CUE Art Foundation seeks a creative youth advocate to co-facilitate the 2019-20 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 Wednesday afternoons from October through May 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 implement a curriculum that fosters exploration, experimentation, and critical inquiry.
Co-Facilitation Responsibilities include:
- Assist in the implementation of an original and student-responsive curriculum that promotes teens’ personal artistic development and explores diverse definitions of art and art careers
- Co-host the student interview day in late September or early October and assist with in the teen recruitment & selection process
- Work with lead Artist Educator, teens, and staff to plan and produce a culminating exhibition in CUE’s gallery space
- Assist with outreach, planning (where applicable), and supervision of field trips to museums, galleries, and artist studios; direct teens and meet them at trip locations; participate in group conversations with artists and art professionals
- Assist with workshops at CUE – set up and break down of workshop materials (e.g. tables and chairs, projector, art supplies, etc.), supervise teens, participate in conversations and one-on-one student meetings
- Allow flexibility and incorporate teen voices into program sessions
Administrative Responsibilities include:
- Serve as the point person for teens to contact about late arrivals, absences etc.
- Document program sessions through photo, video, and written and oral reflections and upload to Google Drive
- Collect and maintain program data; record attendance for each program session
- Communicate promptly and consistently with the lead Artist Educator, CUE Programs staff, students, and parents/guardians
- Participate in mid-term and final program evaluations
- Draft and send the workshop information email to teens and their parents/guardians weekly
- Assist lead educator with tracking, reviewing and copy editing student biographies, statements and artwork captions
- BA/BFA in studio art, art history, arts or museum education, or a related field
- Minimum of one year of experience working with teens in a school, enrichment program, museum, or community setting
- 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
- Familiarity with Instagram and Google Apps, especially Drive, Sheets, Slides, Doc, Calendar & Contacts
- Demonstrated knowledge of technical instruction in at least one artistic discipline - drawing, painting, or sculpture – is strongly preferred
- Experience with curriculum development and developing lesson plans is a plus
Please submit a resume and letter of interest to Lilly Hern-Fondation, Programs Manager: email@example.com
Assistant Artist Educators are paid $35/hour. This is a 1099 independent contractor position from September 2019 to May 2020. Weekly hours vary, averaging approximately 4 hours per week during the academic year. School breaks are observed.
This position requires the completion of a background check.
CUE Art Foundation is a dynamic visual arts center dedicated to creating essential career and educational opportunities for emerging and under-recognized artists of all ages. 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.