Administrative Support, Marketing/Outreach/PR, Program Management
4 Year Degree
Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE) engages external, university-based researchers who work with our program staff to create research plans, define methods of measurement, and collect, analyze, and report on data from our classrooms. This approach to arts education research allows us to continually improve our programs and contribute proven best practices back to the field. As one of the first arts integration practitioner organizations in the country, external researchers looked to CAPE’s innovative model in the 1990’s to understand the impact of arts integration on teaching and learning. In an ongoing effort to deepen the field’s understanding of arts integrated teaching and learning, CAPE continually engages external researchers to conduct short-term and longitudinal studies each year.
CAPE is currently seeking a part-time research assistant for an ongoing study in the southern suburb of Park Forest, IL. Research Assistants are responsible for completing training led by the Principal Investigator of the study, Dr. Louanne Smolin and conducting onsite interviews in Park Forest public schools. The study focuses on the impact of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) integration-based professional development on teacher professional development and student learning outcomes.
CAPE is an equal opportunity employer and we’re eager to recruit a diverse pool of candidates who reflect all the talents, values, and experiences that Chicago has to offer.
Compensation: Competitive hourly rate
Status: Part time
Hours: 10-20 hours per week
Location: Primarily at school sites in Park Forest-Chicago Heights, with occasional meetings at the CAPE office in the Loop
Reports to: Associate Director of Education
Application Deadline: October 18, 2019
The Research Assistant will be responsible for:
Conducting interviews with 3rd through 5th grade students
Email communications with teachers and school administrators
Scheduling study logistics and coordination of research activities
Regular meetings with the Principal Investigator and STEAM Ahead Research Team
Please direct all inquiries, cover letters, resumes and CV’s to:
Joseph Spilberg Associate Director of Education, Community Programs and Research Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE) email@example.com
Experience working with students, data collection, and interviewing preferred.
Personal car for transportation to Park Forest-Chicago Heights sites is required.
Internal Number: 3128706140
About Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education
CAPE inspires students to be passionate about their education by weaving visual and performing arts into their classroom lessons. To bring academic subjects to life through art, we partner teaching artists with Chicago Public School teachers to develop original, creative lesson plans. These lessons integrate music, dance, drama, digital art, video and photography into classrooms; and, they also expand learning beyond school walls into community sites like art studios, performance halls and exhibit spaces. CAPE’s unique approach to enhancing education with the arts better engages students, improves their understanding of class material, and boosts their grades. CAPE even commissions long-term research to show that integrating art into education continually improves students’ critical thinking, self-esteem and confidence.