Employment Opportunity at Mural Arts! – Driver/Lead Teaching Artist Position – Recreation Specialty Instructor – Teaching Artist (Summer / Fall 2019)

Employment Opportunity at Mural Arts! – Driver/Lead Teaching Artist Position – Recreation Specialty Instructor – Teaching Artist (Summer / Fall 2019)

This Deadline Expired: Monday, July 15, 2019

Employment Opportunity at Mural Arts! – Driver/Lead Teaching Artist Position – Recreation Specialty Instructor – Teaching Artist (Summer / Fall 2019)

The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program unites artists and communities through a collaborative process, rooted in the traditions of mural-making, to create art that transforms public spaces and individual lives. Since its inception in 1984, Mural Arts has created more than 3,000 community driven murals and provided thousands of under-served youth and adults with award-winning arts education programming.

Lead Teaching Artists work closely with Art Education staff to develop an art-based curriculum. They inspire and guide students in creating individual works of art, designing murals, experimenting with media, and working alongside other professional artists on large-scale public art projects. In addition to assisting with recruitment and maintaining a classroom blog and attendance records as required by Mural Arts.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Drive vehicle to and from events, park and secure in designated parking spot
Maintain inventory and collateral for communications table for special events
Support administrative correspondence with rec center leaders and onsite event staff
Instructs and supervises youth in summer and after school activities. Activities include games, environmental education, service projects and art activities.
Employee will also be responsible for record – keeping (attendance, transportation and progress of activities).
Employee will prepare course material for presentation to groups of varying levels, backgrounds and interests.
Employee will determine types and amounts of supplies for various types of projects.
Assist with outdoor special events by directing participants, teaching activities, set-up and breakdown.
Perform related work as required.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: 

Valid Driver’s license with minimum 2 years’ experience
Comfortable driving cargo van
Knowledge in outdoor art making activities is helpful
Knowledge of the methods and techniques used in instructing groups of youth or adults
Knowledge of the sources of information and literature in the area of outdoor recreation
Ability to organize, instruct and motivate individuals and groups, and maintain order among recreation and social groups
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with participants, associates and general public.

SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS:  

Knowledge of a 3-5 years teaching experience;
Knowledge of art history and art-making techniques;
Ability to manage a classroom of 10-15 students;
Significant experience working with under-served youth and/or middle and/or high school students;
Ability to engage youth with multiple learning styles and varying artistic abilities;
Ability to conduct research, create lesson plans, organize projects, and facilitate annual student exhibition;
Excellent classroom management skills;
Exceptional written and oral communication skills necessary for managing paperwork and ongoing communications between program sites and Mural Arts staff;
Willingness to work collaboratively and in partnership with parents, program managers, student advocates, and artists;
Access to reliable transportation;
Familiarity with digital media and social media a plus;
Willing to attain PA Child Abuse Report, PA Criminal Background Check, and FBI Check upon interview.

ANTICIPATED COMMITMENT & WORK SCHEDULE:  

This employment opportunity is a seasonal part-time position with a 6 month commitment period beginning in August with 12 – 15 hours per week.  Summer hours are during the day.  After School hours are generally between the hours of 2:30 and 5:30 pm.

Hourly Rate: The hourly rate for this position is $25 and time sheets are split between the Parks and Recreation department and Mural Arts Philadelphia. Health benefits are not included.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to arted.resumes@muralarts.org  by Monday, July 15, 2019.

For further information on Mural Arts Philadelphia, please visit www.muralarts.org.

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