Jul 24, 2023


Hybrid, planning is remote, teaching is in person on site

Position Details

Purpose: Lead Teaching Artist + Curriculum Specialist will teach and provide creative and strategic leadership to support key aspects of Budding Artists educational programming. This position works in collaboration with the entire Education Team and Executive Director to supervise all Teaching Artists and will work with the Executive Director and Advisory Board to ensure that Budding Artists meets its mission, vision and growth goals.

Mission Statement: Budding Artists seeks to stimulate a more inclusive and creative global society by providing transformative process-focused art experiences to pre-kindergarten children in under-resourced communities.

Our Commitment/Vision: Our teaching goals as art facilitators are to create dynamic learning experiences putting the “A” for arts in STEAM, which should culminate in developing learners who understand that they are global citizens, social justice advocates, lifelong learners and engineers of creativity.

Major Responsibilities, Skills and Qualifications

  • Manage day-to-day education operations such as ordering art materials, monitoring supply
    inventory, preparing supplies for classes and workshops, checking
    education@budding-artists.org email account, etc.
  • Teach our core arts program at partner sites:
  • Exploration Program (Summer, Winter, Spring and Fall sessions)
  • Next Chapter Program (Literacy Arts/STEAM Book Donation Program)
  • Art Kit Series
  • Pop-Up Workshops (Community Events and Museums)
  • STEAM Pop-Up MakerSpace
  • Provide guidelines to Teaching Artists for developing projects and conducting lessons that
    align with Budding Artists’ framework, Common Core Standards, California State Standards,
    and 21st Century Skills
  • Communicate with program partners and lead an additional Teaching Artist
  • Train Teaching Artists on Budding Artists curriculum
  • Conduct surveys for learning outcomes from both students and parents
  • Develop, review and revise current curricula
  • Is expected to maintain open lines of communication with colleagues, staff, advisory board and at partner locations. This includes answering phone calls, emails and text messages within a 24-hour time period
  • Complete all other related duties that Budding Artists may from time to time assign to the
    Lead Teaching Artist + Curriculum Specialist
  • Bilingual in Spanish is a plus to support our emergent bilingual community
  • Must have transportation to bring art materials to teaching site; mileage will be provided
  • Lead Teaching Artist will routinely:
    o – Lift, push, pull or carry art supplies, equipment, instruments and classroom furniture
    weighing up to 40lbs. Bend, twist, reach, stand and/or sit for long periods of time.
    Lead Teaching Artist to perform the aforementioned tasks in a safe manner.
    The Lead Teaching Artist + Curriculum Specialist is…
  • passionate about integrating art, design, creativity, and the STEAM fields into education and supporting the academic and personal growth of the whole student
  • a resourceful educator with experience in developing curriculum, teacher training programs, and teaching leadership
  • an artist, designer, or creative technologist with an active creative practice
  • a self-starter with a positive attitude who functions well in a fast-paced, team-oriented
  • a multidisciplinary thinker who can align state and national visual art and academic standards
  • committed to social justice and equity in education
  • one who is willing to grow with our organization as we expand
    Job Type: Part-Time (Weekend Availability Required)
    Work Location: Both remotely, on-site at our art studio in Lynwood, and in the South & South East Los Angeles area (depending on health and safety conditions)

Email resume and cover letter to info@budding-artists.org by 09/01/2023

Salary: $30.00 per hour; $200 per teaching session
Hours: 30 – 40 hours per month

Education: Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA), Bachelors Degree in Arts Education or Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education with some art experience required; 3 years or more experience teaching children

Other: Completion and clearance of a Background Check, Live Scan, and a TB test. COVID-19 vaccination and submission of documented proof. Occasional COVID-19 testing may be required as per partner organizations.

Employment Status
Independent Contractor