Monday, February 6, 2012

Teaching Artist (Visual/Graphic Design)

Teaching Artist (Visual/Graphic Design), Employment and Technology Center
Harlem Children's Zone Promise Academy
- New York, NY
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The Employment and Technology Center is seeking Teaching Artists with visual/graphic designed backgrounds to support our curriculum in the area of Visual/Graphic Arts. Teaching Artists will help our students learn the world of visual/graphic design and are the program advocate for Arts education as a means to cultivate the student holistically in an educational setting.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Prepare and develop class curriculum, lesson plans, activities, and special projects
Lead and facilitate 2 hour classes in the Fall and Spring and 6 hour classes in the Summer
Coordinate subject related trips, guest speakers, special events, student exhibitions, and college trips
Attend weekly staff meetings
Work with Education team in creating visual/graphic arts and academic lessons
Be committed and integrate youth development into teaching practice

Engage youth in the following areas: critical thinking; evaluation; risk-taking; rehearsals; hands-on project-based learning; documentation of work; community-building and activism

Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications Skills and Knowledge Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design and/or equivalent work experience
A commitment to teaching and providing continuity on a part time basis through the end of the school year
Experience working in youth development with high school youth and teaching well developed enrichment courses, social consciousness, self identity and efficacy
Must be able to work independently as well as collaboratively on projects with staff and students and full curriculum
Personal portfolio and examples of past and/or present work

Knowledge in the following a plus: Adobe CS3, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and DreamWeaver

Ability to work 3pm-7pm / Monday – Thursday

To be considered, interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and a sample curriculum lesson plan. No telephone inquiries or recruiters please. Replies will only be sent to qualified applicants. HCZ is an EOE.