Rainey Institute is seeking a Part-Time experienced Teaching Artist, specifically for the Visual Arts Department. The Teaching Artist is equal parts professional artist and professional educator. Teaching Artists at Rainey Institute have the unique opportunity to have an impact on the entire community, in and outside of the classroom. Teaching Artists create and deliver high-quality, authentic and engaging curriculum, become a trusted part of the community, and contribute to a climate and classroom environment that is inclusive, creative and aspirational. The Teaching Artists will be responsible for planning and establishing a safe environment for all students while providing instruction in group settings to students at all levels that encourages and inspires them on the path to visual and performing arts and personal growth.
Rainey Institute is a 501(c)(3) organization who develops positive growth for over 2500 Greater Cleveland youth through education and engagement in visual and performing arts. Rainey Institute has changed countless lives through education and engagement in performing and visual arts. We recognize potential in all its forms and embrace children with no arts background just as readily as those with perfect pitch. Rainey Institute has served as a community anchor in Cleveland’s historic Hough neighborhood for more than a century. To learn more about Rainey Institute, please visit https://raineyinstitute.org/.
Additional Visual Arts Teaching Artists’ responsibilities include:
- Create and execute lesson plans (virtually or in person) that align with departmental goals, objectives, and course curriculum.
- Engage in ongoing reflection and evaluation of lesson plans, instructional methods, student progression, and student behavior, among other topics with department managers and other faculty that may take the form of written reports, surveys, video, individual conferences, group discussions, one-on-one, etc.
- Commit to ongoing professional development and personal practice of their craft through seeking out opportunities to perform and attending professional development sessions provided by or at the expense of Rainey Institute.
- Participate in the planning, organization, execution, and evaluation of exhibits that promote deep learning and exploration.
The ideal candidate will have a Visual Arts degree or a profound experience in printmaking and related areas, proven record of outstanding artistry, and experience working with children from diverse ethnic, economic and cultural backgrounds. Ideal candidates are available to teach every Saturday between October 10th and May 1st with additional opportunities to also teach in our summer program and after school program during the school year. They are also a highly detail-oriented, motivated self-starter, with excellent organizational and communication skills and are growth-oriented with a passion for excellence.
To be considered for this opportunity, please send resume and cover letter to Meng-Hsuan Wu, Visual Arts Program Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org). No Phone Calls.
Rainey Institute is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.