Center for the Arts Eagle Rock
Los Angeles, CA
Position Title: Teaching Artist Assistant (TAA)
Status: Part-time, Independent Contractor position; one-hour session after-school, one day per week for 10 weeks; multiple classroom positions available per week
Start Date: Approx. early February 2018 for 10 weeks
- Two years working with youths of elementary and middle school age
- An imaginative approach to aiding teaching art to students
- The ability to manage a classroom of up to 20 students
- Live Scan certification and TB clearance (updated every 6 months per LAUSD)
- Reliable transportation
- Access to a working camera
- Knowledge of google drive
- Experience in low-income communities
- Degree from an accredited institution or in progress
- Familiarity with and experience teaching within LAUSD system
Description: Teaching Artist Instructors will lead weekly art classes for Imagine Studio's youth participants in elementary and middle schools in Northeast Los Angeles, many with Title 1 status. Flexibility and creativity are central to this position for both instructor and Teaching Assistant. In addition to assisting instructors with classroom set up, clean up and project management, Teaching Artist Assistants are tasked with documenting weekly classroom projects through photography and video. A folder to upload photos will be provided via google drive and are expected to be updated weekly. Both Teaching Artist Instructors and Teaching Assistants are required to complete a training session and end of semester recap and evaluation survey.
About Center for the Arts Eagle Rock
The mission of Center for the Arts Eagle Rock (CFAER) is to be innovative in providing multidisciplinary, arts-inclusive programming and arts education to the diverse communities of northeast Los Angeles and beyond.
Imagine Studio, our signature afterschool arts enrichment program, is offered free to elementary and middle schools throughout Northeast Los Angeles, many with Title 1 status. By bringing the arts back to LAUSD, we are investing in our youth and our community. All of our teaching artist instructors build their classes into a small community, where freedom of expression feels safe and positive. Our classes are highly student-motivated and project-oriented.
How to apply
Please send resume, references, and brief cover letter to:
Erika Sorondo, Director of Education at firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject Line: “Imagine Studio Teaching Artist Assistant” – Your Name