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Institute of Contemporary Art Miami


ICA Narratives: Call for Teaching Artists 2023-2024

Mon, Aug 14, 2023
Deadline to Apply

ICA MIAMI Narratives Teaching Artist

ICA Miami is looking for experienced teaching artists for its upcoming season of ICA Narratives.

The Narratives Teaching Artist will provide an innovative and creative project focused on themes of identity, social justice, and empowerment for participants in ICA Miami’s Narratives program. The teaching artist will be featured on ICA’s Miami education page of the website and participate in one community talk focused on their practice and how it relates to the project created for the program.

The teaching artist will present the students’ completed projects in an annual exhibition during ICA Miami’s family day program in the Learning Center and will create a comprehensive art-making program for families during the event. In addition, teaching artists will assist in any additional community engagement initiatives as directed by the Community Programs Coordinator when appropriate.

The teaching artist will commit to a total of 34 weeks; or two 12-week sessions and one 10-week session for 15 hours per week.

Fall: September – December 2023 (excluding November 20th-24th for Thanksgiving/Holiday break December 22nd – January 5th).
Spring: January – May 2024 (excluding March 25th- 29th for spring break).
Summer: June – August 2024.


  1. Submit overview of program to be implemented for approval by Director of Education and Community Engagement, Narratives Site Coordinator and Community Programs Coordinator every new session. 
  2. Prepare for the semester with Narratives Site Coordinator creating curriculum outlines, project development, supply lists, supply runs and supply organizing for sites. 
  3. Supply supporting materials, such as artwork, bio, diagrams or photos for ICA Miami’s marketing materials as needed to Community Programs Coordinator. 
  4. Implement all workshops at each partner location in collaboration with Narratives Site Coordinator and Intern. 
  5. Submit a completed instructor report at the end of each individual workshop at each location. 
  6. Work with ICA Narratives Site Coordinator to curate and install final exhibition at designated time. 
  7. As part of final exhibition during ICA Miami’s family day event, oversee and implement hands on art making activities with Interns and volunteers on assigned dates. 
  8. Work with ICA staff to de-install exhibition. 
  9. Develop and implement final presentation at selected sites in collaboration with Narratives Site Coordinator. 
  10. Participate in one scheduled talk on practice and project. (TBD) 
  11. Assist in 1-2 workshops with local artist as assigned by Community Engagement Coordinator. (TBD)
  12. Work with Community Programs Coordinator to assist in any additional duties including special community engagement initiatives. 

Desirable Skills & Qualifications

  • Must have a bachelor’s degree (BFA, BA, BS, etc.) in a related field 
  • At least 1-2 years of experience teaching art 
  • Cultural competency to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds 
  • Work with a diverse set of community-based organizations, residents, and stakeholders. 
  • Work in a team environment with minimal supervision. 
  • Some experience in community organizing is helpful, team building, and group dynamics. 
  • Ability to work independently, be flexible, and manage multiple priorities. 
  • Proficient computer skills, especially using Microsoft Suite and Google Suite of applications. 
  • Detail-oriented with excellent communication, organizational, interpersonal, and writing skills. 
  • Must have reliable transportation, be able to drive a car, and have appropriate auto insurance coverage, and a valid Florida Driver’s license 
  • Bilingual preferred, Spanish/French Creole

Personal Qualifications

The candidate has a commitment to developing leaders and coalition building. Strong commitment to social change through community empowerment and the arts. Personal values align with the vision and values of the Institute of Contemporary Art Miami. 

Physical Requirements & Work Environment

  • Must be able to drive a motor vehicle and have access to reliable transportation.
  • Must be able to lift 30 pounds.
  • Must be flexible working in a fast-paced, non-profit environment.
  • Must be willing to undergo clearances/ background checks for school and community sites.

Apply Today!

Applications due no later than August 14, 2023.

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