Teaching Artist

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Teaching Artists, LCI teaching artists are practicing artists who possess a strong commitment to working with educators and young people. Specific responsibilities include: teaching in all aspects of the Institute’s programs, including but not limited to Partnership Schools, Focus Schools, Teacher Education sites, professional development workshops (including Summer and Custom Sessions, National Educator Workshops, and LCI Consultancies), and other Special Events. Teaching includes planning and implementation with LCI staff and direct instruction with students in pre-K through grade 12 and higher education settings. TAs may also consult and coach educators on aesthetic education practice. Other responsibilities: attending ongoing professional development sessions specifically designed for LCI teaching artists; carrying out administrative responsibilities (such as submission of written lesson plans, assessments, teaching schedules, and payment forms); meeting with Institute staff; and performing other duties as needed. LCI TAs are represented by the Lincoln Center Chapter of the United Federation of Teachers.


Applicants should demonstrate expertise working as a professional artist, and exhibit a strong commitment to working with educators and young people, as well as a curiosity in exploring the Institute’s philosophy and approach to arts in education. Must have availability to work during school hours, as well as occasional evenings and weekends; willingness to travel to LCI sites in the NYC major metropolitan area; strong oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; ability to facilitate group decision-making; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously; strong attention to detail. Current proof of fingerprinting clearance through the NYC and NY State Department of Education is required for employment. Teaching experience with diverse age groups and educational settings is a plus.


Interested applicants should visit the Lincoln Center Institute Web portal at www.lcinstitute.org to become familiar with LCI and its various programs. Submit resume and cover letter (cover letter should include a statement commenting on the candidate’s desire to work both for Lincoln Center Institute and in the field of arts and education, and a reflection on ways in which the candidate’s personal philosophy of teaching in the arts aligns with his or her understanding of LCI’s approach) to: [email protected], or via mail at Lincoln Center Institute, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023.

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