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.

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.

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.

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

Email address *
Name *
Address *
Phone Number *
Are you ok with text messages? *
Please upload your resume here as a PDF or Word doc. *
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? 
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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