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Remote Artist Instructor – School Partnerships (69X) 
Children's Museum of the Arts


Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) seeks a practicing artist with experience teaching elementary school students, including those with disabilities, for online part-time seasonal teaching opportunities. 

CMA Remote Artist Instructors uphold CMA’s mission by providing engaging learning opportunities through the arts for students in school settings and community-based organizations. This partnership is with 69X, a public school located in the Bronx. The Artist will provide online fine arts programming to elementary school students, some with mild-to-moderate disabilities. The residency will take place via a virtual platform preferably on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays, with an anticipated start of instruction in early February and running through late April 2021. The residency will run 3 days per week for 11 sessions each day, which includes a culminating celebration. Teaching shifts will be 7 hours (anticipated 8am-3pm) and additional shifts for planning meetings and curriculum writing will be included. 

Under the supervision of the Community & School Programs Manager, the Remote Artist Instructor will have the following responsibilities: 

  • Lead live, online lessons in the fine arts for children spanning grades K-5, including those with disabilities, such as children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder or other social disabilities, children with physical disabilities, or children with developmental or learning disabilities 
  • Encourage students to apply their observations, reflections, critical thinking, and creativity to making their own works of art 
  • Design and implement age-appropriate, multi-sensory, and sequential curriculum based on CMA’s pedagogy Look, Make, Share 
  • Implement effective digital classroom management strategies and an organized class structure 
  • Motivate students by using interdisciplinary themes and making connections to their lives and the world around them 
  • Submit curriculum, reflections, visual documentation, and any other required paperwork to Programs team by a required due date 
  • Communicate effectively with Programs staff and follow all CMA procedures
  • Participate in professional development trainings and meetings 

Ideal Candidates Will: 

  • Have a minimum one year’s experience teaching fine art to children including those with disabilities in a classroom setting 
  • Have at least two months’ experience teaching art to children in an online setting OR demonstrate critical thought toward adjusting and augmenting in-person methods to virtual instruction 
  • Be expressive and confident in front of the camera and have access to a computer with a camera and stable internet connection
  • Have experience scaffolding and pacing instruction for a variety of ages, developmental abilities, and prior art-making experience in one or more of the following areas: drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, mixed media 
  • Have the ability to write and implement sequential fine arts lessons in the above disciplines as a part of curriculum design, embedded with complimentary classroom management and inclusion strategies 
  • Be comfortable teaching a range of elementary grades in one day 
  • Be eager to learn and incorporate CMA pedagogy, as well as new tools, equipment and techniques 
  • Have an outgoing, engaging, entertaining personality 
  • Have excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills, including the ability to work effectively with educators as well as with diverse groups of students 
  • Have the drive to solve problems creatively and independently 
  • Be reliable, punctual, honest, funny, fun, spontaneous, remarkable, and kind
  • Be willing and able to conduct classes via Zoom or other online platform, as requested
  • Prior to the first day of teaching, complete a background check and fingerprinting clearance with the New York City Department of Education will be required. Candidates who already have clearance are preferred
  • BA or BFA in Studio Art, Fine Art, Art Education, or related field preferred
  • Bilingual English/Spanish speakers preferred 

This is an hourly, part-time position with a starting rate of $25-30 / hour based on experience. 

To Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, 2-minute demo video showcasing your online teaching abilities, and a teaching or personal portfolio to with subject line: School Partnerships 69X

Date posted:

January 25

Expire date

Open Until Filled

Contact email:
NYC AiE Roundtable