Duties & Responsibilities
• In-school and after-school availability – Teaching Artists must be available for a minimum of two full days per week.
• Occasional availability to facilitate 90-minute workshops on weekday afternoons or Saturday mornings. Workshops are assigned based on the availability provided by Teaching Artists.
• Creating original curriculum that aligns with city and state arts standards, school curriculum, and reflects the voice of Marquis Studios residencies, including social emotional learning and culturally responsive sustaining pedagogy.
• Working closely with classroom teachers and specific school administrators before the residency begins to:
o Outline a plan for the assigned 10-week program, discuss culminating event expectations and programming scheduled.
• Working with students to:
o Engage, enrich, and empower young creative artists of all abilities.
o Develop critical thinking skills and social emotional learning.
o Expand arts literacy through cultural and community connections highlighting marginalized voices.
• Meeting specific professional development requirements which include, Bi-annual PD’S, discipline specific meetings, and pursuing personal professional development opportunities.
• Completing administrative tasks by assigned deadline (unit plans, planning forms, workshop logs, reporting hours, permission slip collection, etc.)
Ideal qualities / skill set:
• Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility.
• Familiar with the NYC arts education community, NYC arts education standards and best practices.
• Experience or strong interest in working with students with disabilities and within Inclusion, ICT and self-contained classrooms.
• Outstanding communication skills (verbal and written)
• Ability to work collaboratively and independently.
• Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to interact authentically with diverse populations.
• Motivated, organized and detail‐oriented with strong problem-solving experience necessary to manage and prioritize varied responsibilities.
• Bachelor’s degree or proven experience working in K-12 classrooms.
• A minimum of two years teaching arts programming to Pre-K-12 students. Artists must display expertise in arts discipline of interest through educational and professional accomplishments.
• Ability to create innovative lessons and successfully integrate Arts Education standards.
• Ability to create stage performances or mount exhibits within 10 – 12 weeks.
• Experience implementing classroom management strategies.
• Availability to facilitate year-long programming.
• Flexibility to travel throughout the 5 boroughs – STATEN ISLAND TRAVEL & CAR A PLUS.
BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH MARQUIS STUDIOS
• Supportive and organized administrative staff.
• Placements in programs ranging from 3hrs - 6.5hrs per day.
• Stipend for facilitating planning meetings and creating original curriculum.
• Competitive pay rates.
• Paid professional development and opportunities to observe TAs from various disciplines.
• Paid travel and a bonus for teaching at distance schools, located within the five boroughs.
SALARY RANGE: $80 - $85 per hr. (additional administrative fees will be applied to each residency ranging between $156 - $251)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, August 11, 2023
START DATE: September 2023
Inquiries: Interested applicants should send a cover letter and résumé to Jobs@marquisstudios.org with the subject line “Teaching Artist – Add discipline”.
No calls, please. Applications should be submitted by, Friday, August 11th, 2023.
Marquis Studios is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to seeking a diverse staff with respect to age, race, ethnicity, creed/religion, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, national origin, class, sex/gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic violence victim status, veteran or military service status, educational background or any other category protected by law. All applicants are welcome.