Satchmo’s Classroom: Mentorship for Teaching Artists
News • September 4, 2018
The Louis Armstrong House Museum is searching for a core of volunteers interested in gaining experience as teaching artists, to work with its new museum education program: Satchmo’s Classroom. Guided by renowned trumpeter, vocalist and composer Bria Skonberg, participants will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the life and accomplishments of Louis Armstrong as they share, create and learn with Skonberg and other teaching artists. The LAHM Teaching Artists team will participate in professional development training to prepare them to engage students of all ages with Louis Armstrong’s artistry and legacy. They will learn effective strategies to actively involve students from diverse backgrounds. The LAHM Teaching Artist Program is a 10-month program that will run from September 2018 to June 2019.
About the Museum
The Louis Armstrong House Museum is located in Corona, Queens and it is a National Historic Landmark, as well as a New York City landmark. Louis Armstrong lived in the house from 1943 until his death in 1971. The historic house museum is the only fully preserved home of an American jazz musician. The Louis Armstrong Research Collections are the largest archives for any single jazz musician in the world. Every year, the museum hosts from ten to twelve thousand visitors from all over the world. The museum is open year-round from Tuesday to Sunday offering hourly docent-guided tours. The museum will inaugurate its new Education Center across the street from the museum in the fall of 2019. This state-of-the-art facility will dramatically expand the organization’s capacity to offer an interactive visitor experience and a wide array of concerts, education and community programs.
The Teaching Artists program requires participation in a two-day professional development workshop at the Louis Armstrong House Museum & Archives, and a commitment of at least two days per month leading activities for student visitors to the museum. A musical background is highly desired, but participants in Education or Museum Studies will be considered. 15 participants will be selected.
Part I: Monday, September 17, 10am-12pm (At the Louis Armstrong Archives @Queens College)
Part II: Monday, October 1, 10am-12pm (At the Louis Armstrong House Museum in Corona, Queens)
Send your resume and a cover letter via email to Adriana Filstrup, Visitor Services Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*We are now accepting applications until Friday, September 7.