Teaching Artists for Local Non-Profit

Ruckus Roots

Hawthorne, CA

We are currently seeking two teaching artists to lead 4th/5th graders in Hawthorne, CA in the fall semester of 2018. This upcoming program, Wild Art, will blend visual arts education (color theory, still life composition, drawing, painting and creative reuse) with ecology and conservation education focused on local wildlife. The program is 15 sessions of 1 hour per day 5 days per week. As such it takes 3 weeks to complete. To accommodate all students, we will run the program 3 times – so the total work time is 9 weeks, beginning this fall.  You will be instructing about 40 students at a time. As a teaching artist, you will be responsible for managing all aspects of Wild Art, including planning, prep-time, and activity guidance for our students, as well as working alongside parent volunteers on-site. 

REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Access to a reliable vehicle and willingness to travel to school site in Hawthorne, CA
  • Experience teaching art to children 
  • Background in visual arts
  • TB/LIVESCAN/BACKGROUND CHECK clearance (or willingness to take one)
  • Non profit experience preferred
  • Interest in sustainability, repurposed materials and wildlife preferred 
  • English/Spanish speaking preferred
Please be: 
  • Reliable, punctual and trustworthy
  • Adaptable and willing to work within specific curriculum guidelines (there is plenty of room for creativity!) 
  • Passionate about the arts and empowering youth 
  • A leader and someone who works well with others 
  • Interested in/have previous experience working with underserved, at-risk youth populations
DEADLINE: Friday, August 17th, 2018 
TO APPLY: PLEASE SUBMIT A RESUME OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE AND A COVER LETTER THAT IS  FREE OF ERRORS AND EXPLAINS WHY YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS POSITION to info@rucksusroots.org, along with 2-3 images of your artwork, if applicable. APPLICANTS WITHOUT A COVER LETTER WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. 
COMPENSATION: TBD (based on experience) 
ABOUT US: 
RuckusRoots is a 501(c)(3) sustainable arts nonprofit providing programs to underserved communities throughout Los Angeles. Our interactive approach  fosters positive experiences centered on eco-activism and artistic expression. The result: improved community relationships and resourceful citizens empowered with valuable skills that will help them build creative, sustainable futures. Learn more at www.ruckusroots.org 

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