Art Educators

EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES
Outreach Programming
Growing Young Artists

ABOUT US
The Saugatuck Center for the Arts (SCA) is a non-profit arts and cultural organization serving West Michigan’s lakeshore community. We offer year-round live performances, classes, and workshops for adults and children, outreach programs, festivals, exhibitions, a Farmer’s Market, and professional theatre in the summer.

OVERVIEW
Inspired by the lush lakeshore environment that surrounds the Art Center, all our classes include hands-on, S.T.E.A.M focused art making, outdoor kinesthetic activities, and healthy snacks to keep the mind, body and spirit active and creative. Sessions provide guided exploration in a wide variety of creative arts.

The SCA (Education team) is seeking:
• Growing Young Artists (Outreach program) Instructors (6)
• Growing Young Artists (Outreach program) Interns (3)

JOB DESCRIPTION: INSTRUCTORS
Educators will work closely with the Education & Exhibition Manager, GYA Coordinator, the visiting artist, and a team of other teachers to promote accessible, creative, healthy learning for at-risk youth:

  • Educators will be responsible for co-teaching children (ages 4-16, you will be assigned a specific age group)
  • Educators will develop and execute hands-on curriculum for 3 weeks-worth of teaching
  • Educators will supervise an intern
  • Educators will have the opportunity to collaborate with community members and working professionals

JOB DESCRIPTION: INTERNS
Interns will work closely with the Education & Exhibition Manager, GYA Coordinator, the visiting artist, and a team of other teachers to promote accessible, creative, healthy learning for at risk youth:

  • Interns will assist in teaching children (ages 4-16, you will be assigned a specific age group)
  • Interns will help educators develop hands-on curriculum for 3 weeks-worth of teaching
  • Interns will have the opportunity to collaborate with community members and working professionals

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Take direction, work unsupervised, and take initiative
  • Work both independently and collaboratively
  • Flourish in a team-teaching environment
  • Organize and handle multiple tasks at once
  • Show exemplary interpersonal skills
  • Have a strong work ethic
  • Feel comfortable conducting kinesthetic activities (yoga and mindfulness)
  • Be deadline and detail oriented
  • Prepare and manage program materials, including setup and cleanup of spaces
  • Travel to surrounding schools to implement programming
  • Think creatively and resourcefully and share ideas

What you will gain:

  • Valuable classroom teaching experience with a range of ages and skill levels
  • Experience researching, developing and implementing thoughtful curriculum
  • Experience writing lesson plans
  • Connection to local creatives and educators
  • Experience working alongside professional artists
  • Solid communications and nonprofit administration experience
  • The opportunity to interact with other professionals in the business, community, academic and nonprofit sectors
  • A great professional recommendation for your valuable work
  • Knowledge that you are making a difference in your community and the lives of children!

REQUIREMENTS
• Completed at least 2-3 years at a university or college or has at least 5 years of experience
• Has experience working with children (12 months +)
• Preferred majors include: Education, Art Education, Early Childhood, Art History, Fine Art
• Spanish speaking strengths are strongly desired

INTERNSHIP SUPERVISOR: Whitney Valentine, SCA Education & Exhibition Manager

COMMITMENT: End of May and beginning of June planning sessions; teaching during July M-TH 8am-3pm

COMPENSATION: A project stipend

Education credit from a University or College is also available. It is the student’s responsibility to arrange for college credit at his/her school. We are happy to assist by completing requested evaluations, reports, or other documentation.

TO APPLY: Send resume, cover letter and (4) examples of your personal artwork or (1) lesson you have written to [email protected] All pieces are mandatory to be considered for an interview.

DEADLINE: Submissions will be accepted until February 23rd

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