Contract Artist Mentor

Theatre Of Hearts/Youth First

Los Angeles, CA

ORGANIZATION INFORMATION: 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 (TOHYF) is seeking Professional Working Artists in the following disciplines;
• Visual Arts (drawing/painting, mural making, mixed media/3d)
• Dance (cultural, hip-hop, ballet)
• Theatre (scene studies, improvisation, scriptwriting)
• Creative Writing (poetry, narrative fiction, blogging)
• Music (percussion, choral)

The artists will get to mentor youth in our Youth First Artist-In-Residence workshops in Juvenile Detention Centers, school sites, and community sites.
**Note: This is a CONTRACT Position. Meaning, we work with sites that are in need for programming which can vary in location, length, and time of year. *
Residencies are custom-designed and standards-based, and typically consist of 1-2 hour workshops conducted sequentially once or twice per week for 13-15 weeks, culminating in a Work-in-Progress presentation. Currently all workshops are done virtually, must have experience with ZOOM, Microsoft Teams and other Virtual Learning Platforms. 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 vehicle, a valid 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. Individuals who are bilingual in languages that are spoken in Los Angeles County is a plus.

Pay typically ranges from $55.00-$67.00 an hour depending on the contract.

Please send an email to [email protected] that read “TOHYF Artist Mentor”. The email should include the following;
• current Professional Resume/CV (please include exhibitions, awards, etc),
• links to professional website, and a sample lesson plan if you have one. Dance, Music, and Theatre artists, please send video reels or video links of previous work.
Due to a high volume of submissions, applications must submit all the documents requested. TOHYF will review submissions and contact suitable candidates for an interview.

Theatre Of Hearts/Youth First is an equal opportunity employer/contractor
COVID-19 precautions
• Remote interview process
• Social distancing guidelines in place
• Virtual meetings
• Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place


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