About Creative Art Works
Creative Art Works is (“CAW”) a 35-year-old creative youth development nonprofit. We improve the lives of thousands of under-resourced
youth ages 4-24 each year through in-school and out-of-school-time classes, community art-making events, and our renowned public art
youth employment program. Working in NYC public schools, community centers, juvenile detention centers, parks and libraries, CAW
provides dynamic arts experiences for youth who otherwise lack access. Our programs build confidence, unlock a love of learning, and teach
valuable technical, developmental, life and job skills, all while creating profound connections between our young constituents, their art, and
Creative Art Works seeks a dynamic and experienced Animation/Storytelling Teaching Artist for an immediate remote summer
opportunity. This arts educator will teach youth how to combine animation with verbal storytelling to record compelling pieces for an
advocacy campaign around a social justice topic. Teaching Artists who also have experience in other digital media such as photography,
photo editing, and/or filmmaking will be given greater consideration. Successful candidates will demonstrate strong professional experience
in digital media and equally strong experience teaching teens and/or young adults in digital media. This position will collaborate with two
other Multimedia Teaching Artists with similar cohorts creating campaigns in digital media. Experience working in underserved
communities, in social or restorative justice and/or workforce development a plus. Those with a strong portfolio and less teaching or youth
development experience (or vice versa) will be given consideration as a paid Teaching Artist Assistant.
- Commit to the duration of the program (full time July 5 to August 13 plus advanced orientation)
- Lead a team of approximately 30 paid youth apprentices to create an advocacy campaign around a social justice topic from initial
concept development through public screening
- Represent Creative Art Works in interactions with program partners and other stakeholders
- Participate in professional development sessions
- Deliver accurate and timely documentation, including registrations, attendance, evaluations and assessments, lesson plans, etc.
- Commit to the artistic process as a vehicle for youth development, and embrace the role of mentor
- BA/BFA in Visual Arts, Arts Education, or a related field
- Strong digital animation, audio/sound recording and editing skills through iMovie, Adobe Premier or similar editing program
- Filmmaking, photography and creative writing skills a plus
- Strong skills in storytelling through digital media
- At least 2 years of experience teaching in a school or community-based setting
- Experience teaching remote, synchronous programs with youth and proficiency in using Zoom
- Strong cultural competency skills and comfort/experience in addressing social justice and socially-engaged art
- Portfolio of youth-created or community-based work a strong plus
- Spanish language proficiency or fluency a plus
- Those seeking in-person work in the fall and those based in NYC preferred
- All Employees must clear NYC’s PETS Background check system
Creative Art Works offers competitive pay including compensation for prep time, lesson planning, editing, staff coordination and
professional development in addition to youth contact hours. All offers are conditional pending background check, fingerprinting and
references, satisfactory to CAW.
How to apply
Please submit cover letter, résumé, portfolio and URL (if available) via e-mail to email@example.com with “[Your Name]: Animated Storytelling Teaching Artist” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. Applications will be held on file for future opportunities.
Creative Art Works is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This organization does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender,
sexual orientation, age, disability or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.