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Brad Williston
Sep 07, 2022
In BAY AREA JOB BOARD
Deadline to Apply: Month Date, 2022 Status: Independent Contractor (hourly) Reporting Structure: Reports to Brad Williston, SFUSD Libraries Supervisor Compensation: $75.00/hour Estimated Hours: 34 - 102 About SFUSD Middle School Artist-in-Libraries Program SFUSD’s libraries are lively, un-quiet environments that invite student discovery and exploration. In addition to providing our students with library collections that reflect their interests, we provide opportunities for students to engage in a variety of hands-on experiences. Our librarians encourage our students to tinker, imagine, design, fabricate, collaborate, revise, and refine creations that speak to artistic and problem-driven innovation. To expand our offerings to students, we are seeking to hire teaching artists who will introduce high-quality arts experiences to our existing middle school library programs. What does an Artist-in-Libraries Program look like? Our libraries are especially popular at lunchtime, when students come in looking for something to do: many students wander in to hang out with friends, play a game, build with legos or Keva Planks, or peruse graphic novels. Artist-in-Libraries will be scheduled during this lunch period so that small groups of students can drop in and participate in loosely structured arts experiences. We need talented Teaching Artists to design and lead hands-on experiences with a teen audience in mind. We are especially eager to highlight a particular approach, craft, or discipline that students may not encounter in a mainstream visual art class. Each of the Teaching Artists hired for this program will lead, at one middle school library, six 40-minute experiences over the course of three weeks, with the possible opportunity to extend the length of the residency and/or to repeat the residency at another SFUSD middle school. Given the drop-in nature of this program, it is possible that some students may participate in all six experiences of a residency, while others may join for one or two. Duties and Responsibilities Collaborate with SFUSD Libraries Supervisor, Art Education Consultant, and small team of middle school librarians to identify arts experiences that will engage our middle schoolers With teens in mind, develop a series of engaging arts experiences with low-threshold entry points for learners of all skill levels and arts backgrounds Propose a list of recommended supplies and materials for arts experiences Maintain a positive, productive and engaged classroom environment Attend planning sessions and post-project evaluation meetings Collaborate with librarians at the following SFUSD Middle Schools: MLK, Willie Brown, and Roosevelt Each visit would be a 4-hour commitment which includes async planning, on-site prep, check-in with middle school librarian, workshop facilitation, and clean up. Desired Qualifications Passion for working with middle school students Teaching experience with youth ages 11-14; working knowledge of the needs of urban youth Able to easily build rapport with students in a school setting Flexible thinking and approach to teaching and learning environments Experience developing and facilitating arts activities for drop-in workshops Materials Available for Artist use For each residency, the librarian has a $1,200 budget to purchase materials. Artist-in-Libraries Program Timeline Sept 7, 2022: Call for Artists for SFUSD Artist-in-Libraries Program shared publicly Sept 16, 2022: Deadline for submissions/intent to Partner Sept 30, 2022: Artist/Organization selected by SFUSD Libraries Oct 31, 2022: Intended contract start date It will take approximately 1 month for the SFUSD Board of Education to approve this contract Nov 7, 2022: Artist/Organization meets with SFUSD Libraries Supervisor & Arts Education Consultant Nov 28, 2022: Begin residency week of Nov 28-Dec 12, (6 days total) Jan 9, 2023: Artist/Organization meets with SFUSD Libraries Supervisor & Arts Education Consultant & librarian team to evaluate residency and explore possibility of additional residencies for Spring semester 2023 How to apply Email cover letter, resume and links to portfolio or website to libraries@sfusd.edu. Brad Williston will contact artists/organizations by October 7, 2020 for initial interviews.
