Launched in Spring 2022, Creative Curriculum is
a teaching artist program that uses the arts, including creative writing, visual arts, and other disciplines, to get students excited and engaged about learning. Working closely with teachers, district specialists, and Office staff, local artists create lesson plans, develop trainings, and provide in-person instruction to help students achieve district standards and goals.
Spring 2023 Call to Artists
- Compensation: $3,600 stipend
- Commitment: 12 hrs/wk over six weeks (specifics outlined below)
- Required Qualifications: Previous teaching experience with youth
- Deadline to Apply: January 19, 2023, at 11:59 p.m.
- Apply: www.surveymonkey.com/r/CCSpring23
Call to Artists
The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture is seeking a visual artist with elementary-aged youth instruction experience for a Spring 2023 placement at Heatherbrae Elementary School.
Working in close collaboration with staff members at the Office of Arts and Culture and the Heatherbrae Elementary School classroom instructor and school principal, the educational artist-in-residence will help develop, administer, and evaluate a variety of exercises, lesson plans, resources, and tools to help third-grade students get engaged and excited about visual arts in accordance with district standards and goals.
Compensation and Commitment
The education artist-in-residence is a contracted position expected to work up to 12 hours a week meeting with teachers, developing curriculum, and instructing students over a 4-week in-classroom period from February 13 to March 10, with an additional two weeks for preparation and wrap-up (total 72 hours). For this work, the artist will receive a stipend of $3,600, including mileage and travel. Pending any changes in district policy, the artist is expected to teach in-person twice a week. Instruction will take place during regular school hours. Meetings with teachers and staff members may take place virtually. Materials and supplies will be provided by the City of Phoenix. Other details will be determined at the start of the program.
Eligibility and Qualifications
- Visual arts background, education, practice (e.g. drawing, painting, collage, etc.)
- 1-2 years teaching or educational experience with elementary-aged youth in academic, community, or other settings
- Dependability and strong communication
- Strong organizational skills
- Positive attitude, sense of humor, and flexibility
- Availability to complete the duration of the placement
- Passed background check and fingerprint clearance card from the Arizona Department of Public Safety (required after hire)
- Preferred: Bilingual in Spanish and English
Applying to the Position
To apply, submit a cover letter, a resume, and three references through an online form at www.surveymonkey.com/r/CCSpring23. Applications are due January 19, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. Virtual interviews will take place the following week. All applicants will be notified by January 30, 2023.
For more information, contact Grants and Community Engagement Director Sarah León at 602.262.6164 or email@example.com.