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Community Outreach and Engagement Teaching Artist (Part-time)

MCG Youth
(maximum 25hrs/wk)

SUMMARY:

The Community Outreach and Engagement Teaching Artist is responsible for implementing community engagements for the MCG Youth mobile studio. Works individually and collaboratively to implement learning experiences that engage students through the arts and technology.  Develops creative capacities in students that promote artistic abilities, positive pro-social behavior and coping skills leading to successful progression through school to higher education and/or employment.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Essential duties and responsibilities include, and are not strictly limited to, the following:

 

Network/Strategic Partnerships:

  • Under the direction of the Program Coordinator, plans and executes creative programming in keeping with MCG Youth curricula, specifically utilizing the mobile studio.

  • Establishes relationships with regional schoolteachers and community partners and actively collaborates with them. 

  • Notifies Program Coordinator of potential new opportunities stemming from current community engagements.   

 

Additional Essential Duties:

  • Assists in daytime and afterschool programming on-site as needed.

  • Procures and prepares materials necessary for program delivery.

  • Performs upkeep on studio equipment.

  • Develops and assists in developing curricula for MCG Youth and Arts in-school classes.

  • As needed, advises partnering teachers on artistic curricula, related instruction, and project requirements.

  • Assesses students’ participation and progress according to criteria which have been established internally or by community partners. Documents progress and maintains records as required.

  • Participates in and supports student recruitment efforts, including those related to in-school presentations and visiting artist workshops. 

  • Coordinates and communicates with co-workers, students, parents, and local high school teachers and counselors on student events and projects.

  • Notifies Program Coordinator of equipment failures and problems with the mobile studio (vehicle).

  • Attends and actively participates in professional development, staff meetings, and staff training sessions. 

  • Assists in daytime and afterschool programming on-site as needed.

  • Documents engagements for grant reporting and marketing purposes.

  • Continuously looks for cutting-edge contemporary art practices (new ways to communicate through visual arts media from the historically relevant to contemporary forms).

  • Exhibits understanding and internalization of company values:  influence, respect, listen, shape, and embrace.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

There are no supervisory responsibilities associated with this position.  

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university and 1-2 years previous experience working with youth in formal or informal settings; 2-3 years previous experience in an art, social service, or public-school environment and moderate proficiency in a broad range of traditional and contemporary artistic and studio practices are required. Also, must have a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license and an insurable driver’s record and be capable of driving a Mercedes Sprinter.

 

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:

Communication Skills:

Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and group situations.  Ability to work with diverse populations, particularly students between grades 6 through 12.  Possesses excellent interpersonal skills.  Ability to read and interpret general professional correspondence and memos, operating instructions, and educational materials.   Ability to generate reports and general business correspondence. Actively listens to the content and processes of communication so that collaboration can occur.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from students, parents, partners, or members of the business community.

 

Strategic Planning:

Welcomes and encourages input and collaboration on work-related activities.  Capable of recognizing and responding to critical events or needs and adjusting deadlines accordingly.  Promotes the attitudes, conditions and environments that yield increased quality and quantity of individual and team performance.  Ability to draw relationships between organizational, program and student objectives, and assist in coordinating the efforts of students, interns, staff and/or team members in meeting those objectives. 

 

Leadership Skills:

Facilitates the development of skills and abilities of others.  Guides others toward student, program, and organization objectives.  Acknowledges accomplishments of individuals and teams.  Solicits and generates creative solutions to problems.  Assists in developing and implementing universal processes to monitor and assess outcomes.  Ability to work with diverse partners to promote integration of the arts through student learning. 

 

Adaptability:

Effectively targets presentations to the characteristics and needs of the audience.  Capable of effectively adjusting and coping with change and uncertainty in new situations and environments.   Maintains balance and effectiveness in unsettling conditions and circumstances. 

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS and WORK ENVIRONMENT: 

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, use hands to handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and smell.  The employee must frequently move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to chemicals, moving mechanical parts or outside weather conditions.  The employee may be occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 

 

This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions. It does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. I acknowledge that I have read this document and that

Interested persons are required to submit their resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to resumes@manchesterbidwell.org. EOE

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