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Minimum Time AmeriCorps Teaching Artist

Providence ¡CityArts! for Youth’s Turnaround Teaching Artist Project is seeking 18 AmeriCorps members who will commit 300 hours of service between June 12th and August 11th, 2017.  Teaching Artists serve during the ¡CityArts! summer STEAM camp, which uses Design Thinking processes to foster skills in academic engagement with the goal of combating summer learning loss.  Youth will work collaboratively with their peers and teaching artists to gain skills in inquiry, leadership, reflection and creative problem solving.   The program offers an opportunity to strengthen curriculum development and classroom management skills, but also deepen problem solving and leadership abilities. Intensive skill development training plus weekly feedback and reflection sessions will support the member’s professional growth. Members will receive a $500 dollar stipend and a $1,221.96 education award with the completion of 300 hours of service.

Member Duties Include:

  • Work independently and as a team to develop and implement project-based arts curriculum for CityArts Design Thinking programs.
  • Explore how design, science, technology, engineering and math can be combined in project-based learning workshops to deepen problem solving and leadership abilities within CityArts youth ages 8-14.
  • Attend all training sessions.
  • Attend reflection sessions to support the member’s professional growth.
  • Provide academic enrichment and mentor students.
  • Outreach and collaborate with fellow teaching artists.
  • Collect, document, and survey student work and progress using CityArts tools/instruments.
  • Submit great story and time sheet reports on a regular and timely basis.

 Qualifications:

  • High School degree required, some college preferred.
  • Must be eligible to complete at least one minimum time term of AmeriCorps Service (300 hour minimum).
  • Strong interest in service and community development.
  • Strong interest in providing high quality arts education to Providence youth.
  • Experience working with youth from diverse backgrounds.
  • Proven ability to organize and manage simultaneous tasks and projects.
  • Attention to detail and excellent quantitative and record-keeping skills.
  • Flexibility, creativity, independence, accountability and reliability.
  • Ability to receive feedback and adjust performance to the standards of the program and staff.
  • Ability to speak Spanish a plus.

Contact Vanessa DeNino, AmeriCorps Program Director with any inquiries, at vanessa@providencecityarts.org

 

Teaching Artists

CityArts depends on great educators to bring quality learning experiences to our youth. We look for teachers to lead our regular classes, but we also accept proposals for new classes. If you are highly skilled at your craft, have past experience working with youth, and are over the age of 20, we’d love to work with you! For more information, please contact Nika Gorini, Program Director, at nika@providencecityarts.org.