Studio in a School has a wonderful opportunity for one of your Studio Art Students.
We are very anxious to hire a student as soon as possible and it would be wonderful if you could refer any students you think would be interested in working with us. I have attached a description of the program for you to distribute.
Additional information about our program is listed on our website: http://www.studioinaschool.org/arts-mentors.html
Please have students contact me, Julie Applebaum, at Studio in a School: 212.765.5900 x31
Thank you so much,
Manager, Special Initiatives
Studio in a School
STUDIO ART MENTOR
The Studio Art Mentor program is a paid internship for an undergraduate Studio Art major, with an interest in working with young people. The Mentor will work with high school students as they train to work as art instructors for young children in summer camps throughout New York City during the 2013 summer season. The Mentor will work under the supervision of an experienced Teaching Artist and provide guidance and oversight to these high school students during the spring. The Mentor will be expected to continue with the program during the summer when she/he will co-teach art classes with them.
This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in education and teaching for undergraduates studying art. It is sponsored by Studio in a School, a nonprofit organization that supports visual arts in New York City public schools and community centers.
The ideal candidate for this program is creative, flexible, interesting in learning about how to teach art, comfortable presenting and speaking in front of groups, and committed to serving as a mentor to high school students. They will serve as role models for the high school students, and must maintain high standards of professionalism and personal conduct.
The program will begin in late March and end in early June. The Mentor will be expected to work Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-6:30 at Midwood High School in Brooklyn and will be paid $10/hr. In addition, there will be 2 full days during the week of March 25th and several Saturdays in April or May. The Spring program will include intensive studio experience as well as field trips to museums and galleries and practice teaching sessions.
During the summer, the Studio Art Mentors program will run for approximately 9 weeks from late June to late August. In early July, Mentors will begin their oversight responsibilities of the high school students working in summer camps. Camps are located in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan.
Mentors will work a 35-hour week once the summer camps begin, and will be paid $10/hour for their work, including training. They will be required to submit weekly timesheets, a mid-internship report, and a final report.
Mentors will serve as the eyes and ears for this program, identifying problems as soon as they arise, providing guidance and support for the high school students, and co-teaching art classes with them. Therefore, participants will be able to use their art background, in addition to the teaching skills they will learn during training.
The major responsibilities will include:
• mentoring high school art instructors
• documenting the program through reports, photography, and recordkeeping
• teaching art classes at summer camps
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, and at two references to:
Please put “Art Mentor” in the subject line. Qualified candidates will be contacted.
Please note there are a strict program eligibility requirements:
• Students must be enrolled full time in their sophomore, junior or senior year. College graduates are not eligible to participate in the program.