Become a Teaching Artist at Oglebay Institute

Teaching Artists - Oglebay Institute

Oglebay Institute is seeking teaching visual & performing artists to fill a variety of positions throughout the year.

Positions include year-long residency programs in area schools and adjunct instructor positions at the Stifel Fine Arts Center, School of Dance, Towngate Theatre and for the Rural Arts® Collaborative program.

Upon submission, your information will be reviewed and kept on file. If your experience, interest and availability matches the needs associated with a program or position, you will be contacted with detailed information and invited to interview.

About Oglebay Institute

Oglebay InstituteSince 1930, the nonprofit Oglebay Institute has served as the cultural hub of Wheeling, West Virginia. Oglebay Institute fosters appreciation, expression and discovery by engaging people of all ages and abilities through exceptional programming in performing and visual arts, dance, history and nature.

Oglebay Institute advocates the essential value of arts and nature in our personal lives and its public worth to our community. Experiences in arts and nature break cultural, generational and social barriers, teach commonalities among us, connect people more deeply to the world and open up new ways of seeing.

Oglebay Institute venues include: the Stifel Fine Arts Center, Oglebay Institute’s School of Dance, Towngate Theatre, the Schrader Environmental Education Center, the Museums of Oglebay Institute and Terra Alta Mountain Nature Camp.

About the Rural Arts® Collaborative (RAC)

Rural Arts Collaborative classFunded by the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, the Rural Arts Collaborative (RAC) places professional, practicing, teaching artists in rural school district classrooms for yearlong residencies to enhance the existing arts curriculum. 

RAC is a project-based learning program where students have hands-on experiences that promote a broad range of thinking skills, develop social skills, motivate students and support a positive school environment. Often, the projects end with a public performance and installation of student artwork in a public space in the local community in which the school serves.

RAC projects currently take place in Washington and Fayette Counties in Pennsylvania and in the northern West Virginia panhandle and eastern Belmont County in Ohio.

Teaching Artist Application

Please complete the following application to be considered for a position. (All information is kept confidential.)

Contact Info:

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*First Name

*Last Name

*Address

*City

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*Email

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*What discipline do you work in?

*What position are you applying for?

*Select the option that best describes your experience as an artist:

If a visual artist, in what medium do you work? *Check all that apply:


Populations/Area of Interest:

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Travel Regions:

*Please indicate the regions you are available to work as a teaching artist.


Availability:

Please indicate your scheduling preferences and availability. *Check all that apply.


*Describe your work as an individual artist.

Describe the media/formats in which you most commonly work, and your level of mastery, experience, and/or professional success in these areas. What aspects of your art form are you most drawn to and most passionate about?

*Describe your work as a teaching artist.

Explain your evolution as a teaching artist, and your personal philosophy regarding your approach and your purpose as a teaching artist. What age groups and what teaching environments are you most drawn to and why?

*What strategies do you use to engage students in learning during one of your programs? When have you found it difficult to engage students, and what did you do?

*How do you continue to hone your skills as both an artist and a teaching artist? Describe the professional development experiences that have been the most valuable to you and why?

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Submit samples of your work:

*Performing artists should paste a link to your video or sound file from a third party website such as SoundCloud, Youtube or Vimeo.

*Visual artists should upload photos of your work. At least 3 photos are required. 5Mb size limit per attachment, or 25 Mb total per application. (file types allowed .jpg .png .tiff .gif .pdf)

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Conditions:

After submission, your application will be reviewed and kept on file. Should your experience fit the needs of a program, you will be contacted. For questions, please call 304-242-7700 or email the program administrator.

By checking the box below, I certify that all information is accurate and agree to the conditions set forth by Oglebay Institute.

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