Asian Arts Initiative is seeking experienced teaching artists from a variety of art disciplines to join their Youth Arts Workshop (YAW) afterschool team for the upcoming 2012-2013 school year. Teaching artists will work with middle school and high school youth at Asian Arts Initiative (12th & Vine Streets), Taggart School, Southwark School, and South Philadelphia High School. To apply, send resume, cover letter, and three work-related references to Ellen Hwang (firstname.lastname@example.org) by August 22.
YAW runs Monday to Friday from 3:00pm-6:00pm and on Saturdays from 11:00am-2:00pm. Hours and days will vary for each teaching artist.
In addition to general teaching responsibilities, teaching artists will use YAW’s Fall 2012 theme of “Stories of Where We Come From” and Spring 2013 “Action in the Community” to create innovative and community-building arts workshops. Previous workshops have been (but are not limited to) videography, stop-motion, animation, fashion, mixed media, sculpture, hip-hop dance, spoken word, game design, mural painting, printmaking, yoga, guitar, and music production.
Teaching artists will also work with Asian Arts Initiative to develop the overall curriculum framework during the staff orientation and curriculum planning meetings. They will be responsible for daily lesson plans that incorporate the 21st Century Community Learning Center principles and brief weekly reports. At the end of each program season (fall and spring), all YAW staff are required to help plan and oversee the YAW Showcase event.
The Asian Arts Initiative is an equal opportunity employer. Asian Americans and other people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
• Previous experience as a community teaching artist instructing middle or high school students
• Previous experience working with urban youth and a strong classroom presence; experience working in Philadelphia public school context helpful
• A criminal record check and PA Child Abuse Clearance must be provided
Compensation: $20-$40 hourly rate, based on experience
In your cover letter, describe your experience as a teacher and how you will address the theme of “Stories of Where We Come From” with your art form. Sample lessons and samples of projects completed with students are also encouraged.