ASC – Studio 345 Teaching Artist/Youth Development Mentor

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Position: Studio 345 Teaching Artist/Youth Development Mentor

Reports To: Education Program Director – Out of School Programming

Department: Education, Arts & Science Council

Classification: Part-Time

Job Summary: Studio 345, a program of ASC, is seeking part-time Teaching Artists in the fields of digital photography, film, music production, multimedia design, screen-printing, animation, illustration, digital art and graphic design.

Studio 345 is a free out of school youth development program that uses Digital Photography, Digital Media Arts, and Multimedia Design to educate and inspire students to stay in school, graduate, and pursue goals beyond high school.

Providing unique experiences for high school students in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Studio 345 fosters a sense of belonging and interconnectedness. Taught and mentored by professional working artists, students gain invaluable experiences enabling them to become creative risk-takers and craftsmen while growing emotionally, intellectually, and artistically.

Responsibilities/Duties/Functions/Tasks: 

  • Participate in the Teaching Artist training workshop.
  • Plan and implement (3) 10-week courses related to your specific medium/s that will take place on September 24-Dec. 6, Jan 7 – March 14, March 25 – June 6.
  • Integrate at least (1) community arts-based project into each 10-week course. Potential community partners include UNC Charlotte, McColl Center for Art & Innovation, Carolinas HealthCare, Queens University, Davidson College, The Mint Museum, Urban Ministry Center, The Light Factory, and Levine Museum of the New South, Johnson C Smith University and others.
  • Co-curate and organize end of trimester Celebrations (exhibitions, performances, & film screenings) on December 6, March 14, and June 6.
  • Collect daily attendance and submit to Advocacy Coordinator at the end of each day.
  • Submit accurate paperwork in a timely manner.

Qualifications:

  • BA or BFA in related media.
  • Experience working with youth ages 14-18 preferred.
  • 1-2 years previous technical and/or teaching experience in a community-based organization, or public school system environment, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Ability to facilitate strong mentorships.
  • Ability to communicate and present information effectively to students, co- teaching artists, parents, and general public.
  • Strong ability to work collectively and delegate tasks with co-teaching artists.
  • Ability to problem-solve and mediate conflicts.

To Apply: 

  • Please submit a resume and cover letter detailing your experiences with youth as well as your creative and educational background to angela.grauel@artsandscience.org.
  • Deadline for application is August 10, 2018.
  • Interviews will include an instructional demo of your specific medium/s.
  • No phone calls, please.
  • Compensation is competitive and based on education and experience.

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