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Contemporary Connections Teaching Artist – Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts

Deadline September 21: Project Description: Contemporary Connections is a school-based program in which DCCA pairs a professional artist with a classroom teacher. This team, together with a DCCA representative, designs a curriculum in which the arts are integrated into other core curriculum subjects. The main goal of Contemporary Connections is for students to understand the intellectual and cultural heritage of the arts and to see how this relates to contemporary society, their studies, and their lives. This program also develops teachers’ skills that enable them to use arts-integration as a powerful teaching tool in core curriculum subjects is also a key aspect of the program.
• Work with DCCA and classroom teacher to develop curriculum/art project that integrates visual arts into other core subjects (math, science, social studies, &/or language arts) and relates to DE State Standards
• Conduct 10 classroom visits/sessions plus 2-3 meetings with DCCA and teachers
• Visit DCCA galleries with students and relate classroom project to gallery visit
• Attend final project reception
Minimum Requirements:
• BA or BFA in Art, Art Education, Art History, or related field (MA/MFA in Studio Art, Art Education preferred)
Work Experience:
• Demonstrated experience working with K-12 children
• Children’s art curriculum development
Skills & Abilities:
• Strong interest in visual arts and community outreach
• Ability to think creatively and develop engaging projects that integrate core subjects
• Ability to work well with other adults (DCCA & classroom teachers) to achieve program goals
• Enjoys work with children
• Flexibility in working with school schedules
• Minimum: 12 teaching hours, 3 meeting hours, plus planning and prep time for each in class session
• Flexible schedule; daytime availability required
Pay Rate: Competitive
Application Requirements:
• Resume that indicates teaching experience, cover letter, examples of own studio work, student work, &/or art curricula

Opportunity posted on: September 2, 2015