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CUE Art Foundation is a 14-year-old visual arts center dedicated to creating essential career and educational opportunities for emerging and under-recognized artists. Through exhibitions, arts education, and public programs, CUE provides artists and audiences with sustaining and meaningful experiences and resources.
CUE is dedicated to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.
ASSISTANT ARTIST EDUCATOR, CUE TEEN COLLECTIVE
CUE Art Foundation seeks a creative youth advocate to co-teach the 2018-2019 season of the CUE Teen Collective.
The CUE Teen Collective is a free after school program designed for NYC high school students interested in pursuing art careers. Participants meet on Thursday afternoons from October through June to investigate the contemporary art world, develop professional skills, and produce a group exhibition in CUE’s gallery space.
The CUE Teen Collective aims to cultivate teens’ personal artistic voices and to expand their notions of what art can be and how artists function within the world today. We pay particular attention to collaboration, non-traditional art and artists, and hybrid career paths. Through field trips, engagement with CUE’s exhibiting artists, and conversations with art professionals, participants are offered unique access to NYC’s art world.
Within this framework, CUE is searching for an Assistant Artist Educator who is excited to share their perspective and experience with young artists and to help shape a curriculum that fosters exploration, experimentation, and critical inquiry.
- Assist in the design and implementation of an original and student-responsive curriculum that promotes teens’ personal artistic development and explores diverse definitions of art and art careers
- Work with teens and lead Artist Educator to plan and produce a culminating exhibition in CUE’s gallery space
- Conduct outreach and plan field trips to museums, galleries, and artist studios; participate in group conversations with artists and art professionals
- Allow flexibility and incorporate teen voices into program sessions
- Document program sessions through photo, video, and written reflections
- Collect and maintain program data
- Communicate promptly and consistently with the lead Artist Educator, CUE Programs staff, students, and parents/guardians
- Participate in student interview and selection process
- Participate in mid-term and final program evaluations
- BA in studio art, art history, arts or museum education, or a related field
- Minimum of two years experience working with teens in a school, museum, or community setting
- Demonstrated knowledge of technical instruction in at least one artistic discipline—drawing, painting, or sculpture preferred
- An understanding and interest in contemporary art and the art world
- Excellent communication and administrative organizational skills with the ability to work independently and follow through on projects
- Experience with curriculum development and writing lesson plans is a plus
Please submit a resume and letter of interest to Shona Masarin-Hurst, Programs Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a 1099 independent contractor position, from September/October 2018 to June 2019. Weekly hours vary, averaging approximately 4 hours per week during the academic year. Assistant Artist Educators are paid $35/hour.
This position requires the completion of a background check.