Employment Opportunity // Call for Teaching Artist
(Seattle, WA) Art of Resistance & Resilience (AR&R), Franklin High School’s art activism club, is hiring a new teaching artist to serve as both club advisor and teaching artist. Now entering its 5th year, AR&R is a locally acclaimed multidisciplinary student-led art club that creates community-based, collaborative public art projects that promote social and environmental justice themes of student choosing. Past art projects include murals, screen printed t-shirts and posters, theatrical sets, short films, button making, and protest sign making. Most recently, the club completed a mural this summer celebrating LGBTQ+ legends Marsha P. Johnson and Ade A Connere at 7th Ave and South Jackson St.
Ideal Candidates will have a solid background as a practicing multidisciplinary visual artists, experience working with teens in an educational setting for a minimum of one year, prior experience and dedication to activism and/or community organizing, and knowledge of graphic design They will also embody an anti-racist framework and personal practice, and possess a passion for using art as a vehicle for the manifestation of social justice.
This is a part-time position that will require a commitment to serve AR&R 4-8 hours per week for the entire duration of the 2020-21 school year. The club will be meeting two times per week during after-school hours with day and times to be decided by students and teach artist advisors. Pay is hours at $30 per hour and includes prep time. While Seattle Public Schools is currently operating remotely online for the foreseeable future, the club will conduct meetings both via Zoom and in person in locations that provide enough physical space for socially distanced meeting and artmaking sessions to occur.
Franklin High School is comprised of a highly diverse student body by way of ethnicity, race, immigration status, gender identity, religion, ability, and sexual orientation. AR&R recognizes that representation matters; therefore, QTBIPOC applicants are strongly encouraged to apply!~
Please email Lauren Holloway at firstname.lastname@example.org a cover letter, artist resume, and a resume that includes previous experience working with youth in an educational setting. Students are included in hiring process to provide them with agency to have input in who will be supporting the critical work they will be engaging in, so please keep this in mind when crafting a cover letter. Feel free to email questions prior to applying For more info on the club and links to media coverage of past projects, check out our Facebook page @artofRandR and our Instagram page @artofresistanceresilience.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, October 2, 2020