Teaching Artist

Social and Public Art Resource Center

Los Angeles, CA


The Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) is a cultural center that creates public art and arts programming as a vehicle to promote civic dialogue, foster cross-cultural understanding and address critical social issues.

SPARC is seeking qualified Teaching Artists to work with K-12th grade students from September-December 2017. Each Teaching Artist will work closely with 2-4 classrooms. Teaching Artists will develop weekly lesson plans that introduce students to an artistic discipline. Teaching Artists will work with students to develop an exciting culminating performance or project to be presented to their peers and families.

We are seeking Teaching Artists in the following disciplines:

  • Hip-Hop Dance
  • Movement
  • Theater
  • Poetry/Spoken Word
  • Graphic Design
  • Video/Animation

Teaching Artists can apply as either lead instructors or teaching assistants. We are especially interested in arts educators with experience in interdisciplinary arts instruction and media/technology curriculum integration.

Approximate Hours Per Week

6-8 hours per week


Lead Instructor: $35 per hour

Teaching Assistant: $20 per hour

Cost for materials will be covered by SPARC


Experience practicing and facilitating an artistic discipline

Experience writing lesson plans

Experience working with K-12 students 


Please visit www.SPARCinLA.org/projects/artedop, and complete our online Teaching Artist Registration Form by Friday, August 18th at 5:00 p.m. For questions, email Davida Persaud, Arts Education Coordinator, at [email protected].

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