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Brad Williston
Sep 07, 2022
In BAY AREA JOB BOARD
Deadline to Apply: September 30, 2022 Projected Start Date: Week of November 14, 2022 Projected End Date: Week of May 22, 2023 Status: Independent Contractor (hourly) Reporting Structure: Reports to Brad Williston, SFUSD Libraries Supervisor Compensation: $75.00/hour Estimated Hours: 80 About SFUSD Libraries Pop-up Program On select weekends over the last year, SFUSD Libraries has deployed pop-up reading rooms to community events around San Francisco. Taking advantage of closed streets (similar to Sunday Streets) in the Tenderloin, Mission, and Bayview neighborhoods, SFUSD librarians have hosted pop-up libraries for families in San Francisco. In addition to a focus on books and reading, these pop-up libraries have included a selection of blocks and toys to engage young learners. We are seeking to incorporate arts-based experiences into the next generation of these pop-ups. What does an SFUSD Libraries Pop-up look like? Most often, San Franciscans encounter our pop-ups by chance. Our high school students are available to facilitate the creative activities as needed. They arrange bookshelves, benches, and tables in a park or on a closed street and invite passersby to sit down, peruse our shelves, read alone or with a friend, or build with a family member. For our next generation of pop-ups, we plan to create outdoor art studios, equipped with high-quality art materials, that are free to use. Community members may choose to draw whatever they wish, or they may choose to refer to 5-10 laminated cards with various creative activities such as drawing prompts or suggested art techniques. Duties and Responsibilities Collaborate with SFUSD Libraries Supervisor and Art Education Consultant to design self-guided curriculum for youth and family participants Development a series of experiences of on complex activities or craft projects, but rather on access to high-quality materials with easy low-threshold entry points to engaging activities Propose a list of recommended supplies and materials for activities Maintain a positive, productive and engaged classroom environment Attend weekly planning sessions and post-project evaluation meetings Possible Pop-Themes The Artist/Organization can develop activities for the Spring 2023 launch of our Pop-up Program inspired by “The Outdoors”, which could include: Arts + Nature Community Gardening Playing outdoors Urban/City themes Creatures/animals found in the outdoors: Pets, Monsters, Dinosaurs, etc. Materials Available for Artist use Books: Content is not instructional, collection already consists of books that represent a wide variety of diverse artists/illustrators/creatives Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils Koh-I-Noor Polycolor Dry Color Drawing Pencil Sets Blick Sketch Pad Board Replacement Rubber Band Blick Sketch Pad Board - 15'' x 16'' Archival Storage Boxes General's Drawing Pencil Strathmore Artagain Drawing Pad - 9'' x 12'' Blick Sulphite Drawing Papers - 9'' x 12' Borden & Riley Kraft Papers - 9'' x 12' Strathmore Artist Tiles - 300 Series Sketch, 6'' x 6' Strathmore Artist Tiles - 400 Series Black, 6'' x 6'' Gray Paper Stumps - 5/16'' x 5'' Gray Paper Stumps - 1/8'' x 4-1/2'' Kum Wedge Sharpener Blick Liquid Watercolors - assorted colors Blick Essentials Watercolor Pad - 18'' x 24'', 90 lb, Tapebound, 15 Sheets Blick Glue Stick - 0.74 oz, Purple Blick Painter's Tape - 3/4'' x 60 yds Chartpak Pickett Template - 1205i Squares Chartpak Pickett Template - 1262i 4-in-11 Ellipse ChartPak Pickett Landscape Template Pop-up Program Timeline Sept 7, 2022 • Call for Artists for SFUSD Libraries Pop-up Program shared publicly Sept 30, 2022 • Deadline for submissions/intent to Partner Oct 14, 2022  • Artist/Organization selected by SFUSD Libraries Nov 14, 2022 • Intended contract start date It will take approximately 1 month for the SFUSD Board of Education to approve this contract) Week of Nov 14, 2022 • Artist/Organization meets with SFUSD Libraries Supervisor & Arts Education Consultant (ideally before Thanksgiving Break 11/21-11/25) Week of Dec 12, 2022 • Artist/Organization delivers initial concepts (i.e. content/instructional flow) for Activities based on possible pop-up theme(s) [SFUSD Libraries Supervisor approves initial concepts] Week of Dec 19, 2022 to Jan 20, 2023 • Artist/Organization develops Draft #1 of 5-10 Pop-up Activities Week of Jan 23, 2023 • Artist/Organization presents Draft #1 of 5-10 Pop-up Activities SFUSD Libraries Supervisor gives feedback/edits Week of Feb 6, 2023 • Artist/Organization presents Draft #2 of 5-10 Pop-up Activities Feb 28, 2023 • Artist/Organization finalizes 5-10 Pop-up Activities, final materials requests submitted SFUSD will use March to procure all materials and set-up kits for mobile deployment) April 2023 • Four Pop-up deployments begin (after spring break March 27-31) After Deployments #1 & #2: Artist/Organization and SFUSD Libraries Supervisor will have a midpoint meeting to provide feedback on 5-10 Pop-up Activities Before Deployments #3 & #4: Artist/Organization will make plans to integrate changes (content/materials) Desired Qualifications Teaching experience with youth aged PreK-5 and their families; working knowledge of the needs of urban youth Experience developing visual arts curriculum Familiarity with one or more of the following art practices: visual art, community-based art projects, installation, site-specific work, social practices, and/or other forms of art making Good communication skills and experience working collaboratively How to apply Email cover letter, resume and links to portfolio or website to libraries@sfusd.edu. Brad Williston will contact artists/organizations by October 7, 2020 for initial interviews.
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