Teaching Artist, Empire Programs
In The Art Effect’s Empire State Extended Learning Time after-school programs, visual and media teaching artists mentor youth within the Poughkeepsie City School District through the process of creating a diverse range of arts projects (including planning, producing, finalizing and exhibiting).
We are seeking engaging, experienced teachers of both fine and media arts for our Empire Programs. Each position co-teaches two afternoons a week in either an elementary-age program (2nd/3rd or 4th/5th) or middle school program (6th/7th/8th). Applications are currently being accepted and positions begin pending background check and fingerprinting clearance.
Lead Teaching Artist responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Curriculum Development and Implementation:
- Develop cohesive and age/culturally appropriate curriculum for after-school arts/media classes for elementary-age students.
- Implement and facilitate engaging visual/media arts lessons during class time.
- Conduct each class in an organized and seamless manner in demonstration of strong classroom management skills.
- Ensure students are well supervised, and within sight at all times.
- Establish a classroom culture that fosters learning, tolerance, understanding, creativity, productivity, positivity, and focus.
- Clean up of materials/classrooms/projects.
- Keep classroom records including accurate daily attendance, daily activity log, engaging lesson outlines, and log of any incidents/injuries. Follow organization’s protocol for keeping track of this information.
- Prepare necessary teaching materials ahead of time and keep records of curriculum goals and activities.
- Create consistent organizational systems in order to keep work organized, and ensure that materials/equipment are well cared for.
- Be prepared for class ahead of time, including preparing class materials in advance for seamless transitions throughout class time.
- Communicate with family members, building staff, and our staff to let them know about all the wonderful things being achieved in class.
Successful candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree in visual arts, film-making, video production, education, or a related field is required, OR equivalent amount of professional experience teaching art to youth in a formal setting. A Master’s degree in education, arts education, or media production is a plus.
- Must have a minimum of one year of experience working with children or youth.
- Must have a minimum of one year of experience in curriculum development.
- Must have experience with classroom management and leadership.
- Must have a strong work ethic and a positive attitude.
- Must have a background in visual arts, filmmaking or other arts disciplines.
- Must have excellent communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills.
- Must have a demonstrated track record of effectively teaching a diverse range of learners.
- Must have the ability to juggle multiple overlapping high-stakes priorities at once.
Compensation: (Commensurate with Experience)
Job Types: Part-time, TemporaryExperience: relevant: 1 year (Required)
To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and supplemental materials (lesson examples, personal work, etc.) to Lauren Hollick, Director of Explore Programs, at email@example.com