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Position Title: PIONEERING ARTS TEACHER
Description: The Pioneering Arts Teacher will lead inventive domestic arts classes for our Summer Arts Camp
Status: Seasonal Full-time; Monday through Friday for 9 weeks; on site at facility
Start Date: June 11, 2018
End Date: August 10, 2018
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30AM – 5:30PM
Pay rate: $1000 per week
Three years experience teaching art to youths, preferably elementary school age
Experience working in a summer camp environment
Strong communication skills and the ability to work with a variety of ages, personalities and skill levels
Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, self-control
Demonstrated ability to generate innovative creative projects that engage individual campers and work well in a group setting
Confidence and experience managing a group of up to 25 students at a time
Live Scan certification and TB clearance
Familiarity with VAPA standards a plus
Experience working in low-income communities
Proven ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment and proven ability to work under only general supervision
Reliable transportation: automobile, current drivers license, automobile insurance
Responsibilities Prior to Camp:
Work collaboratively with the Director of Education to develop age appropriate projects for Summer Arts Camp
Be familiar with phone locatio
Responsibilities During Camp:
Plan, organize and execute dom
Prepare weekly advance lists of all materials necessary for creative projects
Expose students to art techniques, methods, and creating art as a form of self-expression
Provide leadership, encouragement and artistic inspiration to campers
Inventory supplies at the end
Prepare, present and clean up daily camp projects
Maintain a professional, neat
Have crafts, supplies, equipme
Monitor the inventory of arts and crafts supplies to assure proper allocation of supplies to all campers throughout the summer
Ensure that all art material is properly used and cared for by all campers and report any damages or loss of equipment
Participate in Arts Camp kick-off meeting with fellow teaching artists, Director of Education, CFAER staff, TAs
Responsibilities Post Camp:
Fill out assessment form
Proposed Curriculum should include:
Gardening and horticulture
Teach about native plants, vegetable and herb gardening
Sculptural and mixed media projects with a theme such as flower paper making, terrariums, shadow boxes"
Wood carving, candle making, doll making, sculpting, etc.
Draw on diverse histories to inspire innovative projects (e.g. fort building)"
Create garden inspired cooking projects
Teach weekly cooking lessons
Create projects that involve textile making including sewing, fabric dyeing, printmaking, and weaving
About Center for the Arts Eagle Rock
The mission of Center for the Arts Eagle Rock (CFAER) is to provide innovative, multidisciplinary, arts-inclusive programming and arts education to the diverse communities of northeast Los Angeles and beyond.
Our arts camp for ages 6-12 explores visual art, performance, sculpture, architecture, textiles, writing, and more. Our teachers are local, contemporary artists who combine art history, play-based learning, and their own studio practices to create curriculum that gives campers the opportunity to explore artistic expression and establish community.
During the school year, Center for the Arts Eagle Rock is proud to present Afterschool Arts: Imagine Studio, a free arts enrichment program providing standards-based arts instruction in elementary and middle schools throughout Northeast Los Angeles.
Center for the Arts Eagle Rock is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please send resume, references, a one-week curriculum sample, and brief cover letter to:
Frankie Fleming, Director of Education at [email protected]
Subject Line: Pioneering Arts Teacher