Los Angeles, CA
Education & Public Programs
Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Education, the Teaching Artist will be responsible for creating curriculum and co-teaching a six-month youth art and social justice program for teens in South Los Angeles. The Teaching Artist will lead students in conceptualizing and creating works of art that reflect their individual creative, personal, and political perspectives.
Some duties include: collaboratively plans a new South Los Angeles youth social justice art program with teens, co-teacher and museum staff; co-creates curriculum with co-teacher and museum staff, based on student feedback; co-teaches art discussion and art making workshops throughout the school year, leading up to a presentation and/or youth created exhibition; mentors youth on their artistic process and encourage their artistic growth; fosters a fun, supportive and inspiring collaborative learning environment where students can explore personal stories, discuss works of art, collaborate, become politicized and share their ideas; evaluates the quality and effectiveness of the workshops as part of a formal impact study and makes iterative changes; performs other duties or special projects as assigned.
The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and/or at least two years of teaching experience with teenage audiences, as well as a strong background in youth development. Experience in working on collaborative projects and teaching in informal learning or classroom settings is required. Experience in the following areas is highly preferred: knowledge of youth development with proven track record of working with teen audiences; cultural competence and sensitivity to and awareness of issues affecting teenagers in South Los Angeles; and experience creating fun and collaborative learning environments with youth. The ideal candidate will have the knowledge of and enthusiasm for how art can be used as tool for social and political action, as well as the capacity to facilitate group discussions, help students make personal connections, and identify stories they want to tell. A strong artistic practice is preferred.The ideal candidate has the ability to work weekends, lift 25 lbs or more, and carry equipment to workshop location.
School Year: 3 days a week, January-June 2019
Please follow this link to apply.