Los Angeles, CA
artworxLA is seeking applications from teaching artists to facilitate workshops for students at alternative high schools for the 2017–18 academic year. With a hands-on approach, we combat the high school dropout rate in Los Angeles by empowering individuals to think creatively and become catalysts for social change. Each year we bring arts education to more than 600 students annually at over 20 alternative high schools across Los Angeles County.
ABOUT THE TEACHING ARTIST POSITION
Teaching Artists inspire students’ curiosity and connect them to a theme, their environment, and community in new ways. Through art, they foster the development of 21st-century skills in communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. They motivate students to complete a project, emphasize problem-solving in the creative process, and instill a reflective practice that helps students become more self-aware of their contributions as active community members. Teaching Artists work closely with a Workshop Coordinator, who co-facilitates workshops and provides support in communicating with schools, building rapport with students, organizing supplies, and other administrative tasks.
How To Apply
To learn more about the Teaching Artist position and how to apply, click the PDF link below: