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Teaching Artist – Digital – Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild

SUMMARY:

Works individually and collaboratively to implement learning experiences that engage students through the arts and technology.  Develops creative capacities in students that promote artistic abilities, positive pro-social behavior and coping skills leading to successful progression through school to higher education and/or employment.   Actively participates in a community of practice with fellow teaching artists and program leadership to continually refine pedagogical understanding and effectiveness.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Essential duties and responsibilities include, and are not strictly limited to, the following:

  • Instructs and mentors students in social, cultural, developmental and/or artistic skills through MCG Youth and Arts educational programs and instructor initiatives.
  • Relays clear and consistent expectations for student performance and conduct.
  • Works with students to identify and make progress on attainable performance and behavior goals.
  • Develops and assists in developing curriculum for MCG Youth and Arts in-house and/or in-school classes.
  • Provides artistic and educational support to partnering teachers as needed with curriculum, instruction, and project needs that encourage student engagement with learning. 
  • Establishes relationships with regional school teachers and school community partners, and actively collaborates with them as needed. 
  • Assesses students’ development and maintains records using Department of Human Services, school or MCG Youth and Arts internally developed criteria, project evaluations, and classroom involvement. 
  • Assists in the preparation and installation of exhibits, receptions, workshops and special projects.    
  • Generates written reports on projects as required by the Student Services Coordinator, Teaching Artists Coordinator and/or Vice President of Operations.
  • Maintains studios and equipment, including any necessary classroom preparation. 
  • Reports any necessary in-studio repairs to Manager of Studio Operations and Exhibitions.
  • Participates in and supports student recruitment efforts, including those related to in-school presentations and visiting artist workshops. 
  • Attends and actively participates in professional development, staff meetings, and staff and intern training sessions. 
  • Coordinates and communicates with co-workers, students, parents, and local high school teachers and counselors on student events and projects.
  • Other duties may be assigned

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

There are no supervisory responsibilities associated with this position. 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university, and 1-2 years previous experience working with youth in formal or informal settings; 2-3 years previous experience in an arts, social service, or public school system environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Some technical or practical experience in a professional or community-based arts organization is preferred.  Relevant studio-specific technical skills required. 

A valid Pennsylvania driver’s license, with an insurable driving record and the ability to operate a car, van or mini-van is required.

Interested Persons may submit their resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to hr@manchesterbidwell.org

EOE