Global Mentorship Teaching Positions

We are seeking photography educators who are passionate, nurturing, and thoughtful.

Interested in inspiring and educating a new generation of photographers from all over the world through an innovative and comprehensive mentorship?

Project Basho/ONWARD is seeking instructors for ONWARD Global Mentorship, an immersive, online ten-month program that offers structured professional guidance to help photographers complete a strong body of work.

Requested start date is June 2015.

Job Description:

This online program requires 50-60 hours commitment per month (40 hours teaching, and 10-20 hours preparation time). Teaching sessions take place at one’s own location, however, the instructor will need to be physically present in Project Basho’s space in Philadelphia for a few modules of the class. There is some flexibility for course events to be scheduled at one’s own time. More specific information about ONWARD Global Mentorship will be available to applicants that will be contacted for an interview.

The ideal candidate will provide mentorship and guidance towards the development of the students’ artistic vision. He/she will effectively coordinate group critiques, engage in dialogue with established photographers, and assist in shaping the direction and the continued growth of the program.

Qualifications:

  • MFA in Photography
  • At least two years college-level teaching experience (experience in e-learning preferred)
  • A thorough and accurate knowledge of photography
  • Familiarity with historical and contemporary ideas in the field
  • Active creative practice and exhibitions record
  • Teaching experience with adult population preferred

Skills and Abilities:

  • Passion for teaching and mentoring
  • Ability to work with students from diverse cultural and social backgrounds
  • Effectiveness in studio critique (beyond graduate school)
  • Strong interpersonal skills, enthusiastic and engaging personality
  • Competence in using computers and online tools
  • Flexibility in work schedule

Application Instructions:

All applications for ONWARD Global Mentorship teaching positions should be submitted via online form below. Please include the following:

  • A cover letter outlining your qualifications, areas of expertise and approach to teaching
  • An up-to-date CV including a listing of all courses taught
  • A link to your website
  • Contact information for three professional references (letters may be requested at a later date)

To ensure consideration, application materials must be received by March 29th. After the initial deadline, the applications will be reviewed as needed basis. No incomplete applications will be reviewed. Please do not submit supplemental materials or letters unless they are requested.

If contacted for interview, please be prepared to provide:

  • 15 images of your own work (include titles, short artist statement, and dates)
  • 15 examples of student work (include names, dates, and the course titles) as a single PDF portfolio (up to 5MB)
  • Transcripts

ONWARD Global Mentorship: Teaching Application Form

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