Opportunities for Teaching Artists


Opus 5 Music Camp - Paid Full Time Arts and Crafts Teacher

Opus 5 Music Camp is non-profit arts organization that serves youth (K-12) by offering tuition-free music programming. The Opus 5 Camp is a three-week long, Mon-Fri music summer camp, held July 9th to 29th 2018.


We are looking for a full-time arts & craft teacher for one week of camp (the second week). Preferably, this will be someone dynamic and comfortable with kids of a range of ages from 6 to 15. Our goal with the arts & craft program is to introduce an interdisciplinary approach to music, as well as showcase a diversity of cultures (hence the world music theme), so a background in music is a plus!

Interested candidates may email me at laura@santamonicayouthorchestra.org for further details.

Art Teacher - Desert High School

Link to job listing.

Credential: General Elementary, Standard Elementary, General Secondary, Standard Secondary, Special Secondary, Multiple Subject, or Single Subject.
Education: Bachelor's degree, to meet credential requirements.
including all courses needed
Student teaching.
Personal Qualities: Ability to meet district standards for physical and mental health. Better than average recommenda- tions from student teaching supervisors or other professionals who have observed the personal characteristics, scholastic attainment, and classroom performance of the teacher.

1. Always teaches to an objective.
2. Monitors the students and adjusts the teaching.
3. Uses the principles of learning (some of participation, motivation, anticipatory retention and reinforcement)
4.  Provides instruction in the areas defined in the Course outline(s) and/or the district "Expected Standards of Student Progress II,
5.  Provides planned activities to further the social development of the students.
6. Develops daily lesson plans.
7. Develops with students classroom rules and consistently fairly enforces those rules.
8. Provides individualized small group instruction as necessary in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of the students.
9. Evaluates students' academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records, prepares progress reports (grades), and communicates with parents on individual student progress as needed.
10. Identifies student needs and cooperates with professional staff members in helping solve attitude, and learning problems.
11. Maintains professional competence through participation in various in-service educational activities provided by the district and self-selected professional growth activities.
12. Performs basic attendance accounting and business services as required.
13. Participates cooperatively with the principal to mutually develop the goals by which the teacher will be evaluated in accordance to the contract evaluation article and district evaluation guidelines.
14.  Creates with pupils a functional and appropriate environment for learning through displays, bulletin boards, and interest centers.
15. Supervises playground and other areas of duty as assignments may require.
16. Administers standardized tests.
17. Develops the curriculum to meet the needs of the individual students in each class.
18. Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to provide an orderly, productive classroom environment.
19. Provides a classroom environment which stimulates interest in learning.
20. Instructs pupils in importance and significance of accuracy, neatness, efficiency, individual resourcefulness, and good work habits.
21.  Maintains surveilance over school owned equipment, supplies, and materials in order to prevent loss or abuse. Makes minor adjustments and requests repairs to equipment as required.
22.  Communicates with administrator(s) discuss individual student progress.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

18th Street Art Center - Communications Consultant

Short-term Contract Position from June 11,  2018 – November 10, 2018; Part-time (3 days per week)
Compensation commensurate with experience.

18th Street Arts Center is Southern California’s largest Artist Residency Center. Our artist residencies support artists from around the world to continually develop and master their practices. The Center is accepting applications from qualified candidates for a short-term communications consultant for summer and fall of 2018. We seek an individual knowledgeable about the rich diversity of the Los Angeles arts community and skilled in social media management, email and digital marketing, advertising strategy, and design. 18th Street Arts Center promotes contemporary art through a Residency Program for individual artists nationally and internationally, and a through a Public Exhibition and Events Program.

The Communications Consultant will provide maternity leave coverage to the current Director of Communications and Outreach, and will oversee and implement the organization’s communications strategy for the 4-5 month period on a flexible, part-time basis.  This includes overseeing three social media platforms, regular email marketing and newsletters, maintaining the organization’s website, advertising, event documentation, and supporting other staff in their communications and design needs. Candidate will also oversee the production of the yearly 18th Street Arts Center catalogue – editorial experience is a plus.

Eligible candidates will have a Bachelors degree with experience working in communications/marketing in contemporary arts environments (museum/gallery/artist spaces), and must have excellent writing and organizational skills. Event production experience is highly desired. Fluent MS Word, Excel, WordPress, and Adobe Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator). Candidate must be very comfortable with managing organizational Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.

Send a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience and resume to: jobopenings@18thstreet.org

Applications without a cover letter will not be reviewed.

18th Street Art Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Applications accepted until position filled.

Hammer Museum - Student Educator


The Gabriella Foundation - Arts Education Intern

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The Gabriella Foundation's (TGF) Mission is to transform the lives of underserved youth in Los Angeles through high-quality dance education. Our dance program, everybody dance!, provides year-round, high-quality, sequential dance school-day and after-school instruction for 3,750 children and youth ages 4 to 19.

