POSITION DESCRIPTION | HIT THE STREETS
Coyote Central is looking for two experienced teaching artists, one visual and one performance, for Hit the Streets 2019. Each Teaching Artist will be responsible for leading 12 experienced kids, ages 13-15, through the creative process of building a polished, public art piece or performance. Teaching Artists will design project proposal in advance, leaving room for youth voice and input. The project should speak to the given theme and be adaptable to a variety of public venues. Visual and Performance Teaching Artists will facilitate independently, but will be asked to collaborate with one another on crossover content. Each Teaching Artist will be supported by one mentor assistant.
REPORTS TO: Bryn Mooney, Project Director
YOU ARE SOMEONE WHO…
has a powerful work ethic and excellent follow-through
is a strong communicator with teens, staff, and other teaching artists
has the ability to stay organized in shared spaces and track project progress
exudes a strong sense of team mentality
represents the diversity amongst the students we serve
prioritizes and teaches through an equity lens
brings a dynamic spirit to the project and can spark that in others
is passionate about working with young teens
cultivates a sense community
demonstrates a balance of flexibility and structure
AS A TEACHING ARTIST, YOU SHOULD HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH…
working with students from a diverse range of backgrounds
working with middle-school aged youth
providing activities that scaffold projects
norm setting and conflict resolution
supporting varying levels of experience with a medium among participants in a single group
managing big-picture timetables
YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR…
submitting an overview syllabus of the project 2 months prior to start date
providing daily lesson plans and draft of budget 1 month prior to the start date
daily icebreakers, group formers, and daily reflections
attending planning meetings with the co-teaching artist and Coyote Staff
ensuring the project is polished and finished by installation/performance date
installing and breaking down the work
TEACHING ARTISTS SHOULD AT ALL TIMES PRIORITIZE AMPLIFYING YOUTH VOICE, PERSPECTIVE, AND DECISION-MAKING WHILE CHALLENGING YOUTH TO REACH THE HIGHEST STANDARDS IN THEIR WORK.
Coyote is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to equity and cultural competency in all facets of our organization. Teaching Artists of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Dates: 2 weeks of workshops: July 15-19 + July 22-26 // Culminating Showcase: Saturday, July 27
Time: 9:00-1:00 or 1:30-5:30 (depending on availability of artists)
Students: 12 students per team, with experience in the medium (ages 13-15)
Project: Visual art installation or performance art piece (15-20 minutes in length)
Theme: “Finding Your Bounce” | Youth resilience in the face of obstacles
Project Scope: Art installation and performance designed specifically for the proscenium at Dr. Blanche Lavizzo Park (see below) that can also be installed or performed at future venues.
Access to: Woodshop and woodworking tools, outdoor space, mirrored performance studio, electronic music software, welding shop, digital cameras, sewing machines, laptops, etc.
Materials Budget: $500 - $1,500
Total Compensation: $2,410 - $2,910
$40/hour for the following: teaching (40 hrs) planning/prep (10 hrs) rehearsal/installation/teardown (4 hrs)
$25/hour for the following: daily set-up/clean-up (10 hrs) shopping/fabrication costs (0 - 20 hrs)
*Planning hours will be paid once syllabus and outlines are submitted and finalized. Payment of week #1 will be made upon conclusion of week 1 and the remaining balance will be will be paid on the culminating date.
Dr. Blanche Lavizzo Park
2100 South Jackson Street | Seattle, WA 98144