Marquis Studios is always looking for good people! Whether for a position in our office, internship opportunity or a teaching artist role, we want to work with passionate people who love what they do. See our open positions below.
Marquis Studios is currently seeking paid teaching assistants to provide additional support in our After-school programs and select In-school programs throughout New York City. We offer diverse programming in the visual and performing arts. The teaching assistant program aims to match applicants with arts disciplines of their interest while providing meaningful teaching experiences. The ideal candidate will have a passion for arts education and experience working with students to enhance their knowledge of the arts.
About Marquis Studios
Founded In 1977, Marquis Studios is a multi-disciplinary organization providing arts-in education services to over 150 New York City public schools. Through strong collaborative partnerships we provide a full spectrum of multi-cultural residencies where students explore the visual and performing arts. Marquis Studios provides in-school residencies, after-school residencies and parent-child workshops to high needs school communities. In 2013 Marquis Studios was proudly named the New York City affiliate of VSA, which is the city wide organization on arts and disabilities. It is our aim to continuously provide quality programs through high impact arts opportunities while creating learning environments that strengthens critical thinking and creative skills.
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-Availability for a minimum of two afternoons, to assist in after-school programs conducted during 1.5 – 2 hour blocks, between 2:15pm – 6:00pm; Monday through Friday.
-Commitment to scheduled residencies for the duration of the program cycle.
-The teaching assistant will aid the lead teaching artist in a class of 20-25 children in grades Pre-K -12.
-Work with the teaching artist to establish a healthy, safe and fun learning environment and serve as a positive role model
-Assisting with classroom management while, monitoring students’ when they are working in separate groups or outside of the designated residency space.
-Arrive at the site 15 minutes before class begins to help the lead artist prepare. Including but not limited to: unlocking classroom doors, gathering necessary materials, setting up equipment and/or organizing the space.
-Assist in cleaning up after residency.
-Complete daily record keeping duties as requested.
-Take leadership role during emergency/crisis situations if needed.
Special Programs & In-school residency responsibilities:
-Working in select In-school programs that align with areas of interest and experience with the art form.
-All In-school opportunities require a minimum commitment of 4hrs.
-Assisting at special programs and events throughout the school year.
-Participating in mandatory teaching assistant orientation.
-Minimum of two years of college education, currently enrolled in a 4 year program or have already received a degree in an educational or arts related field.
-Experience working with youth of various ages in any capacity.
-Interest in arts education, be a practicing artist, art educator or art student.
-Must be interested and dedicated to improving communities through arts education and exploration.
-Excellent interpersonal skills in order to interact with youth, teachers and school administrators.
-Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, follow directions and communicate effectively.
-Some experience with special needs students is a plus.
-Fingerprinting and background check will be required within 4 weeks of employment.
-Assigned to a minimum of 2 programs weekly for 10 weeks each(30 weeks per year)
-Excellent training working in collaboration with a lead teaching artist who has been in the field for a minimum of 5 years.
Compensation – $60 per 2hr session (10 sessions minimum)
Marquis Studios is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to seeking a diverse staff with respect to gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, class, educational background, religion, sexual orientation, and physical ability. All applicants are welcome.
Please submit your cover letter and resume to Jobs@MarquisStudios.org – no calls please. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.