Teaching Artist Job Description

Teaching Artist Job Description

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Teaching artist provides support for audio/lecture capture events and systems, including remote and on-premise work on both the Chicago and Evanston campus;.

Teaching Artist Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Taking place in the Moira Ann Smith Playground twice a week, the TA will be in charge of creating and facilitating a skill based, hands-on art activity for playground children twice each day
Create advanced schedule of art activities and order supplies within a limited budget
Work with Reading Rangers partners to coordinate activities both pre and post storytelling sessions
Set up and take down of equipment (tables, chairs, materials)
Help children at various age levels accomplish necessary tasks
Interact with caregivers as needed
Plan and execute 10-week workshop series with program team and outside partners, and create three Family Art Workshops in collaboration with the Mad
Facilitate 10-session poetry workshops for young people (ages 12-24)
Research and cultivate potential internship sponsors and prepare students for these opportunities
Advise students individually on independent projects on articulating and accomplishing learning goals

Teaching Artist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Education for Teaching Artist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the teaching artist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Teaching, Education, Arts, Art, Performance, Music Education, Communication, Design, Music, Professional Development

Skills for Teaching Artist

Desired skills for teaching artist include:

Columbia College Chicago
Chicago Public Schools and Community Based Organizations
Multiple creative fields
Practice in Applied theater methods
Art techniques
Basic theatre
Columbia College Chicago and work experience at Chicago Public Schools
Computer equipment and programs
Dance

Desired experience for teaching artist includes:

Create a ten to 14 week curriculum teaching fundamentals of a Specific Artistic genre
Participate in all mandatory program meetings orientation, curriculum development review, site based program planning/ improvement meetings (site staff meetings, showcase planning meetings), professional development sessions
Provide the Coordinator with information and documentation necessary for completion of program evaluation, reports, publicity and program development needs such as attendance
Plan at least one field trip OR guest speaker visit
Available to work on Sundays during the summer (as needed)
Teach group violin classes/sectionals Monday–Friday and assist string and full orchestra rehearsals

