Jinéit Art Academy Youth Instructor-Angoon
Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) is looking for Northwest Coast artists to apply to teach Northwest Coast (NWC) arts to K – 12th grade students in Angoon during or out of school, as part of the Jinéit Art Academy Youth Program.
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REQUIRED FOR A COMPLETE APPLICATION:
2. A portfolio including photos/images of at least 5 examples of NWC arts pieces created by you.
3. Your resume
4. A copy of your tribal ID (if applicable)
REQUIRED INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS:
• Possesses the skills necessary to teach and monitor participation in the NWC Youth arts classes.
• Is committed to the perpetuation of NWC arts
• Can provide a portfolio of previous NWC arts work
• Has previous teaching experience
• Will pass a background check
PREFERRED INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS:
• Have acknowledged mastery of NWC art, with ability to teach formline design.
• Should be able to teach traditional significance of art and its cultural context, teach about clan structures, crests, clan property, how to harvest resources sustainably, who can harvest resources from where, respect for materials harvested, teaching youth to respect themselves.
• Has previous experience with teaching youth and with NWC arts programming for Alaska Native youth.
• Able to pay attention to individual students’ needs and talents.
• Help design, schedule, and establish goals for the Jinéit Art Academy Youth Program.
• Instruct youth during an agreed upon schedule, aiming to meet the established goals.
• Introduce historical NWC arts masterpieces to the students.
• When possible, coordinate visits for the youth in their program to interact with Master and Apprentice artists working on art projects in the community.
• When possible, include Elders in the program
• When possible, incorporate Tlingit, Haida, or Tsimshian language into the program.
• Participate in planning meetings with Angoon Jinéit Art Academy Liaison and the SHI Project Director on a monthly basis, or as often as deemed necessary.
• Keep attendance sheets and collect feedback from participating youth.
• Report to the Angoon Jinéit Art Academy Liaison and SHI Project Director on a monthly basis, or as often as deemed necessary.
• Help youth submit artwork to SHI’s Juried Youth Art Exhibit. Application deadline is March 1, 2018.
• Not influenced by drugs or alcohol while teaching.
• Instruction sessions may take place in a classroom during school or after school, between 1 and 5 times per week and/or during weekends. Instruction can be shared between artists or be covered by one artist depending of artists’ availability.
• Instruction will start after a schedule and agreement has been made between the instructor, SHI and any key local program partners, and after any necessary background checks have been performed.
• Complete simple report forms, provided by SHI, to the Angoon Jinéit Art Academy Liaison and the SHI Art Director, on a monthly basis.
• Keep student attendance sheets provided by SHI and used to track the number of youth participating in the Jinéit Art Academy Youth Program. The sign-in sheets are to be submitted to the Angoon Jinéit Art Academy Liaison and SHI Art Director along with the report form.
• Instructors are offered an hourly rate for instruction.
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Please explain why you are interested in participating in the project
Briefly summarize your experience teaching NWC arts to youth
Briefly summarize your experience as a NWC artist
Briefly summarize what artform(s) you would teach at the Jinéit Art Academy Youth Program
Briefly summarize what would be your main goals for the Jinéit Art Academy Youth Program
How many students are you willing to teach at one time?
What are your needs for supplies, tools, and equipment?
What age group(s) can you teach?
Lower elementary (K-2nd grades)
Upper elementary (3rd-5th grades)
Middle school (6th - 8th grades)
High School (9th-12th grades)
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Which days/time would you be able to teach? Check all that apply
Mondays During School
Mondays After School
Tuesdays During School
Tuedays After School
Wednesdays During School
Wednesdays After School
Thursdays During School
Thursdays After School
Fridays During School
Fridays After School
Additional comments on availability
2. A portfolio including photos/images of at least 5 examples of Northwest Coast art pieces created by you
A copy of your tribal ID (if applicable)
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