Experienced Teaching Artists Wanted

Posted Monday November 13 2017 at 5:41 pm in Education

We're Hiring!

VSA MA COOL Schools seeks experienced teaching artists to create arts-integrated programs for for two of our high school programs and one early childhood program during the Winter/Spring semester of the 2017-2018 school year.  The opportunities are as follows:

Henderson Inclusion School (Dorchester) - In this semester-long residency (January-June), the music teaching artist will work daily with students from grades K0-5th and 9th-12.  This position works closely with the school's drama and dance specialist for school assemblies and cultural programming.  Music educators with strong collaboration skills with school faculty and staff and demonstrated success across grades levels, and at least two years experience teaching in public schools are preferred.  One position available for the spring term.

Boston Green Academy (Brighton) - In a 6-week session, the teaching artist will work with juniors in one ELA and one Humanities inclusion classroom twice a week to integrate their artistic expertise into the curriculum.  Visual arts educators with some multidisciplinary arts skills, as well as at least two years experience in public high schools preferred.  One position for the spring term.

Condon Elementary School (South Boston) - VSA MA is seeking a drama teaching artist to create an arts-integrated program in grades K0-K2.  Over the course of 12 weeks, the teaching artist will work with the classroom teachers to explore storytelling and self-expression to enhance and reinforce curriculum.  Teaching artists with a minimum of two years experience teaching early childhood in a public school setting preferred.  Two positions for the spring term (possible for one person to teach both).

COOL Schools participants represent a diverse swath of the BPS population and we seek candidates who identify with the racial, ethnic, gender, ability, and class diversity of the students we serve.  Teaching Artists are term employees and receive competitive rates, including paid training and planning.

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COOL Schools 2016-2017 Report Now Available!

Posted Monday October 23 2017 at 5:39 pm in Education

COOL Schools Report Cover 2016/2017

Hot off the press, a new COOL report.

We are excited to share our latest COOL Report for the 2016-2017.  Download the PDF now to learn about our programming highlights in schools and with educators across Massachusetts.  Our teaching artists, students, school collaborators created beautiful work together -- inclusive arts integration is having an impact and we want to share that with you.  We promise it will be a COOL read!

Click the above image or this link to download, print, read the full report.



We’re Hiring! VSA Massachusetts Director of Programs

Posted Sunday October 22 2017 at 12:13 pm in News

Join Our Team

As the winds continue to take us into new, unchartered, and opportunity-filled terrain, VSA Massachusetts is thrilled to announce that we are commencing a national search for the position of Director of Programs.  This individual will oversee creation and execution of both our signature COOL Schools Programs, as well as our innovative and emergent Cultural Inclusion Programming.

Sorry, deadline for application submission was November 10, 2017.