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New Vic Seeks Teaching Artist Apps Due Aug 15
Posted July 2, 2012
The New Victory Theater seeks dynamic, highly skilled, creative teaching artists for part time/seasonal employment for the 2012/13 season.

A project of the New 42nd Street and a 2012 special Drama Desk award-winner, The New Victory Theater is New York City’s first and only full-time performing arts theater for kids and families, students, and teachers. The New Vic is dedicated to presenting high quality performing arts productions at affordable ticket prices for both school and family audiences. Intrinsic to its mission is a close synergy between the theater’s performance and arts education programming. The theater is committed to creating ever-widening avenues of opportunity for pre-K through 12th grade students to engage in the performing arts and for teachers to grow professionally through the arts. This commitment is realized through core elements of its nationally-recognized education programs for the school community through daytime performances, classroom workshops/residencies, and teacher professional development. The education department fosters deeper experiences with the theater for New Victory’s families/public audiences through family workshops, kids weeks, and the youth corps programs.

Select a date to join us for an optional teaching artist open house:

• Thursday, July 12th at 5pm
• Tuesday, August 7th at 5pm

To attend an Open House, please RSVP to taopenhouse@new42.org at least 48 hours before the event. Location and event details will be sent with confirmation.

This open house will be a chance to learn more about New Vic Teaching Artists. Information will be provided about the teaching artist application process, the education programs, and The New Victory Theater in general. While attendance to an open house is not required in order to apply or be considered for a teaching artist position, it is recommended.

Qualifications:

Required:
• Demonstratable skills/training and professional experience in the performing arts
• College degree
• Teaching experience in the arts (previous work in New York City public schools a plus)
• Experience working with diverse populations and a range of grade levels
• Experience in developing performing arts curriculum and lesson planning
• On-going commitment and availability for expanding teaching skills through professional development, cooperative curriculum planning, reflection, and feedback.

Desired:
• Experience in circus, dance, music, or puppetry
• Able to teach in languages other than English, including American Sign Language
• Experience teaching with various populations, i.e. early childhood, students with disabilities, English Language Learners, students who are deaf and hard of hearing, etc.
• Experience teaching in after-school programs

Required Application Materials:

1. A resume demonstrating training and experience as both an artist and a teacher

2. A lesson plan activity (approx 10-15 minutes) to prepare students to see one of the productions presented at The New Victory Theater in the 2012/13 season. The lesson plan should include:

a. Lesson plan goals or aims
b. An experiential main activity focused on the art form and/or themes in a chosen show that meet those goals.
c. Reflection questions after the main activity

Lesson plans must be age-appropriate, interactive and designed to highlight an applicant’s particular artistry, classroom experience and approach to school-based work.

• For general information about the New Victory: newvictory.org

• Production details and videos available at Youtube.com/newvictheater

3. Artistic work sample: A work sample that demonstrates your abilities and achievements as an artist. May include but not limited to: video, audio, production photos, scripts, design renderings, etc.

Work samples will be accepted in the following formats:
• Preferred: Links to online video, audio, print or slide-shows of work samples.
o Submit/attach a separate document labeled, “Work Sample”.
o This document should have a description of the work sample itself and the web address.
o Include viewing instructions, such as what time mark to begin watching/listening, etc.
• Digital images: Attach up to 5 images
• Copies of literary work: Submit up to 5 pages

Optional: The panel will also accept an additional work sample to demonstrate teaching artist work in a Pre-K-12 classroom.

WORK SAMPLE NOTE:
• Do not mail original manuscripts or artwork.
• Applicants are encouraged to submit video rather than still photos.
• The panel will generally review work samples for no more than 2–5 minutes per application; be sure to indicate clearly which section of the sample should be seen.
• The above notes about appropriate work samples are guidelines. Ultimately, the point is to demonstrate to the panelists a high level of artistry and quality.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, August 15th
Email resume, lesson plan activity, and artistic work sample to: education.hr@new42.org
Application submissions that are late, that are missing any one of the above requirements or that do not follow the requirement list will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed.

No phone calls, please
When:
Application Deadline: Wednesday, August 15th

Email resume, lesson plan activity, and artistic work sample to: educeducation.hr@new42.org

Auditions for the 2012/13 season are tentatively scheduled for September 4, 5, or 6.
Where:
The New Victory Theater
229 W. 42nd Street (between 7th & 8th Avenues)
New York, NY
How:

How Much:
Part-time/Seasonal position; competitive wages; EOE
Note from the JuggleNYC Editors: Posted as received.