The School of Fine and Performing Arts Community Schools Program at Columbia College Chicago (CCC) is looking to fillTeaching Artistpositions for 2018-2019 school year. These positions are available for artist of various disciplines including Dance, Visual Art, Graphic Design, Theatre, Film and Photography.The Teaching Artist is a part-time position. The Teaching Artist reports and is accountable directly to the Program Coordinator (PC) at the Community School site. The Teaching Artist is also accountable from organization chart to the Program Manager, Director of Programs, and if applicable, School Principal.
This is a grant funded position that is dependent on continual funding.
- Create a 10 to 14-week curriculum teaching fundamentals ofa Specific Artistic genre
- Build social soft skills into the program curriculum in accordance with the school site values
- Participating in all mandatory program meetings i.e. orientation, curriculum development review, site based program planning/improvement meetings (site staff meetings, showcase planning meetings), professional development sessions
- Providing the PC with information and documentation necessary for completion of program evaluation, reports, publicity and program development needs such as attendance, etc.
- Coordinating and delivering accurate daily documentation of student attendance in the program
- Submitting timesheets and bi-weekly reports in accordance to the CCC Payroll Calendar
- Using the school/site facilities with care and consideration (cleaning classrooms or workspaces at the end of the day)
- Communicating effectively with the PC about program issues/changes/news via email
- Planning at least one field trip OR guest speaker visit
- Attending field trips with program participants
- Attending snack period with program participants in the cafeteria
- Delivering program instruction as stated in proposal and 10 to 14-week curriculum outline
- Conducting activities consistent with the program goals and description
- Communicating with the Coordinator the needs of the program, i.e. developments or any issues that affect program delivery
- Assisting the PC and with culminating project/event with the partnering organization/school
- Arriving at the school/site at least fifteen minutes prior to the program start time
- Communicating immediately with the PC regarding late arrival or absences
- Submitting narrative report, documentation and curriculum plan upon the end of contract period
- Create/plan for a culminating event in both the Fall and Spring with program participants
- Coordinating with other program staff to plan and deliver culminating event
- Bachelors of Arts Degree (significant coursework towards a degree in a related field), or proven ability/related training
- A minimum of 1 year teaching and/or mentoring experience in school or community based setting
- Ability to stay organized, manage multiple tasks, meet and set deadlines within a complex team environment
- Ability to plan with teachers of different disciplines for events or multidisciplinary lessons
- Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
- Knowledge of Columbia College Chicago, Chicago Public Schools and Community Based Organizations
- Commitment to, and interest in the arts and higher education
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee and is subject to change based on the needs of the department and/or college.
We invite you to join our talented faculty and staff and become part of our collective aspiration to ensure Columbia prepares students for success in their creative fields through innovation, engagement and real-world experiences.
To ensure consideration, please include a cover letter, salary requirements, and three professional references in your submission.
Position subject to a background screening.
Qualified candidates of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Columbia College Chicago is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all local, state, and federal laws and regulations concerning civil rights. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law.