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JOB: Seeking Teaching Artists for NEW Middle School Initiative

Puppetry in Practice (PiP) is currently seeking dynamic teaching artists for its new Arts and Technology Initiative designed for middle school students in grades 6-8. The Arts and Technology Initiative looks to infuse Middle School STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) curriculum with hands-on, arts-based projects ranging from animation, filmmaking, puppetry and/or other digital art tools. The goal of this Initiative is to build a team of passionate teaching artists who aim to inspire young people and educators in diverse communities, to create meaningful and innovative works of art utilizing a broad range of contemporary mediums.
Job Description

  • Design and implement high-quality, arts-based programming and lesson plans for multi-week, in-school residencies with an emphasis on technology and digital mediums.
  • Work directly with PiPs Education Director as well as school staff to develop age appropriate projects and activities for middle-school students.
  • Document the process and projects with photos and videos throughout the residency.
  • Responsible for transporting materials to and from the schools.
  • Conduct professional development and teacher training workshops.


  • BA required. BFA, MA or MFA preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years teaching experience or related experience
  • Experience working in public schools, particularly middle schools
  • Strong time-management and organizational skills
  • Strong classroom-management skills
  • Experience teaching multimedia art-making (animation, filmmaking)
  • Experience with the visual arts, performance arts and puppetry
  • Strong interest in engaging diverse communities in collaborative art-making
  • Experience working with English Language Learners is a plus
  • Bilingual is a plus
  • Experience using InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Final Cut Pro, Pro Tools
  • Must have flexible work schedule. Schedule based on school schedule. (~ 8am – 4:30pm)

Job Location
Brooklyn, NY

Job Type

Application Instructions
E-mail letter of interest, resume and any work samples to
Please use the subject title: Teaching Artist Applicant.

About Puppetry in Practice
Puppetry in Practice (PiP) is a non-profit organization founded in 1980 by English as a Second Language educator Dr. Tova Ackerman. Developed in association with Brooklyn College, PiP conducts school residencies (Pre-K to 12), afterschool workshops and literacy-based parent-child programs, teacher training seminars and graduate courses throughout NYC.
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Want to help PiP? Keep PiP in mind for school-funded educational projects, institutional and foundation support, and collaborative programming. PiP needs you to s-p-r-e-a-d the word.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.