SSLC Miami (Ft. Lauderdale) – Teaching Artist


Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong proficiency in their respective disciplines, strong analysis of anti-racist and anti-oppressive practices and principles, have at least one year of experience working directly with systems-involved youth (i.e. juvenile legal system, homeless system, foster care system), and display an understanding of trauma-informed care and healing through the arts. Our ideal Teaching Artist candidate has a passion for positive youth development, gender and racial justice.

Teaching Artist Responsibilities

  • Co-creating of lesson plans along with co-facilitators and SSLC staff
  • Co-facilitate one 1.5 session/week on Wednesdays at AMI-Kids Greater Ft. Lauderdale
  • Timely arrival to programming site locations, recommend arriving 15 minutes early
  • Timely arrival to excursions and events related to program youth and/or SSLC Miami
  • Respectful and compassionate interactions with all youth in alignment with the SSLC Principles and Personality
  • Timely and professional communication to co-facilitators, SSLC staff, and site staff
  • Other duties as assigned

Teaching Artist Logistics

  • Each Teaching Artist will attend individual and group supervision with Executive Director Wakumi Douglas
  • Each Teaching Artist team has 1 hour/week dedicated to debriefing and lesson planning, of which lesson plans are due no later than 2 days before the scheduled session
  • Teaching Artists are considered Contractors and not SSLC staff, no benefits are offered by SSLC to Contractors
  • Teaching Artists are welcome and encouraged to attend professional development trainings hosted internally by SSLC or externally by our partners; there is one mandatory SSLC facilitation training annually
  • Miscellaneous Teaching Artist duties may include but are not limited to:
    • Chaperoning youth at a field trip or event outside the programming site
    • Representing SSLC at a meeting in relation to their work at a site
    • Guest facilitating for other sites

Day & Time: ​Wednesdays, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Hours: ​2 workshop hours/week + 2 prep hours
Salary: ​$30 – $35/hour

How to Apply:​ Please submit cover letter, resume, portfolio and/or links via e-mail, no later than Friday, June 17, 2018 to: Please include “Application: Teaching Artist” in the subject line.

S.O.U.L. Sisters is an equal opportunity employer; we are committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, national origin, age, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, height, weight, or disability. Women (trans or cis) and people of color are encouraged