(Digital Media) Teaching Artist Job Description
DreamYard Art Center
DreamYard’s Art Center Teaching Artists are a group of highly skilled artists and educators who are committed improving public education through collaboration and creativity. They work collaboratively to provide after-school programming to middle and high school students.
Expertise in Digital Media & technology exhibited through an educational degree and/or professional accomplishments
Minimum two years teaching a Digital Media and/or other arts discipline in a school and/or community-based setting.
Bachelor’s degree and/or Masters degree in related area.
The ideal DreamYard TA is
Creative: Brings innovation, passion and past experience to create a vibrant learning community.
Collaborative: Flexible and open to others’ ideas and knowledge; proactive, direct and sensitive communicator.
Reflective: Holds high expectations for students’ achievement and is thoughtful about the process in which they get there; Holds high expectations for self as instructor, is thoughtful about his or her effectiveness as an educator, and is committed to ongoing improvement.
Professional: Punctual to all DY commitments. Completes tasks within the time allotted and pro-actively communicates challenges that may impact accomplishing duties.
Thursdays, 3:30-6pm (Oct 18th – the first week in May)
TAs are also required to attend PD dates for social justice pedagogy training. They fall on Tuesdays, between 11:30-2:30pm (October 25th, December 6th, February 7th, March 7th, May 16th)
Please email your resume and cover letter by Friday September 30 to Mari Robles at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DreamYard Project uses project-based arts learning to ignite the transformative spirit in youth, public schools and communities. DreamYard’s school-based and out of school programs help thousands of K-12th grade Bronx young people each year pursue educational pathways towards higher learning and meaningful careers; it is our expectation that our youth will develop the tools to become engaged citizens, life-long learners and the leaders and innovators of the 21st century.
Over the past decade, DreamYard has worked with more than 100 public schools and over 100,000 young people and families. DreamYard has developed a robust educational community in the Bronx – from its in-school partnerships and launch of the DreamYard Preparatory High School to its Out of School Programs at the DreamYard Art Center in the Morrisania neighborhood of the Bronx. DreamYard is focused entirely in the Bronx, a borough that possesses incredible cultural, human and economic assets. The organization believes that the arts are a necessary part of developing those assets to their greatest potential.