Seeking Assistant Teaching Artist for K-2 Performing Arts Residency near Ashland and Diversey (Chicago)

  • Description: Idea Box Integrated Arts is seeking an Assistant Teaching Artist (ATA) for a Dance/Music/Theater residency for Grades K/1.  The ATA will train in Nov/Dec, assist the lead teaching artist 5 days a week Feb-early April, and be offered an additional 8 days or more in April-Jun.  Duties include positive behavior modeling and active participation in all class activities, one-on-one classroom management and redirection for struggling students, and assistance with class setup/cleanup as necessary.
  • Location: Prescott Elementary School, 1632 W Wrightwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
  • Student Age Range: Grades K and 1
  • # of Students Per Class:30-32
  • Schedule: ALL CLASSES: 1:45-2:45pm.  ATA is expected to be present from 1:35-2:55pm
    • 2nd Quarter (1st Grade)-- select dates only
      • Training dates: with Dance/Drama teacher: TH- Nov 15, FRI- Nov 16
      • Assist the Music teacher on: Mon-Nov 19, TU- Nov 20, TH- Nov 29, FRI- Nov 30, TU- Dec 4, TH Dec 6
  • 3rd Quarter (Kindergarten Rm 103):
    • 5 days a week, Monday through Friday (Dance/Drama & Music all dates)
    • Begin Feb 4, 2019
    • End Apr 4, 2019
    • No class on CPS days of non-attendance for students (avail on CPS website)
  • 4th Quarter (Kindergarten Rm 101)-- select dates only
    • Meet students/assist Dance/Drama Teacher: Mon, Apr 8, TU, Apr 9
    • Assist the Music teacher: TH, Apr 11,  FRI, Apr 12, TH, Apr 25, FRI, Apr 26, TH, May 2, FRI, May 3, TH, May 9, FRI, May 10
  • Additional information
    • If hired, the ATA must get a fingerprint background check by Nov 5, 2018.
    • To be considered, you must have prior experience working with youth in a supervisory capacity.  This can include in the classroom, as a camp counselor, nanny, babysitter, or similar experience.
    • Previous experience as a Dance, Theater, and/or Music artist preferred, but not required (but you must be ready to jump in and model good participation for all activities!)
    • Easy street parking near school.
  • Pay: $20/class for 61 classes for a total of $1,220.00
  • To Apply:
    • Applications deadline is Oct 27, 2018.
    • Email applications to:
    • Include:
      • Resume
      • Email addresses/phone numbers for 3 references who can speak to your work with youth.
      • Cover letter detailing your previous experience working with youth and in the performing arts
Basic Info
Deadline Type: 
Deadline or Post Expiration: 
Friday, November 1, 2019
Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Emily Leonard
Contact Address: 
Chicago  Illinois  60625
United States