Date: 2009-08-14, 1:11PM PDT
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TEACHING JOB ANNOUNCEMENT (Urban Planner)
Southern Exposure's art program at Downtown High School
PART TIME AFTER SCHOOL INSTRUCTOR (1 paid position)
Southern Exposure's nationally recognized Artists in Education (AIE) program brings together diverse youth, artists, schools and organizations in a dynamic series of innovative programs. AIE offers youth opportunities to learn critical, artistic, vocational, and cultural experiences beyond the traditional school environment. It also offers professional teaching opportunities for local emerging artists to become arts educators, extending their practice into the community. Sparking a dialogue on contemporary artistic practice and sociopolitical issues, AIE demonstrates the role of artists in society and reflects the conceptual thinking from our exhibition programs to provide new means of expression for youth. With the decrease of art taught in the public schools and the lack of positive, creative outlets for youth, AIE fills a crucial need in the community.
Southern Exposure seeks a PART TIME URBAN PLANNER INSTRUCTOR/ to conduct a half year-long curriculum for Southern Exposure's school partnership program at Downtown High School. The Urban Planner will collaborate with an Artist and Southern Exposure's Program Manager to help conceptualize the making of art, create a visual dialogue and apply aesthetic value around pertinent issues such as public housing, poverty, homelessness, gentrification and tenants rights. The final display of work will have the intention of activating, empowering, and raising awareness around issues of community development.
Teaching experience, particularly with urban youth
Experience in curriculum design
Experience developing socially relevant projects
Good communication skills
Experience working collaboratively
An interest in collaborating with an artist
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Collaborate with the Artist and AIE Program Manager to design an after-school arts workshop & curriculum for Downtown high school
Assist with the gathering of resources and materials for project
Bring in relevant guest speakers, policy makers, viewing materials and coordinate field trips for youth
Inform Downtown High School Staff and AIE Program Manager about the progress, achievements, and challenges of the participants
Help evaluate students experiences and program
Ability to commit to attending all workshops, meetings, and ability to meet deadlines
Curriculum: If hired, the instructor is required to write a twelve-week curriculum including lesson goals, skills learned, class activities, materials needed, themes explored, field trips, and final project goals.
Start Date: September 14 2009
End Date: December 2009 (with the possibility of continuing on the next semester)
Time Commitment: An hour and a half mid day class a week, prep time, planning meetings, and periodic meetings with AIE Program Manager and/or Downtown High School staff members
Compensation: $30 per hour of class time, two hours prep time each week, planning and evaluation meetings, plus materials and final project stipend.
To apply: Mail or deliver resume, with no more than 10 images (of your work). Please include a description of your idea for the workshops that address the thematic focus and final project description of the program to:
Artists in Education Program Manager
Downtown High School Teaching Opportunity
3030 20th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Deadline to apply: Wednesday September 9 at 5pm.
No late or email applications accepted. You must include a SASE for return of materials.
* Compensation: Compensation: $30 per hour of class time, two hours prep time each week, planning and evaluation meetings, plus materials and final project stipend.
* This is a part-time job.
* This is at a non-profit organization.
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