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Teaching Artist


Reports to: 826NYC Director of Education Supervises: Project volunteers Duration and Hours: Project-based during the school year Pay: $40/hr in the classroom plus $20/hr paid time for planning and training 

Major Responsibilities 

● Design an age-appropriate, project-based writing curriculum 

● Facilitate each in-class session of the residency 

● Communicate regularly with the Director of Education 

● Oversee on-site volunteers, acting as a liaison between volunteers and students 

● Coordinate the publishing of an anthology of writing from the project when relevant 

● Submit lesson plans, timesheets, reports, and other administrative documents 

Desired Qualifications 

● Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience 

● Artistic excellence in their discipline 

● Experience working with youth 

● A passion to improve literacy and a deep commitment to student success 

● Exceptional communication skills, both written and interpersonal 

● Excellent organizational skills: ability to multi-task 

● A strong work ethic, a collaborative spirit, self-starter 

● Proficient with computer applications — (i.e. Microsoft office suite) 

● Background in Journalism but other disciplines also welcome

● A deep passion and commitment to the mission of 826NYC 

Please send the following to Director of Education, Alana Benoit (, with subject line: “826NYC Teaching Artist.” No phone calls, please. 

1. A cover letter explaining your approach to teaching your discipline, your relevant experience, and a specific explanation of why you are interested in working at 826NYC on these special projects. 2. A resume that demonstrates your experience as an artist and educator. 3. A one-page outline of a six-session residency with any age group 5-12 grade, including learning goals, questions for students, and activities to address learning goals. This outline should also include how you would utilize the support of volunteers during each lesson. 4. Two professional references. 

Posted at: July 10, 2019 @ 11:25am