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Youth Summer Educator with Art Association of Jackson Hole

Dates of Service: 675 hours, Summer – May 26 – September 15, 2022
Position Hours/Day: Monday – Friday 8 hour Days, 40 hours per week

Location: Jackson, WY
Reports to: A!A Education Coordinator

Benefits:

  • Room and Board at Teton Science School in Jackson, WY
  • Loan deferment through AmeriCorps
  • Segal Education Award $2,474.27 upon successful completion of service (approved for fiscal year 2022, award amounts can change)
  • Weekly stipend of $319, for a maximum of $5,400 over the course of service
  • Professional development with hands-on experience in visual art education and community leadership
  • A!A Benefits: Free Individual Membership, Free Try-Nights, one free class per calendar year, 50% discounts on classes (dependent on enrollment levels), 40% discount on youth classes for children of staff (dependent on enrollment levels), 30% discount on art supplies in the store, free open studio (with mandatory proper training).

Position Duties and Goals: Youth program teacher, youth program support, studio assistance, professional/artistic development
Hiring Timeline: Accepting applicants until position is filled or April 15, 2022.
To Apply: Email a cover letter and resume to Elle Shafer at elle@artassociation.org 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Required:

  • Must be a US Citizen, US National, or lawful permanent resident of the United States;
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher
  • 21 years of age with a valid driver’s license
  • Current CPR and AED for Adult and Child and First Aid certification
  • Candidates must pass a criminal background check prior to starting service

Preferred:

  • Degree in Art Education, Art History, Elementary Education or related
  • Previous experience in designing visual arts curriculum, unit plans, lesson plans and teaching all ages
  • Commitment to diversity, empathy and inclusion in education; willingness to build community through art 
  • Strong communication and technology skills
  • Special event experience; ability to develop and facilitate art activities for various events
  • Willingness to work weekend or night shifts based on the needs of the event or program
  • Demonstrates creativity, flexibility, positive attitude and general willingness to learn

Transportation: Independent means of transportation to arrive in Jackson and to get from Teton Science School to the Art Association of Jackson Hole

POSITION OVERVIEW
Americorps Service Member – Youth Summer Educator at Art Association of Jackson Hole
Teaching and Education Support (60%)

  • Develop and facilitate thematic, engaging visual arts curriculum for summer art camps (grades K-12)
  • Ability to work closely with a co-teacher during week to foster the environment of the class (check in/out, lunch, field trips and the week’s experiences)
  • Prep, clean and maintain the various studio spaces from the camp day in a timely, organized manner
  • Develop strong relationships with families, kids and staff as part of the A!A community
  • Ability to take initiative, solve problems, and multi-task effectively with a positive attitude 
  • Apply best practices for classroom management to maximize student engagement according to teaching philosophies and A!A policies

Studio Project Assistant (40%)

  • Assist A!A Studio Coordinator with cleaning, prep, and studio projects within identified studio spaces (Ceramics, Paint/Print/Draw, Digital Arts, Dark Room, Metal/Glass)

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Attend training at Teton Science School in accordance with AmeriCorps duties
  • Attend trainings at the Art Association and other community offerings on early education, curriculum development and class management
  • Learn best practices for visual arts studio management by working closely with studio managers
  • Expand personal art practice by taking classes at the Art Association in area of interest

ABOUT US

The Art Association of Jackson Hole exists to ensure a vibrant, creative arts community. The Art Association of Jackson Hole has made visual art a vital part of creative life in Jackson Hole for 56 years. The staff, board instructors and volunteers provided visual art experience to the local community, including low income or at-risk youth and outreach sessions for more than 30 different service organizations in the valley. Comprising five studios, an art supply store and a gallery, our facility provides over 10,000 square feet of space to learn, practice and exhibit art. Beginner to master level instruction is offered in the mediums of painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, photography, silversmithing, glass and printmaking, mixed media and more!

Learn More at: https://artassociation.org/info/employment/

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