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TEACHING ARTIST, PARK ART AT REAL ART WAYS, SUMMER 2018

Real Art Ways, a dynamic and innovative arts organization, seeks a Teaching Artist to lead Park Art, a daily summer arts program that we have hosted in George Day Park for the past 28 years. This individual will serve as an art teacher and mentor to K-8 students in the Parkville neighborhood of Hartford.

Job Responsibilities:

Design and teach daily creative classes for a free summer program in George Day Park
Serve as a mentor to young, arts-curious students in a drop-in environment
Lead all daily classes: 1-5 PM from July 13th- August 15th, 2018
Manage visits from 4-5 Visiting Artists
Prepare purchase order for materials
Maintain an organized materials storage space
Supervise 2 teen apprentices in the park
Maintain strong communication with Education Manager and community-at-large
Fulfill weekly and end-of-summer program evaluations
Ensure and maintain a safe, fun, and welcoming learning environment
Other duties as described by Education Manager

Qualifications:

Past teaching experience with young, elementary-aged children is a requisite
Demonstrated ability to plan and implement 4-hour art classes for young children
Empathetic and patient with students of all ages and learning levels
Reliability and punctuality a must
Enthusiastic, outgoing personality
Adaptability (the program takes place in an ever-changing public park environment)
Commitment to working toward a just and equitable society
Strong belief in Real Art Ways’ mission
Mandatory background check and drug-screening test
Practicing artists or full-time teachers are encouraged to apply!

If this sounds like an interesting opportunity and you want to be a part of our team, we want to hear from you. Please email a cover letter and resume, in single PDF, to Manager of Education Lindsey Fyfe at lfyfe@realartways.org. Subject line: Park Art Teaching Artist. Resumes will be reviewed until the job is filled.

Real Art Ways provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability.

Internship Opportunities

Real Art Ways offers part-time, unpaid internships during the fall and spring semester, as well as during the summer. Learning opportunities are typically available in Communications and Visual Arts, with possibilities in other departments.

If you are interested in pursing an internship at Real Art Ways, please email the appropriate department with a cover letter and resume.