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Posted on May 02, 2022 | Updated May 02, 2022, 4:23pm

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Jeff Vinnick
Continuing Studies is accepting applications for summer teaching assistantships (TAs) from current undergraduate and graduate students at Emily Carr. TAs will support the Summer Institute for Teens (SIT), a four-week art intensive for students ages 16-18.

Continuing Studies is pleased to accept applications for summer teaching assistantships (TAs) from current undergraduate (3rd/4th year) and graduate students at Emily Carr. TAs will support the Summer Institute for Teens (SIT), a four-week art intensive for students ages 16-18. More information about the Summer Institute for Teens can be found at teens.ecuad.ca.

TA's will support two courses: CETP 060 Professional Practices and CETP 080 Creative Practices & Society (total of 24 hours). These courses complement the intensive studio practice, and provide students with an opportunity to:

  1. Consider the various ways art & design intersect with politics, society and culture,
  2. Explore the multitude of ways to work in art and design, and
  3. Develop an awareness of the basic professional core skills that will be integral to building a career in art + design.

We are currently looking to hire four Teaching Assistants to support four sections on campus, and one Teaching Assistant to support one online section. TA's will be working with the same instructor for both courses (CETP 060 + CETP 080).

Schedule:
July 4 – July 29, 2022
Wednesdays (July 6, 13, 20, 27)
9:00 am – 12:00 pm: CETP 080 Creative Practices & Society
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm: CETP 060 Professional Practices

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Interest and ability in making complex issues relevant to youth;
  • Ability to facilitate a safe, supportive and responsive student environment;
  • Capacity to work in an intensive and high-energy environment;
  • Organizational and curriculum-development skills;
  • Basic photography skills to assist with photo documentation;
  • Web promotional skills (website or professional social media presence);
  • Experience with Zoom and Moodle;
  • Experience working with youth an asset
  • TA’s must have their own laptop OR have the capacity to check one out from Media Resources for every class (4 sessions per course)

Summer Institute for Teens – CETP 080 Creative Practices & Society

Artists and designers have the unique opportunity to impact communities and society at large. This innovative course introduces young creative practitioners to contemporary issues explored through a variety of art, media and design practices. Supported by in-class discussions and artist talks, students will consider the various intersections of politics, society and culture through the lens of art and design.

TAs will work with the Instructor to review curriculum and plan seminar delivery and assignments exploring how contemporary political and social issues are addressed through various art, design and media practices.

Summer Institute for Teens – CETP 060 Professional Practices

Professional Practices is a workshop and lecture-based course that provides hands-on demonstrations, information and context for young artists, designers and media creatives to begin building their emerging practices. Students will learn and employ a set of practical, cross-disciplinary skills as they explore the multitude of ways to work in art and design. Students will gain experience writing about creative practices and curating an art exhibition, while exploring different career options in art and design. Students will also learn what it takes to create a strong portfolio.

TAs will work with the Instructor to review curriculum and plan seminar delivery, hands-on workshops, and demonstrations in practical, cross-disciplinary skills of art, design and media practice.

Responsibilities:

TAs can expect to gain hands-on experience moderating discussions, working one-on-one with small groups of students, conducting course-related research, co-leading classroom activities and supporting students as they learn to write about creative practices, document their work and select works for the exhibition and their portfolios. Additional duties include:

  • Supporting the Instructor with the management of the classroom (managing breakout groups, moderating discussions, taking attendance)
  • Preparation of presentations, and supporting students with research and assignments.
  • Liaising with Continuing Studies staff and IT/CTS.

Remuneration:

Undergraduate TAs: $18.50/hour (current Undergraduate Level 2 TA Hourly rate) x 24 hours of contract time.
Gradutuate TAs: $23.20/hour (current Graduate TA Hourly rate) x 24 hours of contract time.

Application Deadline: Monday, May 9, 2022 by 4:30 pm

Please send a cover letter, your resume, a short teaching statement and a link to your portfolio - in ONE PDF file - to teens@ecuad.ca with subject line: TA Call SIT 2022. Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal record check. TAs must be available for a meeting(s) with the Lead Instructor and/or Coordinator prior to the course.