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Randa Ayoub

Teaching Artist-Dance

Teaching Artist, Community Schools Program


Columbia College Chicago is an acclaimed undergraduate and graduate institution that provides a comprehensive education in the arts, communications and public relations. We constantly aim to reach our full potential as an educational innovator, incubator of new creative practice and generator of real-world success for young creatives. We are located in the heart of Chicago, across the street from historic Grant Park, and housed in some of the most iconic buildings in the South Loop.

Columbia College Chicago a private urban institution of over 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students, four-year College offering a distinctive curriculum that blends liberal arts, creative and media arts and business is currently searching for Part-Time Teaching Artists. The Community Schools Program has an immediate need for qualified instructors with backgrounds in Dance and Digital Media.


Reporting to the Program Manager, On-Site Program Coordinator (PC), at assigned Community School, the Part-Time Teaching Artist is a grant-funded position, responsible for creating, planning and the delivery of 10 to 14-week curriculum program.


Create a 10 to 14-week curriculum teaching fundamentals of a specific artistic genre proposal and deliver program instruction. Conduct activities consistent with the program goals and description. Build social soft skills into the program curriculum in accordance with the school site values. Participate in all mandatory program meetings i.e. orientation, curriculum development review, site-based program planning/improvement meetings (site staff meetings, showcase planning meetings), professional development sessions. Provide the PC with information and documentation necessary for completion of program evaluation, reports, publicity and program development needs such as attendance, etc. Coordinate and delivering accurate daily documentation of student attendance in the program. Use the school/site facilities with care and consideration (cleaning classrooms or workspaces at the end of the day).Advise PC on program issues, changes, and/or news via email. Plan at least one field trip OR guest speaker visit. Attend field trips with program participants. Attend snack period with program participants in the cafeteria. Advise the Coordinator on the needs of the program such as any development or issues that affect program delivery. Assist the PC and with culminating project/event with the partnering organization/school. Create and plan for a culminating event in both the Fall and Spring with program participants. Coordinate with other program staff to plan and deliver culminating event as needed. Submit timesheets and bi-weekly reports in accordance to the CCC Payroll Calendar.Submit a narrative report, documentation and curriculum plan upon the end of contract period.Perform other related tasks and/or assignments as needed or required.Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts Degree (significant coursework towards a degree in a related field), or proven ability/related training.A minimum of 1-year teaching and/or mentoring experience in school or community-based settlingAbility to stay organized, manage multiple tasks, meet and set deadlines within a complex team environment.Ability to plan with teachers of different disciplines for events or multidisciplinary lessons.Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.Knowledge of Columbia College Chicago, Chicago Public Schools and Community Based Organizations.Commitment to, and interest in the arts and higher education.Excellent attendance and punctuality is a must.This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee and is subject to change based on the needs of the department and/or college.

Additional Information

Position subject to a background screening. This is a union position. This position is overtime eligible. Qualified candidates of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Columbia College Chicago is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all local, state, and federal laws and regulations concerning civil rights. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law.

Job Type: Freelance/Contract/Temp
Location: Chicago