WE BELIEVE ART IGNITES CHANGE.
We create art with others to transform places, individuals, communities and institutions. Through this work, we establish new standards of excellence in the practice of public and contemporary art.
Our process empowers artists to be change agents, stimulates dialogue about critical issues, and builds bridges of connection and understanding.
Our work is created in service of a larger movement that values equity, fairness and progress across all of society.
We listen with empathetic ears to understand the aspirations of our partners and participants. And through beautiful collaborative art, we provide people with the inspiration and tools to seize their own future.
ANNUALLY WE ENGAGE MORE THAN 25,000 PEOPLE IN OUR WORK.
This includes more than 2,000 who enroll in ongoing art and muralism workshops offered by our Art Education, Restorative Justice, and Porch Light programs; more than 8,000 who co-create our stunning works of public art; and more than 15,000 who tour our multi-neighborhood collection. Annually, we produce between 50 and 100 temporary and permanent pieces which together tell an incredible story of Philadelphia’s beauty and resilience.
This position provides assistance to the Lead Teaching Artist for afterschool art education programming for middle school and high school youth. In conjunction with the Teaching Artist the Assistant Teaching Artist is responsible for facilitating a safe and creative classroom environment in partnership with participating students and the site personnel.
Roles & Responsibilities
- Provides instructional support to Lead Teaching Artist during afterschool programming twice a week
- Assist with the set-up and clean-up for projects and/or activities
- Assist in preparing and delivering classroom instruction and occasionally leads classroom activities, under the guidance of the Lead Teaching Artist
- Act as mentor and role model for participating students
- Track classroom attendance weekly, using ASAP database
- Submit photographs and class overviews on the Mural Arts blog on a weekly basis
- Support timely collection of completed student applications
- Attend mandatory weekly instructor lab meetings on Fridays from 9-12
- 3-5 years of experience teaching art to youth in middle and/or high school
- BA in Art, Art Education, or related degree
- Ability to work with diverse populations
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
- Fluent in Spanish
- Updated Child Abuse clearance, Criminal Background check, and FBI Clearance
Assistant Teaching Artist will receive $15 per hour for 17 hours per week. Position begins September 2nd, 2014.
Interested applicants submit cover letter, resume and 3 sample images to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, August 28th, 2014. Please write Assistant Teaching Artist in the subject line.