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Teaching Artist

Organization
Boys' Club of New York
Working Time
Part Time
Remuneration
Paid

Position: Teaching Artist -- Media 

Department: Arts Department 
Location: Gerry Clubhouse, Harlem, NY 

Average Schedule: Thursday; 4 hours per week 

Salary Range: $30.00 per hour 

FLSA Status : Part-Time, Non-Exempt 

The Boys’ Club of New York (BCNY) is one of New 
York’s oldest and most well-respected youth development organizations and we 
are moving forward with an exciting and ambitious strategic agenda. Building on over 140 years of helping boys 
develop into quality young men, we offer programs that help boys and young men 
stay in school and go on to college, discover their individual musical and 
artistic talent, develop healthy minds and bodies, learn leadership skills, and 
just have fun. We are committed to developing evidence-based programs that will 
be a model for youth development efforts across the field. To make this happen, we are adding to our strong 
team of talented professionals to deepen and broaden our impact. 

Summary of 
Position 

The Media Teaching Artist will plan and implement 
curriculum that focuses on the media arts and its power to communicate. He/she 
will work in conjunction with other Arts specialists and the Arts Department to 
spread its message of cultural diversity, tolerance, and creative expression. 
The instructor is expected to engage students in productive and measureable 
exercises and projects to enhance their interest and knowledge of computer and 
internet technologies with age appropriate content. Our older age members must be engaged in 
early workforce training as it relates to computer and internet technologies to 
prepare them for office setting and help desk employment. He/ she will serve as a model for youth by 
building rapport with members through positive interactions in program activities. 

Major 
Duties and Responsibilities 

Plan and conduct activities for a 
balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and practice that provides 
students with opportunities to observe, investigate, and practice skills. 
Teach lessons using various media 
techniques and programs (Photoshop, Acrobat, InDesign, Premiere Pro, After 
Effects). 
Assist with daily set-up, daily clean 
up, and transportation. 
Model and enforce adherence to sound 
health and safety practices for each member. 

Engage with members and use 
appropriate strategies to preemptively defuse inappropriate behavior and 
encourage positive interactions. 
Prepare and administer written, oral, 
and performance assessments, and determine progress. 
Review instructional content, 
methods, and student performance in order to assess strengths and weaknesses, 
and develop recommendations for curriculum revision, development, or 
elimination. 

Responsible for completing and the 
timely submission of all program reports relative to this position, including 
but not limited to supply requests, lesson plans and timesheets. 
Ensure proper care of all area 
materials, organize room and report any misused or damaged materials to the 
department director in order to prevent injuries or damage. 

Education 
and/or Experience 

Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from a 
two-year college or technical school; or two years related experience and/or 
training; or equivalent combination of education and experience; Junior level 
or higher preferred; Experience with multiple computer programs and software 
(e.g., Photoshop, Acrobat, InDesign, Premiere Pro, After Effects); DOH and DOE 
fingerprinted desirable; First Aid and CPR Certification desirable; Advanced knowledge of Computer graphics, Web 
design, Animation, Online search skills; Ability to adapt to a changing environment 
and to address the varying needs of the boys in our program; Experience working 
with economically and educationally disadvantaged youth with a sound 
understanding of the social and cultural issues facing urban families is 
preferred. 

Knowledge, 
Skills and Abilities 

Design, Planning, Organizing, Professionalism, 
Dependability, Problem Solving, Teamwork, Innovation, Technology; Lesson 
Planning and Implementation 

Resume and cover letter required. 

 

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