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    • Monday, April 22, 2013, 5pm

Call for a teaching artist in Beacon, New York

Call for a teaching artist in Beacon, New York

CUP is seeking a teaching artist to lead an Urban Investigation in the summer of 2013. For this project the teaching artist will work at Dia:Beacon with high school students from the surrounding community to investigate the role of a museum in the city.

CUP’s intensive project-based curricula enable students to explore fundamental questions about how the city works through collaborative research and design. Each Urban Investigation begins with a key question about the city. To find answers, students go beyond standard classroom learning and engage in rigorous field research, visiting real sites and interviewing decision-makers and stakeholders. Students then collaborate with the teaching artist to produce innovative, engaging multimedia works. These projects are taken up by neighborhood organizations and advocacy groups and used to educate others.

The Urban Investigation will take place between July 8 and August 9, meeting four times a week (Mondays through Thursdays) from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm. The position pays a project stipend of $6875. Additionally, CUP will pay for half of travel expenses to and from Beacon.

CUP teaching artists work with CUP staff to develop course ideas, schedules, and lesson plans. Teaching artists are responsible for training students in research and documentation skills, taking students on site visits, and shaping and managing the execution of the final product. There is a separate budget for materials and other project costs.

Applications are due by email Monday, April 22nd, by 5 pm.

Instructions for all teaching artist applicants:

Please submit a cover letter, a resume, contact information for two references, and a work sample with up to five images of what you consider to be your strongest visual work (not your students’ work). Send materials via email to info@welcometocup.org.

Please send all material as a single PDF. For audio or video work samples, please provide a link. Please use “[YourLastName_YourFirstName] Teaching Artist” as your email subject line.

No calls please. 

Please address the following in your cover letter:

Which position are you interested in? Why?

Why are you interested in the topic?

What art and design media are you comfortable working in?

What experience do you have working with high school students, and why do you want to work with high school students?

CUP is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages people of color, women, LGBTQ, and disabled candidates to apply.

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