Tuesday, August 3, 2010

For the Win

Great jobs for Teaching Artists are available, even now. But the chances that you'll make a living solely on your Teaching Artist wages do seem to be to be slimmer than ever. As Paul Krugman of the New York Times has noticed, there is "growing evidence that our governing elite just doesn’t care — that a once-unthinkable level of economic distress is in the process of becoming the new normal."

As I've said before, and will again, Teaching Artists deserve a living wage, a pension and decent health care. Unless it's a full-time gig with health care, $20 per hour is a poverty wage. Some may argue, in good faith, that there isn't much our non-profit leaders can do--the funding streams have all dried up, and expenses are high. But there is still the fact that workers have to eat, and, in the immortal words of Ralph Kramden's mother-in-law, "I have no doubt the bills are high, but how much of the food are the Teaching Artists actually getting?*

Below, just after the necessary music video, are the results of our daily job search, courtesy of Idealist.org. Keyword "Teaching Artist". Good luck teaching artists, and whatever you do, don't panic!

Sing-along: Lauryn Hill - Everything is Everything

Idealist.org - Jobs
Daily Job Search: Key Word "Teaching Artist" (Don't Panic!)

Piano Department Head, Diller-Quaile School of Music
Posted on: Tue Aug 3 14:04:20 2010

Program Associate, DreamYard Project
Posted on: Tue Aug 3 12:03:26 2010

Artistic Director, Project HIP-HOP
Posted on: Tue Aug 3 09:16:12 2010

Office Manager, Museum of Children's Art (MOCHA)
Posted on: Mon Aug 2 19:17:27 2010

Alternate Routes Program Director, Side Street Projects
Posted on: Mon Aug 2 17:27:02 2010

Dance Instructor, Center for Family Life in Sunset Park
Posted on: Sun Aug 1 20:12:02 2010

Theater Instructor, Center for Family Life in Sunset Park
Posted on: Sun Aug 1 20:13:07 2010

Groundwork for Youth Campus Director, Groundwork
Posted on: Fri Jul 30 12:27:30 2010

Associate Director of Education, Philadelphia Young Playwrights
Posted on: Thu Jul 29 17:18:14 2010

Teaching Artist, Changing Worlds
Posted on: Thu Jul 29 11:01:11 2010

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