Applications Open: UMS Teaching Artists
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Please note: Teaching artists positions have been filled for the 2016-17 season, but we continue to accept applications year round.
Making puppets during an in-class workshop. Photo by Peter Smith.
UMS is seeking enthusiastic, highly skilled teaching artists for part-time seasonal independent contract employment.
Who should apply
Applicants must demonstrate experience in any of the following disciplines: dance, music, drama, puppetry, visual arts, or video in support of our K-12 Pre & Post Performance In-Class Workshops.
Applicants must be committed to working with young people and able to collaborate with other educators. Eligible candidates will be required to develop and implement in-class arts-integrated workshops in connection with our series of School Day Performances. Teaching artists will use their art form as a vehicle to address the specific themes and ideas of the performance as the core content of their lesson. This season we are offering Pre & Post-show workshops for the following School Day Performances:
- Dorrance Dance (Dance)
- Beyond Sacred: Voices of Muslim Identity (Theater)
- DakhaBrakha (Music)
- A Far Cry with Roomful of Teeth (Theater & Music)
- Experience in your artistry (professional or university).
- Experience in classroom setting as a teacher and artist.
- Experience working with diverse populations and a range of grade levels.
- Experience in developing arts-integrated curriculum and lesson planning.
- Ability to collaborate and work with team teacher.
- Highly flexible and adaptable to a range of educational situations.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Must be able to travel independently to schools in the SE Michigan region.
Students with their puppets after in-class workshop. Photo by Peter Smith.
How to apply
Interested applicants should visit the K-12 programs section of the UMS website to learn more about our programs, philosophy, and current season. Then, submit the following, to Terri Park, Education Coordinator, at email@example.com
- A resume and cover letter detailing training and experience as both an artist and a teacher.
- A lesson plan activity (approx. 10 minutes) to prepare or enhance students’ experience as an audience member for one of our School Day Performances.
Lesson plans should include:
- One experiential activity using your art form to explore themes/ideas presented in the School Day performance and connect to classroom content area (ie: math, science, history, or language arts).
- Reflection question after the main activity.
Lesson plans must be interactive, grade appropriate and designed to showcase applicants’ artistry, classroom experience and approach to arts-integrated school based work.
Candidates will be subject to a criminal background check prior to hiring in accordance with the University of Michigan’s policy on minors on campus. All contract employees receive a 1099 at the end of the calendar year for tax purposes.