Songwriting Teaching Artist for Kindergarten residency-- $40/hr plus prep

Seeking Songwriting Teaching Artist for Kindergarten Residency near Ashland and Diversey

  • Description: Idea Box Integrated Arts is seeking a Songwriting Teaching Artist for two 8-week residencies. This is a unit within a larger performing arts residency also provided by Idea Box.  The teaching artist will have 8 one-hour sessions to work with a class of  30 Kindergarten students to write a single “class song” based on assigned integration topic (ie. “types of weather” or “adding and subtracting”—specific topics still TBD).  Teaching Artist must also provide completed lyrics, and recorded demo and accompaniment tracks for students to use in performance.   Primary teaching artist works with students to memorize and choreograph the song for performance following the Songwriting residency.
  • Location: Prescott Elementary School, 1632 W Wrightwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
  • Student Age Range: Kindergarten
  • # of Students Per Class:approx. 30
  • Schedule:
    • ALL CLASSES meet 1:45-2:45pm.  Teaching Artist should be present 1:35-2:50pm
    • 3rd Quarter:
      • W, Feb 13
      • TH, Feb 14
      • W, Feb 20
      • TH, Feb 21
      • W, Feb 27
      • TH, Feb 28
      • TU, Mar 12
      • FRI, Mar 22
    • 4th Quarter:
      • TH, Apr 11
      • FRI, Apr 12
      • TH, Apr 25
      • FRI, Apr 26
      • TH, May 2
      • FRI, May 3
      • TH, May 9
      • FRI, May 10
    • Prep:
      • Teaching artist receives 15 min of paid prep per class at the regular teaching rate ($40/hr)
      • Teaching artist receives an additional hour of prep per quarter for recording demo/accompaniment tracks.
  • Additional information
    • An assistant teaching artist is provided by Idea Box to help with classroom management, student names, and behavior modeling.
    • In classes with a student who has an IEP, a second additional assistant is provided by the school.
    • Classes can be held in the classroom OR in our cafeteria Dance space, which has a lot of room, but also gets a lot of noise from next-door gym class.
    • Easy street parking near school.
    • Demo/Accompaniment tracks need not be “studio quality.”   Can be recorded w/any instrument.
    • Songwriting instructor is expected to introduce students to verse/chorus structure and guide them in writing a short song with 2 or 3 verses/repetitions of the chorus.
    • Additional future residencies likely available for a successful candidate.
  • Pay:
    • Instruction: $40/hr for 16 hrs (8 per quarter)
    • Prep: $40/hr for 6 hrs (3 per quarter)
    • TOTAL: 22 hrs at $40/hr = $880 total for the residency
  • To Apply:
    • Application deadline is Dec 1, 2018.
    • Email applications to: IdeaBoxDirector@gmail.com
    • Include:
      • Resume
      • Email addresses/phone numbers for 3 references who can speak to your work with youth.
      • Cover letter detailing your previous experience working with youth
Requirements
Skills & Qualifications: 
  • Previous experience teaching songwriting or similar group music-writing curriculum.
  • Previous experience teaching music to Grades K-2
  • If hired, must complete a fingerprint background check by Dec 15, 2018.
To Apply: 
  • Application deadline is Dec 1, 2018.
  • Email applications to: IdeaBoxDirector@gmail.com
  • Include:
    • Resume
    • Email addresses/phone numbers for 3 references who can speak to your work with youth.
    • Cover letter detailing your previous experience working with youth
Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Emily Leonard
Songwriting Teaching Artist for Kindergarten residency-- $40/hr plus prep | Chicago Artists Resource

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