Friday, July 9, 2010

Too Hot, Two Hot

The Association of Teaching Artists (ATA) is a not for profit professional organization whose mission is to strengthen and serve Teaching Artists from all disciplines in New York State and beyond.

Connect. Get jobs.  Go Teach!*

*There are two job listings below. My favorite is the second one-where they say they would like to hire an artist with a Master's Degree, years of experience, and the ability to speak Mandarin. It pays $20/hr, plus health benefits.  Good luck everybody! You're going to need it.


Urban Arts Partnership is seeking a team-oriented, enthusiastic Program Coordinator to join its full-time staff.  Urban Arts Partnership advances the intellectual, social and artistic development of underserved public school students through arts-integrated education programs to close the achievement gap.  Currently, Urban Arts is providing over 60 New York City schools with in-school and after-school arts programs.
The primary responsibilities are facilitating the development of an arts based literacy curricula targeting the improvement of literacy and fluency skills in English Language Learners; overseeing the implementation of quality arts education programs in Urban Arts' portfolio of schools; collaboratively working with the program department staff to coordinate special events and workshops, and providing support for teaching artists. The Program Coordinator reports to the Director of Programs.


Works with the Program Department to develop and implement comprehensive arts programming for a wide range New York City Public schools.

Works closely with a staff of 70+ teaching artists to help them develop their curricula, evaluate their    programs and maintain the organization's high standard of arts education.

Develops and maintains proactive relationships with school administration and partner organizations. Develops, coordinates and presents professional development workshops to staff and teaching artists. Prepares quarterly and end of year programmatic reports.

Skills and Experience:

2+ years of experience in arts administration or non-profit administration.  Comprehensive experience developing and implementing programs.  Experience with ELL/ESL literacy curricula and development of ELL/ESL programs. Familiarity with the arts education community of New York and the non-profit sector. Background and interest in the arts . A creative and innovative approach to program development . Exceptional writing, editorial, and verbal communication skills. Ability to multi-task and trouble-shoot . A dedicated team player who is able to take initiative and work independently . Ability to deliver effective public presentations .  Excels in a fast-paced, open office environment.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office. Experience working with NYC DOE classroom teachers a plus.
To apply: Send a cover letter, resume and three references to


Salary: $20.00/hour + Benefits (medical, dental, paid vacation, holidays and sick days
Education: Bachelor (BA, BS, etc.)
Location: Elmhurst, New York, 11373, United States
Posted by: Arts & Literacy Afterschool Program

Last day to apply: August 31, 2010
Last updated: July 2, 2010

Innovative after school and summer program seeks teaching artist for elementary schools serving children ages 5-12 in Elmhurst, Queens. The teaching artist teaches her/his discipline to a group of twenty students incorporating literacy in the widest sense of the word. Our teachers work 21 hours per week (Monday -Thursday from 2:15pm-6pm and Fridays 12pm-6pm).

We are looking for versatile teachers who are open to feedback and are excited to be a part of a creative team. We are also open to interdisciplinary artists who can create dynamic curriculums merging two art forms i.e. Yoga and storytelling. The teaching artists are responsible for creating their own lesson plans, communicating with parents and day-time teachers, providing homework help, and creating final projects with the students. We are interested in teachers who focus in any of the following art forms: dance, music, drama, visual arts, yoga, martial arts, photography and video.

Additional Qualifications:
Masters Preferred, BA required. EXPERIENCED TEACHING ARTISTS ONLY. Bilingual Mandarin Required.
How to Apply:
Please email your cover letter and resume to Erica Mena at

Also: I'm Not Your Superwoman  - Karyn White

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