Youth First Artist-in-Residence Mentors

Theatre Of Hearts / Youth First

Los Angeles, CA


Theatre Of Hearts/Youth First (TOHYF) is seeking professional artists who have at least 3-5 years of experience in their chosen art disciplines to teach Youth First Artist-In-Residence workshops to youth in:

  • Visual Arts including Mural Making
  • Dance
  • Theater
  • Music
  • Creative Writing

Residencies are custom-designed and standards-based, and typically consist of 2-hour workshops conducted sequentially once or twice per week for 13-15 weeks, culminating in a Works-in-Progress presentation. Candidates, who are bilingual, have previous teaching experience, and/or knowledge of the VAPA and Common Core State Standards are a plus.

All artists must provide their own transportation, a valid CA driver’s license, and proof of a negative TB test. You will also be required to obtain and pass a background check at an agency designated by TOHYF.

To Apply:

Please email a current professional resume, links to professional website, and a sample lesson plan if you have one. Dance and Theatre artists, please send video reels or Youtube links of previous work. Interested candidates should review our website ( and email all materials to: [email protected]. TOHYF will review submissions and contact suitable candidates for an interview. 

Pay typically ranges from $45-65 an hour depending on the contract.



The mission of the TOHYF Artist-In-Residence Program is to prevent and intervene in youth violence by involving underserved, low-income youth and their families in extended, high-quality, standards-based, multidisciplinary arts educational workshops. TOHYF works with at-risk youth ages 4 to 18 at schools, libraries, probation facilities, and community-based sites throughout Los Angeles County. Since 1992, our Youth First Artist-In-Residence Program has successfully provided over 102,500 youth with an environment that allows them the freedom of self-expression. By conducting workshops through TOHYF, professional artists will help underserved youth learn important skills extending beyond the arts. Please review our website to learn more.

Theatre Of Hearts/Youth First is an equal opportunity employer/contractor


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