Providence ¡CityArts! seeks summer teaching artists (AmeriCorps positions)

Providence ¡CityArts! for Youth is seeking 18 creative individuals to serve as AmeriCorps members in our Turnaround Teaching Artist Project. AmeriCorps members must commit 300 hours of service between June 12th and August 12th, 2017. Members will lead STEAM and Design Thinking based projects at the CityArts Studios and Boys and Girls Club sites throughout Providence. Programming will focus on developing positive habits of engagement in youth to combat summer learning loss. Young artists will work collaboratively with their peers and teaching artists to gain skills in inquiry, leadership, reflection and creative problem solving. The AmeriCorps Turnaround Teaching Artist Project offers members an opportunity to strengthen their curriculum development and classroom management skills, while deepening problem solving and leadership abilities. Intensive skill development training plus weekly feedback and reflection sessions will support the member’s professional growth. Members will receive a $1000 dollar stipend and a $1,221.96 education award with the completion of 300 hours of service.

Member Duties Include:

o Work independently and as a team to develop and implement project-based arts curriculum for CityArts Design Thinking programs.

o Explore how design, science, technology, engineering and math can be combined in project-based learning workshops to deepen problem solving and leadership abilities within CityArts youth ages 8-14.

o Attend all training sessions.

o Attend reflection sessions to support the member’s professional growth.

o Provide academic enrichment and mentor students.

o Outreach and collaborate with fellow teaching artists.

o Collect, document, and survey student work and progress using CityArts tools/instruments.

o Submit great story and time sheet reports on a regular and timely basis.
Qualifications:
o High School degree required, some college preferred.
o Must be eligible to complete at least one minimum time term of AmeriCorps Service (300 hour minimum).
o Strong interest in service and community development.
o Strong interest in providing high quality arts education to Providence youth.
o Experience working with youth from diverse backgrounds.
o Proven ability to organize and manage simultaneous tasks and projects.
o Attention to detail and excellent quantitative and record-keeping skills.
o Flexibility, creativity, independence, accountability and reliability.
o Ability to receive feedback and adjust performance to the standards of the program and staff.
o Ability to speak Spanish a plus.

Providence ¡CityArts! for Youth is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive artistic community; ¡CityArts! considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

For all ¡CityArts! AmeriCorps position inquiries, please contact Vanessa DeNino, ¡CityArts! AmeriCorps program director at: vanessa@providencecityarts.org