Summer Art Camp –
Teaching Artist Job Posting
We invite individuals to apply for a teaching position in Harwood’s Summer Art Camp 2021 program, in visual and / or performing arts.
Applications for Summer Art Camp 2021 must be received by 11:59pm MST (the time zone of Albuquerque, New Mexico), Sunday, January 31, 2021.
Harwood Art Center is looking for Teaching Artists with innovative arts curricula for our Summer Art Camp. Summer Art Camp offers in-depth skill building as well as opportunities for both individual and collaborative creative exploration for campers ages 6 – 14. As programming will be primarily online, we are not limiting applications to residents of Albuquerque.
ART CAMP OVERVIEW
2021 Art Camp will likely look more like our 2020 (Online) Art Camp rather than our 2019 (In-Person) Art Camp, but we are still finalizing our program structure. The 2019 Art Camp structure consisted of 1-week sessions where each class offered 4 days (Monday-Thursday of pre-recorded lessons (about 30 minutes each, shared via YouTube) and a 30-minute real time interactive component through Zoom on Fridays.
For 2021, we envision a similar format – we will be working primarily online but are exploring the possibility of a hybrid program with some in-person meetings for our middle school/junior high school aged students. We are also exploring ways to make the classes more interactive (bookending each week with Zoom meetings rather than just meeting once, supply kits, etc.). While we are developing the details, we are committed to certain components, including:
• Camp will run for 5-6 weeks in 1-week sessions during June/July.
• The ideal structure will include both synchronous meetings (via Zoom) and asynchronous materials (pre-recorded videos, worksheets, etc.).
• Students will be grouped by age: Younger Elementary (ages 6-8), Older Elementary (8-10), and Middle School (11-14)
Teaching Artists will work with students at Harwood’s Summer Art Camp to offer in-depth skill building as well as opportunities for individual and creative exploration to campers. Teaching Artists will provide a supportive, fun, safe and structured learning experience for the campers.
• Provide Harwood with clear and concise class descriptions and titles for each class being taught;
• Provide Harwood with an all-inclusive list of tools, materials, and equipment needs prior to classes commencing;
• Be prepared to lead each Zoom meeting as scheduled;
• Prepare all asynchronous materials (pre-recorded video lessons and handouts) following guidelines provided by Harwood by the deadline of May 1, 2021.
• Provide relevant lessons and support the work being done by the students;
• Communicate with Harwood Admin about any questions or concerns.
REQUIREMENTS & PREFERENCES
Knowledge, skills and abilities required:
– Willingness to learn about Harwood Art Center – Escuela del Sol and to serve as an ambassador for our organization by working with guides, administration, campers and parents;
– Excellent verbal and problem solving skills;
– Strong work ethic and attention to detail;
– Experience teaching arts curricula;
– Interest and experience teaching in a visual and / or performing arts environment;
– Ability to embrace creative challenge in the (online) classroom;
– Capacity to give instructions carefully, manage time and students efficiently;
– Experience working with diverse populations;
– Ability to interact and communicate with students, administration and parents in a friendly, courteous and articulate manner;
– Must be 17 or older;
– Comfort working in an online environment;
– Ability to work independently in creating online curriculum and videos;
– Access to a computer, internet, and a web-cam for online class meetings and recording materials for the class.
Additional knowledge, skills and abilities preferred:
– CPR and First Aid Certified (if interested in hybrid class options);
– Bachelor’s Degree in arts related field and / or Master’s Degree in Arts Education desirable, but not required.
– Experience teaching in the arts;
– Experience teaching children and youth, ages 6 – 14;
– Experience leading classes via Zoom, Google Meet, or other online platforms
– Experience creating art education videos;
– Interest in summer camps and nonprofit organizations.
We are still working on details of compensation, but it will be a flat rate stipend per class, rather than an hourly rate. The stipend will be comparable to our current rates. We will be able to give you a final stipend amount once we approve your class proposal.
ABOUT HARWOOD SUMMER ART CAMP
Summer Art Camp offers multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural experiences for youth in grades 1-9. Since 1996, Harwood’s summer programing has fostered creativity and curiosity in young artists of all skill levels. Art Camp provides in-depth skill building as well as opportunities for both individual and collaborative creative exploration.
ABOUT HARWOOD ART CENTER & ESCUELA DEL SOL
Harwood Art Center is a program of Escuela del Sol Montessori, an independent Montessori school. For over 40 years, Escuela del Sol has nurtured creativity, independence and academic excellence. Established in 1991, Harwood Art Center expands the school’s philosophy to serve a broad audience of youth and adults with a variety of programs, including art classes, studio rentals, gallery exhibitions and community outreach projects, as well as apprenticeship, teaching and professional development opportunities. Escuela and Harwood are dedicated to building a love of lifelong learning, creative expression and positive impact on our community and our world.
For more information about Harwood and / or Summer Art Camp, please visit www.harwoodartcenter.org
Dani Belvin, Director of Education