Teaching Artist

After-school Program Teaching Artists

The COVE a Program of the Knox Gates Neighborhood Association and DREAM!

Teaching Artist Job Description and Responsibilities:

  • Co-Create media arts & literacy lesson plans for a 20 week program
  • Work with co-facilitator in determining which common core standards will be implemented per cycle
  • Co-facilitate 2 hour arts & literacy workshops
  • Attend bi-weekly 1.5 hour team meetings
  • Track participant progress and program effectiveness through evaluations and one on ones with participants
  • Communicate regularly with Program Director

Requirements: Candidates should have demonstrated experience in their art discipline (Bachelor’s degree, BFA or related training preferred) and a minimum of 2 years experience teaching high school-aged adolescents in an afterschool setting. Strong oral and written communication skills and an ability to work as part of a team are necessary.

Please send a resume and cover letter to cbark@dare2dreambx.org attention Aisha Norris Executive Director. In the subject line of your email, please include your arts discipline (Eg. Subject: Video Teaching Artist Resume and Cover Letter).

Qualified applicants will be asked to create and facilitate a 1 hour lesson plan for a small group of teens and interview with the Board of Directors Program Committee.

Hourly rate: Based on experience

Knox Gates Neighborhood Association (KGNA) believes in the healing power of community. Facing the violence and inequities of our 21st century world, our neighborhood youth, adults and elders organize to create safe space and a network of life affirming support for all; in this community building effort, we learn self reliance, respect for others, and the skills to live full, cooperative, and productive lives.

To accomplish this mission, for 25 years, The COVE (Community Organized with a Vision of Excellence) has offered constructive options to Knox Gates families: after-school and summer teen programs, leadership training, and positive relationships with peers and mentoring adults.