Job: Teaching Artist @ Weeksville

Weeksville Heritage Center is a historic site of great national
significance. During the 19th century, the village of Weeksville was a
vibrant and independent African American community. Three historic
houses, dating from 1840-1883, are the original community’s only
remaining domestic structures. Our organizational mission is to
document, preserve and interpret the history of free African American
communities in Weeksville, Brooklyn and beyond and to create and
inspire innovative, contemporary uses of African American history
through education, the arts, and civic engagement.

The Reading Remix™ is a unique program which combines literary
analysis and graphic design in a project based curriculum for students
at a local high school. The program is co-taught with a DOE teacher.

The teaching artists will work with students to produce a series of
posters which convey and re-interprets themes using symbols,
typography and other abstract visual tools.

* Must have professional graphic design experience
* Must have the ability and experience to work with high school
students and be passionate about the arts
* Must have ability to implement project based graphic design
curriculum for youth and be able to speak with students about the
field of graphic design

The Teaching Artist will report to the Public Programs Curator. The
ideal candidate should have at least two years experience working with
high school students preferably in a museum, school or other informal
education setting. Candidate must have background in graphic design,
typography, illustration or arts education. The candidate should feel
comfortable speaking in front of groups and be articulate,
enthusiastic and engaging.

Weeksville Heritage Center is an equal opportunity employer. People of
color are strongly encouraged apply.

To apply please send cover letter and resume to:
Jennifer Steverson
Public Programs Curator


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