Summer Visual Arts Teaching Artist


Torrance, CA

P.S. ARTS Teaching Artists are equal parts professional artists and professional educators. Teaching Artists are responsible for delivering a high-quality, authentic and engaging curriculum, that is inclusive, creative, and aspirational. This position provides artists the opportunity to utilize their expertise and/or develop skills in areas including in-person instruction, live and pre-recorded online instruction, Arts integration, and delivery of community programs.

As we move into a new era of education, we are given the opportunity and challenge of designing new ways to deliver arts education. Knowing that each community will have different needs, P.S. ARTS strives to deliver programming that embodies our values of Art, Excellence, Equity, Innovation, and Community.

Location: On-site, Torrance USD Elementary Schools
Length of Assignment: June 14 – July 30, 2021
Designation: Part-time, Non-exempt
Salary Range: $38 - 42.00 /instructional hour
Supplemental hours include meetings, prep, and professional development will be at $25.00/hr.

Demonstrated experience of K-8th after-school, or community-based teaching.
Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in teaching Visual Arts.
Demonstrated knowledge or familiarity with VAPA.
Preferred: Experience teaching in Title I designated schools and communities.
Preferred: Bilingual in Spanish/English.
Current TB Test documentation required.

Develop and/or facilitate scripted sequential standards-based, differentiated curricula in the arts;
Develop and/or facilitate scripted in-person arts instruction to summer programs; Documentation of teaching practice;
Maintain a supply budget(s);
Represent P.S.ARTS amongst multiple school community stakeholders, including classroom teachers, parents, administrators, and donors; and
Responding to emails and other communication in a timely manner.

Please note this description is subject to change at the discretion of the CEO and is not a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the employee for this job.

Teaching Artists are required to maintain a safe and clean classroom environment – physical or virtual, that promotes learning, creativity, and equity.

Teaching Artists will routinely:
Work/teach outdoors.
Lift, push, pull or carry supplies, equipment, or instruments up to 40lbs.
Bend, twist, reach, stand and/or sit for long periods of time.
View LCD screens for long periods of time.
Potential for work with video equipment, recording, or being recorded.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and lesson sample to [email protected] Subject line: SUMMER VISUAL ARTS

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