Black History Month Storytelling Quilts Instructor - Denver Parks & Recreation

  • City and County of Denver
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Nov 19, 2019
Full Time Education and Training Parks and Recreation

Job Description

About Our Job

This is a part-time, limited position beginning January 20, 2020, with an expected end date of March 1, 2020.

Denver Parks & Recreation's Arts and Culture team is starting an exciting new partnership with Denver Public Libraries. We are initiating a free educational culture program through the arts. We are seeking an instructor to teach the art of storytelling quilts in honor of Black History month. These classes will be peer taught so that students have the chance to learn about cultures from members of the community, and will explore the work of African-American artist and author, Faith Ringgold.

The person hired for this role will have the pleasure of teaching youth between the ages of 8-18 years old, the art of storytelling quilts as an artistic medium. Other responsibilities of this role include:
  • Design and plan a creative and structured programming that is engaging for youth (8 - 18 years)
  • Setup and takedown of classes
  • Teach participants the basics of sewing and quilting using hand-sewing and machine-sewing techniques
  • Develop strong rapport with youth and parents within the community
  • Shop for needed supplies and materials, while remaining within budget

About You

We are looking for an instructor who is enthusiastic about sharing their real-life experiences and knowledge of the Black/African American culture and communities with our youth participants. Our ideal candidate will have a passion for storytelling and the arts.

Additionally, our ideal candidate will possess the following:
  • Experience working with minority communities and youth of color
  • Knowledge and experience with both basic hand-sewing and machine-sewing techniques
  • Knowledge of Black/African American or ethnic studies preferred
  • Willingness and ability to work six to nine hours per week
  • Ability to commute to multiple worksites

We realize your time is valuable, so please do not apply unless you meet the following required minimum qualifications:
  • Education requirement: Graduation from high school or the possession of a GED, HiSET or TASC Certificate
  • Experience Requirement: One (1) year of experience in assisting in the operation and instruction of organized recreation activities
  • Education/Experience Equivalency: Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements
  • License/Certifications: Requires a valid Driver's License at the time of application
  • Requires certification in CPR/First Aid within 6 months of hire
  • Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment

About Everything Else

Job Profile
CA2583 Recreation Instructor
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Position Type

Position Salary Range
$14.74 - $21.52

Starting Pay

Parks and Recreation

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