Art Teacher

LAMusArt

Los Angeles, CA

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position: Art Teacher (Part-Time, Hourly)

Location: 3630 E 3rd St. Los Angeles, CA 90063 (East Los Angeles) Reports to: Executive Director

Hours: Saturdays 9:30 am to 2:30 pm, more added based on assignment. Compensation: Depending on experience and education

 

MISSION

Since 1945, LAMusArt is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of youngsters by providing them with the resources for a high quality arts education. We aim to provide opportunities for underserved students in East Los Angeles and its surrounding communities, regardless of race, gender,aptitude, or socio-economic status, to engage in and have access to multidisciplinary and sequential lowcost and/or no-cost arts education programs.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Art Instructors will design curriculum and lead weekly art classes for our weekly students ages 5-18. Flexibility and creativity are central to this position as well as the ability to create visual arts projects that can be produced within the one and a half-hour time frame of the class each week. Teachers should:

 

  • Engage students to learn new art techniques, methods, and creating art as a form of self-expression and confidence building
  • Assist students in refining their skills for drawing, painting, mixed media and other art-making methods
  • Teach students a new set of arts vocabulary, as well as enhance their current of art when learning about different colors, shapes, and images
  • Teach students to identify various art forms and techniques, and describe their differences. The students will follow directions, and will have the platform to invent using their art tools
  • Present art projects at Open House and Art Competition that are consistent with VAPA Standards
  • Encourage students to connect with their imagination and discover their individual creative points of view

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Four-year undergraduate degree in studio art, art history or art education or equivalent experience
  • Two years teaching art to youths of elementary, middle and high school age
  • One year preparing, age-appropriate curriculum in-line with stated VAPA Standards
  • Innovative curriculum samples of visual arts projects that demonstrate an understanding of VAPA standards
  • An imaginative approach to teaching art to students
  • The ability to manage a classroom of up to 15 students
  • Reliable transportation

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working with children from diverse ethnic & economic backgrounds; exposure working in underserved communities
  • Bilingual in Spanish

 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

  • Cover Letter
  • Résumé/Curriculum Vitae
  • Portfolio Sample
  • Lesson Plan/ Curriculum Sample

 

HOW TO APPLY

Please send all documents to Manny Prieto, Executive Director via email to mprieto@LAMusArt.org.

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