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MoPOP, Seattle / Seeks Contract Teaching Artists

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MoPOP is seeking qualified applicants for Contract Teaching Artists with experience in music education, science of sound, theater, creative writing, language arts, and STEM/STEAM integration.

The Contract Teaching Artist provides in-museum classroom instruction primarily to K-12 educational groups. Commitment varies from 5-30 contact hours per semester. Our Curriculum Connections’ hands-on, student-centered workshops link WA State core learning objectives and 21st century skills with MoPOP’s dynamic, engaging, and interactive museum content. Workshops are 50-60 minutes long, serve groups of up to 30 students per class, and are scheduled Mondays-Fridays, as requested, with the majority occurring before noon. Workshop requests are ongoing and are usually scheduled two weeks to a month in advance. Teaching artists are contracted for an entire calendar year.

Teaching artists may also be engaged for additional hours to support related programs such as Homeschool Days, Outreach Residencies in our partner schools, and Educator Professional Development classes.

Teaching artists are sought for science of sound, theater, media arts, music, and writing-based workshops. Ideally, these teaching artists will have a strong interest in popular music, science fiction and fantasy and demonstrated success teaching middle-high school students.

A full list of current museum workshops is available here (

MoPOP is in immediate need of a Science of Sound teaching artist.

The ideal Science of Sound TA is a musician with demonstrated knowledge of the science of acoustics who is comfortable leading hands-on, interactive experiences for elementary school students.

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Arts-Related, Non-Profit Orgs.