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    • Monday, June  3, 2013, 5pm

Open Calls for Fall Teaching Artists!

Open Calls for Fall Teaching Artists!

New! Two Calls for teaching artist for fall Urban Investigations



We’re looking for teaching artists to design and implement Urban Investigation projects for high school students in the fall of 2013.

CUP is seeking teaching artists to lead Urban Investigations in the fall of 2013. The teaching artists will work CUP and with high school students from two New York City public schools to a question about how the city works.

Urban Investigations are the flagship program of CUP’s youth education work. They are intense project-based curricula that 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 works in a variety of media. These projects are taken up by neighborhood organizations and advocacy groups and used to educate others.

Call for teaching artist for Urban Investigation on school decision-making | Vanguard HS | Manhattan

The Urban Investigation will take place between September 16 and December 12, meeting two times a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. The position pays a project stipend of $7000.

Students will investigate “who makes decisions in NYC’s public high schools?” Classes will meet at Vanguard High School in Manhattan and will also travel throughout the city for interviews.

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.

Call for teaching artist for Urban Investigation | topic TBD | International Community HS | Bronx

The Urban Investigation will take place between September 17 and November 27 of 2013, meeting three times a week afterschool at International Community High School in the Bronx (from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Tuesdays, and from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays). 

The position pays a project stipend of $7000.

The topic for this Urban Investigation will be determined with the school, teaching artist, and CUP staff.

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, June 3rd, at 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 apply@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_Vanguard or Int Comm or Both [if you are interested in apply to both positions] ” 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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