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HOURLY TEACHING ARTIST
GIRLS TO WOMEN

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HOURLY TEACHING ARTIST

GIRLS TO WOMEN
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Job Summary

Wage
$30 per hour
Job Type
Part-time
Job Last Posted
Job posted 25 days ago
Job Role
Teacher, Art Instructor
Employer's Industry
Education, Arts & Entertainment
Job Schedule
Evenings, Afternoons, Mornings, Weekdays

Job Description

GIRLS TO WOMEN HOURLY TEACHING ARTIST

OUR MISSIONGirls to Women is dedicated to supporting girls as they design their futures for successful womanhood.

OUR STORYGirls to Women partners with Mid-Peninsula families, other local youth development agencies, and local schools to provide year-round programming which supports the healthy development of 75 low-income girls and young women ages 6 to 25. At the core of our youth development approach is respect for the abilities, knowledge and potential of each girl we serve.

Our girls thrive among the positive, culturally-reflective female role models they meet through Girls to Women. With an approach which sees the girls' unique attributes and 'her stories' as cues to help us best serve them and their families.

Girls to Women’s Rising Voices Program provides media and visual Arts workshops to young women of color from East Palo Alto and neighboring areas. We believe that supporting young rising voices through art, heals and transforms a community.
Rising Voices works during and after school, in shelters, juvenile detention centers, and young mothers programs. Workshops are lead by professional artists, who teach through a lens of social and racial justice, and honor topics and stories that matter most to young women.

POSITION OVERVIEW Girls to Women Teaching Artists facilitate one to two Rising Voices workshops a semester.  We are hiring for the 2019-2020 school year, with additional opportunities for future employment. To be considered for this position, candidates must have some availability between the hours of 10am-6pm, and access to reliable transportation.
As representatives of Girls to Women in the classroom and the communities they serve, teaching artists share a commitment to our mission and social and racial justice values.
Teaching artists can expect to teach 2-5 hours/week, depending on availability and experience, with starting compensation of $30 per hour for teaching, professional development, and all pre-approved administrative work. 

RESPONSIBILITIESTeaching & Lesson Planning● Create a collaborative culture of learning that supports youth in their development as storytellers and artists● Connect young people’s stories to a broader audience through a culminating showcase for families and communities at the workshop site● Design a multi-lesson workshop using Girls to Women’s methodology grounded in Creative Youth Development. Workshops must weave first-person storytelling through art forms, including: creative writing, journaling, photography, animation, comic books, portraiture, etc.● Teaching artists working during the school day will provide professional development in arts integration for classroom teachers outside of classroom time, and develop arts integrated lessons in collaboration with classroom teachers

Workshop Administration● Build positive relationships and communicate on a regular basis with all program partners including school and/or community based organization site staff, students’ families, and other Girls to Women staff to ensure quality spaces of learning● Attend a pre-workshop meeting with site staff● Set up before and clean up after each workshop● Complete and submit program paperwork, including lesson plans, student attendance, media release forms, timesheets, expense reports, final program reports, and student surveys in a timely manner● Support outreach efforts to ensure student engagement in programs as needed● Routinely move equipment and art supplies weighing up to 50 pounds for various workshop and events ● Check in with Program Director on a regular basis through email or phone to report progress of workshop and support needed 

QUALIFICATIONS● At least 2 years experience:- as an active artist (photographer, animator, illustrator, comic artist, theater, etc.)- as a teaching artist, preferably related to supporting youth in sharing their own stories- working in public schools or community-based settings with diverse groups of young people (including youth identified as English Language Learners, low-income, and/or underrepresented) between ages 5-14 ● Proficiency with Apple operating systems and Google Apps 

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL POSSESS● Commitment to youth development, building self-efficacy, racial & social justice, and cultural awareness● Ability to work with diverse teaching and site partners in adapting to individual classroom needs and cultures● Strong organizational skills and attention to detail with a proven ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities, plan ahead, and communicate effectively● Familiarity with designing inquiry-based lessons that grow out of an interaction between students’ interests and questions, the expertise of the teaching artist and the art form being studied● Commitment to Girls to Women’s mission● Excellent interpersonal communication skills and follow through● Spanish fluency

TO APPLY Please email van@girlstowomen.org  with Teaching Artist in the subject line, and include the following: 1) Resume that highlights paid and volunteer teaching experience and artistic practice2) Cover letter that includes your personal teaching philosophy and how it aligns withGirls to Women’s mission3) 2-3 examples of your professional artwork (this can be in the form of a link or email attachment)4) Sample lesson planIncomplete applications will not be considered. Qualified candidates will be invited to submit 2-3 references, a sample lesson plan, and samples of student artwork if available. The hiring process may include up to two interviews, as well as an observation of your teaching practice. This position is open until filled.

Girls to Women is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to uphold social justice values in all aspects of our work, from our programs to our organizational culture.

Business Overview

Why Work With Us?

Girls to Women’s Rising Voices Program provides media and visual Arts workshops to young women of color from East Palo Alto and neighboring areas. We believe that supporting young rising voices through art, heals and transforms a community.

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