Teaching Artist - Music, Theater or Visual Arts

P.S. Arts

Los Angeles, CA

P.S. ARTS is dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing arts education to underserved public schools and communities.

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, Lynwood Unified School District
Salary Range: $45.00 /instructional hour
Supplemental hours include meetings, prep, and professional development will be paid at $25.00/hour.

- Demonstrated experience of in-school (K - 5th) teaching.
- Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in teaching Music, Theater, or Visual Arts.
- Demonstrated knowledge or familiarity with California’s Framework for VAPA.
- Preferred: Experience teaching in Title I designated schools and surrounding communities.
- Preferred: Bilingual in Spanish/English.
- Music Teaching Artist: Pedagogy training in Orff-Schulwerk or Kodaly.
- Music Teaching Artist: Experience teaching the recorder and/or percussion instruments.

- Develop and/or facilitate sequential standards-based, differentiated curricula in the arts;
- Develop and/or facilitate in-person instruction;
- Documentation of teaching practice - curriculum, lesson plans, evaluations, rubrics, etc;
- Maintain a supply budget(s);
- Represent P.S. ARTS amongst multiple school community stakeholders; 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, instruments, or furniture 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. Due to the nature of distance learning, comfort with recording and/or being recorded may be an essential function of this position.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and lesson sample.

P.S. ARTS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and dedicated to better reflect the communities we serve. P.S. ARTS is actively taking steps to meet our commitment to diversity and to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. We especially encourage members of historically underrepresented communities to apply for this position, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities.

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