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CUP: Call for a Fall 2014-Spring 2015 Teaching Artist

Center for Urban Pedagogy, The

Sep 2007

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Posted on:
July 11, 2014

We’re looking for a teaching artist to lead a City Studies project for high school students.

CUP is seeking a teaching artist to lead three City Studies from October, 2014 to May, 2015 in the Bronx. The teaching artist will work with CUP, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, and a group of Bronx public high school students to investigate a Bronx-specific topic. Each of the three City Studies will investigate different themes related to the topic and culminate in a multimedia project.

CUP’s intensive project-based curricula enable students to explore fundamental questions about how the city works through collaborative research and design. To find answers, students go beyond standard classroom learning and engage in rigorous field research, visiting real sites and interviewing decision-makers and stakeholders. Students then collaborate with the teaching artist to produce innovative, engaging multimedia works. These projects are taken up by neighborhood organizations and advocacy groups and used to educate others.

The CUP teaching artist will work with CUP and Bronx Museum staff to develop course ideas, schedules, and lesson plans. Teaching artists are responsible for training students in research and documentation skills, taking students on site visits, and shaping and managing the execution of the final products. The teaching artist will work with a teaching assistant in the classroom.

Classes will meet on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4:00-6:30 at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. The first iteration of the class will meet from November 18th to December 17th. The second iteration of the class will meet from February 24th to March 25th. The third iteration of the class will meet from April 28th to May 27th. The position pays a stipend of $6,000. There is a separate budget for materials and other project costs.

Applications are due by email Friday, August 1st, at 5 pm.

Instructions for all teaching artist applicants:

Please submit a cover letter, a resume, contact information for two references, and a work sample with up to five images of what you consider to be your strongest visual work (not your students’ work). Send materials via email to

Please send all material as a single PDF. For audio or video work samples, please provide a link. Please use “[YourLastName_YourFirstName] Teaching Artist” as your email subject line.

No calls please. 

Please address the following in your cover letter:

Why are you interested in this position?

What topics might you be interested in taking on in the Bronx?

What art, design, and digital media are you comfortable working in?

What experience do you have working with high school students, and why do you want to work with high school students?

(Not required) Do you have experience with open-source, digital design software (such asGIMP)?

CUP is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages people of color, women, LGBTQ, and disabled candidates to apply.

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