Teaching Artist

Reel Works

Type of Position:   Part-Time

Salary:   $35-$45 per hour

Job Type:    In-person

Application Post Date:   September 24, 2021

Application Deadline:   October 21, 2021

Job Position Summary

Reel Works seeks a Teaching Artist for our Reel Works in-Schools program for the 2020-2021 school year. We are looking for artists who bring fresh ideas in media making and education into our program offerings.


October 2021 – June 2022 (Part-time)

Reel Works In-Schools serves middle and high school students throughout NYC. Students will learn from a combination of instruction, hands-on experiences, trips, and conversations throughout the school year.

Roles & Responsibilities

Responsibilities include:

  • Plan and facilitate activity for scholars during the residency
  • Create age-appropriate lesson plans and activities
  • Maintain a positive learning environment
  • Collaborate and communicate with supervisory staff and team members
  • Report weekly to supervisors about classroom activities.
  • Support a Student Teaching Artist support by coaching and providing opportunities for them to lead several lessons
  • Participate in professional development training from Reel Works and outside training partners: Ramapo, PASE, DOE, etc.


  • BA in Media, Arts and/or Education
  • Proficiency in arts/media discipline
  • Multiple languages is a plus
  • Experience working with youth, teaching, and curriculum development aligned with NYC Blueprint for Learning & Teaching in the Arts a plus
  • Detail-oriented with excellent communication, organizational, interpersonal and writing skills
  • Be a positive role model to students, school staff and fellow Teaching Artists
  • Be able to use Zoom and Google Classroom.

Salary: $35 – $45 per hour. This is a part-time position that does not include health benefits. Hourly wage commensurate with experience in filmmaking, technical skills, teaching, and youth development.

How to Apply

Please email a resume, cover letter, 3 references, and work samples via Indeed (linked above).