As part of the Frist Center’s experiential learning program, teaching assistantships are designed to provide a paid opportunity to experience teaching in an informal learning environment to those with an interest in museum or art education. Working under the guidance of Frist Center Educators, teaching assistants gain valuable knowledge and experience working with learners of all ages through a variety of programs, methods, and media at the Frist Center and out in the community. Teaching Assistants research exhibitions, develop lessons and activities, and implement programs under the guidance of Community Engagement or Experiential Learning staff. The program calendar coincides with the academic calendar, offering teaching Assistantships during fall and spring semesters.
 

To apply for the Teaching Assistant program, students must be:
• Enrolled at a college or university when applying
• Holding junior, senior, or graduate student status when applying
• Pursuing a degree in art education, art history, general education, museum studies, or studio art

Ideal applicants are available at least two weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. as well as some evenings, weekends, holidays, and school breaks. Most teaching assistants work 15-20 hours a week for 16 to 21 consecutive weeks and earn a rate of pay as determined by Human Resources.

Teaching Assistants are considered employees of Nashville Talent Payment with a placement at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. There is no contract, and the arrangement can be terminated at any time.
The Frist Center for the Visual Arts is committed to offering equal participation in all programs without regard to race, creed, national origin, age, gender, marital status, veteran status, or disability.


Spring 2017                             
Application Deadline:                            October 28, 2016
Application Review Period:                   October 31–November 11, 2016
Acceptance/decline Letters Mailed:      November 14, 2016
Start Date:                                             January 20, 2017
End Date:                                              May 12, 2017
Length of Term:                                    16 weeks
Required Commitment:                         240 hours (15 hours/week minimum)
Pay Rate:                                             $10.00 per hour
Eligibility:                                              Any student currently enrolled in a College or University.
                                                            Preference given to juniors, seniors, graduate students,
                                                            and international students. Women, minorities, and
                                                            individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Fall 2017
Application Deadline:                            July 7, 2017
Application Review Period:                   July 10–21, 2017
Acceptance/decline Letters Mailed:      July 24, 2017
Internship Start Date:                            August 25, 2017
Internship End Date:                             December 15, 2017
Length of Internship:                             16 weeks
Length of Term:                                    16 weeks
Required Commitment:                         240 hours (15 hours/week minimum)
Pay Rate:                                             $10.00 per hour
Eligibility:                                               Any student currently enrolled in a College or University.
                                                             Preference given to juniors, seniors, graduate students,
                                                             and international students. Women, minorities, and
                                                             individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Application Process:
To be considered for a teaching assistantship, you must submit a packet containing all of the following:
• A cover letter explaining why you would like to participate in the Teaching Assistant Program at the Frist Center, and how it fits into your long-term career goals.
• A letter of faculty recommendation
• Three professional references
• The completed Teaching Assistant Application Form
Please note that this is a competitive program and submitting an application does not guarantee placement in our program. The Frist Center for the Visual Arts is committed to offering equal participation in all programs without regard to race, creed, national origin, age, gender, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Candidates who have been selected for interview will be contacted directly.

The Frist Center will not accept any digital application packets but only those sent via regular mail at the below address. You will be immediately notified by email when your application packet has arrived.

 

Applications should be submitted to:
Education Department
Frist Center for the Visual Arts
919 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203

 

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