SEEKING: Good Samaritan Society – International Falls invites dynamic, experienced and creative teaching artists to apply to the pilot Arts Program for our residents and local community. We are looking for teaching artists in all disciplines, including, but not limited to, visual arts (i.e. painting/drawing/printmaking), music and theatrical arts.
Teaching responsibilities Include:
- Designing and executing a creative aging arts curriculum
- Preparing for and producing a culminating presentation event on-site
- Collaborating effectively with staff, and communicating regularly with arts program lead
- Submitting complete lessons plans, invoices, reports and other vital administrative documentation
We will select teaching artists who embody the following qualities:
- Artistic excellence, including quality and scope of professional artistic work, and depth of knowledge within an artistic discipline
- Engaging teaching, especially incorporating the creative process, reaching students across diverse developmental levels, yielding quality student work, strong understanding of learning standards in the arts, including strong classroom management skills
- Professionalism, including abilities to plan with others, to articulate goals and objectives, and to adapt to varying student populations and community environment
The Good Samaritan Society has been serving older adults and others for nearly 100 years. Today, we serve more than 200 communities in 24 states, with 32 distinct community locations across Minnesota. Most of our services focus on older adults and include a full continuum of care.
In the fall of 2019, we will begin an arts programming initiative to provide sequential and special topic arts classes to residents of Good Samaritan Society – International Falls. The program and class objectives will include the mastering of artistic skills that promote the discovery of one’s own creativity and skill building within a welcoming learning community.
Through this initial pilot phase of the arts program at Good Samaritan Society – International Falls, we hope to provide workshops, assembly performances and community events that include:
- Providing quality arts experiences and performances
- Promoting authentic arts learning opportunities
- Expanding verbal and non-verbal communication skills
- Strengthening capacities for critical thinking and problem solving
- Encouraging creativity and experimentation
Initially, the arts program will primarily serve the residents of the Good Samaritan Society – International Falls campus, most of whom are independent living older adults. However, we plan to design the program to sustainably serve 55+ adults within the wider International Falls community in the future. We believe our building has the space to accommodate a growing community engagement and the resources to make the arts program an ongoing success.
REQUIREMENTS: Three years of teaching experience is a plus. Extensive knowledge of your medium. Must pass a background check. Experience instructing older adults is preferred.
COMPENSATION: Good Samaritan Society – International Falls' teaching artist pay scale is based on experience and expertise. Our teaching artist's hourly rate begins at $50/hour. Teaching artists are also compensated for prep time at a reduced hourly rate. The Arts Program will cover the cost of art materials within approved curriculum needs.
TO APPLY: Teaching artists are asked to complete the online application below by Monday, July 15, at 11:59 p.m. Please feel free to contact us if the deadline poses any issues for you or you wish to ask clarifying questions.
QUESTIONS? Contact Emily Severson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (218) 283-1331.