Title: TEACHING ARTIST
Report to: Education Programs Coordinator
Department: Education & Public Programs
Status: Part Time, Non Exempt
ABOUT EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO
El Museo del Barrio, New York's leading Latino cultural institution, welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic and cultural landscape of the Caribbean and Latin America. The richness of Latino cultures is represented in El Museo's wide-ranging collections and exhibitions, complemented by performing arts events, cultural celebrations, and educational programs. A dynamic artistic, cultural, and community gathering place, El Museo is a center of cultural pride on New York's Museum Mile.
SCOPE AND PURPOSE OF JOB POSITION
Teaching Artists are integral to El Museo del Barrio’s education programs for insight on program development of the arts from the perspective of a practicing artist. The Teaching Artist (Partnerships) is responsible for the development and implementation of his or her respective partnership program. Each program will link El Museo del Barrio’s mission, history and exhibitions on view with a partnering classroom or organization and their curricula, goals and objectives. The partnership program, Classroom Connections (CRCs), consist of eight to twelve sessions of a tailored curricula including museum visits and hands-on art workshops in collaboration with the partnering classroom/group leader and El Museo del Barrio.
Classroom Connections (CRCs)
In collaboration with and approved by the classroom/group leader, the Education Programs Coordinator, and the Manager of Education Programs at El Museo del Barrio:
- Develop a program curriculum that integrates subjects and topics addressed in the partnering classroom/group. Each program will incorporate critical thought practices and awareness of social and cultural topics relevant to students.
- Complete a week-by-week curriculum outline prior to the first week of programming.
- Deliver program as stated in your proposal, consistent with the program goals and description as developed with the classroom/group leader (please refer to your curriculum plan outline).
- Define and implement a system of student and program evaluation.
- Prepare a final project or presentation for the program. All final projects will be presented on Super Sabado! in May.
- Submit a completed final program evaluation at the end of the program to the Education Programs Coordinator at El Museo del Barrio.
- Prepare for and participate in all mandatory program meetings and training workshops regarding partnership programs.
- Attend all El Museo del Barrio walk-throughs, lectures and training sessions in conjunction with exhibitions on view and cultural celebrations.
- Complete a weekly report/assessment and student attendance of each teaching session and planning meeting. Document the partnership program and samples of student work through photographs and/or video.
- Communicate immediately with the Education Programs Coordinator at El Museo del Barrio and partnering classroom/group leader regarding late arrival or absences. Multiple absences could result in the termination of the program contact.
- Use school/museum facilities with care and consideration, e.g. cleaning classrooms or workspaces at the end of the day, returning rooms to order when finished, etc.
- Mandatory arrival at the school or organization at least one half-hour prior to the beginning of each session.
- Communicate with the Education Programs Coordinator regarding program needs, issues, developments, and any additional support needed to accomplish program goals.
- Assist the Education Programs Coordinator with information and documentation necessary for completing program evaluations and reports as needed.
- Research materials needed, associated costs for the program and submit an order request to the Education Programs Coordinator at least two weeks prior to the start of the program.
- Maintain weekly communication with the classroom/group leader and the Education Programs Coordinator throughout the duration of the program.
- M.A. in Art, Art Education, Art History preferred with 3-5 years of teaching experience, preferably in K-12 settings
- Strong interest and experience teaching diverse students in a museum and/ or alternative learning environment; classroom teaching experience is a plus.
- Excellent communication and writing skills.
- Understanding of object-based and inquiry- based teaching methodologies.
- Curriculum development experience required.
- Experience teaching studio arts and knowledge of a variety of art media, techniques and skills.
- Organized, creative and enthusiastic team player with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
- Background and interest in Latin American and Caribbean art and culture.
- Bilingual/ Spanish language proficiency preferred.
- Proven experience in Microsoft Office XP.
- Must be punctual.
The position of Teaching Artist, Partnerships is a part-time, contractual position, with varying start dates (from Fall 2012 to Spring 2013) and duration.
Please send resume, cover letter, and two letters of recommendation to email@example.com
El Museo del Barrio is an equal opportunity employer who does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other legally protected status.
El Museo del Barrio offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package, which includes health, dental, vision, prescription, flexible spending and transportation benefits, pension, and paid time off (vacation, sick, and personal days, and holidays). EMDB employees enjoy exhibition tours facilitated by curators and educators, in addition to La Tienda, El Café, and special event discounts.