Teaching Artist

Venice Arts

Venice, CA

Venice Arts Seeks Teaching Artist for Art Discovery

(two separate classes - ages 8-9 and 6-7)

Venice Arts seeks a multi–disciplinary visual artist to teach and lead our Art Discovery workshop for ages 8-9. Art Discovery is a multi–disciplinary workshop that integrates visual and media arts learning to provide children with foundation knowledge in visual arts and storytelling, and to prepare them for Venice Arts’ programs in media-based art making (photography, film, multimedia) for older youth. The Lead must commit to our entire Academic Year, September 15, 2017–April 28, 2018, consisting of 24 Saturday workshops (10am–12pm) and 24 Tuesday workshops (4pm – 6pm) .

About Venice Arts

Venice Arts is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is to ignite youths’ imagination, mentor their creativity, and expand their sense of possibility through high quality, accessible media–based arts education programs. Venice Arts also serves as a catalyst for people of all ages, living in low–income or underrepresented communities, to create and share personal and community stories through photography, film, multi–media and visual arts.


Instructors are independent contractors who are paid a fixed rate of $2520 for each workshop taught over a 24–week period. Working on a contract basis, the Lead Artist for Art Discovery is responsible for:

  • Building lesson plans that support the learning goals identified by Venice Arts 
  • Nurturing volunteer artists, who work as educators and mentors in the classroom
  • Managing the class, including identifying the need for equipment and supplies and communicating about behavioral, attendance, or other problems
  • Assuring a quality presentation of youth work for the spring culminating event and for features on the web.


The ideal artist for this workshop is a visual arts educator with the ability to incorporate some foundational photo and film art projects into the curriculum. Experience teaching youth in this age group (8-9 years old and 6-7 years old), and honoring them as young artists/creators, is required. An understanding of Visual and Performing Art Standards is a strong plus, as is experience developing arts education lesson plans. Must be able to both lead and work as a member of a teaching team.

How to Apply

To be considered as a Lead Artist for Art Discovery, please submit your résumé with a cover letter highlighting relevant experience, and a sample lesson plan or syllabus, via email to [email protected] with the position title in the subject line; no phone enquiries or walk-ins, please. Fall session begins September 15, 2017. Must hire as soon as possible.

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