Feb 2, 2009

Call to Teaching Artists


Overview and Requirements
The Hollywood Entertainment Museum (HEM) is currently seeking afterschool teaching artists for its high school Film Academy program that encompasses media arts education in acting, screenwriting, music production, video production and dance. Film Academy is expanding to two sites starting in March/April and possibly three sites in the fall of 2009. Instructors teach students two to four times a week during the afterschool hours of 2:30 - 5:30 pm either at the Museum's home site in the media district of Hollywood, or at its satellite program in Inglewood. Film Academy provides technical training to at-risk high school students.

Teaching artists are required to create an 8-week unit (with a lesson plan for each day of instruction) that concentrates on a particular media arts subject, leading to a project-based outcome for students at the conclusion of the eight weeks. Eight week units are able to be repeated to new students throughout the year, or teachers can elect to create an advanced class that furthers content and training in a particular media arts subject. Beyond direct instruction, teachers are required to create pre-, post- and midterm tests, maintain progress journals, take attendance and attend all HEM meetings/trainings.

Application Process
1. Submit the following items to the Education Department at the Hollywood Entertainment Museum:

A cover letter that addresses your interest, skills and relevant background A resume that outlines your media arts, teaching background and experience Names, email addresses and phone numbers of three professional references Three samples from your portfolio as a teaching artist or professional artist. These can be scanned images, digital photographs or electronic documents. Provide an annotated description of samples. Theses should be copies, not originals.

2. Materials will be processed and reviewed. Qualified applicants will be contacted for interviews with the Director of Education and the Education Program Manager. Early qualified applicants may be contacted prior to the submission deadline for interviewing and hiring.

3. Chosen applicants will be selected based on availability, need, interview and qualifications. Selected applicants will be offered immediate employment, or be placed on a hirable list for upcoming work..

Submission Deadline
Monday, February 23, 2009; 5:00 p.m., PST

Submit to:
Danielle Abfalter, Education Program Manager at
Hollywood Entertainment Museum, 3200 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1680 Los Angeles, CA 90010

For information contact:
Danielle Abfalter, Education Program Manager at 323-465-7900 ext. 805, danielle@hollywoodmuseum.com

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