Fall Teaching Artists for School Programs at Brooklyn Arts Council

Brooklyn Arts Council

20 Jay Street, Suite 616
Brooklyn, NY 11201


Jul 17, 2023


Jun 28, 2023

Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) is accepting applications for school program Teaching Artists (TA) for the 2023-2024 school year!

BAC hosts programming at schools throughout Brooklyn, primarily November-June, both after school and during school hours. Applicants do not need to live in Brooklyn but must have the ability to travel to Brooklyn. BAC TA’s can expect an average of 2-3 residencies (on average, 1.5-2.5 hours per week for 12 weeks per residency) per school year depending on programming needs. In addition to teaching hours, each residency includes paid planning and professional development hours. All hours are currently billed at $85/hour. BAC TA’s have access to Materials for the Arts and NYC Arts in Education Roundtable events.

BAC’s programming mediums include Theater & Performance, Music, General Dance, Global Dance, Visual Arts, Literary Arts, Digital Media, and STEAM. BAC serves students that are English Language Learners and in D75 programs. We primarily serve K-8th grade students but we do also serve a smaller percentage of high school students.

Interested in learning more? Join BAC for a Prospective TA Info Session on Zoom on July 7 12pm-1:30pm EST. Register here:

(Please note: This call is for TA’s for BAC’s school programming. Creative Aging, Global Rhythms, and Performing Group applications are a separate process which will be reviewed in brevity at the Prospective TA Info Session.)

About the BAC Arts in Education (AIE) Department:

BAC’s AIE Department is a creative powerhouse, enriching the Brooklyn community through accessible arts education. Our programs empower individuals by fostering creativity, cultural understanding, and self-expression. We integrate arts into the community through our Creative Pathways, Our Voices, Catalyst, and Global Rhythms school programs, Creative Aging residencies at older adult centers, and community programming across the borough. This programming nurtures critical thinking and innovation, creates artistic engagement, and enhances well-being and social interaction. We seek to energize neighborhoods, communities, and schools to revitalize public spaces and foster unity. Together, we create a vibrant Brooklyn where art transforms lives. Learn more here.

Educational Goals

  • Foster creativity and imagination
  • Expand verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Enhance capacities for critical thinking and problem solving
  • Fortify social-emotional skills (e.g. risk-taking, collaboration)
  • Provide student-centered, culturally responsive teaching

Mission: Empowering & Enriching

BAC’s programs empower and enrich artists and communities by connecting them to one another. BAC employs artists to produce dynamic, creative, and educational programs in schools, senior centers, and local community spaces that open pathways for relationships, resources, and inspiration. BAC’s programs nurture the transformative and generative power of the arts at the intersection of creative learning and labor.

Vision: Nurturing & Liberating

BAC envisions a creative-learning ecosystem that is nurturing, liberating, and responsive. This community network — including students and artists of all ages, cultures, genders and economic means — makes opportunities for artistic expression and professional development accessible, empowering, and transformative.

Values: Honoring & Collaborating

BAC values creative learning approaches of cultural responsiveness, inclusive collaboration, empathy, respect, and excellence through authenticity. BAC believes these approaches empower artists and learners by fostering the safety to be problem-solvers, facilitating the inspiration to be creative, activating the tools to be adaptive, strengthening the support to be brave, and unleashing the freedom to be unique.

About Brooklyn Arts Council:

Celebrating more than 50 years of service, historically Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) is the borough’s leading nonprofit organization supporting artists and cultural groups in all disciplines. BAC is committed to serving the arts ecosystem through grants, professional development, cultural heritage programming, and arts education provided via distance learning. By creating and supporting cultural events and platforms for Brooklynites, BAC provides forums for critical thinking and self-expression, enriches Brooklyn’s cultural landscape, and generates experiences that expand horizons. Learn more here. Brooklyn Arts Council strives to a foster a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace where our employees and volunteers – whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education, or ability – feel valued and respected. Brooklyn Arts Council prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.


Desired Applicants are TA’s that:

  • Are legally eligible to work in the United States and can provide current and complete documentation for work.
  • Can teach in English AND another language, particularly Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Russian, Ukrainian
  • Have experience with Social Emotional Learning, Culturally Responsive Education, Trauma Informed Teaching, and Abolitionist Focused Education
  • Have experience teaching English Language Learners and neurodiverse, disabled, and D75 cohorts
  • May or may not have experience teaching STEAM but are interested to learn more about how to
  • Have availability Monday’s - Friday’s, November – June, for in school programming (8am-3pm) and/or after school programming (2pm-5pm)
  • Represent the populations of students that we are serving. We serve students of the following identities and seek to add TA’s to our roster that identify similarly: Black, Hispanic, and Asian students
    LGBTQ+ students Immigrant students Disabled and neurodiverse students
  • Can teach multiple arts disciplines or specialties within a discipline
  • Can teach one or multiple of the following arts mediums/specialties: Literary Arts - creative writing, poetry, comic book creation Global Dance - Hula, Flamenco, African dance, Afro-Caribbean dance, Irish step dance, Mexican dance, Indian dance, Capoeira Theater & performance specialties - musical theatre, mask theatre, Shakespeare, podcast/radio theatre, improvisation, devised theatre Dance - ballet, jazz, tap, street dance, hip hop, contemporary/modern, ballroom Visual Arts - mosaics, jewelry making, sculpture Music - music theory, songwriting, instrumentalists Digital Media - digital filmmaking, animation