYC

Website: www.leapnyc.org

WHAT WE DO

At LEAP, we believe in the transformational power of the arts. We started as a grassroots movement with just four schools. Today, our teaching artists serve 20,000 kids across the city in over 150 New York City public schools. Every day, our educational arts programs inspire diverse school communities to be more engaged in learning and build critical skills. Our quality educational arts programs promote access and equity for New York City students underserved in the arts.

JOB PURPOSE

We are seeking passionate, experienced teaching artists with a strong interest in arts and academic integration for long term art residencies at our partner schools in all five boroughs. Teaching artists must have demonstrated previous experience teaching the visual arts, ideally in NYC public school settings.

The visual arts use imagination, observation, and hands-on invention to explore two- and three-dimensional media. LEAP teaching artists are asked to instruct using a wide array of media, including painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, and sculpture.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

• Represent LEAP through collaborative planning with classroom teachers and schools to add value to existing school goals and progress

• Plan engaging and active lessons that combine the arts and academics

• Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to students and teachers in daily lesson plans using the LEAP lesson format

• Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities

• Explain principles, techniques, and safety procedures to all participants

• Promote positive character development through modeling and instruction

• Make LEAP a visible and exciting part of the school community

• Aid in the organization and execution of student culminating performances and events

• Work closely with the LEAP staff on data, attendance, and evaluation collection, and residency documentation, as needed

• Attend and actively participate in required trainings and professional development

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

• BA/BS (required), MA (a plus) related to the arts and/or education (preferred)

• Demonstrated excellence in the visual arts

• Passion for inclusion and advocacy in the arts

• 2 years of experience working with the NYC DOE (or other major city) school system

• Experience successfully teaching and instructing youth in the arts

• Experience planning, creating, and executing exciting and meaningful lessons

• Commitment to supporting the LEAP mission and instructional model

• Ability to actively implement NYC Blueprints for Teaching and Learning in the Arts

• Familiarity working with Students with Disabilities and English Language Learners

• Exceptional writing, communication, and interpersonal skills

• Must be responsible, reliable, and punctual

WHY YOU’LL LOVE LEAP

At LEAP we are:

o Committed to feedback and willing to provide clear, consistent communication

o Community oriented, and believe in a shared moral responsibility

o Believers in self-care and the wellbeing of others

o Accountable to ourselves, our team, and the organization

o Strong proponents of diversity, equity, equality, and inclusivity

o Open-minded, creative, and flexible

o Mission driven

o Collaborative

o FUN!!!

PRE-EMPLOYMENT SCREENING

Pre-employment screening is required for this position, including but not limited to criminal history check by the NYC Department of Education, and other regulating agencies as needed per placement.

WE ARE AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

LEAP provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

• Salary: Commensurate with experience

• Hours: May vary per placement

• Part-Time: This position qualifies for sick/personal time accrual

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NYC AiE Roundtable