Teaching Artist Postion

Los Angeles

Los Angeles based nonprofit organization in search of an experienced teaching artist to work with youth.  If you are an extremely talented rapper, performer, and/or poet with a passion for youth empowerment and an interest in social activism, please send us a resume and cover letter.

 What will you be doing?

• Attending and overseeing all performance troupe rehearsals

• Organizing, directing, and attending all performances that have been assigned 

• Assisting in scheduling youth poets for performances in schools and for community shows

• Assuming ultimate responsibility for all youth shows and events

• One-on-one mentoring sessions with all youth poets

• Providing am exemplary role model and a safe space for youth poets to grow and develop as individuals

• Being the liaison between organization and community leaders in an manner that maximizes continuing opportunities

• Helping the staff to plan and produce annual organizational events

• Coordinating and, as necessary, assisting teachers in producing the in-school slam competitions

• Visiting schools, as necessary, to provide assistance in writing and performance techniques for students

• Overseeing and producing a monthly youth performance feature 

Necessary Skills/Qualifications 

• Minimum of Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience required

• Minimum of 2-3 years experience working with youth as an educator

• Minimum of 2-3 years experience working in a professional setting

• Knowledge of and an interest in literature and poetry

• Highly organized, self-disciplined, and able to set and meet goals and deadlines. 

• Strong multitasking and problem solving skills, with the ability to maintain composure in a fast-paced environment

• Demonstrated success as a team player

• Able to interface equally well with the Board of Directors, executive staff, and youth participants.

• Available for special events & flexible with work hours, to be available as needed within a 40 hour week

Position reports to Operations Manager and is a full time, exempt. May include some evenings and weekends. Requires livescan and background check.

We are an equal opportunity employer offering competitive salary.

Please send resume and cover to goinpoet@gmail.com

Become a Supporter