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Open Call: Teacher Advisory Council

Image: Professional Development Workshop for Educators, November 5, 2019

The Teacher Advisory Council (TAC) is a cohort of New York City Public School educators who advise and support the New Museum’s Department of Education and Public Engagement’s mission to cultivate growth—aesthetic, emotional, intellectual, social, and spiritual—through inquiry and to strengthen people’s connections with themselves, one another, and the wider world. The Council collaborates with Museum staff to develop and promote resources and programs for school groups, youth, and teachers, ensuring meaningful, high-quality connections and resources for educators and their students.

Members of the Teacher Advisory Council should represent a range of experiences and identities themselves and in regards to their teaching and learning communities (including diversity of ability, age, ethnicity, gender, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status). The TAC will be expected to actively contribute to group dialogues, reviewing and embracing Values and Intentions for a respectful and enjoyable space for collaboration. Applicants who bring experience teaching within diverse communities are encouraged to apply. Please discuss your experiences facilitating access and inclusion in your application.

Benefits:


  • Meet and develop a community of practice with educator peers working in diverse contexts
  • A free exhibition tour, or virtual visit for your students, guided by New Museum teaching staff
  • $450 stipend (in four payments of $112.50, disbursed December/February/May/August upon completion of the responsibilities outlined below).
  • Acknowledgement on the New Museum website as a Teacher Advisory Council member
  • Standard New Museum Membership ($70 value; includes free unlimited Museum admission, discounted program tickets, Store and Café discounts, discounted admission for guests, and invitations to Member events)

Responsibilities:


  • Advisory members commit to two years of Council membership
  • Attend 6 full advisory committee meetings online or onsite per year (1 hour, every other month)
  • Contribute an additional estimated 1-2 hours per quarter in the form of email, small group, or 1:1 meetings with staff to provide feedback and collaboration on proposals, brainstorms, lesson plans, programs, and resources.
  • Attend at least three New Museum school and educator program each year, such as guided class visits, professional development workshop for teachers, or Convening for Contemporary Art, Education, and Social Justice programming
  • Provide feedback on New Museum school and educator programs and initiatives
  • Notify colleagues of education program offerings at the New Museum

Complete this brief application and email your resume to educatorprograms@newmuseum.org by the deadline: Friday, October 30, 2020

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