Teaching Artist – Music, Songwriting (Contracted) / Employment

January 7, 2020

Organization Name: STYLE

Organization Location: Seattle, WA

Type: Employment

Fee: Free


ABOUT STYLE: STYLE’s main focus is to ignite a passion for reading in students that will last a lifetime. Our goals include impacting students’ ways of thinking and working while giving them new tools and skills in everyday life. Collaboration is an important aspect of STYLE, and we hope to help build a learning community that thrives on these goals.

OVERVIEW: STYLE is looking to hire dedicated contracted artists who possess a passion for literacy, music, songwriting and youth empowerment to fulfill a Contracted Teaching Artist role. Teaching Artists will become familiar with STYLE’s mission and programming in order to facilitate songwriting workshops for elementary and middle school youth. Teaching Artists will be assigned to school sites, as needed, and asked to demonstrate their artistic practice while balancing the role of co-facilitating in a classroom setting. Ideal candidates will have a flexible work schedule allowing them to work between the hours of 7am – 5pm.

– Teaching Artist will possess the following qualifications:
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills
– Active musician or songwriting experience
– Some classroom management experience prefered
– Ability to work independently and as a team player
– Passion for youth voice and socially engaged art
– Ability to think creatively and strategically
– Willingness to learn STYLE’s current programs, philosophy and pedagogical practices
– Experience working with youth from various backgrounds, abilities and literacy levels preferred
– Knowledge of regional educational landscape strongly preferred
– Flexible work schedule between the hours of 7am – 5pm
– Ability to travel locally

The Teaching Artist position is a part-time, contracted position. Hours a week will vary depending on programming schedule. Interested applicants should submit materials by 11:59PM on January 9, 2020 to: janae@learningwithstyle.com. Applicant materials are required to be in one single document (with applicants full name included in the title), PDF format, and include the following:
Cover letter with relevant experience

Resume or CV
work samples: three links to work examples of your art practice


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