ARCK Teaching Artist
Position: Teaching Artist
Reports to: Director of Creative Programs
Category: Part-time (15-20 hours/week), In-Person with some remote work
Expected Start and End Dates: December 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023
Salary Range: $25/hr
Art Resource Collaborative for Kids (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit) is seeking an artist and creative educator with a passion for teaching K-8 students. The Teaching Artist will work directly with students to help ARCK close the creativity gap and prepare students to be creative thinkers, doers, and makers.
As a Teaching Artist you will collaborate with ARCK’s Education Team to:
● Teach multi-disciplinary creative projects in K-8 classrooms in Boston Public Schools.
● Develop and iterate curriculum for ARCK’s Creators Program, which develops students’
Integrated Creative Mindset, Social Emotional and Relational Awareness, and Social
Justice and Equity mindset.
● Educate in a manner consistent with ARCK’s Teaching Values in order to meet the
needs of all students.
● Collaborate with classroom teachers to integrate ARCK’s lessons with classroom
content, as appropriate.
A Teaching Artist is...
● A resourceful educator enthusiastic about multi-disciplinary, project-based student experiences
● Able to engage students in the creative process to support the academic and personal growth of
the whole student
● Committed to social justice, equity, and social-emotional wellbeing for all
● A reflexive practitioner who enjoys working in creative, collaborative spaces
● Active artistic practice in any creative medium including visual arts and design, digital media, creative writing, dance, drama, and/or music
● Experience in developing project-based curriculum
● Experience teaching in grades K-8
● Experience working with under-resourced schools or communities
● Detail-oriented and extremely organized
● Ability to set weekly, short- and long-term priorities, and work both independently and as
part of a dynamic team
● Possess strong written, verbal, and graphic communication skills
● Knowledge of technological tools and ability to use technology in the classroom
● Bi-lingual English and Spanish strongly preferred
ARCK strongly encourages graduates of Boston Public Schools to apply. We are seeking current residents of Dorchester and Roxbury to serve partner schools in those areas.
What we offer:
● The opportunity to work with like-minded, passionate educators
● Flexible schedule
● Paid training, planning time, and meetings
● Mentorship and on-the-job training focused in honing valuable skills for early career
Please submit the following required materials:
- A cover letter explaining your interest in working with ARCK
- A resume that demonstrates your experience
- Optional: A portfolio, work sample, or link that communicates your creative background
ARCK is most interested in applicants who are collaborative, have a strong creative life, and are committed to changing the way we educate youth. If you feel excited by the opportunity to do this work, but don't check every box - please apply! We want to help you grow while you help us grow into a stronger organization.
ARCK is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to being an organization that is representative of the communities we work with while fostering an inclusive environment for all employees.
Feel free to email any questions regarding the organization or current employment opportunities to Erin Roberts, Director of Creative Programs, at email@example.com.