Ping Chong + Company Teaching Artist Application Fall 18'-Spring 19'
Thank you for your interest in a Teaching Artist position with Ping Chong & Company!

Please fill out this form by AUGUST 17. If selected, you will be invited to our mandatory Teaching Artist Training Workshop, which takes place September 5-6, 10am-4pm, in Noho. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by August 28.


WHAT WE DO:
Our “Secret Histories” residency work in schools takes place across the boroughs and in Newark, NJ through a partnership with NJPAC. We work with students at a variety of age levels (primarily grades 5-12) using peer interview techniques, writing exercises, and drama activities to help youth explore their sense of identity, place, and belonging. Based on the company’s methodologies in interview-based theater and devised performance, our program guides students through the process of identifying key memories that shaped their sense of self, scripting their stories into a collective work of art, and building performance skills (voice, movement, expression) for a final performance of their original theater piece. Our goals include increasing ensemble community, empathy and cross-cultural understanding, as well as the development of confidence in self-expression for each individual student, particularly in their writing and performance/public speaking skills.

WHAT YOU DO:
We believe that a successful Secret Histories Teaching Artist possesses the following:
--A passion for unlocking young peoples’ potential through self-expression
--A respect for diversity and a belief in the power of art to unite rather than divide us
--A background in theater, spoken word, or devised performance
--Experience teaching young people from diverse backgrounds and with diverse learning styles
--An active art-making practice
--An openness to reflecting upon and adding to your teaching skills
--A commitment to responsive and timely communication, and prompt arrival to scheduled events.
--An ability to doggedly pursue open communication among staff, teachers and administration, over the course of a residency.

WHAT WE’LL PROVIDE:
If selected to join our training this fall, Ping Chong + Company will provide potential Teaching Artists with paid training in the Secret Histories curriculum & methodology. NOTE: attending the training does not guarantee a placement in a school residency, but not attending the training would preclude someone from teaching for us.

After training, if a Teaching Artist is matched with a school residency, PCC would also provide:
--Payment for teaching hours and prep time, as an employee, on a bi-weekly basis
--Travel subsidy
--Clarity on schedule and location of residency
--Assistance with initial planning and goal-setting
--Mid- and post-residency observation, feedback, and reflection

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Please upload your resume here as a PDF or Word doc. *
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APPLICATION QUESTIONS
What art form(s) do you teach? *
What role does this art form play in your non-teaching life? Are you actively engaged in art-making? *
What age groups have you taught? With which age group(s) are you most comfortable? Why? 
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Please expand on anything in your resume to help us understand your depth and breadth of experience with teaching young people in the arts. (Have you taught school residencies before?) *
If you haven’t already, tell us about any experience you have with devised theater and/or performance created from interviews or personal stories. (If you’ve covered it above, ok to skip!)
What do you consider your strengths as a Teaching Artist? *
What do you find most challenging about teaching young people (particularly in the context of school residencies)? *
Why do you want to engage with Ping Chong + Company’s arts education programs in particular? *
Anything else you'd like us to know?
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