Are you an aspiring educator interested in the intersections of art, technology, and care?
This summer, Eyebeam will host its first ever fully (Digital) Day Camp, open to high school students across the country. Students will virtually work alongside artist-educators and staff, engaging in hands-on workshops focusing on art and technology tools towards building care. Over the course of five weeks, students will be invited to explore and create forms of care for themselves and their communities, resulting in a virtual sharing on the last day.
This year's theme, Rituals of Care, will be guided by:
- Caring for the digital self: privacy, data use, and surveillance
- Caring for the physical self: digital wellness, practices of self & community care
- Reimagining technological and non-technological forms of togetherness
How will classes be conducted?
DDC will run from July 6 - August 7, 2020, and will consist of two cohorts of 15 students each.
UPDATE: Classes will meet on Google Meet from 1 - 3:30PM EST*. Cohort 1 will meet Mondays and Thursdays, and Cohort 2 will meet Tuesday and Fridays. Open Hours (for class questions or collective play) led by teachers and TA’s (that's you!) are on Wednesdays at 1 - 3:30PM EST.
Class materials and schedule will be housed through Google Classroom.
*Note that the first day (orientation) and last day (sharing/celebration) of the program will be half an hour longer, from 1 - 4PM EST.
- You are available for both cohort's class times, open hours, and up to 2 hours extra per class day for preparation and logistics
- You will be assisting teaching artists, high school students, and the Program Coordinator with a mix of class and workshop experiences remotely
- You will coordinate with Eyebeam’s Programs Coordinator about program activities/icebreakers and assist with Discord classroom logistics
- You have experience or familiarity with Discord, Max/MSP, and remote teaching or learning remotely, in addition to an interest or knowledge in this year's theme
At this time, we are only able to hire on applicants legally eligible to work in the United States.
You will be paid $20/hour with a projected total of 95 hours ($1,900). Payment will be delivered on the second and last week of the camp, and total payment is dependent on your attendance and actual hours worked.
About our pedagogical approach
Every educational initiative is core to furtherance of Eyebeam’s mission. We believe in:
- Openness: to teach technology through art, encouraging self-expression and inquiry with the goal to create learning habits that are long lasting and self-perpetuating.
- Justice: to engage students to think critically about technology practices and how they can be used to further social justice, equality and activism.
- Invention: to empower youth to see technology as a tool for creation, enabling them to be producers, not only consumers.
For application questions, please contact Yidan Zeng (Programs Coordinator) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eyebeam is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, immigrants, women, LGBTQ people, disabled people, and members of other historically marginalized groups are especially welcome and encouraged to apply.