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Family Arts Academy – Teaching Artist

Deadline May 15: The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) seeks a Teaching Artist interested in education and the transformative power of art to engage the Philadelphia community in a family art-making workshop. PAFA’s Family Arts Academy engages families in art making that relates both to our collection and the teaching artist’s work. This is a temporary position during the Fall of 2015. Must be able to work Sundays from 12-4pm (plus additional time for prep). Teaching Artists receive a stipend. Supplies are provided.
This position will develop, plan and deliver two hour art making workshops, inspired by PAFA’s collection and their studio work; Collaborate with the Family Arts Coordinator about workshops to: State objectives, Discuss materials, List supplies needed, Provide examples, and Produce guidelines; Create a visual introduction (a power point or other visual aid) to demonstrate art technique or process; Facilitate family art making with help of volunteers and Family Arts Coordinator; Develop a take away project related to your workshop.
Qualified candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in art or education. Prior experience in a classroom or teaching setting is desired. Must be able to demonstrate the ability to engage, challenge and interest others through communication, art appreciation and art-making. Qualified applicants will have strong organizational skills and attention to detail, and the ability to multitask.
Deadline to Apply: Friday, May 15th, 2015
To Apply

Qualified candidates should send a workshop proposal, cover letter, resume, and references by the deadline: May 15th to jobs@pafa.org, fax to 215-972-6194, or mail to Human Resources, 128 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19102. Please include “FAA Teaching Artist” in the subject line. The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages the recruitment and retention of qualified candidates for all positions. PAFA encourages members of all diverse groups to seek employment with us.

Opportunity posted on: May 6, 2015