Overview

  • About the position
    Reporting to the Manager of School Programs, Queens Museum teaching artists are part of a diverse team of highly
    motivated, creative, responsive and reflective educators. Teaching artists promote student interpretation of visual art and
    material culture using a variety of strategies both in Queens Museum galleries and in public school classrooms. In
    addition, teaching artists develop and lead hands-on projects that promote student learning in and through the arts.

    Responsibilities

    • Leading art-making sessions in school classrooms in collaboration with teachers at the Museum’s partner public
      schools and partner sites.
    • Facilitating guided museum experiences and tours for visiting school and adult groups through exhibitions at the
      Museum.
    • Developing thematic curriculum and supporting lesson plans that integrate the museum’s permanent and
      changing exhibitions with relevant content in school curriculums
    • Leading a program that allows students to investigate source objects or materials, promotes guided discussions
      and hands-on art activities and meets the goal of supporting teachers in their classroom teaching. QM art
      instruction is expected to address all appropriate standards of Visual Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Math,
      when applicable.
    • Participating in staff professional development workshops, seminars and other activities with education staff,
      curators and other specialists.
    • Educators are expected to independently read recommended or assigned readings related to permanent and
      changing exhibitions. Educators are also expected to maintain an awareness of public school Common Core
      curriculum and National Blueprints for the Arts Standards.
    • Maintaining and organizing art materials for art making sessions.
    • Compiling lists of necessary art making materials and generating a digital lesson plan that can be referenced by
      collaborating teachers.

    Qualifications

    • BA or BFA in Studio Art, Museum Education, Art History, Education, Architecture or related fields.

    Requirements

    • Experience as a teaching artist or arts educator with K-12 students
    • Experience designing lesson plans and/ or visual arts curriculum.
    • Experience teaching in public school settings a plus
    • Experience with Collaborative Team Teaching environments and/ or inclusion classes a plus.
    • Studio art experience.
    • Ongoing personal visual art practice is a plus.
    • Bilingual in any of the following languages is a plus: Spanish, Mandarin, Bangla, Arabic, and Korean
    • We are seeking Educators that are available for school tours in October through June 2019.

    Compensation

    • $40/hour for teaching, professional development and training.
    • Paid hours include teaching, planning, and professional development time.