Performing & Visual Arts instructors, During-school:
Starting Arts is looking for experienced and enthusiastic Movement, Music, Theatre and Visual Art instructors to work in our during-school arts education programs in the upcoming 2023-2024 school year. Ideal candidates are comfortable working with students in grades TK-8th grade.
Teaching experience is required, however, a teacher credential is not required.
This is a part-time independent contractor position. Commuting is required therefore reliable transportation is necessary. Artists work between 2-5 days per week, providing flexibility with additional work or academic schedules. Our next during school rotation begins in October with on boarding and mentor opportunities beginning immediately.
Required Qualifications - A successful candidate has:
Minimum of 2 years teaching experience, preferably with groups of 20 or more students
Understanding of California Visual and Performing Arts Standards (VAPA)
Experience creating and implementing lesson plans
Clear communication skills; ability to respond to emails with SA program directors and school administration in a timely manner
Ability to demonstrate instructional strategies to meet the diverse needs of all learners
Experience in teaching neurodivergent and physically challenged students is a plus
Ability to organize age appropriate activities for the purpose of ensuring student engagement and participation
Ability to manage student behavior for the purpose of providing a safe and optimal learning environment
Lesson plans that support equity, inclusion and diversity
Dependable means of transportation
Full Covid vaccination (including booster)
Proof of TB test
We are also looking for someone who is:
Punctual, organized, and adaptable to classroom environments
A diplomatic, clear, and effective communicator and has the ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively
Knowledgeable of south bay traffic patterns and has reliable transportation.
Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to prepare a sample lesson for an elementary aged group of students (grade of your choice), including lesson goals, and specific skills the students are building.
Compensation is commensurate with experience.
Job Type: Part-time, Contract
Pay Rate: $40.00 to $50.00 /hour
Starting Arts is a non-profit arts education organization founded in 2000 with a mission to make arts education accessible to all students in the Bay Area. We believe in the tremendous impact the arts have on students, and serve over 100 schools spanning from Menlo Park to Gilroy. Starting Arts provides Music, Dance, Theatre, & Visual Arts in the classroom in 6 and 8 week rotations. Starting Arts also provides before and after school programs, featuring high quality musical theatre productions, choir programs, or other arts enrichment onsite. For more information please visit www.startingarts.com.
Cover letter or Letter of Introduction recommended.
NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY Starting Arts does not discriminate in any program, activity, or in employment on the basis of actual or perceived age, sex, race, ethnic background, veteran status, ancestry, pregnancy, national origin, physical or mental disability, medical information, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender or religion.