Teaching Artist / AmeriCorps Member
*NOTE: We accept applications on a rolling basis, however our next pooled deadline is on MAY 23RD!
Please apply through our application portal on Acceptd to be considered: https://app.getacceptd.com/artistyear !
If you have any questions about ArtistYear or the application process, please feel free to reach out to the Director of Recruiting and Alumni Relations, Maryanne Braine at email@example.com.
ArtistYear — an organization born out of the traditions of service, dedication to artistic excellence and expression, and respect, obligation, and empathy towards our fellow citizens – is the first national and state AmeriCorps program for artists across disciplines to dedicate a year of service to our nation.
ArtistYear AmeriCorps Fellows serve as full-time Teaching Artists in low-income schools across the country.
ArtistYear has found that pairing recent arts graduates who want to have a positive impact on our nation through a dedicated service year, with phenomenal teachers in low-income schools, is an excellent way to expand arts education for underserved students to improve their school engagement and life outcomes, while developing the next generation of citizen-artists based on a deeply engaged community perspective.
Each ArtistYear AmeriCorps Fellow will uphold the mission, values, and expectations of ArtistYear, and openly contribute learnings back to the arts education and national service fields.
*We are currently accepting applications for in the following locations:
- The Borough of Queens, New York
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- The Sandhills - Moore County and Lee County, North Carolina
- Aspen Valley & Roaring Fork Valley, Colorado
- Denver, Colorado
ARTISTYEAR FELLOW RESPONSIBILITIES:
- A full-time (40 hours) service week in a Title I school, inclusive of:
- Direct teaching and school common-time hours
- Communication, meeting, planning, and preparation hours
- Student performance or exhibition hours
- Training and professional development requirements for school site and ArtistYear
- Designing and teaching standards-based aligned arts education to disadvantaged youth, that inspires active youth citizens and supports school culture and goals, as well as ArtistYear’s standards.
- Preparing and executing high quality, student-centered gallery openings, performances and/or community arts events that highlight student process and achievement, enhance school climate, and engage the broader community.
- Regular communication, meetings, and collaboration with parents, school staff members, and ArtistYear leadership.
- Assisting school partner faculty members as requested; stepping in as an emergency substitute art or music teacher at a school site if requested.
- Completing required documentation and records for school site and ArtistYear, such as daily virtual standup participation, blogging responsibilities, timekeeping, assessment protocols, and lesson plans.
- Full attendance and participation in all required professional development and training, including ArtistYear’s intensive Orientation & Training Institute during late summer.
- Receiving and implementing regular and supportive performance feedback from ArtistYear leadership and/or a school site supervisor.
APPLICANTS TO ARTISTYEAR MUST BE:
- A graduate of an accredited college or university by July 1, 2022.
- Bachelor's degree or higher preferred. For a highly skilled applicant, we may accept an Associate's degree.
- Highly skilled in their artistic craft, holding a degree in an artistic field or having a comparable combination of education and experience in their artistic field.
- For example: Art history, art therapy, creative writing, dance, digital media, fashion design, fine arts, piano, photography, screenwriting, filmmaking, music composition, music education, theatre, viola, etc.
- U.S. citizenship, national, or legal resident.
- Due to the hiring restrictions as an AmeriCorps program, ArtistYear may only accept applicants who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or legal residents
- Able to dedicate up to 12-months to a full-time national service year.
- Able to successfully pass all necessary background checks and clearances for working with youth.
WHAT ARE THE FELLOW BENEFITS?
ArtistYear supports the professional development and personal growth of each Fellow throughout the year of service. These benefits include:
- A monthly living stipend of $1,750.
- A stipend to cover health insurance if not already covered by an existing policy.
- An educational award of $6,395 following successful completion of your service year.
- Federal school loan forbearance during your ArtistYear.
- Regular professional development/training opportunities in classroom management, child development, teaching artistry, creativity, arts education, and civic engagement.
- Mentoring: on-site in your school assignment and through off-site sessions.
- Opportunities to network and collaborate with a large range of stakeholders, including local community arts leaders, school district leadership, service year personnel, alumni, and more.
- Exposure to and experience with critical 21st-Century artist skills, including non-profit strategy; leadership, teaching, advocacy, problem solving and communication skills, and intensive experience in community arts education.
- A strong network of fellow ArtistYear colleagues and friends who will offer support, ideas, and collaboration both during your service year and beyond.
- An opportunity to use your art to make a difference in the lives of children and schools.
*Please note, the number of Fellowship positions ArtistYear may offer in each location are dependent on funding.
ArtistYear provides equal employment opportunities to all Employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, or service in the military. Equal employment opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.