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Artists In Education Coordinator Position
Bilingual Teaching Artist Position



ARTISTS IN EDUCATION COORDINATOR POSITION

Position Posting Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Deadline to Apply: Monday, July 29, 2019, by 10:00AM
Schedule: 16 - 20 hours/week, including some evenings and weekends
Status: Part-Time, Contractor
Reporting Structure: Reports to Artistic Director
Compensation: $30/hour

About the Opportunity:
The Artists in Education Coordinator will work collaboratively with Southern Exposure staff to facilitate and lead youth educational programs as part of SoEx’s Artists in Education Program, including SoEx’s Youth Advisory Board, One-on-One Mentorship program, Community Arts in Partnership, and Mission Voices Summer program.

Objectives:

  • To foster in young artists a deep understanding of art presentation formats, the contemporary cultural landscape, and art institutional systems
  • To promote critical thinking and awareness of how power might operate within cultural structures and in our communities at large
  • To support young artists in developing their voices as leaders and artists, to include their voices as an integral part of the community of Southern Exposure
  • To provide resources for young artists in developing artistic skills and professional practices and in expanding their individual portfolios of artwork
  • To support mentors, fellow teachers, artists, and interns in their work with young artists

Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience with teens ages 14-21 and a working knowledge of the needs of urban youth, especially using a trauma-informed framework; experience managing a classroom
  • Familiarity with community-based art projects, installation, performance, site-specific work, social practices, photography, video, painting, sculpture, or other forms of art making
  • Experience developing curriculum with an emphasis on collaboration and/or art making
  • Good communication skills and experience working collaboratively
  • Experience with artwork display methods a plus
  • Second language skills a plus

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Youth Advisory Board (September – May)

  • Design, lead, and facilitate weekly workshops, write curricula including goals and objectives of the activities, skills learned, materials needed, themes covered, field trips, etc
  • Teach relevant artistic and collaboration skills and professional practices to YAB members
  • Serve as a mentor and facilitator for their individual and collective artistic practice
  • Outreach and recruitment of students
  • Facilitate group project
  • Bring in relevant guest speakers and coordinate field trips for youth

One-on-One Mentorship (January – May)

  • Lead weekly meetings with group of mentors and youth artists
  • Outreach and recruitment of mentors and mentees
  • Review curricula and goals with mentors to assess their feasibility and progress
  • Facilitate production of an exhibition of mentee artwork

Mission Voices Summer (July)

  • Interview and select the teaching artist cohort
  • Outreach and recruitment of students
  • Review curriculum and advise on curriculum development
  • Meet weekly with the teaching cohort and provide guidance toward the presentation of the realized work

Community Arts In Partnership (September – December)

  • Interview and select a teaching artist
  • Work with teacher and partner organization to design curriculum, lead, and facilitate workshops
  • Teach relevant artistic and collaboration skills and serve as a mentor and facilitator for their individual and collective artistic practice

Recruiting and Partnerships

  • Work with SoEx staff on recruitment and outreach efforts
  • Work with SoEx Artistic Director to build and maintain relationships with schools and partner organizations to effectively recruit youth
  • Interview interested youth and recruit youth and mentors

Administration

  • Ensure that programs adhere to safety standards and regulations
  • Support teachers and youth artists and work with SoEx staff to coordinate AIE exhibitions and events
  • Conduct evaluations at outset and conclusion of each program, track impacts of programs
  • Track expenses for all AIE programs

  • Gather materials and resources for projects
  • Assist with the maintenance of the classroom environment, including set up and clean up

TO APPLY:

  • Interested candidates should submit a single PDF attachment that includes a cover letter, resume, and description of teaching philosophy or sample curriculum to [email protected].
  • The subject line of your email should be: AIE Coordinator: [YOUR NAME].
  • Deadline to Apply: Monday, July 29, 2019, by 10:00AM

Southern Exposure is an equal opportunity employer committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization and providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants. SoEx does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. 

Southern Exposure (SoEx) is an artist-centered non-profit organization that is committed to supporting visual artists. Through our extensive and innovative programming, SoEx strives to experiment, collaborate and further educate while providing an extraordinary resource center and forum for Bay Area and national artists and youth in our Mission District space and off-site, in the public realm.

About The Artists in Education Program:
Southern Exposure’s nationally recognized Artists in Education (AIE) program brings together diverse youth, artists, schools and community-based organizations in a dynamic series of innovative programs. AIE offers youth opportunities to learn critical, artistic, vocational, and cultural skills and gain experiences beyond the traditional school environment. It also offers professional teaching opportunities for local artists to become arts educators, extending their practice into the community. Sparking a dialogue on contemporary artistic practice and sociopolitical issues, AIE demonstrates the role of artists in society and reflects the conceptual thinking from our exhibition programs to provide new means of expression for youth. AIE fills a crucial need in the community by providing positive and creative outlets for local youth.


