Wanted: Teaching Artists!

Flushing Town Hall is looking for a few, good Teaching Artists!

“Flushing Town Hall places master teaching artists in workshops and residencies throughout Queens’ schools,” said Gabrielle M. Hamilton, Director of Education and Public Programs. “Talented, passionate arts educators are encouraged to apply this summer for possible placement in programs beginning Fall 2015.”

The Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts is seeking several professional teaching artists to join our Education Department Teaching Artist Roster. These are part-time contract positions, so you should browse Flushing Town Hall’s website at www.flushingtownhall.org.

Our current hiring needs include:

  • A visual arts teaching artist with a strong background developing curriculum and facilitating residencies for English Language Learners, especially in middle school.
  • A dance teaching artist with a strong background in West African Dance or stepping.
  • A music teaching artist with a strong knowledge of Queens Jazz History and its artists.
  • Teaching artists of any arts discipline that specialize in working with senior populations.


  • BFA/BA in Arts, Education or related field (Master’s preferred).
  • Teaching experience, especially in NYC schools.
  • Familiarity with the Common Core, NYS Learning Standards and NYC Blueprints for Teaching and Learning in the Arts.
  • Ability to commit to length of a residency (at least one full day of teaching each week plus planning sessions, reflection meetings, and organizational meetings).
  • Proactive about personal development and open to evaluation and feedback.
  • Strong collaborator.
  • Organized with strong time-management skills.
  • Curriculum development experience.
  • Engages students effectively with varying learning styles and knowledge levels.
  • Strong classroom management skills.
  • Skilled in assessing and documenting student work.

No phone calls or mail submissions should be made. To be considered, send an e-mail with “Teaching Artist” listed in the subject line to education@flushingtownhall.org. Include the following attached to your email:

  • A cover letter that includes what specific teaching artist position(s) you are applying for.
  • A resume(s) that highlights your professional artistic and teaching experience.
  • A lesson plan of a 75-90 minute workshop with the goals and, objectives, and activities you would use if you were the teaching artist in one of the above teaching artist positions.
  • Contact information and relationship for 3 references.



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