Location: Throughout Rhode Island; concentrated in Providence, Pawtucket, and Central Falls
Salary: We pay a generous per class rate, above industry standards
Start Date: Immediate
This is a part time position predicated on school-based need. Hours of work vary but are likely to occur between 2pm to 6pm. Sessions generally run 4-10 weeks in the Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer. This position is ideal for working artists looking for extra income. Candidates who are available M-Th afternoons will be given preference.
The Riverzedge Mobile Studio brings challenging, project-based youth programs into low-income schools and community centers throughout the state. Progressive art and academic skill building is achieved through well designed curricula that incorporate critical thinking and problem solving with literacy- and STEAM-enriched art making. Teaching artists are responsible for delivering high-quality real world arts learning in a safe, fun, and highly engaged environment.
Education: BA/BFA/MFA degree in the visual arts preferred, with formal or informal teacher training. Practicing artists encouraged to apply.
Art Skills: Candidate should possess a thorough knowledge of at least several artistic practices and disciplines. Candidate will be expected to have a working knowledge of observational, figurative and technical skills of drawing, painting, and 3D Design/Media as well as the ability to adapt to participants’ specific creative interests. Knowledge of art history is preferred, as well as flexibility with a variety of mediums and materials.
Required Abilities & Experience:
• Demonstrated ability to manage a classroom while maintaining a positive and fun atmosphere;
• Experience working with youth in an urban environment, preferably within a school-based setting;
• Able to adeptly and efficiently create and/or follow multi series curricula and lesson plans;
• Flexible thinker, able to work with a wide variety of people from different cultures and sectors;
• Ability to multi-task—to empower and engage youth participants while delivering sophisticated art and academic skills development;
• Able to work independently and produce high quality results while accepting supervision and working in conjunction with a diverse staff;
A familiarity with RI Program Quality Assessment Tool (RIPQA).
Supervision: This position is supervised directly by the Mobile Studio Director.
Performance: Performance of each duty evaluated against the above requirements. The Mobile Studio Director will complete at-random observations and evaluations, and will provide weekly support. Teaching artists will be required to participate in periodic professional development trainings.
About Riverzedge: Riverzedge Arts is a not for profit social enterprise that creates positive educational and economic outcomes for youth and their communities through artistic expression, disciplined effort and self-reliance. For more information, visit the website www.riverzedgearts.org.
Assurances: Riverzedge Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes all decisions affecting terms of employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, political belief or affiliation, religious belief, sexual orientation, military status, disability or any other protected characteristic.
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