Employment: Photo Club Teacher

The Photography & Digital Arts Department of Flower City Arts Center, 713 Monroe Ave., is in need of photography teachers for our 2020-2021 Photo Club after school photography and writing program.

Program Goals:

Empower youth to express their vision and voice
Enable youth to build life skills
Encourage youth to connect with the community, through field trips
Enhance knowledge of school subjects, through practical application
Energize youth to work together in groups
Establish mentoring relationships
Our students are 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students who attend either Wilson Foundation Academy or James Monroe Highschool. You will be working with the same group of 5 students throughout the program.

Teachers meet for 22 teaching sessions either: Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday the week of November 30th 2020 through the week of May 28th 2021. Attendance is also required for two training sessions before the beginning of the program, along with the program’s culminating Awards Ceremony, Book Release, and Exhibition Reception at The Link Gallery in City Hall, dates TBD.

We have a specific need for bi-lingual teachers to work with our Spanish speaking students from James Monroe High School on Wednesdays.

Lead teachers MUST

Know how to use a 35mm film camera and how to make black and white prints in the darkroom.
Basic knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite programs including Photoshop, and InDesign
Have some prior experience working with youth and be willing to establish mentoring relationships.
Commit to ALL meetings and be consistently available via phone or email.
Not be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program.
Other helpful skills include studio lighting, matting & framing, creative writing (poets are involved in our program and will assist), and basic knowledge of scanning. We do not expect every teacher to be expert in ALL areas and can provide training/assistance as needed.
Teachers are paid as independent contractors on a bi-weekly schedule at $22/hour for 6 hours a week. Be aware that you may need to devote additional hours per week planning field trips and activities, editing student pictures, and contacting families/following up with students.

If you are interested, email a cover letter and resume immediately to Liz Webster at lwebster@flowercityarts.org