Call for Teaching Artist
Program: Integrated Arts: Ecology
Time Commitment: 16 hours + planning and prep

Deadline to Apply: SEPTEMBER 20th, 2017

Williamsburg High School of Arts and Technology
223 Graham Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11206

Overview: Williamsburg High School of Arts and Technology is accepting applications for a teaching artist residency for this fall of 2017.  We are committed to directly engaging The Williamsburg High School of Arts and Technology students with curriculum integrated residencies designed and implemented by working contemporary artists.   

Formerly The Green School, the newly named Williamsburg High School of Arts and Technology is operating its first year with a new focus.  We are looking for teaching artists who can integrate art and technology into the school curriculum.

Purpose of Position:  We seek experienced, innovative Teaching Artists with an active contemporary art practice for an in- school, curriculum integrated art residency with High School students at The Williamsburg High School of Arts and Technology.  Teaching Artists will work alongside Classroom Teachers providing arts integrated instruction with a focus on the Living Environment Science Curriculum.  The site-specific residency is unique, and is developed to meet the needs of the individual subject.  Residencies will be 16 hours and are carefully planned with Residency Coordinator Ellie Balk and the Williamsburg High School of Arts and Technology classroom teacher.

Teaching Artists are expected to implement a student centered, integrated residency using arts and technology to increase student knowledge of academic subjects, while engaging students through creative projects and lessons relevant to their culture, needs and learning styles.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Meeting with coordinator and school staff to determine their needs;

  • Customizing an arts focused project that integrates well with school’s core curriculum and educational mission;

  • Provide Budget and Planning outlines

  • Provide Pre and Post Evaluations

  • Maintaining communication with the school and residency coordinator to report outcomes, make changes in program design, and assist with assessment;

  • Completing projects, final reports and curriculum in a timely manner.

Qualifications:

  • Complete body of work representing personal artistic practice and exploration;

  • Experience creating art and developing projects with youth.  

  • Teaching and curriculum development experience a plus;

  • Exhibit commitment to youth development and community building;

  • Ability to connect art to contemporary issues and situations.

Compensation & Schedule:

This particular residency will take place during the school day, from 8am-3pm.  The teaching artist will be scheduled to come in for 16 contact hours. The contact hours are flexible and will be scheduled with the partner teachers and the teaching artist. We would like to focus the residency during the month of October 2017.

16 contact hours @ $70/ hr $1,120
8 hours prep/documentation @$35 hour $280
total: $1,400
+ $300 for supplies as needed

To Apply

Email elliebalk@gmail.com with subject line: Teaching Artist Residency

Please include:

  • a brief cover letter in the body of the email telling us who you are and why you are interested in this opportunity.  Please also include a link to your website or online portfolio

  • a sample proposal idea of a public art project with high school students in the subject of Living Environment/Science. This proposal should be for an indoor project and be geared for whole class participation (25-30 students per class). We are open to anything from mural projects, installation, sculpture to sound installations and interactive Multi-Media film and photography.  We ask that you think about integration to the subject of Ecology, for example: eco-systems, food webs, food chain, or energy pyramids.  

Examples For Living Environment class:
Murals visualizing system based content.
Study of the food chain  through computer based animation or stop animation photography.
Teach how to create an interactive website using the class curriculum as inspiration for content.
Creating 3-D models of ecosystems

  • current resume
  • a list of two references

Application Deadline: September 20th

Date of Interview: Week of September 25th

Group meeting/PD with TA and teachers: October 2-3

Residency to take place during the month of October-beginning of November.

Williamsburg High School of Arts and Technology
223 Graham Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11206

Residency Coordinator: Ellie Balk