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Urban Planner Instructor- Mission District San Francisco, CA

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    Date: 2009-08-14, 1:11PM PDT Reply to: job-aqt7y-1323426936@craigslist.org TEACHING JOB ANNOUNCEMENT (Urban Planner) Southern Exposure s art program at
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      Date: 2009-08-14, 1:11PM PDT
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      Southern Exposure's art program at Downtown High School

      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:

      Tara Foley
      Artists in Education Program Manager
      Downtown High School Teaching Opportunity
      Southern Exposure
      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.
      * Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
      * Please, no phone calls about this job!
      * Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

      PostingID: 1323426936
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