Teaching Artist (Digital Arts)

Manchester Bidwell Corporation

https://www.manchesterbidwell.org

Website Manchester Bidwell Corporation

SUMMARY:

Works individually and collaboratively to implement learning experiences that engage students through the arts and technology.  Develops creative capacities in students that promote artistic abilities, positive pro-social behavior and coping skills leading to successful progression through school to higher education and/or employment.   Actively participates in a community of practice with fellow teaching artists and program leadership to continually refine pedagogical understanding and effectiveness.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Essential duties and responsibilities include, and are not strictly limited to, the following:

  • Instructs and mentors students in social, cultural, developmental and/or artistic skills through MCG Youth and Arts educational programs and instructor initiatives.
  • Relays clear and consistent expectations for student performance and conduct.
  • Works with students to identify and make progress on attainable performance and behavioral goals.
  • Develops and assists in developing curricula for MCG Youth and Arts in-house and/or in-school classes.
  • As needed, advises partnering teachers on artistic curricula, related instruction, and project requirements.
  • Establishes relationships with regional schoolteachers and community partners and actively collaborates with them.
  • Assesses students’ participation and progress according to criteria which have been established internally or by community partners. Documents progress and maintains records as required.
  • Assists in the preparation and installation of exhibits, receptions, workshops, and special projects.
  • Generates written reports on projects as required by the Executive Director and/or Program Coordinator.
  • Maintains studios and equipment, including any necessary classroom preparation.
  • Informs Executive Director of necessary studio repairs.
  • Participates in and supports student recruitment efforts, including those related to in-school presentations and visiting artist workshops.
  • Attends and actively participates in professional development, staff meetings, and staff training sessions.
  • Coordinates and communicates with co-workers, students, parents, and local high school teachers and counselors on student events and projects.
  • Exhibits understanding and internalization of company values:  influence, respect, listen, shape, and embrace.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

There are no supervisory responsibilities associated with this position.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university and 1-2 years previous experience working with youth in formal or informal settings; 2-3 years previous experience in an art, social service, or public-school environment is required.

The Digital Arts studio utilizes various traditional and contemporary 2-D and 3-D art making processes. Various media are used for creative expression in this space, including Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator (all Adobe CC apps can be accessed), digital drawing, 3-D modeling and printing, laser cutting and engraving, and simple fabrication.  Qualified applicants should possess strong art making foundations in digital media content utilizing raster and vector programs, working knowledge of Tinker CAD as well as have experience managing workflow for additive and subtractive art making processes.

To apply for this job email your details to mmacek@manchesterbidwell.org