Lead Teaching Artist

Inner-City Arts

Downtown LA / Remote

The Media Arts Lead Teaching Artist is an experienced artist-educator who can develop and implement a 7-16 week curriculum for students ranging in grades K-12 and adults. The Media Arts curriculum includes computer-based media, including computer graphics, motion graphics, digital and traditional animation, virtual reality, video editing, digital photography, and future consideration for artificial intelligence (understanding social implications). The fundamental curriculum for primary grades encompasses hand-drawn animation techniques and introductory media literacy through arts engagement. The candidate may be a specialist in one area of Media Arts, yet must have an ability to see the scope of a K-12 Media Arts curriculum and work with other media arts staff to develop a comprehensive scope and sequence across all developmental stages. 

This position is responsible for collaborating with artform specific studio staff as well as other artform staff to support the facilitation of dynamic creative experiences for youth and program participants of all ages in all programs: Learning and Achieving Through the Arts, Visual (K-8th), Media and Performing Arts Institutes (4th-12th), Work of Art Program (college and career readiness grades 10th-12th), Enterprisers (post-secondary) and the Professional Development Institute (adults). The Media Arts Lead Teaching Artist must have demonstrated positive leadership and the ability to lead a team towards successfully implementing the organization’s mission and strategic goals. Additionally, the lead must hold a degree or equivalent experience in the specific art form. We are looking for someone with strong teaching skills. A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in media arts is needed in this role.

Specific Job Requirements:

Teaching across programs: LATA, Institutes, Professional Development, and special projects as needed
Support program expansion, on and offsite, through co-teaching and teaching in the studios as well as alternate sites
Collaborate with program leadership with onboarding of new team members to ensure continuity of practices
Contribute to the coaching and observation of studio staff in partnership with the Associate Directors of Education, Professional Development and the Chief Education Officer
Sustain and model a strong commitment to program objectives, which include: Social-Emotional Competencies, 21st Century Skills, and art-based skills, across all experiences
Participate in the ongoing planning, development, and assessment of program content
Support tracking of artform specific work plans
Ability to respond to changes in the arts and education ecosystem
Commitment to staying abreast of advancements in technology and research related to the designated artform
Support studio staff with budget development and tracking of expenses
Collaborate with program leadership on administrative content and practices
Develop and present studio related content to Inner-City Arts leadership and external partners
Willingness to teach, develop content, and seek professional development in multiple Media Arts content areas

Spanish- not required, but helpful
Other duties as needed

Please send a resume and letter of interest to the Hiring Committee, via email to [email protected] with the subject "Lead Teaching Artist- Media Arts.”


60K-65K, health/medical, vacation, life insurance, retirement (option)

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