STUDIO ART MENTORS
The Studio Art Mentors program is a paid internship for undergraduate BFA candidates, with an interest in working with young people. In this program, Mentors will support high school students who work as art instructors for young children in summer camps throughout New York City. The Mentors will provide guidance and oversight to these high school students during the summer, and will also 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, interested 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 run for approximately 9 weeks from mid-June to late August. Mentors will receive intensive training to prepare them for their summer assignments. In early July, Mentors will begin their oversight responsibilities of the high school students working in summer camps.
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:
Application Information (Deadline: April 1, 2013)
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, digital version of your portfolio, documentation of EFC (see above), and at least two references to:
Please put “Studio Art Mentors” in the subject line. Qualified candidates will be invited for an interview.