School Programs Teaching Artist

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Job Title: School Programs Teaching Artist
Reports To: School Programs Coordinator
Department: Education
Division: Education

Status: Part Time Temporary
Position Purpose

The purpose of the Teaching Artist position is to serve as the lead facilitator of arts workshops on behalf of the School Programs division of the Arvada Center.  Teaching Artists conduct arts workshops based on provided curriculum to students ECE-12th grade. These workshops are available to students both at the Arvada Center and as outreach programs at schools, libraries, and other offsite locations.


Job Knowledge – Essential Functions, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Instruct arts workshops according to Arvada Center lesson plans and predetermined curriculum
Serve as lead instructor in classroom or studio space for each assigned, 1 hour workshop
Communicate with School Programs Coordinator in a timely manner on availability and schedule changes
Arrive 10 minutes before workshop is scheduled to begin to prepare materials and review plans
Attend and participate in all required meetings and trainings, including professional development trainings
Exhibit strong organization skills, reliability, and flexibility
Ability to collaborate and effectively communicate with all levels of personnel, patrons, and general public in a cooperative and positive manner as a representative of the Arvada Center

Scope of Authority: Receives general supervision under the direction of the School Programs Coordinator.
Working Environment/Physical Activities:

This position requires moderate physical activity including walking and occasional lifting when transporting supplies needed for off site programs. Work is performed in both community and school environments.
Minimum Education and Experience Required:

Must possess prior teaching experience (informal or classroom) and enjoy working with children
Applicants should be highly organized, reliable, flexible, and enthusiastic about arts education
A passion for creativity, ability to focus on process over product, and a strong understanding of the needs of children ages 4-18
Basic knowledge of a variety of art, teaching, and classroom management techniques
A background check and valid Colorado driver license required for outreach instructors
Application Instructions:

Please send resume and cover letter to Applicants should include arts area(s) of expertise and interest in their cover letter (visual, drama, movement, music, etc.).

The position will remain open until filled.

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities is requiring all employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19. If hired, new employees will be required to follow this mandate. We seek to hire candidates that reflect the cultural diversity of our community. We welcome and encourage qualified candidates from all national, religious, racial, and ethnic backgrounds, from all gender expressions and sexual identities, and from persons living with disabilities to apply to become a part of our organization.

Salary Range: $30 – $60 per hour depending on the location of the workshop.

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