May 20, 2024


Los Angeles, CA

Location:Hybrid: Virtual and On-site; Los Angeles, CA
Training Schedule: July 15 – 26
Monday – Friday; 5-7 hours per day
In-person days: 7/15, 7/19, 7/22, 7/25, and 7/26
Designation: Part-time, Non-exempt; Temporary
Training Rate: $25/hour

Training Overview:
P.S. ARTS’ Teaching Artist Intensive is a two week-long hybrid training designed to provide Teaching Artists with the foundational skills and knowledge to create an inclusive and engaging arts experience for students. The Summer Intensive is for those new to the field of arts education as well as seasoned Teaching Artists looking to expand and deepen their practice. Trainees will develop skills in the topics outlined below as well as be introduced to P.S. ARTS’ starter curriculum. The goal of the Intensive is to develop a new cohort of Teaching Artists ready and excited to continue teaching with P.S. ARTS!
Training Topics will include:
-Child Development;
-Lesson Planning;
-CA Visual and Performing Arts Standards (VAPA) Integration;
-Positive classroom management strategies;
-Social Emotional Learning; and
-Creating an inclusive and equitable community in your classroom.

Please note this description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of a P.S. ARTS trainee or employee. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change in response to training and/or organizational need at the discretion of the CEO.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
-Demonstrated experience teaching and working with school-aged children (5-15)
-Interest and/or experience in an arts discipline – dance, music, theater, or visual arts
-Ability to work collaboratively in/out of a school environment and with school communities
-Experience working in Title I designated schools and surrounding communities preferred
-Fluency in Spanish preferred

Working Conditions:
-Lift, push, or carry supplies, equipment, instruments, or classroom furniture up-to 40lbs.
-Bend, twist, reach, stand and/or sit for long periods of time.
-View LCD screens for long periods of time.
-Work/teach outdoors.
-Work with video equipment and a comfort with recording and/or being recorded.

About P.S. ARTS:
The P.S. ARTS team is a diverse group of people with different skill sets and experiences, from various cultures and backgrounds with one thing in common – a dedication to arts education. P.S. ARTS encourages all employees to feel empowered by and model the Organization’s values of Art, Community, Equity, Innovation, and Excellence.

P.S. ARTS Teaching Artists are equal parts professional artists and professional educators that are responsible for delivering high-quality, engaging curriculum within an inclusive and creative classroom environment.

Participation and performance during the Intensive will be evaluated. Successful completion may qualify trainees for placement on P.S. ARTS’ faculty roster. All teaching assignments are contract, funding, and performance-dependent. Participation in P.S. ARTS’ Intensive does not imply or guarantee an assignment and/or continued employment.

P.S. ARTS is an equal opportunity employer and dedicated to better reflecting the communities we serve while building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. P.S. ARTS also supports and will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure the application process is accessible to candidates who require additional accommodation.
As proponents of the human right to claim equity and quality of life, we strive, through our operations and arts education programs, to increase collective knowledge, means, and actions that recognize resources and levels of support must be tailored to the unique needs of individuals and communities in order for all people to have equal opportunities for success.

Salary: $25/hour

Benefits: N/A

Education requirements: N/A

Deadline to apply: June 14, 2024

Documents required to apply: Resume, cover letter

How to apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to
Subject line: “Teaching Artist Summer Intensive.”

Please no hardcopies or phone calls.

Phone Screenings will be scheduled between 6/17 – 6/21
Zoom Interviews will be scheduled between 6/24 – 6/26