Teaching Artists - Theater for Early Learner Literacy (TELL)

Marquis Studios is looking for Theater Teaching Artists with experience teaching early education arts integration residencies, specifically in literacy and theater. In year one, TELL Teaching Artists will attend literacy focused professional development workshops and attend curriculum development meetings working closely with a team of other Marquis Studios Teaching Artists as well as with the Director of Education and a Literacy Specialist to build a 20-week early learner literacy-through-theater curriculum
connected to New York State literacy, arts and social emotional learning standards. TELL Teaching Artists will then implement and assess this curriculum in kindergarten and 1st grade classrooms in various boroughs of New York City during the 2023-24 and 2024-25 school year. Teaching Artists will work collaboratively with classroom teachers and students throughout their assigned 20-week residencies. Each residency will result in a sharing of learning that demonstrates the skills students developed while
participating in this program.

Duties & Responsibilities
 In-school availability - Teaching Artists must be available a minimum of 2 full school days per week from January-June for the 2023-24 and 2024-25 school years.
 Attend and contribute to curriculum development meetings in September- January 2023-24.
 Attend a series of professional development workshops focused on literacy and best teaching practices.
 Collaborate with a Literacy Specialist and small team of Theater Teaching Artists to create a literacy-based theater curriculum for kindergarten and 1st Grade students aligned with NYC Blueprints for Teaching and Learning in the Arts, Next Generation Learning Standards, Social Emotional Learning Competencies and Culturally Responsive- Sustaining Education Framework.
 Work closely with classroom teachers and specific school administrators before the residency begins to outline a plan for the assigned 20-week program, discuss learning objectives, gain insight on student needs, discuss culminating event expectations and schedule weekly programming.
 Facilitate an introductory TELL overview professional development workshop for partner school staff

 Work with students to:
o Engage, enrich, and empower young creative artists of all abilities.
o Develop literacy skills, critical thinking and social emotional learning 
o Expand arts literacy through cultural and community connections highlighting
marginalized voices

 Complete administrative tasks by assigned deadline (unit plans, lesson plans, workshop logs,
timesheets, planning forms, assessment reports, 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.
 Demonstrated experience developing curricula for kindergarten - 2nd grade and teaching early childhood arts and literacy.
 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.
 Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

 Bachelor’s degree or proven experience working in NYC Department of Education early
education classrooms.
 A minimum of three years teaching arts programming to early education students, preferably in NYC public schools.
 Artists must display expertise in theater through educational and professional accomplishments.
 Ability to create innovative lessons and successfully integrate Arts Education standards.
 Ability to create a final sharing that reflects student learning within 20 weeks.
 Experience implementing classroom management strategies.
 Availability to facilitate year-long programming.
 Flexibility to travel to Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx.

• 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 TA’s from various disciplines.
• Paid travel and a bonus for teaching at distance schools, located within the five boroughs.
SALARY RANGE: Teaching: $80 - $85 per hr. plus additional administrative stipend
Curriculum and Professional Development Meetings: $25 per hr.
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 “TELL Teaching Artist”. 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