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Teaching Artist, Photography – 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