Teaching Artist

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.


• 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.

Inquiries: Interested applicants should send a cover letter and résumé to Jobs@marquisstudios.org with the subject line “Teaching Artist – Add discipline”.

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.