POSITION TITLE: Teaching Artist, In-school Programs
REPORTS TO: Senior Manager of School and Community Programs
At Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, we bring artists, art and audiences together to enrich, engage, and change lives through the experience of dance.
We are seeking dynamic, results-oriented and mission-driven individuals to join our Education department as teaching artists and assistant teaching artists (part-time) for our in-school programs. Hubbard Street offers unique and innovative residencies that allow schools to incorporate dance into their classrooms and curricula. Hubbard Street teaching artists are responsible for leading these residencies, integrating dance with other subjects while introducing students to improvisation and choreography. Teaching artists are an integral part of all residencies’ curriculum planning and documentation, and will meet with classroom teachers prior to and throughout each residency. Hubbard Street teaching artists receive paid professional development and training. Classes are for students in Chicago and suburban schools in grades preK–12.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Develop, teach, and document arts-integrated curriculum that focuses on the creative process.
- Attend all Teaching Artist professional development workshops and implement new learning in teaching practice.
- Develop and implement assessment tools embedded within programming.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
- Hubbard Street gives preference to candidates who have demonstrable experience advocating for equality, diversity and inclusion.
- BA required, MA preferred for lead teaching artists.
- Knowledge of state and national core arts standards.
- Experience with arts integration.
- Spanish language skills a plus.
- Significant teaching experience in a school setting preferred.
- Background in choreography and improvisation.
- Professional demeanor when interacting with students, partner teachers and staff.
- Ability to travel to various locations and schools in the Chicago area.
TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (.pdfs only) detailing your interest and qualifications to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include TEACHING ARTIST in the subject line of your email. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis. No phone calls, please.