Local Teaching Artist (contracted to work approx. 10 hours a week)
The Pablove Foundation is one the nation’s fastest growing innovative philanthropic organizations focused on childhood cancer. We are revolutionizing the way people view kids living with cancer by addressing the needs of this community through art and science. Kids living with cancer are special – they live amazing lives full of inspiration, hope, love, and laughter. We are honored to serve them and their families while engaging our supporters by telling their stories.
Pablove Shutterbugs, our signature arts education program, teaches children living with cancer to develop their creative voice through the art of photography. We are seeking an organized and creative Local Teaching Artist in Seattle, WA to serve as the instructor and community liaison for our Pablove Shutterbugs program.
The Local Teaching Artist would be responsible for leading our five-week fundamentals photography program for youth age 6-18. The ideal candidate knows the ins and outs of teaching photography to children and teens, can fulfill the administrative responsibilities of the program and serve as The Pablove Foundation representative in their city.
TIMELINE AND COMPENSATION
This is a year long position that’s divided between two 6 month contracts. Contract timelines are from (1) January – June 2018 and (2) July – December 2018. Local Teaching Artists will receive a $5000 stipend per contract.
Reporting to the Pablove Shutterbugs Manager, the Local Teaching Artist will have the following responsibilities:
Collaborate with the Pablove Shutterbugs Manager to oversee program efforts and ensure its alignment with Pablove’s strategic plan
Become an active participant of our LTA national community – including attending professional development trainings and engagement opportunities and participate in a 1-day LTA national convening
Join the local Friends of Pablove group to continue growing Shutterbugs in the community
Be a Pablove brand ambassador by assisting with media opportunities, community events + maintaining relationships with local community partners
Recruit and train three to four volunteers who will act as teaching assistants
Recruit families to participate in the program by tabling at local partner hospitals
Secure a creative learning space outside of the hospital for children to attend class and an artful field trip to continue student learning
Download and review photos, preparing materials, delegating tasks, etc.
Track student progress, attendance, and correspond with participating families prior to, during, and immediately after the program
Assist with the local student exhibition by helping to locate a gallery space, framing student photos, working with an installer and delivering photos to partner hospitals when the show is complete
Accomplished photographer with strong command of technique, and a solid portfolio
Experience teaching youth (experience working with special needs children and children with diverse cultural backgrounds a plus)
Familiar with local area, with ties to artist communities
Experience with program administration
Access and willingness to use own computer to upload and organize photos according to program procedures, and communicate remotely
Access to and willingness to use own phone to correspond with families, hospitals, community partners, and Pablove national office
Interest and experience in collaborative processes
Enthusiastic, flexible, and a great sense of humor
Must be able to pass a criminal background check
THIS IS YOU!
You really like people.
You have a natural ability to form rewarding relationships with other people in your community. You are excited to work with our diverse constituency, including Shutterbugs students and their families. You’re a skilled conversationalist who enjoys meeting new supporters, developing and maintaining relationships, and growing our community’s network.
You just get it
Must be able to understand and embrace Pablove’s brand and aesthetic. You’ve got the enthusiasm, dedication, and sense of humor to contribute to and be part of an awesome, rapidly growing national community. You believe in the power of arts education for all, especially youth who are challenged with childhood cancer.
You go for it
You’re enthusiastic about doing behind the scenes work in making Pablove Shutterbugs successful in your city. You have an unwavering belief that children living with cancer lead special lives and have the ability to express and improve their outlook through photography, and make a difference for other children who will one day walk a similar path.
For consideration, please send your resume, photography portfolio, statement responses, and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why are you a good fit for the program?
When working with students, please describe strategies that you might employ to creatively engage them in learning photography.
How might you approach the issue of working with kids of differing ages learning side by side in the same space?
Tagged as: nonprofit, photography, teaching artist
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