TEACHING ARTIST (multiple positions)
Studio in a School (STUDIO) seeks professional visual artists, ideally living in the outer boroughs, for teaching positions in public schools, daycare and community centers throughout New York City.
STUDIO OVERVIEW For 35 years, STUDIO has successfully collaborated with the New York City Department of Education to bring high quality, imaginative visual arts experiences to students and teachers. We are a not-for-profit arts organization that places professional visual artists in New York City's public schools, childcare centers, and community centers to introduce collage, painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and 2-D applied design and media technology to children and teenagers. Our purpose is to make art a vital part of students' daily educational experiences. The STUDIO artist/instructor develops lesson plans, works in tandem with classroom/art teachers, and presents a variety of art skills in the classroom.
Long Term Program
Long Term Program sites are located in New York City's public elementary schools. Artists teach four full days a week during the school year, over a two-year period of time. In the third year, the program switches to part-time for an additional three years. The STUDIO artist will remain at a site through the transition from full-time to part-time. Approximately 85% of your time will be spent in the school where you will be responsible for classroom instruction, lesson planning and orientation meetings, teacher-training workshops, and special assignments. Approximately 15% of your time will be used for administrative duties, record keeping, tracking student results and purchasing of supplies.
Early Childhood Program
The Early Childhood Program takes place in Pre-K, Kindergarten, and first grade classes in New York City's public elementary schools and day care centers. Artists teach four different classes one day per week for a period of twenty-six weeks. In addition, you will be actively involved in providing staff development for early childhood staff in the schools. Approximately 85% of your time will be spent in school providing classroom instruction; staff development; teacher-training workshops; orientation/planning; and preparation and display of artwork. The remaining 15% of your time will be used for administrative duties, training, record keeping, tracking student results and meetings with STUDIO Directors.
Sites are located in New York City's public elementary, middle and high schools. The programs run for a period of six to fourteen weeks. In this program artists work with four different classes a day, one day a week per school. Approximately 85% of your time will be spent in school providing orientation/planning, classroom art instruction, teacher training, and display of artwork. Approximately 15% of your time will be used for administrative duties, record keeping, tracking student results, and meetings with STUDIO Directors and training. After School Program The After School Program takes place in New York City public school buildings, community centers, or temporary housing sites after school, from approximately 3:15 - 5:15 p.m. These programs run one afternoon a week, for a minimum of eight weeks. Artists give instruction in collage, drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and/or bookmaking, culminating in a display of children's artwork at the end of the program.
REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYMENT AS AN ARTIST/INSTRUCTOR:
College degree, B.A./B.F.A, (M.A./M.F.A. preferred). Actively practicing professional artist. Exhibition history. Experience teaching children and/or teenagers in a school or community setting. (Preference is always given to those with teaching experience.)
For Early Childhood positions:
Experience and interest in working with Pre-K through 1st-grade children. Knowledge of paint, clay, collage, puppetry, and wood construction. Comfortable leading teacher professional development sessions and parent workshops for adults.
For Long Term and Residency Program positions:
Preference given to those with the ability to use technology, i.e. iPads, flip cameras, digital editing programs etc., to capture student success; to incorporate technology into the creation of artwork with students; and to acquire resources and exemplary artworks to motivate students. Experience working with students pre-K through 12th grades within the public school system a plus.
Please send a resume indicating your education, teaching experience, and your exhibition history. Include a brief statement telling us why you want to teach in the New York City public schools, mentioning any special qualities and/or talents you have that would be beneficial to Studio in a School.
Please do not send slides. If you are called for an interview, you will be asked, at that time, to bring images of your work as well as samples of work done by students you have taught.
Please email resume and statement to firstname.lastname@example.org (Put job title in the subject.), fax to Attn: Tamar Steinberger (212) 765-7985, or mail to Studio in a School, 75 West End Avenue, New York, NY 10023. NO CALLS PLEASE.
Because we have a very high volume of inquiries and applications we ask that you do not phone or email us after you have sent in your resume. If your qualifications match our needs and if we have an opening we will call you to come in for an interview. If you are qualified but we have no opening we will keep your resume on file for one year and will notify you if a suitable opening occurs during that time. You may reapply after a year if you have not heard from us. We thank you for your interest in STUDIO, and wish you good luck in your artistic career.