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Hiring for PT Teaching Artist

SOUL Sisters Leadership Collective

Apr 2017

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April 28, 2017

SSLC seeks a dynamic and experienced teaching artist for an immediate summer opportunity with the possibility to continue on during the upcoming 2016/17 academic year.  As part of “Operation Summer Sisterhood,” SSLC has partnered with NYC’s Department of Youth and Community Development to provide high quality, arts-based social justice and leadership workshops with middle and high school aged girls living in New York City detention facilities and homeless shelters.

Summer teaching artists will facilitate workshops alongside a program coordinator/social worker and at least one SYEP peer educator.  Areas of concentration may include spoken word/poetry, photography, videography/video editing and production, photo-editing, painting, public education ads, and the like. Projects require strong storytelling skills and social justice framework.

Successful candidates will demonstrate strong professional experience in their respective disciplines, strong analysis of anti-racist and anti-oppressive practices and principles, experience working with marginalized youth, an understanding of trauma-informed care and the healing arts. They will possess a passion for positive youth development and gender and racial justice.


●Co-creation of curricula alongside program coordinators and peer educators

●Co-facilitation of one weekly workshop with two youth cohorts per assigned site;

●Completion of workshop outline on Google Docs at least two days prior to workshop delivery;

●Timely arrival at assigned DYCD summer site for workshop delivery;

●Attendance and timely arrival to program excursions, field trip destinations, off-site meetings, supervision meetings and any other meetings or events related to contract;

●Respectful and compassionate interactions with all youth program participants in alignment with the SSLC Principles and Personality;

●Timely and professional communication with all SSLC, DYCD summer site and other partner organization staff;

●Other duties as assigned.

Summer dates: July 5th - August 16th

Hours: 11 hours/week + additional hours for culminating event

Salary: $45/hour

How to Apply: Please submit cover letter, resume, portfolio and/or links via e-mail, no later than Saturday, June 17th to Ms. Jamy Drapeza at Please include "Application: Teaching Artist" in the subject line.

S.O.U.L. Sisters is an equal opportunity employer; we are committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, national origin, age, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, height, weight, or disability. Women (trans or cis) and people of color are encouraged to apply.


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