Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Teaching Artist, ART START - New York, NY

The Teaching Artist of ART START's Homeless Youth Outreach Programming reports to the Program Director and works closely with volunteer teaching artists to run weekly visual arts, music and dance based workshops inside New York City homeless shelters with youth ages 5-18.

This position is less than part-time, and hours take place on weekday afternoons and evenings. 6 hours per week. Pay is $25/hour.

1. Effectively run two creative arts workshops (art, music, or dance, depending on your specialty).
2. Work closely with volunteer teaching artist staff to reach workshop objectives with the youth.
3. Maintain open communication with Program Director and Teaching Artists by attending weekly programming meetings.
4. Help manage all workshop supplies, including inventory, procurement, etc.
5. Successfully manage assessment tools of workshops to include journals, end of session reports, etc.
6. Work closely with Program Director to determine students with artistic potential and cultivate outside opportunities for them which includes: negotiating with outside resources and communicating with parents and social workers.
7. Collaborate with Program Director on ART START Paper, a quarterly print showcase of student work.
8. Collaborate with Program Director and Teaching Artists to produce quarterly student performances/art shows at shelters.

  • Degree in education or the arts.
  • Teaching experience, specifically with at-risk youth, ages 5-18.
  • Experience volunteering or working inside homeless shelters or group homes.
  • High level of professionalism and sound judgment.
  • Creative, out of the box thinker.
  • Comfortable working independently.