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Project Reset Teaching Artist (P/T, Temporary)—Education

In partnership with the Center for Justice Innovation’s Project Reset, we seek a Teaching Artist to facilitate arts-based programming for two groups of Project Reset participants (ages 18–30 and 30+). Project Reset is an early diversion program that provides people who have been arrested with an opportunity to complete arts-based programming rather than going to court to face formal prosecution. This innovative collaboration brings Project Reset to all of Brooklyn, leveraging the power of the arts to offer a meaningful alternative to conventional prosecution of low-level crimes. Individuals with any proximity to the justice system, particularly those with direct experience, are encouraged to apply.


  • Extensive experience as a teaching artist and a demonstrated history of work that utilizes the arts to facilitate conversation and self-reflection on charged subjects such as race, justice, accountability, personal agency, and control of one’s narrative
  • Familiarity with court diversion programs
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed pedagogy
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully engage with people of a variety of ages and backgrounds
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including ability to write lesson plans
  • Capacity to maintain strong relationships with multiple agencies and organizations, both on-site and in the larger Brooklyn community
  • Ability to regularly assess performance and integrate feedback as needed
  • Creative problem-solving abilities and passion for work at the intersection of art and social justice, especially in the context of criminal justice reform


  • Lead a highly engaging gallery- and studio-based program for up to fifteen Project Reset participants three times per month (Thursdays, 10 am–1 pm)
  • Critically reflect on and strengthen session design by actively participating in assessment and planning sessions with Museum and Center for Justice Innovation staff
  • Participate in training sessions and professional development workshops with Museum staff, and site visits to Brooklyn Justice Initiatives and other Center for Justice Innovation projects
  • Create program curriculum in collaboration with Museum and Center for Justice Innovation staff
  • Conceptualize the final exhibition, which will showcase the work created by participants over the project’s first year

Start date: September 18, 2023

Department: Education

Reports to: Associate Manager of Art-Making Initiatives

Position type: Part-time

Salary: $135.66 per hour for teaching sessions; $76.50 per hour for training and planning

Union status: Union—UAW Local 2110

FLSA status: Nonexempt

Schedule: Sessions run three times per month on Thursdays, 10 am–1 pm. Additionally, there is one monthly reflection meeting on a Thursday, 11 am–12 pm, and three planning meetings per month to be scheduled upon hiring.

Apply online.

Application deadline: August 27, 2023

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