Provincetown Art Association and Museum

460 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657

Date Posted:
August 15, 2019




Lead, Assistant, & Visiting Teaching Artists for Art Reach Youth Education

PAAM has the following openings for teaching artists in its award-winning Art Reach program:

· 1 Lead Teaching Artist for Art Reach 101

· 1 Assistant Teaching Artist for Art Reach Studio

· Visiting Teaching Artists for all levels

Lead Teaching Artists are expected to:design and execute all curriculum, work collaboratively with an Assistant Teaching Artist and PAAM Education staff, participate in participant assessment, and be on site at PAAM from 3-6:30pm each Saturday of the program.

Assistant Teaching Artists are expected to: support Lead Teaching Artists, work closely with program participants, assist in assessment, work collaboratively with the Lead Teaching Artist and PAAM Education staff, and be on site at PAAM for each session date of program.

Visiting Teaching Artists are expected to: design and execute a short-term project curriculum, to be completed by participants over two sessions; work collaboratively with Lead Teaching Artists and PAAM Education staff; and complete assessment pertaining to their specific sessions.

Art Reach is a youth-driven space, where students are encouraged to be artists as well as decision-makers, leaders, and innovators; building the strength and skills necessary to be successful in school, community, and life. Guided by professional teaching artists, students work independently and collaboratively on art projects in various mediums and disciplines and engage in the museum practice of curating and exhibiting their works of art.As a multidisciplinary program, Art Reach explores the connectivity of art to everyday life, providing engagement in art history, media, humanities, and for older students – professional development and career opportunities. All Art Reach students are also eligible to sit on PAAM Education’s Youth Advisory Council, where they play a key role in the planning of Education programming and events. Art Reach is comprised of four interconnected programs supporting participants ages 10-22 in their growth and development as artist learners:

· Art on the Edge: ages 10-13; Saturdays, 10am - 1:30pm; two 10 week semesters (October 12-December 21, 2019 & January 4-March 14, 2020)

· Art Reach 101: ages 13-15; Saturdays, 10am-1-30pm; two 10 week semesters (October 12-December 21, 2019 & January 4-March 14, 2020)

· Art Reach Studio: ages 15-19; Thursdays & Saturdays, 3:30-6:30pm; two 13 week semesters (October 12, 2019 – January 25, 2020 & February 6 – May 16, 2020)

· Reaching Forward: ages 16-22; Fridays, 3:30-6:30pm & Saturdays, 10am-1:30pm; two 10 week semesters (October 12-December 21, 2019 & January 4-March 14, 2020)


Ideal applicants will possess the following qualifications:

· Experience and/or a strong willingness and ability to work with youth in an artistic setting

· Proven expertise in any form of visual or multidisciplinary art

· Experience working in a studio and/or school environment

· Excellent interpersonal skills

· Excellent collaboration capacity

· Creativity, flexibility, and a willingness to adapt

· Desire to learn and grow

· Ability to commit fully to the program schedule

· Knowledge of Creative Youth Development preferred

· Knowledge of culturally responsive teaching approaches preferred

· Sense of humor and fun!

PAAM is an equal opportunity employer

How To Apply:

Please email a resume, cover letter, and sample curriculum/session focus to Tessa Bry Taylor, Curator of Youth Education at PAAM;

Apply by:
September 15, 2019
About this Organization:

The Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM), founded in 1914, is cultural institution combining revolving exhibitions in five museum galleries; a 3500+ permanent collection; a year-round museum school; and a members’ association, including over 600 artists. Located in the celebrated artists’ colony and historic fishing village at the tip of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, the 501 c3 non-profit is committed to innovative programs and education opportunities for under-served youth. For more information visit