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Summer MADLab Teaching Artist

The Art Effect is seeking an engaging, passionate visual/sculpture artist to co-teach our summer youth employment program, MADLab (Media, Arts, and Design Lab), an arts and entrepreneurship summer workforce development program for low-income (TANF eligible) youth ages 14-19. Youth receive hands-on training and practice in multiple artistic disciplines within the context of entrepreneurship and job skills training. Youth explore the business aspects of arts careers through site visits and interviews with professional artists, then work to create original works of art inspired, to learn what it means to be both an artist and a businessperson. This summer, youth will be working on a special project commissioned by community partner Scenic Hudson to create art installations along the Fall Kill Creek corridor made out of materials recovered from the creek itself.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have experience and interest in found object art, recycled and/or repurposed art, and urban design;

  • Be able to engage students through visual arts projects in meaningful ways;

  • Be able to collaborate with the MADLab Coordinator and other program staff to develop cohesive and age appropriate curriculum for summer visual arts program for high school age youth;

  • Be able to supervise and direct teaching assistants and interns;

  • Be able to supervise and successfully manage students moving through a long-term, multi-step arts projects;

  • Be able to manage student application processing as well as creation of programmatic materials such as rosters and visual arts education tools.

  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree in visual arts, sculpture, arts education, or a related field is required.

This position requires experience mentoring children/youth, an ability to create visual arts projects, an aptitude for learning new programs easily, and proven experience in managing a classroom of teenagers. The ability to manage and work in a diverse team and think on the spot are also required. The ideal candidate is a lifelong learner and self-starter ready to hit the ground running. This position reports to the MADLab Coordinator in our office in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Prior experience with sculpture, urban design, arts-based placemaking, visual arts, and/or working with teenagers preferred.

This position begins in late June, covers program dates of 7/9/18 – 8/17/18, and concludes 8/24/18. Specific start and end date will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

Pay will be negotiated on an hourly basis and will be commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and three references to info@feelthearteffect.org

Spark Studios Teaching Media Artist

The Art Effect (formerly Spark Media Project and Mill Street Loft) is seeking an engaging, creative, and enthusiastic teaching artist to support Spark Studios, a media arts and entrepreneurship summer workforce development program for youth ages 14-19. Youth receive hands-on training and practice in filmmaking and videography within the context of entrepreneurship and job skills training, all while earning an hourly wage.

Responsibilities:

As a teaching artist, you will guide a group of teenagers through the pre-production, production, and post-production processes of creating at least one original film. You will oversee student work and be responsible for student growth, as well as quality of production value and media messaging in student products. You will assist the Program Coordinator in curriculum planning, conducting interviews and selecting youth employees, tracking attendance, writing activity logs, and performing other administrative duties that may be relevant to the program. You will serve as a positive role model to the youth in our programs and be responsible for overseeing student management of media files.

Requirements:

This position requires experience creating media arts projects, an aptitude for learning new programs easily, and proven ability to mentor children/youth/teenagers. The ability to manage and work in a diverse team and think on the spot are also required. The ideal candidate is a lifelong learner and self-starter ready to hit the ground running.

On-set working experience a must. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and/or shooting on Canon C100s or Sony a6300s a plus.

This position reports to the Spark Studios Coordinator in our Poughkeepsie, NY offices.

Dates of Employment:

This position begins in June, covers program dates of 7/9/18 – 8/17/18, and concludes 8/24/18. Specific start and end date will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

Pay will be negotiated on an hourly basis and will be commensurate with experience.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, film reel or link to digital portfolio, and three references to info@feelthearteffect.org