Freelance Teaching Educator
Brooklyn , NY
Freelance / Consultant
Reports to: Head of Community Programs at Pioneer Works
Educators at Pioneer Works work across program areas including high school programs, youth community programs, and young adult classes, to develop and teach multidisciplinary curriculum and programs drawn from exhibitions, programs, and projects presented at the organization.
Pioneer Works is currently looking for educators with teaching specialities in STEM (STEAM) including visual and media arts, technology, and sciences. Applicants with experience developing and teaching inter or cross-disciplinary programming to K-12 students are preferred.
Pioneer Works works with a number of community partners and organizations to provide content and teaching within existing programs including summer camp, after-school programs, and a jobs training programs for young adults. Educators will work with the Pioneer Works staff to develop age-appropriate and culturally responsive experiences for K-12 audiences. Educators will also work with in-house artists in residence and curatorial teams as needed to develop programs.
Educators hired for season programs and one-time programs will be expected to develop and teach programs onsite and occasionally off site in Red Hook. Educators will be provided with content related to Pioneer Works programs, exhibitions and initiatives in developing requested curriculum and programs.
Educators work on a contract basis per program and/or season.
Develop curriculum, coordinate and lead programs for Pioneer Works community and school programs
Work with Pioneer Works programming staff collaboratively to develop content
Adhere to deadlines and administrative guidelines for programs
Represent Pioneer Works on and off site in teaching environments
Updating and reporting to Pioneer Works staff on program
Previous experience as a educator or teaching artist. Experience developing STEM or STEAM curriculum, budgeting supplies, and working with youth groups in school and informal environments. The ideal candidate has excellent presentation skills, can develop hands-on, interactive and project-based curriculum that keeps students engaged throughout the course. Experience developing cross-disciplinary curriculum is a plus. Candidates who identify as creative practitioners preferred (artists, technologist, musicians, writers, etc).
About Pioneer Works
Pioneer Works is a cultural center dedicated to experimentation, education and production across disciplines. Through a broad range of educational programs, performances, residencies and exhibitions, Pioneer Works transcends disciplinary boundaries to foster a community where alternative modes of thought are activated and supported. We strive to make culture accessible to all. Located in Red Hook, Brooklyn, the Center gathers artists, scientists and creative thinkers to collaborate outside the boundaries of traditional institutions.. The Center enacts its vision for a more complex, creative and productive society through educational programming, exhibitions, publications, residencies, lectures and performances. Housed in a reclaimed former iron works factory, Pioneer Works is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
Varies based on program.
Background Check Required
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and teaching resume to email@example.com with the subject “Teaching Educator - YOUR NAME”.
Applications will be taking on a rolling basis with consideration of programs needs.
Application Instructions / Public Contact Information
Please submit your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submission without a cover letter will not be accepted.