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Arts Ignite is made up of dynamic, creative, and passionate individuals with a wide range of expertise.  We invite applications for Teaching Artists, Staff, and Intern positions as listed below.

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Teaching Artist Openings

New York, NY

Summer 2022 – Newcomer Youth Summer Academy with the International Rescue Committee

The Arts Ignite Curriculum and Instructional Specialist at the 2021 Newcomer Youth Summer Academy (NYSA) supports the primary classroom teachers for Visual Art and Dance classes.

Partnering with the International Rescue Committee, NYSA is a 6-week summer academy that welcomes youth seeking refuge in the US into their new lives in NYC. An Arts Ignite classroom at NYSA focuses on school readiness, English language skill building, and coping skills – all through the arts! Our classrooms embrace our unique differences and give students an outlet for self expression and fun, all while setting up a routine for them to be best prepared for an NYC public school setting in the Fall.

The Arts Ignite Curriculum and Instructional Specialist supports teaching artists in the creation of classrooms catered on growth, acceptance, and endless possibilities. We use art as a tool to build creative capacities, community and confidence in students to thrive!  Apply here.

New York, NY

Summer 2022 – Newcomer Youth Summer Academy with the International Rescue Committee

The Arts Ignite NYSA Program Facilitator provides leadership for all Teaching Artists at the 2022 Newcomer Youth Summer Academy (NYSA).

Partnering with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), NYSA is a 6-week summer academy that welcomes youth who have recently resettled in the US into their new lives in NYC. An Arts Ignite classroom at NYSA focuses on school readiness, English language skill building, and Social Emotional Learning skills in an effort to best prepare students to enter the New York City public school system in the fall. 

The NYSA Program Facilitator must have experience in program management, working with English Language Learners, working in a virtual school environment, and supporting arts programming in culturally diverse classrooms. This position requires complete commitment and the Program Facilitator must be available for all planning meetings, training, and academy days. Apply here.

New York, NY

Summer 2022 – Newcomer Youth Summer Academy with the International Rescue Committee

Arts Ignite Teaching Artists under the leadership of the Program Facilitator and the Director of Programs at the 2021 Newcomer Youth Summer Academy (NYSA) will be the primary classroom teachers for virtual Visual Art and Dance classes. The Special Events Coordinator will work with the Program Facilitator and the Arts Ignite Teaching Artists to provide photo and video documentation and narratives to capture student growth, work, and successes over the course of the summer.  Apply here.

New York, NY

Summer 2022 – Newcomer Youth Summer Academy with the International Rescue Committee

Arts Ignite Arts Lead Teachers at Newcomer Youth Summer Academy (NYSA) must have experience in teaching English Language Learners, teaching in a virtual school environment, and teaching art in culturally diverse classrooms. This position requires complete commitment and artists must be available for all training and academy days.  Apply here.

Homestead, FL

Summer 2022 – Art-In-Action Summer Camp 

Arts Ignite Teaching Artists at the 2022 Art-In-Action (AIA) Summer Camp will be primary classroom teachers leading arts classes.

Arts Ignite Teaching Artists will join a local team from enFAMILIA – a community organization that builds healthy family relationships among immigrant, migrant, and farm worker communities of South Florida – for a 6 week arts-based summer camp in Homestead, Florida from June 20 – July 29 with virtual training June 10th (afternoon time TBD) and training on Wednesday, June 15 from 1-4pm ET- in person if local to NYC.

Arts Ignite Teaching Artists at AIA must have experience in teaching students between the ages of 6 and 15. Artists must be available for all training and camp days. Apply here.

Activity Submission

Ongoing – Creative Activity Kits

Create meaningful and accessible art that makes a difference in students’ lives! Creative Activity Kits contain workbooks with activities in various art forms (visual art, music, dance, and storytelling) for both individual and communal learning amongst students. With an umbrella theme of Community, Courage and Creative Capacity, CAK Teaching Artists create activities that establish genuine connections between students and art. 

Teaching Artists for Creative Activity Kits must have experience working with students aged 6-13 and a general knowledge of creating virtual activities. 

If interested, please contact andrea@artsignite.org

Video Submission

Ongoing – Arts Ignite NOW!

Ignite the arts anytime and anywhere with our workshop video series, Arts Ignite NOW! Each video highlights a different art form, including music, visual art, dance, poetry, and storytelling combined with one or more of Arts Ignite’s core skills. Led by Arts Ignite Teaching Artists, these asynchronous virtual workshops allow learners to strengthen their creative capacity, language acquisition skills, creative problem-solving skills, and innovation. 

Teaching Artists for Arts Ignite NOW! must have experience leading and creating activities for students ages 5-16 and the ability to self-record and submit content to the Arts Ignite team. Teaching Artists will take on one of two roles, our workshop leader or our video host. Our workshop leader should be prepared to create an asynchronous video lesson in their respective art form, while adhering to Arts Ignite pillars. Our video host should be prepared to welcome viewers, lead an introductory warm-up that gets viewers ready for the upcoming lesson, and lead a final reflection activity that gets viewers thinking more deeply about the lesson.  Apply here.


Staff Openings

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Intern Openings

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