Young Bootstraps students dance in a classroom

EMPLOYMENT

Robert Moses' Kin is inviting SF Bay Area multidisciplinary teaching artists in movement, music and storytelling (i.e. dance, music, movement, poetry, theater, creative writing, etc.) to embark on a journey with us to build a new collaborative and explorative outreach program called, Bootstraps: Lyric Legacies.

 

Each workshop within the program will incorporate multiple disciplines: movement, music and storytelling/creative writing. This is an intergenerational program that will be held in a couple SFUSD public schools and SF community centers. Teaching artists will be working with elders, high schoolers and/or elementary school students. 

Purpose: We must build more intentional creative spaces that allow students to explore their authentic selves across multiple disciplines, so they can tell their stories and thrive within this life's beautiful chaos. Students will investigate and uncover personal and collective histories/stories and how those stories relate to each other and our larger places in the world. 

 

Your Role: To guide the students' creative process and exploration across multiple disciplines through mindfulness, movement, music and creative storytelling/writing so they can share their stories. 

 

We need artists who possess a REAL HEART for teaching, are phenomenal at it and have experience collaborating with other teachers as part of a TRIAD. You'll work in the same space to build a curriculum based on their students’ creative process. (Please note: this program is not focused on an educator teaching their own class, nor is it a performance-based program. However, as the program progresses, the RMK company will visit the workshops and create a five-to-ten minute original dance based on the stories your students share) 

 

Black multidisciplinary and cultural teaching artists specializing in Afrodiasporic instruction are encouraged to apply. 

 

This is part of the "Storytelling and Narrative Shift for the Black Community in San Francisco" grant through the Human Rights Commission's new Dream Keeper Initiative.