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Windgate Teaching Artist Fellowship 

Please submit Cover Letter, Resume/CV, and three references to jason@triketheatre.org

Trike Theatre and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art of Bentonville, AR, are excited to announce a new three year fellowship opportunity.  The Windgate Teaching Artist Fellowship trains and places recent arts graduates into general classrooms to implement unique arts based residencies that enhance social/emotional learning as well as the general curriculum. Over the next three years, teaching artists will work with 3rd/4th/5th grade students from up to 20 different schools, up to 150 miles from Bentonville, to develop and implement artistic residencies inspired by works of art in the Crystal Bridges collection and in partnership with classroom teachers. Each fellow will be trained in arts integration techniques, classroom management, and art museum teaching , with scaffolded experiences over their three year tenure. The Windgate Teaching Artist Fellow will be integral in the implementation of a three year arts integration program that will be part of a longitudinal study.

Under the direction of Trike Theatre’s Head of Outreach, the Windgate Teaching Artist Fellow will also deliver Crystal Bridges Museum tours rooted in student centered teaching models and connect to the artistic residencies. Tours are engaging, interactive, and grounded in current museum pedagogical theory.

Salary Range: $28,000 – $32,000

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in an intensive training process to learn how to work with classroom teachers,  integrate the arts for the classroom, classroom management, and art museum teaching  
  • Deliver high quality arts integrated residencies to a variety of rural, urban and suburban schools working with 16-20 classrooms throughout the school year
  • Lead museum tours for partner schools
  • As needed, at the museum Teaching Artists will help greet busses and work with volunteers during school lunch
  • Remain current on education trends in arts integration, museum and education policy
  • Develop lesson plans in collaboration with teaching artists and classroom teachers, Crystal Bridges and Trike Staff
  • Accurately track and reflect on project implementation with weekly reports

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in theatre, theatre education, education, art education, museum studies, or equivalent degree/experience required
  • Experience teaching a range of ages in a school or community setting
  • Experience with museum/art education is very desirable
  • Experience in a classroom is very desirable

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Drivers license required

Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Drive
  • Knowledge of learning styles
  • Highly organized and efficient with all details and tasks
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team
  • Ability to effectively multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexibility, creativity and a good sense of humor
  • Passion for arts education

Full Time ( June 2018 – May 2019) – For the first year, fellows will be on a 12 month contract. The contract has the potential to be renewed for years 2 and 3.

One week training session in April of 2018 (compensation and travel included)

Training Provided by Trike Theatre if accepted:

  • Participate in first year summer training at Crystal Bridges to include: Artful Thinking and Teaching from Works of Art
  • Participate in additional training surrounding classroom management and arts integration
  • Shadow teaching artists
  • Co-teach in preparation for residencies

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  •    Physical demands:  This position requires the capability to move and be present in the galleries for extended periods of time and navigating through the different Museum buildings and on the trails and grounds. Position requires good eye/hand coordination, bending and stretching for gathering of teaching materials, and physical stamina to lift and carry supplies. Vision abilities required by the job include close and distant vision.

·    Work environment:  The majority of work will be performed in classrooms and museum spaces, with meetings and trainings taking place in various spaces throughout the museum and theatre. When not in the office, the employee will be spending extensive amounts of time in schools, Museum buildings, grounds, galleries, and library. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Please submit Cover Letter, Resume/CV, and three references to jason@triketheatre.org


Trike Theatre’s 2017-18 Season

Information on Adult auditions, CLICK HERE
Information on Youth auditions, CLICK HERE

 

Actors (Equity and Non Equity) & Designers

 

Trike Theatre has various opportunities for Actors and Designers to be involved in Youth Theatre Productions, Theatre for Youth Productions, and our Little Trike Series. If you would like to be considered for these opportunities please send a cover letter, resume and head shot or portfolio (if applicable) to Kassie Misiewicz, Artistic Director. kassie@triketheatre.org


Teaching Artist Roster

Trike Theatre has various opportunities for Teaching Artists to lead Academy Classes, Camps, and Residencies with our Partners. If you would like to be considered for inclusion on our Teaching Artist Roster, please send a cover letter and resume to Kassie Misiewicz, Artistic Director. kassie@triketheatre.org


Internships

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