DEPARTMENT

Lincoln Center Education

POSITION

Teaching Artists

JOB DESCRIPTION

Reporting to the Associate Director of Teaching Artist Faculty & Fellowships, LCE teaching artists are practicing artists in the disciplines of dance, music, theater, and visual arts who are committed to working with educators and young people. Specific responsibilities include: teaching in all aspects of LCE’s programs, including but not limited to Partnership Schools, Focus Schools, Teacher Education sites, professional development workshops (including Summer Forum Labs and Custom Professional Development Sessions, Community events, and LCE Consultancies), and all Special Events. Teaching includes strategy planning with LCE staff, implementation of strategy in the classroom, and direct instruction with students in pre-K through grade 12, in higher education settings, and with learners of all ages. TAs may also consult and coach educators on aesthetic education practice. Other responsibilities: attending ongoing professional development sessions specifically designed for LCE teaching artists; carrying out administrative responsibilities (such as submission of written lesson plans, assessments, teaching schedules, and payment forms); meeting with LCE staff; and performing other duties as needed. LCE TAs are represented by the Lincoln Center Chapter of the United Federation of Teachers.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Applicants should demonstrate expertise working as professional artists, and exhibit a strong commitment to working with educators and young people, as well as a curiosity in exploring LCE’s philosophy and approach to arts in education. Must have availability to work during school hours, as well as occasional evenings and weekends; willingness to travel to LCE sites in the NYC major metropolitan area; strong oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; ability to facilitate group decision-making; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously; strong attention to detail. Current proof of fingerprinting clearance through the NYC and NY State Department of Education is required for employment. Teaching experience with diverse age groups and educational settings is a plus.

 

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

Interested applicants should visit the Lincoln Center Education Web site at www.lincolncentereducation.org to become more familiar with LCE and its various programs. Submit resume and cover letter. Cover letter should include a statement commenting on the candidate’s desire to work both for Lincoln Center Education and in the field of arts and education, and a reflection on ways in which the candidate’s personal philosophy of teaching in the arts aligns with his or her understanding of LCE’s approach. Send to:  [email protected] or via mail at Lincoln Center Education, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023.