Imagine Studio: Afterschool Arts Program


Position Title:  Teaching Artist Instructor (TAI) & Teaching Artist Assistant (TA)

Status: Part-time, Independent Contractor position; one-hour session after-school, one day per week for 10 weeks; multiple classroom positions available

Start Date: End of September

Stipend: $400 Teaching Artist Instructor/ $200 Teaching Assistant


  • Two years teaching art to youths of elementary and middle school age
  • One year preparing, age-appropriate curriculum in-line with stated VAPA Standards
  • Curriculum samples that demonstrate visual arts projects that demonstrate and understanding of VAPA standards


  • Experience in low-income communities
  • Bilingual
  • Degree from an accredited institution
  • Familiarity with and experience teaching within LAUSD system

Description: Teaching Artist Instructors will lead weekly art classes for Imagine Studio's youth participants in elementary and middle schools in Northeast Los Angeles, many with Title 1 status. Flexibility and creativity are central to this position and the ability to create visual arts projects that can be produced within the one-hour time frame of the class each week.  In addition to assisting Teaching Artists Instructors with classroom set up and project management, Teaching Assistants are tasked with documenting weekly classroom projects through photography.

Proposed Curriculum 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, and other art-making methods.
  • Teach students a new set of vocabulary, as well as draw on their current vocabulary 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 that are consistent with VAPA Standards

About Center for the Arts Eagle Rock:

The mission of Center for the Arts Eagle Rock (CFAER) is to be innovative in providing multidisciplinary, arts-inclusive programming to the diverse communities of northeast Los Angeles and beyond. 

Since 1998, Center for the Arts Eagle Rock has been offering innovative arts programming to a diverse audience of children and young adults in schools and community groups throughout Northeast Los Angeles.

Imagine Studio, our signature afterschool arts enrichment program, is offered free to elementary and middle schools throughout Northeast Los Angeles, many with Title 1 status. By bringing the arts back to LAUSD, we are investing in our youth and our community. All of our teaching artist instructors build their classes into a small community, where freedom of expression feels safe and positive. Our classes are highly student-motivated and project-oriented.

Please send resume, curriculum sample, references, and brief cover letter to:

Angie Reyes, Director of Education at angie@cfaer.org.

Subject Line: “Imagine Studio Teaching Artist” or “Imagine Studio Teaching Artist Assistant”