Riverzedge is currently looking to hire teachers for our rapidly growing Mobile Studio Program.
With our Mobile Studio program, expert teaching artists travel to schools, organizations, or worksites with projects that will inspire expression and encourage experimentation in the
visual arts, while providing hands-on learning experiences that
boost literacy, math, and science skills.
Mobile Studio has served over 1,092 students across Rhode Island since 2014, and we’re looking to expand in the upcoming months!
Location: Throughout Rhode Island; concentrated in Providence, Pawtucket, and Central Falls.
Salary: We pay a generous per class rate, above industry standards.
Start Date: Immediately, Part Time, Permanent position.
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 Arts:
Launched in 2002, Riverzedge is built on the philosophy that art is a powerful force for social change. We help individuals and communities reach their full potential through art, design, and creative entrepreneurship. Nationally award winning youth programs provide academic enrichment, jobs training, 21st Century skills building, and alternative routes to diploma attainment to teens, and high end experiential arts learning to K-12 youth throughout the state. Community arts and economic development initiatives convene artists, improve places and provide a platform for people of all ages to explore and express their intelligences and creative abilities through meaningful civic engagement, education, and employment. For more information, visit the website www.riverzedgearts.org.
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 characteristics.