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Summer Outreach Teaching Artist (Visual Arts)

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

Part Time, Seasonal
Posted March 28, 2024
Job Title: Summer Outreach Teaching Artist (Visual Arts) Reports To: School Programs Coordinator
Department: Education Division: Education

Status: Part Time Temporary

Position Purpose

The purpose of the Outreach Teaching Artist position is to serve as the lead facilitator of arts workshops on behalf of the School & Community Programs division of the Arvada Center.  Teaching Artists conduct arts workshops based on provided curriculum to students Pre-K -6th grade. These workshops are available to students as outreach programs at schools, libraries, camps  and other offsite locations at various times Monday – Friday between the hours of 9:00am – 4:00 pm. 

 Job Knowledge – Essential Functions, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Instruct arts workshops according to Arvada Center lesson plans and predetermined curriculum
  • Serve as lead instructor for each assigned, 1 hour workshop
  • Communicate with School & Community Programs team in a timely manner on availability and schedule
  • Reliable transportation to and from outreach program sites (reimbursed at $0.67 per mile)
  • Arrive 10 minutes before workshop is scheduled to begin to prepare materials and review plans
  • Attend and participate in all required meetings and trainings, including professional development trainings
  • Exhibit strong organization skills, reliability, and flexibility 
  • Ability to collaborate and effectively communicate with all levels of personnel, patrons, and general public in a cooperative and positive manner as a representative of the Arvada Center
  Scope of Authority: Receives general supervision under the direction of the School Programs Coordinator.
Working Environment/Physical Activities:

  • This position requires moderate physical activity including walking and occasional lifting when transporting supplies needed for off site programs. Work is performed in both outdoor and indoor, as well as community and school environments. 
  • Reliable transportation to and from outreach program sites (reimbursed at $0.67 per mile) required.
  • Flexible schedule.
Minimum Education and Experience Required:

  • Must possess prior teaching experience (informal or classroom) and enjoy working with children
  • Applicants should be highly organized, reliable, flexible, and enthusiastic about arts education
  • A passion for creativity, ability to focus on process over product, and a strong understanding of the needs of children ages 4-14
  • Basic knowledge of a variety of art, teaching, and classroom management techniques
  • A background check and valid Colorado driver license required for outreach instructors
  Application Instructions:

Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@arvadacenter.org. Applicants should include arts area(s) of expertise and summer availability.

The position will remain open until April 19.

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities is requiring all employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19. If hired, new employees will be required to follow this mandate. We seek to hire candidates that reflect the cultural diversity of our community. We welcome and encourage qualified candidates from all national, religious, racial, and ethnic backgrounds, from all gender expressions and sexual identities, and from persons living with disabilities to apply to become a part of our organization. 

Salary Range: $60 per workshop

Compensation: $60/workshop

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