Artist Teacher: Dance

Angels Gate Cultural Center

San Pedro, CA

Length of Teaching Residency: 12 weeks per Fall/Spring semester, as assigned
Schedule: Beginning January 2022, weekly schedule determined in alignment with school site
Reports To: Director of Arts Education

Angels Gate Cultural Center provides space for artists to work and engages community through art education, exhibitions of contemporary art, and cultural events.

The core of AGCC’s education programming is Artists-in-Classrooms (AIC), which places professional artists in schools to provide arts education to students K-12. Residencies promote creativity, cross-disciplinary knowledge, and critical thinking skills in accordance with California Visual and Performing Arts standards, and familiarize students with contemporary arts practices. Artists-in-Classrooms has been serving schools in Los Angeles since 1999.

Position Summary
AGCC artist-teachers are skilled, experienced artists from diverse backgrounds, who work in a variety of creative disciplines. They rely on their own artistic process and dedicated teaching practice to provide engaging and unique creative experiences for K-5 students and their teachers. Our artist-teachers create and deliver high-quality curriculum, expose the classroom community to artworks from a range of cultures, introduce arts vocabulary, and demonstrate arts concepts. AGCC artist-teachers become a trusted part of the school community, building an inclusive and creative experience for students and their teachers.

In 2020, the Artists-in-Classrooms program was adapted onto fully virtual platforms, including live Zoom lessons and pre-recorded Video lessons. Although we hope to teach in-person again during Spring 2022, there is a chance we will still be teaching on Zoom. Applicants must be comfortable teaching in-person as well as remotely. Applicants must be COVID-19 vaccinated, in accordance with LAUSD policies. Interviews will be conducted via Zoom.

• Passion for bringing the Arts to underserved schools and students grades K-5
• Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and expertise in a specific arts discipline (Dance)
• At least 3 years teaching experience/classroom management experience required; experience teaching an art form during the school day, in a public school setting preferred. Work with low-income communities also preferred.
• Demonstrate knowledge of/familiarity with the California VAPA Standards
• Exceptional communication skills; ability to work collaboratively in a school environment with various school community members
• Demonstrated experience in and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion: the ability to work effectively with AGCC’s diverse communities, internally and externally
• Desire to become dedicated member of AGCC’s teaching staff, including attending Professional Development opportunities and completing other staff responsibilities
• B.A., M.A., or M.F.A in Art, Arts Education, or a related field desired
• Spanish-speaking desired, not required
• Early-Childhood Education experience desired, not required

Primary Responsibilities
• Develop a 12-week, sequential, standards-based curriculum in the arts
• Submit documentation of teaching practice, including lesson plans
• Teach an arts discipline across multiple grade levels, as assigned
• Address the learning needs of diverse student populations
• Work with classroom teachers on cross-curriculum connections/arts integration
• Complete an artist-teacher evaluation upon completion of each residency
• Become a dedicated member of the AGCC artist-teacher team, working closely with AGCC Education Team

To apply, send a cover letter and current resume to [email protected] by 12/15/21. No calls please.



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