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AmeriCorps Turnaround Teaching Artists: Service Period –August 21, 2017 to June 29, 2018

Providence CityArts seeks 4 full time and 6 half time Teaching Artists to join our AmeriCorps Turnaround Teaching Artist Project (TTAP) team. This program is the only AmeriCorps program in the state to assign a corps of teaching artists to enrich student learning in and through the arts. TTAP members serve as resident artists in Priority Providence Public Middle Schools, using STEAM, arts literacy and Design Thinking project based learning to increase habits of engagement in their school day learning environment; as well as in after school arts programs.

Full Time volunteers: Yearly living allowance of $12,630. Upon completion of 1700 hours of service there is an education award of $5,815. For volunteers 55 years of age or older, awards are transferable to children, foster children and grandchildren.

Half Time volunteers: Living stipend of $5,600, paid on a bi-weekly basis. Upon the successful completion of 900 service hours there is an education award of $2,907. Other AmeriCorps benefits include loan forbearance.  For volunteers 55 and older, awards are transferable to children, foster children and grandchildren.

If interested in being considered for this opportunity, please apply online: https://goo.gl/forms/RGxYOKlK2fwz6Mxf1  by July 27th, 2017. If you have any questions please contact Kiley Leduc at kiley@providencecityarts.org

Director of Education

CityArts is currently seeking a Director of Education who will: 1) oversee all of its educational programs, services, and staff; 2) develop strategies for new efforts aimed at expanding the organization’s reach, enhancing its impact through innovative and evidence-based programs and services, and attracting financial support; and 3) serve as a member of the leadership team responsible for building long-term sustainability and organizational capacity.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Developing robust, evidence-based arts curricula that align with CityArts’ structures, strategies and values for engaged learning. These include equity and social justice, social-emotional learning, creating thinking and skill building, literacy, and reflective practices.
  • Overseeing and providing coaching, consultation, and professional development to teachers, including 25 Americorps members and 10-12 veteran artist educators.
  • Working closely with 25 AmeriCorps members to plan and implement integrated visual and performing arts programs at three Providence public middle schools and at CityArts studios
  • Strengthening school and community partnerships that encourage safe and inclusive student-centered learning environments, as well as high-quality arts education.
  • Representing CityArts in forums involving schools, public officials, funders, parents, teachers, students and other constituencies.
  • Working with the Executive Director on program strategy and partnership development

Requirements:

  • Experience in education evaluation, curriculum and professional development
  • Experience working in or with urban public schools
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, a collaborative approach, and a willingness to work as part of a team
  • Strong management skills
  • Excellent knowledge of learning theories and instructional design models
  • Lesson and curriculum planning skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Ability to write effective copy, instructional text, audio scripts/video scripts
  • Background check
  • Ability to lift 20 lbs
  • English fluency; Spanish fluency considered a plus

Salary is commensurate with experience and is accompanied by individual health benefits. CityArts hopes to identify a successful candidate by July 24, 2017 followed by a start date immediately thereafter. This is a one-year, grant funded position that is subject to renewal.

CityArts does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

CityArts is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Please send a writing sample, letter of inquiry and resume to nancy@providencecityarts.org

 AmeriCorps Teaching Artists (full-time and part-time)

Providence ¡CityArts! for Youth’s Turnaround Teaching Artist Project is seeking 10 AmeriCorps members who will commit to a full year of service from August 2017 through June 2018.  Teaching Artists serve at three Providence middle schools and in the community. They work collaboratively with classroom teachers as well as their peers and teaching artists to help youth gain skills in inquiry, leadership, reflection and creative problem solving.   The program offers an opportunity to gain experience teaching the arts in public schools and in the community. Intensive skill development training plus weekly feedback and reflection sessions will support the member’s professional growth. Members receive a stipend and an education award at the completion of their service. For more information, please send a letter of inquiry and resume to: kiley@providencecityarts.org.

Member Duties Include:

  • Work independently and as a team to develop and implement project-based arts curriculum for CityArts Design Thinking programs.
  • 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 half time or full time term of AmeriCorps Service.
  • 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.

 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.

 

Providence ¡CityArts! for Youth is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive artistic community through its programs and hiring; ¡CityArts! considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.