Organization Overview: Through media arts education, Wide Angle Youth Media cultivates and amplifies the voices of Baltimore youth to engage audiences across generational, cultural, and social divides. Wide Angle programs inspire creativity and instill confidence in young people, empowering them with skills to navigate school, career, and life.
Job Summary: Wide Angle is searching for part-time Media Arts Teacher in Residence candidates. The successful candidate(s) will have a passion for teaching middle and/or high school youth, and an ability and curricular vision to enhance the program and expand upon its offerings to further grow and enrich the overall pathway for Wide Angle Students. Also, we should mention that we are hiring 6 residency positions as we believe in collaboration and believe that we learn the most in community with others.
The highly effective Media Arts Teacher in Residence will:
Have experience working with high school or middle students. Bonus if you have experience working with both. Ideally, we love to hire people that have worked with Baltimore City youth, but it’s not a deal breaker if you write a convincing cover letter.
Possess and have work samples that demonstrate technical proficiency in video, photo or graphic design, including pre- and post- production.
Must have working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud. Must be proficient enough to teach advanced students.
Excellent, demonstrable public speaking and storytelling ability that can be taught and evidenced in middle school and/or high school video/photo projects.
Foster a creative, collaborative learning environment while instilling pride in the program among students, parents and the greater community.
Use a variety of art resources in teaching including video, photo, and graphic arts.
Work with the Director of Programs to curate and develop exhibitions/screenings of student artwork, in addition to cultivating relationships with visiting and local artists.
Identify and/or develop resources to meet the needs of the students with varying backgrounds, learning styles, and special needs.
Be a lifelong learner passionate about your discipline and youth development.
Exhibit strong interpersonal, communication, writing and organizational skills.
Function well both independently and in a team setting.
Meet deadlines, lead initiatives, and be proactive.
Proficiency in Slack/Trello a plus.
Will perform other duties as assigned.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: A typical day as a Media Arts Teaching Resident includes arriving at the office around 2-3pm during the school year to prepare materials, serving dinner at 4:30pm, beginning class at 5pm, completing all required paperwork (taking daily attendance, entering meals served into the appropriate database, and other tasks as needed), wrapping up class at 7pm, calling parents for students that are absent, and locking up the classroom spaces.
PLEASE NOTE: Some teachers will have to travel offsite for middle school programs. Mileage reimbursements are covered by the organization. Our staff thrive when they have their own transportation, but it’s not required.
During the School Year Option 1- The ideal candidate will work 4 days/week, 20-25hrs/week at $20/hr including a weekly staff meeting on Monday’s from 1-2:30pm and commit for a period of two years to a teaching schedule of 5-7pm with the expectation of being around for planning and prep from 3-5pm, and a commitment to monthly 3 hour trainings once a month when Baltimore City Schools let out early on the first Wednesday of every month.
During the School Year Option 2- The ideal candidate will work 4 days/week, 20-25hrs/week at $20/hr and commit for a period of two years to a teaching schedule of 10am-4pm M-F, and a commitment to monthly 3 hour trainings once a month when Baltimore City Schools let out early on the first Wednesday of every month.
During the Summer- The bulk of our summer is spent working on real client projects with youth. You will manage a team of 5 students and collaborate with two other teachers and teams to create a branding package for a client in 5 weeks. You’ll work 9am-5pm M through Th and then have a video conference/planning time on Friday’s.
(*NOTE: The summer position is an available placement for applicants to Option 1 or 2, who seek consistent employment through the summer, but is not required by accepted applicants for either Option).
Paid Time Off (PTO)
After your first year, eligibility for a retirement plan. Wide Angle contributes up to a 3% match.
You are PAID to make your own art AND receive a showcase at the end of the year.
*Staff receive up to 20 paid hours to create their own work in between programs.
Stipend for professional development
Receive trainings around:
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s)
Shared curriculum planning and feedback sessions
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.. And many more!
Innovation Fund for cool projects you wish to start with students that aren’t currently happening.
***Important that all applicants hold these dates and times.
Submit a Cover Letter, Resume, and portfolio to email@example.com. Use the following format for email subject line: Media Arts Teaching Residency Application: First Name Last Name (ie: Media Arts Teaching Residency Application: Jane Doe) on or before the deadline.
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