ArtSeed engages 1,500 youth (ages 3-12) across 18 of Chicago’s public parks through storytelling, music, movement, and nature play rooted in neighborhood stories. Children explore the histories and legacies of Chicago's community based artists and imagine creative solutions to challenges in their own neighborhoods.
This summer’s programming will focus on the life and works of community-based muralist Hector Duarte and Sapphire and Crystals, Chicago’s first Black women’s artist collective. ArtSeed will engage in six weeks of early childhood programming in 18 play across the North, West, and South sides of the city. Programming runs June 25th - August 3rd and will culminate in a city-wide community gathering at the Burnham Wildlife Corridor on August 11th.
We are looking for educators whose practice is rooted in community, nature, and social justice. Teaching Artists will develop original curriculum and work in pairs to co-facilitate storytelling, art making, and movement-based workshops with youth and families across Chicago. Educators with training in restorative and transformative approaches to conflict and accountability strongly encouraged to apply.
Time Commitment: June 4th - August 18th
Employment Type: Full-time seasonal
Pay Rate: $18.66/hr
Pay Period: Teaching artists will be paid bi-weekly
Training: June 4th - June 23rd
Programming: June 23rd - August 3rd
Culminating Event: August 11th
Program Evaluation: August 13th - 18th