Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) seeks practicing artists with experience teaching elementary, middle, or high 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. School residencies this spring will occur virtually with both public and charter schools across New York City. Most partnerships run during the school day, approximately 8am-3pm, and usually once per week, though the exact schedule will vary from school to school. Residency lengths start at 8 weeks, though some may run longer. Most partnerships will start between the end of February and early April. This position is a union-represented position subject to terms of the Museum’s agreement with Local 2110, UAW.
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-12, potentially 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 demonstrates 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 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, 2-minute demo video showcasing your online teaching abilities, and a sample lesson or unit plan to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line: School Partnerships – Spring 2021. In your email, please indicate which day(s) of the week you are available for school partnership work.