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Re: begin teaching art


Date: Thu Mar 15 2001 - 06:44:02 PST

Not aware of any book that would help, Clifford, but the Chronicles of Higher
Education offers a job listing by field. Most jobs become available to "known
quantities"... so get in there and develop the proverbial network. My
teaching job at the local college came from 1.) demonstration of my skills
through participation in shows and teaching kids, 2.) association with the
local arts assembly and civic activities, 3.) contact and interest in other
local artists, including the teaching staff at 3 colleges, the public
schools and a private school. I subbed at the public schools while working on
my masters... got to know all the art teachers. Did ceramics demos at public
and private schools demonstrating an abililty and desire to teach. Worked
with college staff helping with shows, worked with civic groups making murals
for graffitti abatement. Attended all ceramics and kiln building workshops
offered at the college. Taught at the summer 'kid's college' . These
activities connected me with the people who ultimately helped me land a full
time job teaching elementary art and an adjunct position teaching ceramics at
night. I did not do anything that furthered my career by myself... there has
been much help from those mentioned above, as well as, family and friends.
Let us know how you are doing. Peter