I3 Teaching Artists Sought…

31 Aug

Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington is currently seeking  teaching artists for the Arts for  Learning Lessons Project in the Beaverton School District. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, this project aims to improve literacy skills among grades 3-5 by leveraging the power of the arts with key reading and writing skills. Beginning with classroom-teacher-led, art-integrated lessons, each classroom participates in a five-session residency with a professional teaching artist in a specific art form every spring trimester. Art forms include music, dance/movement, and the visual art of collage combined with literary arts. Artists who have experience with one of these art forms and  experience working with elementary grade levels should apply. These positions include paid training February – March of 2012 and consistent work throughout April – June of 2012 with possible extensions into later years.

Desired attributes and qualifications:

  •  Knowledge of an art form (either music, dance/movement, or any visual art)
  • Willingness to follow a pre-designed outline of five classroom sessions
  • Classroom management skills for elementary grade levels
  • Adaptability to meet classroom teachers’ needs
  • Strategies for working with the complexities of a school environment
  • Self-reflective about teaching practice
  • Willingness/interest in collaborating with fellow teaching artists in the project
  • Located in the Portland-Metro area or ability to commute to Beaverton for typical school hours
  • Able to pass a criminal background check

Note: This application process is for work through the Arts for Learning Lessons Project  only. For more information on how to become a Young Audiences roster artist, please go to our website.

source: Allison Tigard, Arts for Learning Program Coordinator

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2 Responses to “I3 Teaching Artists Sought…”

  1. Kate September 4, 2011 at 5:36 pm #

    Who do I send my resume too?

    • David, RFA Liaison September 6, 2011 at 4:21 pm #

      Kate –

      You can send your resume to allison@ya-or.org. Thank you for your interest!

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