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Part-time ,
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Ivonne Cruz

Teaching Artist Assistant


The Teaching Artist Assistant reports to the Director of Community Schools or Community Schools Program Manager and is accountable directly to the Teaching Artist/Instructor and Coordinator at one or multiple Community School sites. Transforming lives through Arts, the School Fine & Performing Arts Community Schools Program exists to enhance the College’s commitment to make itself a vital part of its community and to better prepare students to “author the culture of our time”, creating an infrastructure through which the College’s faculty, students, and administration can develop meaningful relationships with community residents.


• Assist in the delivery of program instruction as stated in proposed curriculum outline

• Supporting each student’s social, emotional and intellectual growth and development

• 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

• Support the Teaching Artist/Instructor in providing information and documentation necessary for completion of program evaluation, reports, publicity and program development needs such as attendance, etc.

• Submit timesheets and bi-weekly reports in accordance to the CCC Payroll Calendar

• Using the school/site facilities with care and consideration

• Work with the Teaching Artist/Instructor to communicate effectively with the program manager/coordinator about program issues/changes

• Assisting the coordinator with culminating project/event with the partnering organization/school

• Communicating immediately with the coordinator and Teaching Artist/Instructor regarding late arrival or absences

• Coordinating with other program staff to plan and deliver culminating event

• Working knowledge of out-of-school-time programming and diverse learners


• Bachelors of Arts Degree, Social Work, Psychology, Education, (or for CCC students, significant coursework towards a degree in a related field), or proven ability/related training

• 3+ years teaching and/or mentoring experience in school or community based settings

• Ability 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

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.

Job Type: Freelance/Contract/Temp
Location: Chicago