Teaching Artist Examples

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Teaching Artist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a teaching artist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for teaching artist
  • Incorporate a variety of strategies (movement, ear training, music reading, bowing/plucking) and activities (exercises, games, demonstration, listening, etc)
  • Maintain excellent classroom management
  • Maintaining a positive and nurturing classroom environment
  • Setting and maintaining high standards for student behavior and music learning
  • Enforcing program rules and policies
  • Teach group cello classes/sectionals Monday–Friday and assist string and full orchestra rehearsals
  • Contacting schools to encourage them to participate in the program
  • Creating Teacher’s Guide for the Opera in the Schools production, Goldie B
  • Creating performance schedule and assign schools to show times
  • Creating school visit schedule and visiting the schools with a teaching artist
Qualifications for teaching artist
  • Strong understanding of cello pedagogy
  • Bachelor’s or equivalent degree in Cello Performance or Music Education
  • Assisting with the implementation of Opera Tots and Buzzword programs
  • A passion for the arts and education
  • Ability to be self-directed but also able to work as a member of a team
  • Able to attend performances and as necessary
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Teaching Artist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of teaching artist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for teaching artist
  • Be knowledgeable about the play
  • Generate a program guide for each PRBC (a form of curriculum guide)
  • Take attendance at each session
  • Submit weekly teaching artist site reports
  • Direct the final staged reading of the play
  • Complete a program evaluation at the end of the book club
  • The Play-reading Book Club will, ideally, be made up of a multi-generational, diverse group of individuals, so teaching artists should be prepared with an array of ways to engage as many demographics as possible
  • Works closely with the Director of Learning and Community Engagement and the Curator of Youth and Family Programs to develop exhibition and collections-based activities and lessons
  • Implements programs for a variety of audiences on weekends and for students on weekdays
  • Develops and implements hands-on experiences for the public at select off-site events
Qualifications for teaching artist
  • Community engagement/outreach experience
  • Preferred experience teaching an array of age groups
  • Strong understanding of violin pedagogy
  • Bachelor’s or equivalent degree in Violin or Viola Performance or Music Education
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or five years of professional experience in content area
  • Teaches studio-based based activities and lessons
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Teaching Artist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of teaching artist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for teaching artist
  • Regularly communicates with relevant staff and volunteers regarding needs for studio programming
  • Facilitates installation and maintenance of student art gallery
  • Organizes studio spaces and generates a running inventory of consumables, supplies and other equipment
  • Orders and maintains adequate art supplies for programs and studio
  • Oversees and maintains budget for studio programming
  • Works cooperatively with other Museum departments (curatorial, collections, marketing, exhibitions, and visitor services) to effectively plan and facilitate the delivery of programs
  • Participates in regular staff and department meetings and professional development opportunities
  • Build social soft skills into the program curriculum in accordance with the school site values
  • Providing the PC with information and documentation necessary for completion of program evaluation, reports, publicity and program development needs such as attendance
  • Using the school/site facilities with care and consideration (cleaning classrooms or workspaces at the end of the day)
Qualifications for teaching artist
  • Dramaturgy experience
  • Communicating with the Coordinator the needs of the program, developments or any issues that affect program delivery
  • Assisting the PC and with culminating project/event with the partnering organization/school
  • Arriving at the school/site at least fifteen minutes prior to the program start time
  • Bachelors of Arts Degree (significant coursework towards a degree in a related field), or proven ability/related training
  • A minimum of 1 year teaching and/or mentoring experience in school or community based setting
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Teaching Artist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a teaching artist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for teaching artist
  • Deliver program services as stated in unit plan, consistent with program goals and description, and within the contracted time allotment
  • Produce consistent, thoughtful documentation that clearly articulates the process and product/s of the residency
  • Collaborate with partner teacher and, if appropriate, other cadre artists, to produce a culminating event for residencies
  • Maintain ongoing and consistent communication with partner teacher and Project AIM staff
  • Participate in all mandatory program meetings
  • Participate in all mandatory evaluation and assessment protocols
  • Provide Program Manager with information and documentation necessary for completion of program evaluation, reports, publicity and program development needs
  • Submit all required residency paperwork to Program Manager in a timely and organized manner
  • Leads art classes for various age groups, primarily ages 7-14 years old
  • Develops lesson plans/curriculum that are relevant to current museum exhibitions or other museum objectives
Qualifications for teaching artist
  • Ability to use the AIM Learning Spiral in residency work in order to produce inventive and innovative arts integration curriculum
  • Artistic practice that is influential in the community and deeply connected to teaching practice
  • Degreed in an arts discipline, education or other relevant area
  • Strong desire and ability to connect AIM residency work with artistic practice
  • Ability to work with middle school students to meet and exceed arts, academic and social emotional standards
  • Ability to form and nurture strong, lasting relationships with teacher, students and AIM cadre
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Teaching Artist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of teaching artist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for teaching artist
  • Monitors participant compliance with museum rules
  • Teach elementary/middle school group cello classes/sectionals and assist string and full orchestra rehearsals on Fridays (5 days per week)
  • Teach grade 5 wind sectionals (depending on instrument needs) on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and/or Thursdays
  • Teach middle school and elementary group violin classes/sectionals on and assist string and full orchestra rehearsals on Fridays
  • Teach elementary/middle school bass lessons (individual and group)
  • Teach middle school brass classes/sectionals (trumpet, trombone, horn, euphonium, tuba) Mondays–Thursdays and assist wind ensemble and orchestra rehearsals on Fridays (**possible to work Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday schedule if unavailable entire week)
  • Teach grades 4–8 woodwinds sectionals, beginning and advanced levels
  • Assist wind ensemble rehearsals
  • Teach music on specific instrument to children (Piano)
  • Teach Music Theory
Qualifications for teaching artist
  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in art, art education, or a related, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience
  • Requires up to two years relevant experience in an administrative function, good communication and interpersonal skills, and computer literacy
  • Strong understanding of cello pedagogy (understanding of bass pedagogy a plus)
  • Performance skills on a primary wind or brass instrument (multiple instruments desired)
  • Strong understanding of winds and/or brass pedagogy
  • Bachelor’s or equivalent degree in Music Performance or Music Education

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