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Full-Time Design Educator

[Last updated August 7, 2018] The Center for Architecture is seeking a full-time Design Educator to join the Education Department staff to teach, develop and support the Center’s K-12 architecture and design education programs. These programs include youth, family and school workshops at the Center for Architecture in Greenwich Village and customized multi-session residency programs in schools and community sites throughout the city. Our programs use hands-on, project-based design activities to enrich classroom studies and build students’ understanding and appreciation of the built environment.

Responsibilities:
• Teach and support the Center’s two-hour Student Day workshops for visiting K-12 school classes. In addition to teaching the programs currently on offer, the Design Educator will be responsible for developing new programs about the Center’s rotating exhibitions. Additional responsibilities include preparation and maintenance of program materials, program documentation and evaluation, and assisting with program administration;
• Teach and assist with other K–12 school programs including in-school Learning By Design:NY residencies, after-school programs, and Professional Development workshops for teachers;
• Teach and assist with Summer and Vacation programs when school programs are not in session;
• Evaluate, refine and develop Center-based K-12 programs;
• Assist with annual Building Connections exhibition of K-12 student work in collaboration with Director of Education and CFA Exhibitions staff;
• Attend networking and community events on CFA’s behalf;
• Assist with Education program administration, documentation and publicity.

Qualifications:
This position requires an energetic and organized individual who is passionate about teaching design to diverse youth audiences and committed to supporting and expanding the Center for Architecture’s built environment education programs. CFA is a small staff where collaboration, flexibility and teamwork are essential. The right candidate will have:
• Bachelor’s or master’s degree in architecture, design, engineering and/or arts education;
• At least 2 years’ experience leading hands-on art/design projects with K–12 youth groups in a school, museum or community setting;
• Excellent classroom management skills and interest in teaching diverse populations with varying learning abilities;
• Familiarity with NY State Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts, STEM and Common Core State Standards
• Strong interest in CFA’s mission
• Ability to take initiative and work both independently and collaboratively
• Excellent interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills
• Strong attention to detail, thorough and accurate work habits

Salary and Benefits:
Salary Range $40,000-$45,000; commensurate with experience. All full-time employees of AIA New York and the Center for Architecture receive, after a 90-day evaluation period, a comprehensive benefits package that includes employer-paid medical, dental, and life insurance. Full-time employees also receive 15 days paid vacation and 10 sick days per year. Employees with 1 year of service are eligible for a 401(k) plan that includes a 3% employer contribution.

Application Instructions:
Qualified candidates should submit their resumé along with a thoughtful cover letter to info@aiany.org. Your cover letter should be within the body of the email, and your resumé should be attached as a PDF. Please put the job title and your last name in the subject line of the email.

For further Information, download the Full-Time Design Educator job description.

Freelance Design Educator

[Last updated August 7, 2018] The Center for Architecture is seeking freelance Design Educators to teach in our K–8th grade architecture and design education school programs. Programs include in-school, multi-session residencies and/or after-school programs in schools and community sites throughout the city. Our programs use hands-on, project-based design activities to enrich classroom studies, build students’ understanding and appreciation of architecture and the built environment, and develop their design skills and sensibilities.

Design Educators are hired and paid on a per program basis. Programs typically run weekly for 6–10 weeks. Candidates must be willing to travel to program sites throughout the city and to collaborate with partner teachers to develop age-appropriate, sequential lessons that integrate architecture and design into classroom studies.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s or master’s degree in architecture, design, engineering and/or arts education;
• Minimum two years’ experience leading hands-on art/design projects with youth groups in a school, museum or community setting;
• Excellent classroom management skills and ability to work with students of varying abilities;
• Familiarity with NY State Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts and core curriculum standards.

Design Educators accepted for employment must attend an orientation session at the Center for Architecture on September 5th, 2018 and be fingerprinted by the Department of Education before taking on a program in a New York City public school. CFA will reimburse the fingerprinting fee. Additional training sessions on CFA curricula and pedagogy may also be required.

Design Educators are paid on a per program basis as independent contractors at a rate of $125/90-minute classroom session with students. This is inclusive of prep time needed for each session. 1-hour planning meetings with participating teachers are paid at the rate of $50. Mandatory CFA training sessions are paid at $20/hour.

Application Instructions:
Qualified candidates should submit two lesson plans they have developed and taught on an architecture/design topic with examples of related student work, their resumé and a thoughtful cover letter to info@aiany.org. Your cover letter should be within the body of the email, and your resumé and additional materials should be attached as PDFs. Please put the job title and your last name in the subject line of the email.

For further Information, download the Freelance Design Educator job description.

Volunteers

AIA New York and the Center for Architecture often seek volunteers to support a wide variety of programming. Check back here for updates.

K-12 Volunteers

Volunteering at the Center for Architecture is a great way to contribute to the community, learn new skills, and have fun! We often need volunteers for the following:

Family Day Programs: Weekend public programs for children ages 5-13 and their parents.
Vacation Programs: 3-day thematic programs for children ages 5-18.
Summer Programs: Week-long thematic programs for children ages 5-18.

For further Information, download the K-12 Volunteers job description.

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K-12 Summer Volunteers

Looking to share your interest in architecture and design with young people this summer? Volunteer for a week-long summer program at the Center for Architecture!

For further Information, download the K-12 Summer Volunteers job description.

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