Teaching Artist

Snow City Arts

1653 W Congress Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60647


Sep 20, 2021


Aug 20, 2021

SCA seeks an interdisciplinary teaching artist committed to cultivating accessible virtual spaces for student-centered learning that privileges the abilities of all young people.

SCA Teaching Artists are insightful, equity-focused, and committed to cultivating spaces for student-centered learning that privilege the abilities of all young people. The Teaching Artist is responsible for developing and delivering Snow City Arts’ rigorous project-based curriculum both virtually and in-person, recording and assessing student learning outcomes in the SCA custom-built database, and contributing to regular professional learning activities. The Teaching Artist reports to the Program Director and is a member of the SCA staff on payroll, with guaranteed hours and other such benefits.

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Priority Skills and Experience
The ideal candidate will have a combination of the following professional and personal qualities, skills, and
characteristics. Snow City Arts will consider candidates who do not meet every single requirement.
• Working knowledge of curriculum development benchmarked on state learning standards.
• Maintenance of a professional artistic practice in one or more chosen disciplines.
• Strong interest in trauma/healing informed practices, arts education practices and pedagogy.
• Commitment to developing an anti-oppressive work environment.
• Demonstrates a commitment to continue to grow their critical analysis of anti-racist frameworks and practices.
• Commitment to support a culture of collaboration, cooperation, and accountability.
• Ability to navigate tense or challenging interpersonal dynamics in a manner that is centered on trust, respect and
shared vision.
• Maintains the ability to respond to shifting priorities and support multiple aspects of program delivery.
• Commitment to innovation and life-long learning.
• Ability to speak and write Spanish and English proficiently with strong verbal communication skills and the ability to adjust communication style to accommodate multiple audiences.

Desired Skills and Experience
• Experience working directly with youth and families, especially youth and families who identify as ALAANA***,
queer or LGBTQIA, newcomers, first-generation immigrants, and people with diverse abilities.
• Background in arts education and/or youth development.
• Ability to manage and manipulate artwork files with proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite; knowledge of Google
• Familiarity with the public school and arts education landscape of Chicago.
• Passion for arts in health and/or arts education.
• Interest and/or experience in curatorial decision making, exhibition preparation and gallery installation procedures.

  • HIPAA: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ** FERPA: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act *** ALAANA: African, Latinx, Arab, Asian, Native-American




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