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MOCHA Community Futures School (CFS) Teaching Artist Job Application

The Museum of Children’s Art (MOCHA) operates a children and youth museum space and provides educational outreach programs in the schools, libraries and the community. With a racial equity and social justice lens, our mission is to use the arts as a vehicle to advocate for self-expression, culture and community-building, and the centering of youth voices. Through MOCHA’s programs and events, the arts become a fundamental part of the everyday lives of Bay Area children and youth, their families and the community, creating a culture of racial equity and social justice.​
This position is for part-time and full-time Teaching Artists for MOCHA’s Community Futures School (we currently have 3 positions available).  The Community Futures School is an Afrofuturist youth think-tank in which students learn design, storytelling, and art skills to create futuristic prototypes. These prototypes are of technology designed to help students’ communities in Oakland in the year 2045. The Teaching Artist will provide arts learning to multiple school sites and community partners throughout the year. 

As an integral part of the Community Futures School (CFS), the teaching artist will be responsible for: 
  • Teaching middle or high school students the art, design, and literacy skills necessary to create futuristic prototypes.
  • Designing lesson plans using the existing Afrofuturist curriculum to blend literacy and arts-integration in the classroom.
  • Delivering effective classroom instruction in digital & visual arts practices. 
  • Using multidisciplinary and engaging ways to teach (and scaffold) new material while building on students’ prior knowledge and experiences.
  • Hosting speakers, including guest educators and subject matter experts. 
  • Attending all CFS & organizational trainings, professional development sessions, and meetings.
  • Working one-on-one with CFS Youth on their projects.
  • Identify teaching strategies and learning activities appropriate to the specific discipline, age, level of English language proficiency. 
This person must be an experienced teacher, exceedingly well-organized and flexible, and able to uphold the mission, guiding principles, community agreements, and values of the Museum of Children’s Art in every aspect of the work. The ability to maintain a high level of professionalism and confidentiality while interacting with internal and external stakeholders while remaining adaptable, proactive, resourceful, and efficient is crucial to this role.
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Hello, thank you for applying to the Community Futures School (CFS) Teaching Artist position at the Museum of Children's Art (MOCHA)! We appreciate your interest in joining the MOCHA team and the effort you put into submitting your application with us. We want to inform you that we received your application, and our hiring team is thoroughly reviewing all applications. Please rest assured that we will notify all applications of their application status and whether they are selected to move forward in the interview process. In any case, we will keep you informed, and you will hear from someone within 48 hours. Thank you once again for taking the time to apply with the Museum of Children's Art (MOCHA).
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