Teaching Artist / Instructor

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  • Northglenn, CO
  • Job listing expires on: May 31, 2023

Website Northglenn Arts

Northglenn Arts, a division of the City of Northglenn, is accepting applications (a resume and short letter of inquiry to the email below) for ongoing contracted teaching artist/instructor positions related to its camps, classes and workshops – which focus on theatre, visual art, dance, writing and more!

Teaching artists / Instructors are responsible for creating fun and nurturing learning environments that engage participants in the arts in order to expand their skills, broaden their perspectives and create. Teaching artists / Instructors are responsible for creating lesson plans (based off of the lesson outline provided by Northglenn Arts), communicating with participants (so they are ready for every class) and providing quality instruction in a specific art form. Details related to these temporary and ongoing contracted positions are outlined below. Individuals with teaching and artistry experience and related-skills are encouraged to apply. Resumes are reviewed on an ongoing basis and selected individuals will be asked to a series of short interviews related to a specific season, Northglenn Arts have three seasons of classes: Winter/Spring, Summer & Fall.

Teaching Artists/Instructors inspire young artists to create, play, and develop artistic skills and are expected to:

  • Teach arts-based classes, camps and workshops for up to 15 students of all backgrounds and abilities
  • Collaborate with and manage any teaching assistants that are their to assist a specific class, camp or workshop
  • Create and implement activities and lessons based on provided class outlines, teaching artistic skills through games and activities
  • Establish a welcoming learning environment where students feel a sense of agency, creativity and safety
  • Develop positive relationships with youth and adults to effectively communicate expectations of the class and ensure a safe learning environment
  • Communicate effectively with Northglenn Arts staff to ensure the highest quality experience for participants of classes, camps and workshops
  • Assist in maintaining Northglenn Arts’ spaces following all facility and safety guidelines, which will be outlined in a Teaching Artist Handbook
  • Complete self-evaluations to help develop the program’s classes, camps and workshops and ensure we continue to provide high quality arts experiences for participants


  • Must have experience in teaching a specific art form at the age level for which their class is designed.
  • Must have experience working in or with a specific art form
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must pass a background check

Compensation occurs in relation to each class, camp or workshop taught by the teaching artist/instructor, but adheres to the following structure:

  • For in-person instruction, teaching artists/instructors receive 70% of total registration fees collected, with a guaranteed minimum of $30/hour of class time.
  • For virtual instruction, teaching artists/instructors will receive $30/hour of class time.
  • For workshops, teaching artists/instructors will receive $50/hour of class time.

Northglenn Arts is the cultural services division of the City of Northglenn, which strives to provide affordable access to the arts in north Denver by presenting quality live productions through Northglenn Arts Presents and Northglenn Youth Theatre, offering outdoor summer concerts and movies, drama classes for youth through NYT Academy, art & dance classes, public art through Northglenn Art’s Art on Parade and other commissions, and special events throughout the year.

To apply for this job email your details to pberger@northglenn.org