Nov 10, 2023

Hammer Museum

Los Angeles, CA

This position will serve as lead teaching artist for Classroom-in-Residence @ the Hammer (CRH), a program designed to strengthen student and teacher learning about art through in-class artmaking sessions and a weeklong experience at the museum. In this role, they will develop and implement art lessons for 4th-6th grade students and mentor undergraduate teaching artists in arts facilitation. They will work closely with Hammer Museum Academic Programs staff, faculty and staff from the UCLA Visual and Performing Arts Education program (VAPAE), undergraduate students, and classroom teachers.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Design and implement artmaking lessons for 4th-6th grade students in the classroom and the museum in collaboration with Hammer and VAPAE faculty and staff, classroom teachers, and VAPAE undergraduate students. Implementation will take place during pre-residency lessons that prepare students for the residencies throughout January and February 2023, two CRH residencies taking place in March 2023, and post-residency lessons that expand on concepts learned throughout March and April 2023.
  • Mentor VAPAE undergraduate teaching artists in visual art and movement lesson plan design and facilitation.
  • Participate in CRH team planning meetings as appropriate, in person or virtually, as necessary (approximately 2-3 in-person meetings).


  • B.A., M.A. or M.F.A. in Arts, Arts Education, or a related field
  • Minimum three years experience teaching an art form to K-12 audiences in classrooms and/or
    workshop settings
  • Experienced at developing art lesson plans; with a strong understanding of Visual and
    Performing Arts Content Standards and Social Emotional Learning Frameworks
  • Experience mentoring emerging educators
  • Capacity to meaningfully connect artmaking activities with exhibitions on view
  • Understanding of Culturally Sustaining facilitation strategies
  • Experience working successfully on collaborative projects with educators
  • Skilled at leading group discussions
  • Strong knowledge of contemporary art
  • Highly organized with excellent communication skills
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred
  • TB test and completion of a satisfactory background and fingerprint investigation required.

The teaching artist must be able to commit to full days at the Hammer on March 4-8, 11-15 plus 8-10 in- school sessions per month from January – April 2024. Additional dates for sessions and planning meetings with Hammer and VAPAE staff, tentatively scheduled to begin in December 2023, will be determined at a mutually agreed upon time.

The teaching artist is an independent contractor who will be paid $55/hr. Project shall not exceed 125 hours.

Please submit your cover letter, resume, and documentation of your teaching (e.g., a sample lesson plan) to by November 26, 2023.