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SUMMER TEACHING ARTIST

At Artscope we foster emotional well-being, expansive and intentional inclusivity, and environmental harmony through imaginative art, dialogue, and visionary play.

Founded in 2002, Artscope provides high-quality arts learning experiences to children of all abilities and backgrounds. You’ll find our professional teaching artists at work in our historic and cozy cottage in Tower Grove Park and around the St. Louis area.  At Artscope, we’re nurturing the next generation of creators and innovators.
 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Artscope seeks qualified and experienced teaching artists with a passion for teaching the visual arts to young people for the following:

  • Artscope’s Summer Camp Create from June 1-August 6, 2021, at two locations in Tower Grove Park, and

  • Online, ½ day programs Artscope will offer via Zoom throughout Summer 2021. 

 

Reporting to the Artscope Program Director, the Summer Teaching Artist will have responsibility for planning and facilitating high-quality learning experiences in the visual arts for young people ages 5-13 in a summer day camp setting, practicing Artscope’s core values of Creativity, Diversity, Ecology, Cooperation and Play.  The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. BIPOC teaching artists are strongly encouraged to apply.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Effectively support the success of each child in art-making and other creative activities.

  • Effectively plan and execute visual arts-based lessons and curriculum appropriate and relevant to young people ages 5-13 years old, guiding the students from inspiration to completion of creative projects.  

  • Help maintain a clean, organized and inviting creative space for students and staff.

  • Work collaboratively with other Artscope staff and teaching artists on program planning from week-to-week.

  • Document student work-in-process as well as final product, for publication on Artscope’s social media, newsletter and other print and digital media.

  • Help to create a warm and inclusive environment that respects the thoughts and feelings of young people of all backgrounds.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • A bachelor’s degree in art or art education, or equivalent professional experience.

  • Demonstrated experience with children, knowledge of age appropriate social and emotional learning principles.

  • Ability to effectively manage a visual arts classroom that supports the success of each child in art-making and other creative activities.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with parents and adult family members of program participants.

  • Effectively represent Artscope’s mission and core values.  

  • Punctuality is critical, as well as timely response to written and oral communication with Artscope staff.

  • Knowledge of curriculum and lesson plan development for visual arts education is a plus.

  • Must pass a Missouri Family Care Safety Registry background check.

  • If not already certified, be willing to participate in CPR/first aid training in advance of the start of camp season (paid for by employer).

  • Must be willing to abide by all Covid-19 guidelines for use of personal protective equipment, and all cleaning and sanitizing protocols.

COMPENSATION

  • The Teaching Artist will be compensated at a base rate of $22/hour depending on experience.  Teaching Artists are required to be on site from 8:30 am-3:30 pm daily on all days they are teaching. 

  • Send resume and at least two references who are familiar with your experience working with children to Carrie Keasler, Program Director carrie.keasler@artscopestl.org

  • Email only, please. We do not accept applications through Facebook or Facebook Messenger. Positions will be open until filled. 

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Mailing Address

© Copyright 2020 by Artscope.

PO Box 63201

St Louis, MO 63163

Artscope is a (501)(c)(3) public charity listed with the IRS under the legal name South City Open Studio and Gallery for Children. Donations are tax deductible. Our Tax ID# is 43-1924074