Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) is shaping a new vision for its future—a vision that builds on its unique history and values and propels its mission into the 21st century. By realizing our mission, MoAD invites everyone to engage in the cultural expression of the African Diaspora through contemporary art. Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD), a contemporary art museum, celebrates Black cultures, ignites challenging conversations, and inspires learning through the global lens of the African Diaspora. MoAD is based in San Francisco and plays a vital role in the local arts community. MoAD is uniquely positioned as one of the few museums in the world focused exclusively on African Diaspora culture and on presenting the rich cultural heritage of the people of Africa and of African descendant cultures across the globe.
This is a part-time, temporary, 6-week position (June 13—July 22, 2022).
Compensation: $35 per hour (includes teaching, planning, and professional development time)
Status: Part-time, temporary employee (16 hours per week)
Reporting directly to the Education Program Coordinator, Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) seeks an enthusiastic and self-motivated Teaching Artist for a Summer Teen Program—Diaspora Stories Project. This summer, MoAD invites 20 dedicated Bay Area students from grades 10, 11, and 12 who are committed to documenting diaspora stories in the Bay Area. During their participation, the youth will work collaboratively with Black art professionals on learning, investigating, and exploring their connection to their individual stories through the lens of digital photography and podcasting. Teaching Artists follow the curriculum developed by the MoAD Education Department and work collaboratively to deliver high levels of creative engagement for youth. Teaching Artist candidates must be experienced working with high school-age youth, hands-on art-making, group management, and teamwork. To effectively engage students, candidates must enjoy working with diverse audiences and understand best practices in youth development. The ideal candidate has a passion for the art and cultures of the African Diaspora and has a solid understanding of art history and visual arts vocabulary. To provide enriching activities that engage students, the applicant should have a solid understanding of age-appropriate activities and art techniques that engage youth with diverse learning needs and backgrounds. Regular training will cover these topics.
Duties and Responsibilities
Organize and maintain all art-making and gallery spaces.
Support students in attendance, participation, and tracking progress and completion of projects.
Assist instructors and guest artists with various projects.
In collaboration with the Education Program Coordinator, plan the project’s culmination event.
Conduct program assessment through duties such as evaluations, reports, and tracking.
Additional duties as required.
BA or BFA in Studio Art, Museum Education, Art History, African/African American or African Diaspora Studies, Education, or related fields. 3 years of relevant experience maybe substituted for the required education.
Two or more years in a K-12 education environment or other experience working in a museum or school. Public school classroom experience preferred.
Demonstrated experience and passion for the arts, art-making, youth development, and teaching.
Experience designing lesson plans and/or visual arts curricula.
Outgoing, friendly, and able to promote the MoAD’s mission.
Highly dependable and punctual.
**Ability to work between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.**
Experience developing participatory experiences for youth.
Familiarity with issues relevant to the African Diaspora and communities of color.
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.·Able to meet deadlines and ensure the completion of projects on schedule.
Experience with culturally relevant education, curriculum development, and classroom management.
Daily access to the internet and communication via email and cell phone is required.
Experience with collaborative team-teaching environments and/or inclusion/Special Education classes is a plus.
BACKGROUND CHECK, TB Test, AND COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS
Must pass fingerprinting and TB test prior to hire. All MoAD employees providing in-person services at MoAD and partner sites are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or if they cannot receive the COVID-19 vaccine due to disability or a sincerely held religious belief will instead show proof of a negative COVID-19 test administered within 72 hours of the first entrance and every day of teaching thereafter.
To apply please submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com with the subject: Summer Teaching Artist Position. All inquiries will be considered and kept confidential. Please, no phone calls about this position.
Diversity makes us stronger. MoAD is committed to diversity in its programming and creating an inclusive work culture and environment that is reflective of the San Francisco Bay Area. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider employment-qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.