NYC Teaching Artist Needed – South Bronx, July 16 to August 29

Sisterhood Academy is a bi-weekly program for systems-involved girls, femmes, and gender nonconforming youth of color. Sisterhood Academy participants identify issues impacting their communities and develop leadership skills through the enactment of arts-based action projects. Recent SA Social Action Projects include: school-wide campaigns on ending the school-to-prison pipeline, vision quilts that address gun violence, and self-care sugar scrub kits.

We are recruiting for a Teaching Artist with at least 1 year of experience in working with systems-involved youth, which includes but is not limited to sites such as: homeless shelters, juvenile detention centers, non-secure placement facilities/group homes, and after-school settings. For this site, we especially seek a candidate proficient in designing apparel [i.e. clothes, jewelry] and arts and crafts. The site we are partnering with is Sheltering Arms: founded in 1831, Sheltering Arms services over 20,000 children a year through various programs, such as their youth homes, youth centers, and programs in juvenile justice reform. S.O.U.L. Sisters is working with a group home that focuses on high-school aged girls, femmes, and gender nonconforming youth located in the South Bronx, close to the B/D 161st St – Yankee Stadium train station.

Pay rate is $45/hour for a maximum of 6 hours a week: program runs from 4 PM – 5 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays, with additional time in the week for team meetings and lesson prep. S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective is anĀ equal-opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal opportunity employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, height, weight, or disability.

Applicants please send PDF files of your resume and cover letter, as well has at least two professional references to NYC Program Manager Jamy Drapeza at jamy@soulsistersleadership.org.