Teaching Artist– Visual Arts, Henry Street Settlement, NYC
Abrons Arts Center is seeking teaching artist with knowledge of/ practice in art therapy for teaching middle and high school visual arts classes weekly at 3 Crown Heights based Alternative Learning Centers.
StudioLab is the Abrons’ pioneering approach to school-based arts education providing students from pre- kindergarten through college innovative learning experiences in the performing, visual, literary, and media arts. With decades of experience cultivating young artists in classroom environments, the Abrons’ StudioLab programs offer unique learning models for students to acquire fundamental arts skills and reflect critically on the how’s and why’s of their creative process. Our approach enhances classroom learning, engages students through the exploration of contemporary art forms, and connects them to local, global, and cultural issues that affect their lives.
StudioLab’s nationally recognized staff and resident artists engage the diversity of NYC’s arts-workers — including artists, curators, composers, choreographers, writers, and arts administrators — to develop teaching residencies in NYC schools that support and enhance Common Core curricula, align with NY State Learning Standards for the Arts, and NYC Department of Education’s Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts.
As an Abrons Teaching Artist, you will create and teach curriculum for partnership schools that align with the Common Core Standards. School – day Teaching Artists often work in collaboration with classroom teachers to pair art forms with core subject areas. After-school teaching artists provide original curriculum for students to explore the arts beyond the school day.
• High School Diploma or equivalent required, B.A./B.F.A (preferred)
• Experience teaching youth (5 year minimum)
• Experience in Art Therapy (preferred)
• Exceptional classroom management skills
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to think critically and problem solve
• Commitment to quality, creativity, and innovation
• Co-develop and facilitate art curriculum that are developmentally appropriate for elementary through middle school students in an introductory visual arts class.
• Communicate and collaborate with Abrons Arts Center and school staff, classroom teachers, and school administration.
• Participate in meetings and trainings
• Travel to various sites in Manhattan and Brooklyn
Essential Physical Job Functions:
• Able to stand and walk around classroom for several hours at a time. Light lifting of classroom supplies.
Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted.
Henry Street Settlement offers excellent benefits and is an equal opportunity employer/program.
Apply directly through NYFA or visit www.henrystreet.org