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    Artist-in-Residence (AiR) Coordinator, West Woodland Elementary PTA

    The Artist-in-Residence Coordinator, under the direction of the school principal, manages the Artist-in-Residence program at West Woodland Elementary. This PTA position receives a stipend, and requires a 2-year commitment. Training (unpaid) will be required by shadowing the current AiR Coordinator this Spring. In turn, this person will be responsible for training his/her replacement, in advance of leaving the role.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Serves on the Artist-in-Residence (AiR) teachers’ hiring committee. Participates in the recruiting, interviewing and evaluating of Artist-in-Residence teaching candidates.
    • Maintains substitute list.
    • Conducts annual background screening on AiR teachers via the Washington State Patrol. Ensures that each AiR teacher completes Volunteer Application required by Seattle Public Schools.
    • Coordinates agreement forms and contracts with AiR teachers.
    • Serves as primary contact for all AiR teachers.
    • Works with principal and PTA president(s) to coordinate class schedules. Communicates scheduling changes (i.e., absences) with classroom teachers when necessary.
    • Conducts mid-year evaluations with PTA president(s) for each AiR teacher.
    • Purchases supplies and equipment to be used in AiR classes. Tracks expenses and maintains budget. Submits a report to the PTA Treasurer(s) on a regular basis. Submit check requests for Artist-in-Residence compensation once per month.
    • Assists with classroom prep if necessary (and available).
    • Helps prepare and organize AiR classrooms, supplies and equipment with appropriate members of school staff, volunteers and others when necessary.
    • Recruits volunteers via volunteer coordinator(s), school website or Wildcat Chat. Coordinates AiR volunteers.
    • Submit photos and a brief description of weekly AiR activities to school web producer for posting on Wildcat Chat and school website.
    • Attend monthly PTA Board meetings.

    Duration and Compensation:

    The duration of this contract shall be from September 2018 through June 2020, terminating at the end of the school year.

    If you have questions or would like to be considered for an interview, please email a summary of your interest and qualifications, by January 24, to &