Call for Teaching Artists – 2018 Residency at Chesapeake Arts Center
Invitation for Applications: Teaching Artists
Chesapeake Arts Center invites dynamic, experienced and creative Teaching Artists to apply for a 2018 residency at our Brooklyn Park, MD location. CAC seeks Teaching Artists that work in (but not limited to) the following disciplines:
- Visual Arts – Mural, Painting, Air-Dry Clay Techniques, Collage, etc.
- Digital Media – Animation, Photography, Website Design, etc.
- Theatre – Puppetry, Playwriting, Devising, etc.
- Vocal Music – Chorus, Musical Theatre, etc.
- Instrumental Music – Beginning Instruments, African Drumming, Rock band, etc.
- Dance – Hip Hop, Jazz/ contemporary, International/Folk genres, etc.
- Literary – Storytelling, Graphic Novels, Poetry, etc.
Four Teaching Artists will be selected for residency for January-December 2018. Through our residencies, CAC provides and promotes quality arts education programs that:
- Foster creativity and imagination
- Expand verbal and non-verbal communication skills
- Enhance capacities for critical thinking and problem-solving skills
- Fortify social-emotional skills
Teaching Artist Responsibilities Include:
- Designing and executing an age-appropriate, project-based arts curriculum. Programs will be scheduled during after-school and evening hours.
- Preparing for and producing culminating presentations at assigned site(s).
- Collaborating effectively with coworkers, and communicating regularly with supervisory staff.
- Submitting complete lessons plans, timesheets, reports and other vital administrative documentation in a timely manner.
CAC selects Teaching Artists who embody the following qualities:
- Artistic Excellence, including quality and scope of professional artistic work, and depth of knowledge within an artistic discipline.
- Engaging Teaching, especially incorporating the creative process, reaching students across diverse developmental levels, yielding quality student work, strong understanding of arts learning standards, and substantial experience in public school classrooms or working with urban youth, including strong classroom management skills.
- Professionalism, including abilities to plan with others, to articulate goals and objectives, and to adapt to varying student populations and school environments.
The CAC Resident Teaching Artist will be paid a monthly stipend in exchange for teaching up to four classes per week, on site at CAC or off-site at a local school. Additional benefits include personal studio and storage space at CAC and a CAC-sponsored performance or exhibit to be included in the 2018-2019 CAC season program.
All applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, sample lesson plan, and work samples of your professional and student work. Materials should be submitted electronically to CAC’s Education Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for applications: October 20, 2017.
About Chesapeake Arts Center:
The Chesapeake Arts Center (CAC) is a vibrant community arts center that has nearly 70,000 visits annually through shows, art classes and community events. The CAC’s diverse programming appeals to a variety of audiences and includes performances that educate and engage dialogue about social issues. CAC offers affordable and free arts programs to people of all ages and income levels, and it very proud to provide arts education classes and workshops for at-risk youth in the greater Brooklyn Park region.
For more information about the Chesapeake Arts Center visit www.Chesapeakearts.org or Call us at P: 410-636-6597.