Launched in Spring 2022, The Creative Curriculum Program is
an educational Artist-in-Residence in collaboration with local Education Agencies based in Phoenix. The program 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 department staff, local artists create lesson plans, develop trainings, and provide in-person instruction to help students achieve district standards and goals.
Spring 2024 Call to Teaching Artists
- Compensation: $5,000 all-inclusive stipend
- Commitment: 8 hours a week over twelve weeks (specifics outlined below)
- Required Qualifications: Previous teaching experience with youth
- Deadline to Apply: January 19, 2024 11:59 p.m.
- Apply: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CCSpring24
Call to Teaching Artists
The Phoenix Department of Arts and Culture is seeking three teaching artists with elementary - high school age youth instruction experience for Spring 2024 residency. Placements will be at schools within Cartwright School District, Deer Valley Unified School District, and Laveen Elementary School District.
Working in close collaboration with staff members at the Department of Arts and Culture and the 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 students get engaged and excited about the arts in accordance with district standards and goals.
Compensation and Commitment
The educational artist-in-residence is a contracted position expected to work up to 8 hours a week meeting with teachers, developing curriculum, and instructing students over a 8-week in-classroom period from March 18, 2024 to May 10, 2024, with an additional four weeks for preparation and wrap-up (total 90 hours). For this work, the artist will receive all-inclusive stipend of $5,000. This stipend includes materials and mileage. Pending any changes in district policy, the artist is expected to teach in-person once a week.
Learn more by reading the full guidelines.
Eligibility and Qualifications
Professional arts background though education and/or an arts practice (e.g. drawing, painting, poetry, collage, etc.)
1-2 years teaching or educational experience with elementary through high school 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
Once you've read the full guidelines, you can apply for the position by completing the online form at www.surveymonkey.com/r/CCSpring24. To apply for the position, all you'll need is a cover letter, a resume, and three references (one reference must be able to speak to your teaching/instruction experience). The application is expected to take between 15 minutes and 1 hour to complete. While you can edit and save your responses in the form, we recommend preparing your responses in a separate document and copying and pasting your answers into the form when you're ready. Applications close January 19, 2024, at 11:59 p.m.
Once you submit your application, you'll receive an automated message in your web browser confirming receipt, with an additional confirmation email from the City of Phoenix Department of Arts and Culture once the application period closes. Selected applicants will be contacted for virtual interviews the following week. All applicants will be notified by February 9, 2024.
If you have any questions, please make sure you have reviewed the full guidelines. If you still have questions or would like to talk more about the position before applying, reach out to the Community Programs and Engagement Manager Elida Acosta at 602-495-0191 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you so much for your interest in applying for the position, we look forward to talking more with you soon.