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Songwriting Teaching Artist for Kindergarten residency-- $40/hr plus prep

Seeking Songwriting Teaching Artist for Kindergarten Residency near Ashland and Diversey Description: Idea Box Integrated Arts is seeking a Songwriting Teaching Artist for two 8-week residencies. This is a unit within a larger performing arts residency also provided by Idea Box. The teaching artist will have 8 one-hour sessions to work with a class of 30 Kindergarten students to write a single “class song” based on assigned integration topic (ie. “types of weather” or “adding and subtracting”—specific topics still TBD). Teaching Artist must also provide completed lyrics, and recorded demo and accompaniment tracks for students to use in performance. Primary teaching artist works with students to memorize and choreograph the song for performance following the Songwriting residency.Location: Prescott Elementary School, 1632 W Wrightwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60614Student Age Range: Kindergarten# of Students Per Class:approx. 30Schedule:ALL CLASSES meet 1:45-2:45pm. Teaching Artist should be present 1:35-2:50pm3rd Quarter:W, Feb 13TH, Feb 14W, Feb 20TH, Feb 21W, Feb 27TH, Feb 28TU, Mar 12FRI, Mar 224th Quarter:TH, Apr 11FRI, Apr 12TH, Apr 25FRI, Apr 26TH, May 2FRI, May 3TH, May 9FRI, May 10Prep:Teaching artist receives 15 min of paid prep per class at the regular teaching rate ($40/hr)Teaching artist receives an additional hour of prep per quarter for recording demo/accompaniment tracks.Additional informationAn assistant teaching artist is provided by Idea Box to help with classroom management, student names, and behavior modeling.In classes with a student who has an IEP, a second additional assistant is provided by the school.Classes can be held in the classroom OR in our cafeteria Dance space, which has a lot of room, but also gets a lot of noise from next-door gym class.Easy street parking near school.Demo/Accompaniment tracks need not be “studio quality.” Can be recorded w/any instrument.Songwriting instructor is expected to introduce students to verse/chorus structure and guide them in writing a short song with 2 or 3 verses/repetitions of the chorus.Additional future residencies likely available for a successful candidate.Pay: Instruction: $40/hr for 16 hrs (8 per quarter)Prep: $40/hr for 6 hrs (3 per quarter)TOTAL: 22 hrs at $40/hr = $880 total for the residencyTo Apply:Application deadline is Dec 1, 2018.Email applications to: IdeaBoxDirector@gmail.comInclude:ResumeEmail addresses/phone numbers for 3 references who can speak to your work with youth.Cover letter detailing your previous experience working with youth
Job Type: Freelance/Contract/Temp
Location: Chicago - City
Tags: teaching artist, music, songwriting, early childhood, music and movement