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Remote Artist Instructor – School Partnerships (Spring 2021 Cohort)
Children’s Museum of the Arts


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 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.

Date posted:

January 28

Expire date

Open Until Filled

Contact email:
NYC AiE Roundtable