TITLE: Teaching Artist
HOURS: Tuesdays 4 -6 PM; Saturdays 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
WAGE RANGE: $22.50 – $25.00/hr
JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY: This contracted position is assigned to the ZORA’S DAUGHTERS program within the Asante Community Connections Branch and reports to the Project Manager.
ZORA’S DAUGHTERS is a creative writing and literacy program that focuses on improving girls’ writing skills while uplifting the literary works of women of color – especially African and African American women. In this program, girls will read selected pieces and complete accompanying writing or speaking tasks. The culminating experience will be a published anthology of the participants’ original work. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to meet published authors as well as attend in-person and virtual field trips.
The values of the program are self-love, sisterhood, creativity, and self-expression, among others. The job includes but is not limited to: facilitating group sessions according to the Zora’s Daughters predetermined curriculum; attending virtual field trips and special events; reviewing session activities and evaluations with the team; assisting with organization and promotion of activities and; assisting with and attending celebratory activities at the culmination of a workshop series.
NOTE: The pilot session of this program began in Spring 2021 with additional programming scheduled through the end of 2022.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required, e.g., a Bachelor of Arts degree or the equivalent of on-the-job experience.
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