ARTBOUND! Teaching Artist position
Applications accepted through Aug 20, 2018
Art League Houston is seeking part time teaching artists to join the Artbound! Team for the 2018-19 academic school year. Artbound! serves Title 1 schools with little to no arts access with high quality art program. Teaching artists serve each school with 3 classes over 10 sessions each semester for a total of 20 three hour sessions over a year.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
• Developing age- and contextually-appropriate lesson plans, directed by and/or
in coordination with ALH Youth & Community Outreach Coordinator.
• Providing arts instruction to participants of varying ages, backgrounds, and
• Preparing, coordinating, and obtaining equipment, materials, and supplies
• Participating in training, program development, and program/project
assessment with ALH staff as required.
• Attending a paid planning meeting with site coordinator, teachers, and ALH coordinator at the start of the academic school year to schedule for Fall/Spring semesters. During the planning meeting, discuss alignment of art making sessions with current school curriculum and create strategies for incorporating important cultural components into lesson plans.
• Attending a minimum of 4 paid TA Skillshare Sessions during the academic school year as well as develop and serve as lead facilitator for one session.
• Arrive for scheduled sessions in a timely manner. In the case of scheduling issues, act as liaison between site coordinator and ALH coordinator.
• Coordinating an end of year art exhibition with the site including prepping and hanging of student artwork.
• Submitting project/program documentation, including, but not limited to: statistical data, final lesson plans, annotated notes on the teaching experience (including observations on student performance, collaboration, and overall learning), complete materials list, and photographs of completed projects.
Other duties will be assigned as required.
Candidates should have demonstrated experience in art discipline (Bachelor’s degree, MFA or related training preferred but equivalent experience will be considered) and a minimum of two years’ experience in an arts and teaching environment.
In addition, the ideal candidate:
• Is able to create safe, inclusive, supportive, and creative environments for children
• Desires to experiment with new techniques and has the capacity to adapt them and teach them to others of varying learning styles and abilities
• Desires to work with diverse populations (i.e. age, gender, class, sexual orientation, ethnicity, etc.)
• Is capable of performing in busy, non-traditional classroom settings and to adapt quickly to changes
• Has strong organizational skills and attention to detail, with a proven ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities, plan ahead, anticipate and articulate program needs, and work independently while keeping open communication and status reports
• Is able to problem-solve, be flexible, imaginative, and innovative
Please send a current résumé and cover letter, providing detailed information on your academic, artistic, and professional experience to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a brief description of a sample 45-minute, hands on, art-making workshop for students in grades 3-5 OR 6-8.