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KID smART is a learning community of artist educators passionate about expanding learning for New Orleans public school students through arts integration. We seek those who share our passion with energy and joy. As specific jobs become available they will be posted here.

KID smART is seeking highly qualified artist educators for collaborative in-school residencies and afterschool / enrichment programs for the 2017-2018 school year.

KID smART is an arts education organization that engages children in dynamic, creative and rigorous learning through the arts. Our teaching artists are professional artists and skilled, experienced and dedicated teachers. KID smART teaching artists are committed to being active participants in the community, seek ongoing development as artist educators, plan and provide progressive and rigorous instruction in arts integration.

  Afterschool/ Enrichment Collaborative Artist Residencies
Description After-School/ Enrichment programs take place in schools and focus on instruction in a variety of arts forms.

 

Collaborative Artist Residencies focus on arts integration- linking the arts with existing academic curriculum.   These school-year long residencies take place during the school day, in partnership with PreK-8th grade classroom teachers.
Qualifications • Commitment to program, goals, and purpose

• Artistic excellence and facility with an artistic medium

• Experience working with youth populations

• Strong communication and support skills

• Constant improvement through reflection and feedback

• Positive attitude and respect for the culture of children and their ability to learn.

• Experience with teaching in collaborative residencies, particularly with children of poverty

• Proven knowledge of curriculum construction, implementation and documentation

• Ability to conceptualize and carry out instruction and work as a partner teacher

• Fluency in arts integration and ability to co-plan with teachers to organize and present cogent units of instruction.

Duties Afterschool/ Enrichment artists will be responsible for leading arts focused classes with students on and afterschool/ enrichment basis.  Classes should foster growth in the arts and create a safe and creative environment. Collaborative Residency Artists will be responsible for co-planning and co-teaching curriculum with classroom teachers to instruct children from grades pre K-8 in the arts and academics.  Instruction must be creative and intensive and carried out with artistic integrity.
Time Frame 2-4 hours per day, 2 -4 days per week plus additional paid meetings and professional development 10-20 hours per week for the full school year plus additional paid meetings and professional development

Teaching artists of color and natives of SE Louisiana strongly encouraged to apply. Submission deadline is close of business on May 26, 2017.