 

BILINGUAL TEACHING ARTIST for Southern Exposure’s Community Arts Internship Program in partnership with Mission Girls

Position Posting Date: Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Deadline to Apply: Thursday, August 1, 2019, by 11:59 PM
Time Commitment: Workshops are held weekly at Southern Exposure and run for twelve weeks (September 3 to December 20, 2019). Additional pre- and post-program meetings will be required. 
Projected Start Date: Thursday, September 3, 2019
Projected End Date: December 20, 2019
Exhibition dates: December 2019
Stipend: The Teaching Artist will receive $1,680 stipend, payable in three installments, for 24 hours of teaching and up to 12 hours of preparation. This is a contract position, and is not eligible for benefits.

About The Community Arts Internship Program:
The Community Arts Internship Program (CAIP) provides young people with the opportunity to exercise leadership skills and explore relevant social and personal issues through visual arts. This year CAIP will collaborate with the Young Queens on the Rise of Mission Girls, a gender specific support group for girls who have been involved in the Juvenile Justice System, or for those who engage in “at-risk” behaviors. CAIP is designed to provide youth with valuable training in art making and community engagement. The weekly workshops will guide youth through the process of formulating an idea, researching and investigating the topic, designing an action plan and implementing a community-based arts project.  The final project will be presented to the public at Southern Exposure in December 2019.  

About the Teaching Artist Opportunity
The CAIP Teaching Artist is responsible for leading one workshop per week from September through December 2019. In collaboration with the AIE Program Coordinator, the Teaching Artist will develop a curriculum that explores topics and concerns central to the youth’s daily lives and the individuals in their community, and produce a final project to be exhibited in December 2019. 

Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience with teens ages 14-21 and a working knowledge of the needs of urban youth, especially using a trauma-informed framework; experience managing a classroom
  • Familiarity with community-based art projects, installation, performance, site-specific work, social practices, photography, video, painting, sculpture, or other forms of art making
  • Experience developing curriculum with an emphasis on collaboration and/or art making
  • Good communication skills and experience working collaboratively
  • Spanish language proficiency 

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the AIE Program Coordinator, Artistic Director, and partner organization staff to design and implement workshops and curriculum for youth participants
  • Lead weekly workshops
  • Collaborate with youth participants to integrate their ideas into the final project
  • Gather materials and resources for projects
  • Bring in relevant guest speakers and coordinate field trips for youth
  • Prepare and install project(s) for final exhibition
  • Maintain a positive, productive and engaged classroom environment, including set-up and clean-up

How to apply to be a CAIP Teaching Artist:

  1. A Cover Letter: clearly stating why you want to be a CAIP Teaching Artist as well as your relevant teaching experience, and your artistic practice.
  2. Your Resume: clearly outlining your teaching experience
  3. Curriculum Proposal: Please submit a one-page curriculum proposal that provides an overview of a possible project for the Community Arts Internship Program. Include the target community (Young Queens of Mission Girls) and how your proposed project will directly involve this group, a general timeline or progression of activities and a description of the final product. Please also include what you hope students will learn and accomplish through participating and completing your project. 
  4. TO APPLY: Interested candidates should submit a single PDF attachment that includes a cover letter, resume, and curriculum proposal to [email protected]. The subject line of your email should be: CAIP Teaching Artist: your name.

Deadline to submit application: August 1, 2019, 11:59 PM
Projected pre-planning meetings start date: Week of August 13, 2019
Projected classes start date: September 3, 2019

Southern Exposure is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. Persons with diverse backgrounds and experiences are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Southern Exposure (SoEx) is an artist-centered non-profit organization that is committed to supporting visual artists. Through our extensive and innovative programming, SoEx strives to experiment, collaborate and further educate while providing an extraordinary resource center and forum for Bay Area and national artists and youth in our Mission District space and off-site, in the public realm.

About The Artists in Education Program: 
Southern Exposure’s nationally recognized Artists in Education (AIE) program brings together diverse youth, artists, schools and community-based organizations in a dynamic series of innovative programs. AIE offers youth opportunities to learn critical, artistic, vocational, and cultural skills and experiences beyond the traditional school environment. It also offers professional teaching opportunities for local emerging artists to become arts educators, extending their practice into the community. Sparking a dialogue on contemporary artistic practice and sociopolitical issues, AIE demonstrates the role of artists in society and reflects the conceptual thinking from our exhibition programs to provide new means of expression for youth. AIE fills a crucial need in the community by providing positive and creative outlets for local youth.