Film & Photography Teaching Artists

Skirball Cultural Center

Los Angeles, CA



The Skirball Cultural Center seeks proposals from teaching artists to develop and facilitate immersive workshops with K-12 classroom teachers.


ABOUT The Skirball Cultural Center and Museum

The Skirball Cultural Center is a place of meeting guided by the Jewish tradition of welcoming the stranger and inspired by the American democratic ideals of freedom and equality. We welcome people of all communities and generations to participate in cultural experiences that celebrate discovery and hope, foster human connections, and call upon us to help build a more just society.


ABOUT Teaching Our World Through the Arts


STRAND 2: Photography, Film, and Digital Media, October 19, 26 and November 2, 9, 2019


In conjunction with the exhibition Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs, learn how film, photography, and digital media can become catalysts for collaborative student learning.


Teaching Our World Through the Arts (TOWTA) introduces K through Grade 12 teachers to arts-integration teaching techniques that foster students’ critical thinking, creative problem-solving, collaboration, and civic literacy skills. Participants learn and practice strategies that use the arts to enhance core content and make curriculum more meaningful—engaging students in social activism and strengthening classroom communities.


With the exhibition Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs as a catalyst, this course will focus on photography, film, and digital media and the many ways they can be creatively utilized by teachers in the classroom. Each week of this course will explore one of these mediums and provide teachers with tangible, engaging methods to integrate the mediums into their curricula.



In close collaboration with the Associate Educator for Teacher Programs, Teaching Artists will develop and facilitate hands-on and immersive arts-based experiences for K-12 educators that bring together one of the art forms listed above, core curricular content, and social activism. The teaching artist will:

  • Develop a syllabus and lesson plan for a single 3-hour workshop session.
  • Meet deadlines for submission of materials.
  • Attend one planning meeting at the Skirball prior to the workshop session date.
  • Facilitate a single 3-hour workshop session on a designated date.



The qualified candidate will have professional experience relevant to the art form for the selected strand and at least two years previous teaching experience (experience working with classroom teachers preferred). A successful candidate will be organized and communicative; flexible and able to adapt lesson plans based on feedback; passionate and inspiring with respect to their chosen art form.



Please submit:

  1. Cover letter outlining which strand you are applying for, your experience teaching in a classroom setting, personal art practice, and resonance with the goals of Teaching Our World Through The Arts.
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. 1 sample curriculum piece/lesson plan
  4. A description of your proposed workshop that specifies the objectives and participant outcomes, a full outline of events providing detailed descriptions of each activity, and K-12 content connections.
  5. List of date(s) available to teach in that strand. (Please note the strand dates and deadlines below.)

Please email application to Tara Burns, Associate Educator of Teacher Programs, at [email protected], with subject line: TOWTA Application (+Strand #) 

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