BRIC seeks seasoned, innovative Teaching Artists with an active contemporary art practice in visual arts for in-school and after-school residencies in New York City public schools, Pre-K through high school, including the following fields:
BRIC Contemporary Art Teaching Artists work alongside Classroom Teachers providing integrated arts instruction in areas such as Math, Science, ELA, and Social/Global Studies that culminates into a project that is curated for our annual student exhibition at BRIC House Gallery.
Each site-specific residency is unique, and is developed to meet the needs of each individual school. Residencies generally last anywhere from 8 to 24 weeks (Fall and/or Spring), and are carefully planned by the BRIC Education, the partner school and Teaching Artists.
BRIC Teaching Artists are trained to implement student centered arts residencies, using contemporary art to build skills and increase student learning, engaging students through creative projects and lessons relevant to their academic studies, needs and learning styles. BRIC currently works in over 30 schools serving over 3200 students. In addition to school residents, BRIC Teaching Artist also facilitate professional development workshops, gallery tours and family activities.
Meeting with school staff to determine their needs;
Customizing contemporary art curriculum to integrate well with school’s educational goals and learning standards;
Facilitating workshops with students during the school day and/or after school;
Maintaining communication with the school and BRIC to report outcomes, make changes in program design, and assessment;
Completing projects, final reports and curriculum in a timely manner.
BA/BFA required, MA/MFA preferred;
Contemporary Artist with body of work representing personal artistic practice and exploration.
Experience working with inner-city youth, teaching and curriculum development aligned with NYC Blueprint for Learning & Teaching in the Arts a plus;
Exhibit commitment to youth development and community building;
Ability to connect art to contemporary issues and situations.
Salary and Schedule
Compensation to be determined based on the nature and term of the school residency. School-based residencies are both during the school-day and/or after-school hours.
How to Apply
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line CA Teaching Artist. Please write a brief cover letter in the body of the email, attach your resume or CV, list three references and include web-links to your personal artistic practice. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls.