Powerhouse Arts is a not-for-profit based in Gowanus and Red Hook, Brooklyn, established to create a robust platform for production and employment in the arts. Powerhouse Arts programming includes education, employment, and public engagement to increase access and opportunity for participation in the arts for all New Yorkers. Powerhouse is stewarding the redevelopment of the former Brooklyn Rapid Transit Power Station in Gowanus. The new facility will house fabrication and production facilities in wood, metal, ceramic, textile, and printmaking, as well as classes and exhibitions.
In advance of opening its permanent home, Powerhouse is piloting a number of its facilities and programs. Based on prior Youth Program pilots, Powerhouse is seeking Curriculum Consultants to identify opportunities for refinement and innovation to design engaging introductory courses in the following materials: large metals, small metals (jewelry), ceramics, textiles, Photoshop, and portfolio development. Curriculum will be developed in collaboration with the Youth Programs Manager, through an iterative process that incorporates feedback into each new draft.
Powerhouse welcomes candidates whose teaching experience addresses historically underrepresented communities.
- Identify opportunities for refinement and innovation of curriculum based on prior Powerhouse Youth Program pilots
- Design a minimum 27-hour course curriculum for high school aged youth that includes material and technique history, visual examples, glossary, materials list, and estimated cost per student
- Collaborate with the Youth Programs Manager to structure the curriculum as an engaging, hands-on learning experience
- Contribute to and attend all virtual planning meetings as necessary and directed
- Provide regular updates on existing, pending, and upcoming project milestones
- Work with the regulatory framework of the NYC DOE as needed
- Expertise and practical knowledge of large metals, small metals (jewelry), ceramics, textiles, photoshop, or portfolio development. Please indicate which area(s) of expertise applies to you in your application.
- Experience designing hands-on educational programs for youth from a range of backgrounds and skill levels, especially Title 1 public school students
- Ability to integrate cultural competency and develop culturally diverse curriculum
- Desire to share one’s artistic expertise with new and diverse audiences
- Excellent planning, communication, and organization skills
- Flexibility, adaptability, and pedagogical responsiveness
- Receptiveness to ongoing, constructive feedback
Management reserves the right to revise these responsibilities or to require other/different tasks be performed as institutional circumstances change.
Environmental Conditions: This position is remote and will not require travel or any in-person interactions.
- Minimum 27-hour course curriculum that implements a hands-on learning pedagogy, completed through an iterative process of 3 drafts and integrates feedback into each draft
- Any worksheets or handouts needed to implement the curriculum
- Minimum of 5 multicultural visual examples
- Material list with estimated cost per student
All deliverables must be completed and submitted by June 30, 2021
Project Rate: $1,600
To Apply: Please email your thoughtful cover letter, resume, link to artist website or attached portfolio images, and a prior completed curriculum as a single PDF document to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Curriculum Consultant for Youth Programs” in the subject line and your first and last name in the PDF file name. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2021. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an initial virtual interview by April 9, 2021.
Powerhouse Arts is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants receive consideration without regard to race, age, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or any other basis prohibited by law. Powerhouse is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace and recognize the positive value of diversity.
For more information, visit www.powerhousearts.org