Teaching Artists

The Center for Arts Education (CAE) seeks teaching artists in Music (with particular focus in choral, band, keyboard, guitar, and/or Orff instruction), Dance (with particular focus in hip-hop or musical theatre), Visual Arts (with particular focus in mural-making, mosaic, and/or 3-D work), Film, and Digital Media. These are part-time, temporary positions. 

PLEASE NOTE: All teaching artists are required to prepare residency outlines and individual lesson plans for each residency in which they are hired to work. Many residencies require collaborative planning with classroom teachers. CAE staff provide ongoing pedagogical and logistical support to teaching artists.

Closing Date: 
January 15, 2018

· Related academic and practical experience in an art discipline; professional experience a plus

· Two years minimum experience teaching an art discipline in public schools, or equivalent teaching experience

· Interest in innovative pedagogical methods for the teaching of the art discipline

(i.e. inquiry-based learning, project-based learning, arts integrated studies, skills-based instruction and aesthetic education, etc.)

· Interest in standards-based arts education (e.g. New York City Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts and the National Core Arts Standards)

· Strong speaking, listening and writing skills

· Demonstrated commitment to serving children (K-12) in diverse communities and neighborhoods across NYC

Candidates with proficiency in multiple languages or experience working in special education settings are particularly encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions: 

Candidates interested in teaching artist work at CAE must send:

1. Cover letter

2. Résumé highlighting relevant professional, artistic, and teaching experience

3. Two professional references

4. Sample lesson plan in the art discipline of specialization

Please send all your application materials to [email protected] with the subject line: TA Application: “Art Form” (ex. TA Application: Dance). Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until January 15, 2018.

Mandatory Auditions (by invitation only): Auditions for invited candidates will be held on Friday, January 19 and Monday, January 22 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

Mandatory Orientation: All CAE teaching artists must attend a mandatory orientation on either January 24 or 25 to be considered for work in 2018.