Five Jobs: The Next Generation Edition

by Gabriela Vainsencher on August 20, 2013 Five Jobs

August Sander, Part-time Students, 1926, © J. Paul Getty Trust

This week Five Jobs brings you employment opportunities in art education and administration. For some of these jobs, you don’t need a teaching certificate, or even a master’s, but you do need to like hanging out with kids.

  • Education Curator K-12 education program at Lehman College Art Gallery (Bronx,  NY)

How to apply

Being an “Education Curator” (read: Director) at Lehman College’s art gallery means conceptualizing programs for K-12 students. It also means collaborating with artists and curators on exhibition-based classes, training docents and interns, teaching studio art in the gallery and in area schools, and managing the billing. You’ll need a master’s degree in Studio Art or Art Education, a NY state teaching certificate, and two years of relevant experience to apply for this full-time job. Preference given to Spanish speakers. Salary: $40,000/year

  • High School to Art School Program and Outreach Coordinator at the Queens Council on the Arts (Queens, NY)

How to apply

Do you want to give high school students a leg up in pursuing an art degree? This free QCA program aims to help high school grads get accepted into art colleges through portfolio-building and development. Grads seeking scholarships are assisted in both the search and application process. This project-based gig includes a long list of duties and responsibilities, but also seems kind of fun; it allows you to run around to local schools, rather than sit behind a desk all day. To apply you must be familiar with social media—this must say something about the future of art and education.

Salary: $10,000/year

  • Visual Arts Specialist for the Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation (SASF)

How to apply

SASF is seeking an art instructor with a focus on Art History for its after-school program. You’ll work with low-income students to put on art shows, write about art, and on occasion, plan museum field trips. There’s a fair amount of curriculum development involved, too. Salary and time commitment not stated.

  • Part-Time Art Teacher at Leman Manhattan Preparatory School (New York, NY)

How to apply

Pretty straightforward part-time gig: teach children basic skills in drawing, painting, linoleum block printing, ceramics, and photography. Salary not stated.

  • Design Educator at the Center for Architecture Foundation (New York, NY)

How to apply

This one is for the architects: join the CFA to teach in their K – 12 architecture and design program. You’ll be working with kids, families, and other teachers at the CAF in Greenwich Village, as well as other locations throughout the city. Be ready to compose classes that integrate architecture and design into other schools’ curricula. You should have a BA or MA in architecture, design, engineering, and/or arts education, but in case you don’t qualify, they offer a training program for educators. Salary not stated, but this is a project-based gig.

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