Call for teaching artist for City Studies class on voting | Bronx | 5-session project
We’re seeking a teaching artist to design and implement a 5-session project for high school students at the Bronx High School for the Visual Arts. CUP’s project-based curricula enable students to explore fundamental questions about how the city works through collaborative research and design.
This project will be part of an 8th grade graphic design class, and will investigate who is eligible to vote. The group will collaboratively create a small postcard visualizing New York’s voter eligibility laws. The class meets in January, two times a week for two weeks, and then one time for the final week.
CUP teaching artists/designers work with CUP staff to develop course ideas, schedules, lesson plans, and to document the project. Teaching artists produce a designed final product in collaboration with the students and CUP. The teaching artist will be paid $1500, and there is a separate budget for materials and other project costs.
Applications must be received by Monday, September 24, by 5 pm.
Call for teaching artist for Urban Investigation on housing size | Brooklyn | 24-session project
CUP is seeking a teaching artist to lead an Urban Investigation in the fall of 2012 with students from the Academy of Urban Planning in Bushwick. CUP’s intensive project-based curricula enable students to explore fundamental questions about how the city works through collaborative research and design.
Each investigation begins with a key question about the city. To find answers, students go beyond standard classroom learning and engage in rigorous field research, visiting real sites and interviewing decision-makers and stakeholders. Students then collaborate with the teaching artist to produce innovative, engaging multimedia works. These projects are taken up by neighborhood organizations and advocacy groups and used to educate others. This Urban Investigation will ask “How much space do you need?” On the heels of Mayor Bloomberg’s micro-unit design competition (adAPT), this investigation will look at the issue of apartment size from multiple perspectives.
The Urban Investigation will take place between November 19 and January 24. The project meets three times a week (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays) from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. The position pays a project stipend of $5875. CUP teaching artists work with CUP staff to develop course ideas, schedules, and lesson plans. Teaching artists are responsible for training students in research and documentation skills, taking students on site visits, and shaping and managing the execution of the final product. There is a separate budget for materials and other project costs.
Applications are due by email Monday, September 10, by 5 pm.
Instructions for all teaching artist applicants:
Please submit a cover letter, a resume, contact information for two references, and a work sample with up to five images of what you consider to be your strongest visual work (not your students’ work). Send materials via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please send all material as a single PDF. For audio or video work samples, please provide a link. Please use “[YourLastName_YourFirstName] Teaching Artist” as your email subject line.
No calls please.
Please address the following in your cover letter:
Which position are you interested in? Why?
(If you’re interested in both, also let us know why)
Why are you interested in the topic?
What art and design media are you comfortable working in?
What experience do you have working with high school students, and why do you want to work with high school students?
CUP is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages people of color, women, LGBTQ, and disabled candidates to apply.