Schedule 32 hrs/wk; Full-Time; Spans OUSD School Year and Summer
Pay Rate $43,500 - $47,000; commensurate with experience, including benefits
Grade Level K-12
Location Oakland, CA
AHC promotes a culture of unity and creativity, merging the arts with social justice to manifest a better society. Every member of the AHC community is driven by our mission:
AHC empowers individuals to be self-aware and inspired through art, creativity and education to make positive choices to break the cycle of violence for themselves and their communities.
AHC seeks to hire a Lead Teaching Artist—a trained, practicing artist and teacher—with a passion for education and building healthy, safe communities. An excellent candidate is comfortable guiding and mentoring other teaching artists, loves working collaboratively, is trained and experienced to teach in-person, is familiar with best practices in physical classroom settings, and is committed to racial, economic, and environmental justice.
The Lead Teaching Artist is responsible for supporting recruiting, educating and activating Oakland elementary, middle and/or high school students to become arts and environmental leaders exposed to new ways of understanding and engaging with their environment and the world. They must be able and willing to work with students to develop wellness, creativity, community engagement, and ecological sensibilities while engaging in art activities embedded with cultural and situational relevance. Additionally, Lead Teaching Artists must be able to navigate different learning environments and work within various age groups. Lead Teaching Artists will work at multiple sites within the school year.
The qualities that AHC Oakland is looking for in the Lead Teaching Artists are: Integrity, sensitivity, courage and vision; leadership capacity; competency as collaborator, organizer, strategist and communicator.