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Arts Corps | Seattle, WA
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Arts Corps


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Published 15 days ago

Start Date

September 16, 2019

Application Deadline

August 23, 2019

Salary

Compensation: $28.00 - $47.00/hour, DOE


Why Work at Arts Corps?

Founded in 2000, Arts Corps is a multidisciplinary organization in Seattle that provides free arts learning opportunities to young people from kindergarten through high school. Our programs encompass school-based programs, out-of-school time classes and teen leadership programs with an emphasis on serving young people from marginalized communities. Through these programs and local and national leadership, Arts Corps addresses a critical opportunity gap in a region where race is the greatest determining factor in access to arts education. 

Arts Corps classes are proven to build persistence and other “21st century” skills and creative habits through art-learning such as imagining possibilities, thinking critically and exercising discipline – skills that build a foundation to help young people reach their full potential in school and in life. In 2012, Arts Corps received the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, which recognizes exemplary arts and humanities education programs across the nation.

Arts Corps is committed to the personal and professional growth of its employees. We work hard to build a supportive, respectful and celebratory community among our staff, board, volunteers, and teaching artist family. We provide paid monthly professional development workshops for teaching artists and classroom assistants focused on a variety of topics to strengthen and support our teaching cadre’s growth as educators and artists. We look forward to finding the next members of our extended Arts Corps creative family.

Job Summary:  

Arts Corps teaching artists are professional, practicing artists for whom teaching is a part of their creative practice. They are dedicated to helping young people connect, expand their creative capacities, and express their vision through deep engagement in art making. Arts Corps is looking for dedicated, reliable, and flexible artist-educators who are intentional communicators and committed to teaching through a social justice lens and building their social justice analysis.

Arts Corps’ teaching approach is based on the model of culturally responsive pedagogy. Building from the students’ natural curiosity, inquiry and exploration, this method provides a meaningful, relevant and engaging learning environment. Teaching artists create lesson plans that allow room for flexibility based on class dynamics while fostering the practice of artistry, imagination, critical thinking, persistence, risk-taking and reflection.

Arts Corps classes typically meet on a quarterly basis, Fall, Winter, and Spring after school once or twice weekly for between 8-12 weeks. We also host both after-school arts classes and in-school arts-integration residencies and workshops. Occasionally we hold special projects during the summer.

Ideal Team Members:

  • are skilled artists in one or more disciplines
  • have a love of working with youth of all backgrounds and abilities
  • experience working with youth and/or teaching arts in after-school, mentorship, and/or arts-integrated school-day workshops
  • draw upon a range of teaching and engagement strategies in response to student needs
  • have knowledge of Seattle area districts especially Seattle Public and Highline School Districts
  • willing to join a cadre of peers and learn and grow together
  • willing to participate in self and peer evaluation
  • have a commitment to social justice, and willingness to engage in personal and organizational reflection, critical dialogue and growth around issues of race and other oppressions
  • a genuine interest and passion for the mission of Arts Corps and a working knowledge/background in arts education, youth development and social justice work
  • excellent communication skills with Arts Corps office staff members and community partners
  • can partner effectively and meaningfully with classroom assistants and classroom teachers

Compensation: Arts Corps teaching artists are paid on a 3-tier system depending on experience and longevity with the organization between $28-$39 per hour, plus .5 hours prep time for each hour they teach. Typically new teaching artists start at the Level I or Level II rate with the opportunity to be promoted. Teaching artist rates are raised by a cost of living adjustment (COLA) each year. Additionally, teaching artists are paid for enrichment time for meetings, mileage, and offered monthly paid professional development opportunities ranging in topics from classroom management strategies, pedagogy, curriculum planning, race and social justice trainings, and more.

Why Work at Arts Corps?

Founded in 2000, Arts Corps is a multidisciplinary organization in Seattle that provides free arts learning opportunities to young people from kindergarten through high school. Our programs encompass…

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  • Part Time Schedule

How To Apply

Please send teaching and artistic resumes along with a cover letter outlining how your skills and talent would best benefit the Arts Corps family to Heleya de Barros, subject line: Teaching Artist Application. Arts Corps is especially seeking applicants who have experience in and a passion for working for racial and social justice. People of color, LGBTQIA are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please send teaching and artistic resumes along with a cover letter outlining how your skills and talent would best benefit the Arts Corps family to Heleya de Barros, subject line…

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Seattle, WA

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