Teaching Artist: Multi-Disciplinary

Venice Arts

Venice, CA

Venice Arts Seeks a multi-disciplinary visual artist to teach Art Discovery (ages 8-9)

Venice Arts seeks a multi–disciplinary visual artist to teach and lead our Art
Discovery workshop for ages 8-9. Art Discovery is a multi–disciplinary workshop that integrates visual and media arts learning to provide children with foundation knowledge in visual arts and storytelling, and to prepare them for Venice Arts’ programs in media-based art making (photography, film, multimedia) for older youth.
The Lead must commit to our entire Academic Year, September 14, 2019–May 2 2020, consisting of 24 Saturday workshops (10am–12pm).

Qualifications 
The ideal artist for this workshop is a visual arts educator with the ability to
incorporate some foundational photo and film art projects into the curriculum.
Experience teaching art to youth in this age group (8-9 years old), and honoring them as young artists/creators, is required. An understanding of Visual and Performing Art Standards is a strong plus, as is experience developing arts education lesson plans. Must be able to both lead and work as a member of a teaching team.

Must be available for 3 hours on Saturdays, 9:30 – 12:30.

The Lead Artist for Art Discovery is responsible for:
o Building lesson plans that support the learning goals identified by Venice Arts.
o Nurturing volunteer artists, who work as educators and mentors in the
classroom.
o Managing the class, including identifying the need for equipment and supplies
and communicating about behavioral, attendance, or other problems.
o Assuring a quality presentation of youth work for the spring culminating event and for features on the web.

Compensation
Instructors are paid a fixed rate of $2960 for workshops taught over a 24–week period.

How to Apply 
To be considered as a Lead Artist for Art Discovery, please submit your résumé with a cover letter highlighting relevant experience via email to issa@venice-arts.org with the position title ( Art Discovery) in the subject line; no phone enquiries or walk-ins, please. Fall session begins September 14, 2019.

MISSION Venice Arts mission is to ignite, expand, and transform the lives of Los Angeles’ low-income youth through photography and film education, and use our participatory storytelling practices to amplify the voices of underrepresented communities around the world.

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