Youth on Record (YOR), a social justice oriented music and language arts education organization, is currently seeking two local professional artists to hire on as staff Teaching Artists. Staff Teaching Artists at YOR work together on a team committed to providing music and language arts education as a practice of freedom. YOR is hiring one part-time Teaching Artist (30 hr/week PTE) to teach high school students in Aurora Public Schools and one full-time Teaching Artist (40 hr/week FTE)  to teach middle school students in Denver Public Schools. The primary responsibilities for each position are below, though new hires will also be responsible for items outlined in each job description. 

In Class Teaching Artist
Teaching Artist Part Time | Aurora Public Schools

Anticipated Hire Date: December 6, 2019

Anticipated Start Date: December 13, 2019 

Part-time position: The artist hired for this position will be primarily responsible for supporting and co-teaching an Ethnic Studies and Music Production class in Aurora Public Schools designed to support the school in addressing challenges related to racial bias and systemic oppression. These challenges are identified as disproportionately low attendance, stifled academic growth, and disproportionately high rates of disciplinary action experienced by young men of color in the school. 

General job requirements and the description for the position including information regarding compensation and benefits are provided below. 

To apply for this position, please e-mail a current resume and a cover letter as a single PDF document by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 22, 2019 to kait@youthonrecord.org explaining why you are interested in the position and what you feel uniquely qualifies you to do the work with excellence. Additionally, please include which position you are applying for in the subject line. If you are interested in both positions, please indicate that and we will be happy to interview you for both positions. 

Lincoln Respect Academy
Teaching Artist Full Time | Denver Public Schools

Anticipated Hire Date: December 6, 2019

Anticipated Start Date: December 13, 2019 

Full-time position: The artist hired for this position will be primarily responsible for lead teaching three social justice oriented middle school classes. The medium of the classes is not firmly established but will be either creative writing/poetry, music production, or some combination of the two. The school partner is explicitly interested in engaging their students in discussing and addressing issues related to social oppression and social justice within the school. 

General job requirements and the description for the position including information regarding compensation and benefits are provided below. 

To apply for either position, please e-mail a current resume and cover letter as a single PDF document by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 22, 2019 to kait@youthonrecord.org explaining why you are interested in the position and what you feel uniquely qualifies you to do the work with excellence. Additionally, please include which position you are applying for in the subject line. If you are interested in both positions, please indicate that and we will be happy to interview you for both positions. 

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