The Chicago High School for the Arts seeks a part-time Creative Writing instructor for the 2018-19 school year in the Creative Writing department.
Literary Magazine: Conservatory hours are 2:00 - 5:00 pm Monday - Friday. Literary Magazine is a year-long course that takes place from 2:00-5:00 pm on Tuesdays.
The instructor will guide students in publishing, Levitate, ChiArts’ literary magazine. The Literary Magazine course will give students experience in developing and producing a literary magazine. Students will review submissions, select pieces, edit, publish, and publicize ChiArts’ literary magazine.
The ideal candidate will be a specialist in the field and will have the passion and skills to create a learning environment that will offer rigorous pre-professional arts training that challenges students to achieve at high levels and is experienced in working with high school age students. Instructors at ChiArts will be required to differentiate instruction; design lesson and unit plans that properly assess student achievement and encourage skill development and critical thinking.
Classroom and professional duties include, but are not limited to the following:
+ Embrace and promote the ChiArts vision, mission, educational approach, goals, and core values
+ Prepare structured lessons that encourage and foster skill development, critical thinking, applications, and ethics.
+ Instruct conservatory level courses, serving students with various learning styles, abilities and needs.
+ Employ outstanding classroom management skills and implement the school code of conduct.
+ Regularly assess student achievement, skill mastery and career development skills.
+ Submit unit plans on a timely basis
+ Manage classroom administration and record keeping including: grades, attendance records, student progress and documentation of student work.
+ Regularly communicate with students, parents and other ChiArts staff to share artistic progress, encourage positive behavior, and resolve behavioral and artistic issues.
+ Attend and participate in faculty and administrative meetings, parent conferences, open house, other school functions, and in- service professional development sessions.
+ Collaborate with the staff to develop “best practices” tailored to the unique philosophy and instructional approach of ChiArts and to the needs of its student population.
+ Collaborate with other ChiArts artistic and academic faculty and the larger arts community.
+ Perform other duties as the needs of the school and needs of the students may demand (e.g., competitions, readings.)
+ Work with academic staff to ensure student’s overall success at ChiArts.