Music, Drama, and Dance Teachers for MMPA / Employment

September 1, 2023

Organization Name: Mode Music and Performing Arts

Organization Location: Seattle, WA

Type: Employment

Fee: Free


Mode Music and Performing Arts (MMPA) is seeking music, drama, and dance teachers to teach after-school enrichment programs to elementary school children in Seattle Public Schools.

Classes are held on weekday afternoons and run for 60 or 90 minutes; Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri classes generally start around 2:30 pm, and Wednesday classes generally start around 1:15 pm. Teachers have the opportunity to teach anywhere from one to five days per week depending on teacher and school availability. We also sometimes work with schools through the Creative Advantage program, providing in-school arts programming. These classes vary in length and are usually during school hours between 8 am – 2:30 pm. Schools are located throughout the Seattle area.

The starting pay rate is $35/hour (pay range: $35-45/hour) and teachers will be paid for the class time plus 15 minutes of prep time. Employee benefits include accrual of sick time.

School classes typically run in 8-10 week sessions, and follow the Seattle Public Schools calendar when it comes to holidays. MMPA offers a variety of classes with pre-written curricula, and we are also open to any ideas teachers might have for offering a class of their own design!

Teaching experience with K-5 students and/or classroom or camp experience is strongly preferred. It is also preferred for teachers to have a reliable mode of transportation, since our classes are held throughout the Seattle area. Visit for more information on our organization.

For more information on employment or to apply, please email Jessie Kuehm at and Adriana Hillas at

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