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Teaching Artists – Multiple Disciplines
Marquis Studios



Marquis Studios is currently accepting applications from highly qualified and experienced Teaching Artists for the upcoming school year. We are looking for committed, flexible and creative individuals for In-school and After-school residencies with our client schools throughout the five boroughs. Teaching Artists must have a passion for arts education and previous experience teaching their art form(s).

About Marquis Studios 


Founded In 1977, Marquis Studios is a multi-disciplinary organization providing arts-in education services to over 150 New York City public schools. Through strong collaborative partnerships we provide a full spectrum of multi-cultural residencies where students explore the visual and performing arts. Marquis Studios provides in-school residencies, after-school residencies and parent-child workshops to high needs school communities. In 2013 Marquis Studios was proudly named the New York City affiliate of VSA, which is the city wide organization on arts and disabilities. It is our aim to continuously provide quality programs through high impact arts opportunities while creating learning environments that strengthens critical thinking and creative skills.

We are currently accepting applications for:

  • Music (including Percussion and Vocal/Chorus)
  • Visual Arts
  • Theater (Including Script Writing and Spoken Word Poetry)
  • Puppetry
  • Multi-media (Including Filmmaking and Animation)
  • Architecture (Including experience with Model Building & Digital Architecture)
  • Dance (all Dance Forms and Styles)

Job Description

Marquis Studios Teaching Artists lead in-school and after-school residencies and parent-child workshops for Pre-K – 12 participants in public schools throughout New York City. Teaching artists are responsible for creating engaging and educational lessons and working collaboratively with classroom teachers and students over a 10 week period. Each residency results in a culminating event that demonstrates skills developed while participating in the program.


  • Meeting paperwork deadlines as outlined by Marquis Studios staff.
  • Creating original curriculum that aligns with the program expectations, school curriculum and reflects the voice of Marquis Studios residencies.
  • Teaching a minimum of 2 in-school classes per week and/or possibly as many as 3 after school classes.
  • Organizing culminating events that showcases students work on the final day of each residency.
  • Planning programs and working closely with classroom teachers and school program coordinators to:

Ø Meet to plan 10-week residency, culminating events and overall

residency logistics in person during a 45-minute planning meeting

before the start of the program.

Ø Working with students to enhance their knowledge of the art-form

and integrating teachers in the lessons to have a successful program.

  • Working in after-school programs that may be in collaboration with teaching assistants.
  • Facilitating 90-minute parent-child workshops on weekday afternoons or Saturday mornings. Workshops are assigned based on availability provided by teaching artists.

Marquis Studios TA’s are expected to meet specific professional development requirements including: 

  • Participating in mandatory bi-annual staff PD’s.
  • Attending a two hour discipline specific meeting schedule by the Professional development specialist.
  • Pursuing individual professional development opportunities totaling a minimum of 4 hrs

Please note: Teaching artists will be compensated for meeting all professional development requirements.


  • Minimum of two years teaching an arts discipline in Pre-K-12 classrooms.
  • Artists must display expertise in arts discipline of interest through; educational degree and professional accomplishments.
  • Experience working in District 75 and Inclusion classrooms.
  • Utilizing a range of classroom management strategies to meet the needs of individual programs.
  • Ability to create innovative lessons and successfully integrate Common Core State Standards and NYC Blueprints for Teaching and Learning in the Arts.
  • Must be creative, committed, organized and passionate about the arts.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong collaborative and inter-personal relationship skills.
  • Ability to stage a performance in 10 – 12 weeks.
  • Experience developing and teaching STEAM-based residencies a plus.
  • In school and after school availability with the ability to teach a minimum of two days per week
  • Flexibility to travel throughout the 5 boroughs – STATEN ISLAND TRAVEL & CAR A PLUS


•      Paid professional development.

•      Paid admission to the Face to Face conference.

•      Guaranteed to teach a minimum of 4 classes per day in an assigned in-school


•      Stipend for transportation, planning meetings and lesson creation.

•      Bonus incentive for teaching at distance schools (while still located in the five

boroughs these schools are often difficult to reach via public transportation).

Marquis Studios is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to seeking a diverse staff with respect to gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, class, educational background, religion, sexual orientation, and physical ability. All applicants are welcome.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to – no calls please. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and Interviews conducted between July 24th – August 18th.


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Contact email:
NYC AiE Roundtable