JOB TITLE: Teaching Artist – Graffiti Artist, Videographer, Music Production, Photographer, Spoken Word/Lyricism
DEPARTMENT: Education Department – Hip Hop Heritage Out of School Time (OST) WorkReady Program
REPORTS TO: H3 Youth Programs Coordinator
JOB CATEGORY: Part-Time Non-Exempt
Interested applicants MUST submit a detailed cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Applications without these materials will not be considered.
ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT: SEAMAAC is a nonprofit organization in Philadelphia, with the mission “To support and serve immigrants and refugees and other economically, politically, and socially marginalized communities as they seek to advance the condition of their lives in the United States.” SEAMAAC envisions a strong and unified society, where immigrants and refugees work alongside other Americans to build shared political, economic and social power. We envision a community where the contributions of each generation of Americans, whether Native to this land, immigrant, or brought against their will, are equally acknowledged, valued and embraced, and where all people live whole, healthy lives with joy and dignity.
POSITION SUMMARY: SEAMAAC is seeking to hire Teaching Artists in the following Fields: Graffiti Art, DJ/Music Production, Videography, and Photography. We are committed to providing a safe space for students to learn and grow from their time with practicing artists. SEAMAAC’s Hip Hop Heritage (H3) afterschool and summer programs’ mission is to build and support a multi-racial, multi-ethnic community of Philadelphia youth. The Teaching Artist works as a team player to run a high quality program using creative and performance arts such as deejaying, breakdancing, photography, video and music production, emceeing, and graffiti to support youth in gaining access to educational and employment opportunities. The Teaching Artist will lead studio activities Mondays through Fridays from 2pm – 6pm during the school year and 10am – 2pm for six weeks during the summer. Staff members are responsible for the everyday functioning of the program activities that includes writing curriculum, leading structured project-based learning instruction, and developing youth work to showcase. H3 youth build cross-cultural bridges through community projects and civic engagement using hip hop arts as vehicles to effect social change and tell their stories of the urban experience.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Additionally, applicants must have:
ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee regularly is required to stand, walk, sit, use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently lifts and/or moves up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must undergo criminal, child abuse and health background checks, as required by the program funder.
COMMENTS: This description is intended to describe the essential job functions. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and requirements. SEAMAAC reserves the right to add/change duties and responsibilities as required by our contractual obligations to program funders. Other functions may be assigned and management retains the right to add or change the duties at any time.
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Salary: $15.00 hourly
Benefits: This part-time position does not offer health insurance, paid vacation, or personal leave. Sick time is compensated based on an hourly accrual system.
SEAMAAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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