Teaching Artist

Center for Community Arts | Walnut Creek, CA | Standing Offer

$30 - $35 an hour - Part-time, Contract
About Center for Community Arts
For over 40 years the City of Walnut Creek's Center for community Arts program, a division of the City of Walnut Creek’s Arts Recreation and Community Services Department, has been a regional center of arts learning — promoting new visions, supporting exploration, stimulating creative thought and encouraging self-expression. We bring high-quality visual and performing arts instruction and educational experiences to participants of all ages. Last year more than 8,000 adults, youth and children enjoyed beginning through professional level classes and programs at Civic Park, Heather Farms, and Shadelands Art Center campuses, as well as at Tice Gym and area schools.
Camp Community Arts (CCA) of Center for Community Arts provides Summer, Winter, and Spring art camps for youth, ages 5-14. Camp Community Arts is a fun and engaging camp-like experience that includes field trips, swimming, and developing creative skills and self-expression in a supportive community setting.
Job Description
Teaching Artists, Camp Community Arts
Camp Community Arts (CCA) is hiring Teaching Artists for Summer Camp 2017 and on*. Summer programming is eight weeks from June 19 - August 11, 2017 . Camps are divided into four sessions, broken down into two-week increments.
Camp 1: June 19 – June 30
Camp 2: July 3- July 14 (no camp July 4th)
Camp 3: July 17 – July 28
Camp 4: July 31 – August 11
We are currently seeking Teaching Artists in the following areas:
  • Dance, youth – with a focus in pop culture styles
  • Digital Arts, youth – with a focus in areas such as coding
  • Engineering, youth – with a focus in areas such as design, Lego building, robotics
  • *Theater, youth - Camp community arts is hoping to find someone in this area who is interested in working during the school year.
Key duties:
  • Ability to teach a range of youth, ages 5-14, while providing individualized guidance and support for students
  • Work closely with the Program Coordinator to implement design and delivery of classes
  • Design projects that incorporate art & environmental awareness
  • Introduce a fundamental base of specific art medium techniques
  • Provide the opportunity to work in 2-D, 3-D, installation, and/or performance format
  • Integrate field trips, family open houses, and a community arts showcase
Ideal candidates:
  • Have a B.A. or M.A. degree in the field of visual or performing arts from an accredited college or university or equivalent experience
  • Have experience as a teaching artist in a classroom/community setting
  • Are able to articulate and foster critical thinking and creative processes in the arts
  • Are excellent communicators with strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Are effective in teaching art techniques, facilitating different creative processes, engaging students, managing a classroom, and building community among students
  • Are working artists with a strong body of work
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Hours and Compensation
This position is a seasonal contract position. Compensation for this position will range from $30-$35 per hour, including classroom teaching, fieldtrips, meetings, and planning time. Hours for this position will vary depending on the needs of the program.
All Teaching Artists must attend the CCA Teaching Artist Orientation & Training meeting during the week of May 15-20th.
Application
Interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter, and a sample of recent work with photos or link to website.
Job Type: Part-time
Required experience:
  • Art Based: 1 year

Arts Council Napa Valley 501(c)3 is funded in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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