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Monday, July 18, 2011

Teaching Artist Development Consultant - Center for Community Arts Partnership

This part time position will be working in the Center for Community Arts Partnerships at Columbia College Chicago. The consultant will be support staff for a one-year pilot project that will create and test a systematic teaching artist training program that will serve the arts education field in Chicago.  The consultant’s responsibilities outlined below will be handled within the allocated 20 hours per week and will be reporting to the Associate Director of School Partnerships/Project AIM (who serves as project manager) and the Director of School Partnerships.

The consultant will support three aspects of this project: the Design Cycle, Colloquium Series and the Professional Learning Community. The responsibilities are: 

• Work closely with the Associate Director of School Partnerships to build relationships with organizations and individual artists in recruiting Cohort 1 for fall 2011 and Cohort 2 for winter 2012. 
• Provide general information and awareness of the project through social networks, email functions and traditional marketing approaches 
• Correspond in a timely manner with Design Cycle Faculty and cohort participants through email and hard copy to ensure program timeline is met 
• Coordinate the logistics of the cohort meetings that will take place on Columbia College Chicago’s campus and help to generate the requested materials needed by the Cohort faculty for both sessions 
• Support the development of project documentation for grant reports such as attendance records of cohorts, participant responses to program activities, collection of program activities through photo and video 
• Coordinate logistics of two evening events (one in fall and one in winter) that comprise the “Colloquium Series” that will present key topics to a larger cross section of the teaching artist community in Chicago. 
• Support the development of an online professional learning community among the cohort faculty and participants through the maintenance of a blog and website page 
• Work with the Associate Director of School Partnerships to convene the TAD Advisory Committee that two times a year for updates and input on the progress of the Teaching Artists Development Studio 
• Provide administrative support to the TAD Project Evaluator including the collection of key data.
Qualifications and Application Requirements

Skills & Qualifications: 

Minimum Education & Experience • Bachelors Degree/Masters Degree in Arts Education or a related field • Experience with teaching artists as a Program Staff member in an arts education organization or as a Teaching Artist oneself • Experience in designing, managing or implementing projects/programs that offered support to artists working in schools during the day or in after school settings. • Organized and able to oversee multiple program activities as the same time. • Excellent communication skills and written skills, including interpersonal communication • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office

To Apply: 

Apply ONLINE at IMPORTANT: At the start of the online application please upload ONE document that combines your cover letter and resume; do not upload each document separately. The title of your document should be less than 60 characters and saved as a word.doc, word.dox, or PDF only. Complete the online application including adding the names and contact information for three professional references. You will receive an email confirmation once you have successfully submitted your application. If you experience technical difficulties please email Do not contact the hiring department or search committee for assistance. No phone calls or hard copy materials please.

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