Details: Two 6 month contracts, $5,000 per contract.
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The mission of The Pablove Foundation is to improve the lives of children living with cancer through the arts and invest in underfunded, cutting-edge pediatric cancer research. We’re revolutionizing the way people view kids living with cancer by addressing the needs of the community through art and science. Kids living with cancer are special - they live amazing lives full of inspiration, hope, love, and laughter. We are honored to serve them and their families while engaging our supporters by telling their stories.
We are looking for a Master Teaching Artist in Houston, TX, to join our hard-working, mission-driven national Shutterbugs team. Pablove’s crew, culture, and environment are the heartbeat of our organization. Our staff is committed to quality, love-filled programming. The Shutterbugs Team is directed by Pablove’s strategic plan, a culture of philanthropy, and vision: helping kids with cancer live – a love-filled life today, and a cancer-free life tomorrow. We are looking for a detail-oriented, flexible, and smart addition to the department who will ensure Pablove’s overall effectiveness by providing killer support for the organization’s big picture goals.
TIMELINE AND COMPENSATION
This is a year-long contract position divided between two 6 month contracts. Contract timelines are from (1) January - June 2019 and (2) July - December 2019. Master Teaching Artists will receive a $5,000 stipend per contract totaling $10,000 for the year.
This is a contract position, reporting to the Pablove Shutterbugs Senior Program Manager. The Master Teaching Artist will have the following responsibilities, including but not limited to:
- Collaborate with the Pablove Shutterbugs Senior Program Manager to oversee program efforts and ensure its alignment with Pablove’s strategic plan
- Become an active participant of our MTA national community - including attending professional development trainings and engagement opportunities and participate in a 1 - 2 day MTA national convening
- Join the local Friends of Pablove group to continue growing the Shutterbugs program in your local community
- Be a Pablove brand ambassador by assisting with media opportunities, community events + maintaining relationships with local community partners
- Recruit and train volunteers to become teaching assistants
- Recruit students to participate in the program by tabling at local partner hospitals
- Secure a creative learning space outside of the hospital for children to attend class and an artful field trip to continue student learning
- Download and review photos, prepare classroom materials, delegate tasks to teaching assistants
- Track student progress, attendance, correspond with participating families prior to, during, and immediately after the program
- Assist with the local student exhibition by helping locate a gallery space, frame student photos, work with an installer and deliver photos to partner hospitals when the show is complete
- Mastery of manual and digital photography techniques, relative computer programs and applications, printing, image editing, lighting and composition, portfolio development, and professional exhibition standards
- One year experience working with people with developmental disabilities
- Program administration or project management
- Familiar with the local area, with ties to artist communities
- Access to personal devices including phone and computer; correspondence with families, hospitals, community partners, and Pablove national office is required for this position
- Enthusiastic, flexible, and a great sense of humor
- Must pass a criminal background check
The Pablove Foundation Values
We approach our work with love, warmth, and connection.
We set an ambitious path of transformational growth for our community and ourselves.
To become more effective, we pursue knowledge – as we get smarter, we get stronger.
Art, creativity, and aesthetics guide our outlook and attitudes toward life.
We have a relentless focus on quality by being inspired and extraordinary.
Diversity and inclusion guide our decision making.
We take a fun approach to our serious work.
The Pablove Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Level of Language Proficiency
Bilingual in Spanish a plus
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, send your resume, photography portfolio, statement responses, and cover letter to email@example.com.
- Why do you believe you are a good fit for the program?
- When working with students, please describe strategies that you might employ to creatively engage them in learning photography.
- How might you approach the issue of working with kids of differing ages learning side by side in the same space?