contract academic staff (CAS) to teach the course listed below in the Spring Term 2019 to be taught at the Waterloo Campus.
MU353 (1.0 credit) – Inclusive Arts for Children – Course Coordinator/Music Instructor
This course combines theoretical and practical learning in the creative arts, culminating in students’ provision of leadership at an inclusive creative arts day-camp at KidsAbility: “Arts Express”. During the academic component of this course, students engage in experiential modules in visual art, music, dance, and drama, with a focus on the therapeutic use of these art forms in working with children with special needs. Process-learning and creativity are emphasized, as students develop their skills in designing and implementing inclusive experiences in the arts. In the camp component, students directly apply the knowledge and practical experience they have gained in order to act as student leaders. Camp finishes with a public performance in the recital hall at Wilfrid Laurier University for families and the community. The successful applicant will have will have experience working in community-based arts programming in the areas of program development, leadership, and management/supervision of staff. The applicant will have experience working as a music therapist and teaching at the university level. In addition, the applicant will have experience teaching and/or working as a music therapist specifically with children with physical and developmental disabilities.
Dates of Instruction: 6:30 – 9:20pm on May 6, June 3, June 4, June 17, June 18 and June 24.
This course-instructor position entails 40 hours of supervisory/administrative responsibilities at KidsAbility and WLU (plus 3 hours of planning meetings) for the Arts Express camp, July 8-12, 2019.
Salary $4050.00 that includes 4% in lieu of benefits and 4% in lieu of vacation (plus a stipend of $1505.00 for camp week and planning meetings).
Applications shall be submitted electronically by 23:59 local time, by the deadline date on the posting. Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.