The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) is seeking a teaching artist to lead an Urban Investigation in the summer of 2013. For this project the teaching artist will work at Dia:Beacon with high school students from the surrounding community to investigate the role of a museum in the city.
CUP’s intensive project-based curricula enable students to explore fundamental questions about how the city works through collaborative research and design. Each Urban Investigation begins with a key question about the city. To find answers, students go beyond standard classroom learning and engage in rigorous field research, visiting real sites and interviewing decision-makers and stakeholders. Students then collaborate with the teaching artist to produce innovative, engaging multimedia works. These projects are taken up by neighborhood organizations and advocacy groups and used to educate others.
The Urban Investigation will take place between July 8 and August 9, meeting four times a week (Mondays through Thursdays) from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm. The position pays a project stipend of $6875. Additionally, CUP will pay for half of travel expenses to and from Beacon.
CUP teaching artists work with CUP staff to develop course ideas, schedules, and lesson plans. Teaching artists are responsible for training students in research and documentation skills, taking students on site visits, and shaping and managing the execution of the final product. There is a separate budget for materials and other project costs.
Applications are due by email Monday, April 22nd, by 5 pm.
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