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Arts Corps, Seattle / Seeks Teaching Artists

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We’re always looking to grow our network of professional teaching artists to deliver arts classes all across King County, as well as to cultivate the skills of classroom assistants, who will become the next generation of teaching artists. Whether you’ve been teaching for years or are new to the concept of teaching artistry, if you are committed to our mission and social justice values, we can find a place for you at Arts Corps.

Teaching Artists
Our teaching artists are professional, practicing artists for whom teaching is a part of their creative practice. They are dedicated to helping young people connect, expand their creative capacities, and express their vision through deep engagement in art making.

Arts Corps’ teaching approach is based on the model of emergent curriculum. Emergent curriculum evolves from the interaction between student and teaching artist. Building from the students’ natural curiosity, inquiry and exploration, this method provides a meaningful, relevant and engaging learning environment. Teaching artists create lesson plans that allow room for flexibility based on class dynamics while fostering the practice of imagination, critical thinking, persistence, risk-taking and reflection.

We are looking for dedicated, reliable, and flexible individuals who are great communicators and are committed to building their social justice analysis.

Arts Corps welcomes applications and inquiries at any point during the year, but we generally look to hire new teaching artists in the summer, so that we can place teaching artists at sites for the entire academic year. We operate classes on a quarterly basis, which are generally eight-weeks long each: fall, winter and spring. Our classes typically meet after school once or twice a week depending on the site schedule. We also host in-school residencies and workshops throughout the year. Occasionally we hold special classes and projects during summer quarter, depending on specific grants and partner collaborations.

- A supportive cadre of your peers
- Competitive hourly rate for teaching time, paid prep and enrichment time, as well as a mileage stipend and materials budget
- Paid professional development workshops ranging in topics from classroom management strategies, curriculum planning, race and social justice trainings, and more.
- Performance and exhibition opportunities

Eligible media

Arts-Related, Non-Profit Orgs.