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    • Monday, November 23, 2015, 5pm

Call for winter 2016 Urban Investigation Teaching Artist

Call for winter 2016 _Urban Investigation_ Teaching Artist

CUP is looking for a Teaching Artist to lead an Urban Investigation in the winter of 2016 in the South Bronx. The Teaching Artist will work with CUP, a classroom teacher, and a group of 8th grade students from Jonas Bronck Academy to investigate a fundamental question about how the city works, using collaborative research and design.

Each Urban Investigation begins with a key question about the city. To find answers, high school students go beyond standard classroom learning and engage in rigorous field research, conducting site visits 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.

The Urban Investigation will take place from December 2015 to May 2016, including planning and evaluation. Classes will meet on Mondays and Tuesdays from 4 to 6 pm and will run from January 25th through mid-May, 2016. The position pays a project stipend of $7,000.

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 Monday, November 23rd, at 5 pm.

Instructions for all Teaching Artist applicants:

Please submit a cover letter, a resume, a sample lesson plan, 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_JonasBronck” as your email subject line. Applications that do not follow this format will not be considered.

No calls please.

Please address the following in your cover letter:

Why are you interested in this position?

What topics might you be interested in taking on? (For past project examples, visit the Urban Investigations page.)

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 them?

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

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