Arts Bridge Program Information for Applicants:
Expectations and Responsibilities of an Arts Bridge Scholar
- Arts scholars may be paid $12.50 an hour for up to 50 hours and may receive practicum or internship credit. Whether scholars receive credit, payment, or both depends on their department’s practicum requirements and whether the arts scholars have already completed a practicum.
- Scholars work hours include attending training meetings, conferring with their faculty mentor, planning and creating lesson materials, documenting their project, and traveling.
- Arts scholars are expected to provide transportation to and from the school they are assigned to. If transportation is needed, scholars can speak to the Arts Bridge coordinator about other options. Partial reimbursement will be provided for mileage.
- Arts scholars need to submit their fall academic work and extracurricular schedules to the Arts Bridge coordinator before the first orientation meeting in September.
- A faculty mentor will be assigned to each arts scholar to observe and evaluate the scholar in the classroom and to complete a project midpoint interview.
- The first school visit will be purely observational to acquaint the scholar with the classroom environment; ideally, it is completed before the first orientation meeting with the teacher.
- Two training meetings will be held for arts scholars in September to provide them with more detailed instructions about the program as well as to give them opportunities to meet with their faculty mentor and begin planning teaching experiences with their mentor and classroom teacher.
- Media release forms must be signed by the parents of any child who is shown in photographs or videos on the blog. Classroom teachers will send the forms home with students at the beginning of the school year, and arts scholars are responsible for turning them in to the Arts Bridge coordinator by the end of September 2018.
- The minimum requirement for the program is 10 hours of teaching; however, more is encouraged. The program recommends that the scholar make eight visits to the school during a semester. The scholar, classroom teacher, and faculty mentor will determine together when the visits occur.
- All arts scholars are expected to keep a blog that documents their experiences in the program, updating it within a week after each school visit. Blog entries could include, but are not limited to, journal entries, photos, video documentation, lesson plans, and articles. The first entry should include an introduction of the scholar, classroom teacher, and intended project goals. Additionally, scholars are expected to respond to at least two blog posts of their peers during the semester. These blogs are shared with the BYU ARTS Partnership executive board and with potential participants. Classroom teachers, faculty mentors, and Arts Bridge administrators will review and comment on blogs throughout the project.
- Arts scholars will have an opportunity to meet with their fellow scholars midway through their experience to share successes, concerns, and ideas regarding their Arts Bridge work.
- Each team—arts scholar, classroom teacher, and faculty mentor—will plan a final culminating project or event in the classroom, such as a performance, exhibit, school event, and so on.
- Arts scholars will co-present with their classroom teacher to discuss their Arts Bridge experiences at the final, end-of-the-semester celebration.
To apply, please complete the online application and submit the required documents to the Arts Bridge Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Fill out the application form online at https://goo.gl/forms/qImyKNVeqBxhTnV72
- Send an arts résumé that describes your background and past experiences
- Send a cover letter explaining your interest in this position
- Ask a faculty member to fill out the recommendation form at https://goo.gl/forms/08yABAxIn9sCIfah2
To learn more about the Arts Bridge program or to see past projects, visit our website at education.byu.edu/arts/arts_bridge.