639 S. Commonwealth Avenue Ste B, Los Angeles, CA 90005



The intern will act as a second hand to the Artistic Director and Program & Operations Coordinator throughout the 10-week internship. They will engage in the planning, producing and directing of the SummerDance arts education program. They will also support event planning for our yearly Gala and Recital weekend.


Ideally, the applicant will have some experience with visual arts and crafts, some dance knowledge and be enthusiastic, energetic, and dependable. The intern must have leadership qualities, good communication and organizational skills, and be a team player. Previous experience working with youth is mandatory. Also useful is an understanding of Microsoft Word and Excel. Bi-lingual Spanish speakers strongly encouraged to apply.


Please submit a cover letter and resume to: employment@everybodydance.org. Please include, "Arts Education Intern" in the subject line of your email. Please no phone calls.

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Through funding provided by the Getty Foundation Multicultural Undergraduate Summer Internship grant, the Education and Visitor Experience department of the Skirball Cultural Center offers one summer internship for undergraduate students. Working closely with members of the Family Programs team, the Education Intern will help facilitate intergenerational learning experiences for families in the Family Art Studio and other drop-in programming, as well as support the permanent children’s and family destination, Noah’s Ark at the Skirball, and the major summer exhibition The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited.

The internship is ten weeks in duration, full-time. The schedule is Tuesday–Saturday, June 12–August 18, 2018. Stipend is $550 per week.


  • Work with Education staff to develop, coordinate, and facilitate educational summer programming for family visitors (designed for people of all ages, but intended to serve our primary audience of families with children ages 8 and under) with an emphasis on the drop-in Family Art Studio and Family Amphitheater Performances Series.
  • Develop art projects and interactive activities for families that embody the Skirball’s values, themes, and aesthetic sensibility.
  • Assist with facilitation in the Family Room during six summer evening concerts.
  • Serve as a facilitator, as needed, in the Skirball’s Noah’s Ark galleries, or other exhibitions and programs.


As per the eligibility criteria of the Getty Foundation Multicultural Summer Internship grant, the internship is intended for members of groups underrepresented in the professions related to museums and visual arts organizations, including, but not limited to, individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, or Pacific Islander descent. Other requirements:

  • May be from any area of undergraduate study, but must be a currently enrolled undergraduate who has completed at least one semester of college by June 2018. Students who are enrolled in a second BA or BS program are not eligible.
  • Must be a resident of or attend college in Los Angeles County.
  • Must be a United States citizen or permanent resident.
  • Computer literacy
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Active interest in cross-cultural programming
  • Ability to work directly with families and visitors of all ages and backgrounds
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multisensory, stimulating work environment
  • Ability to problem-solve independently and collaborate with others
  • Availability to work at least one weekend day per week and occasional evenings

Please submit resume and cover letter, preferably by e-mail, using the contact information below. The cover letter should describe your talents and skills, explain how the internship experience might impact your long-range academic and career goals, and discuss why you feel you are the best candidate. Please also include your school, year, degree pursued, and availability from June 12 through August 18, 2018. Finalists will be asked to provide references.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Tuesday, May, 1, 2018

Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Intern 2018

The 2018 Getty Curatorial Programs Intern will assist 18th Street Arts Center staff in administering our international artist residency program in Santa Monica, working directly with six or more visiting artists between July-August 2018 as well as with our 15 local studio artists in residence and with our spring and summer Artist Lab residents. The intern will assist in outreach and planning for a series of public events related to the summer Artist Lab Residency of New York-based artist Kenneth Tam. The intern will undertake research into 18th Street’s archives and history in preparation for our upcoming 30th anniversary catalogue to be published in 2019. They will assist with exhibitions in our Atrium Gallery and Project Space and create a written or video profile of a visiting artist or curator in residence during the internship.

From June-September 2018, Kenneth Tam will use the Artist Lab Residency to present a new multi-channel video work involving participants gathered from online postings. The intern will support Tam and 18SAC staff in presenting regular screenings of edited footage, shot earlier in the spring, at public events at local recreation areas including nearby Virginia Avenue Park, and in developing an exhibition in 18SAC’s Main Gallery. The screening events are likely to include participatory activities drawn from the video shoot, which the intern will help facilitate.

In anticipation of a catalogue documenting the first 30 years of 18th Street’s history with scholarly essays and archival documentation, the intern will undertake research into our on-site archives and create a proposed framework and outline for this publication. Local and international curators and writers will be invited to address specific aspects of our history based on the framework generated through the intern’s research. Additionally, the intern will assist with exhibitions in the Atrium Gallery and Project Space, and support international visiting artists with studio activities as well as local transportation and artistic research as needed.

Throughout, the intern will gain valuable professional experience working closely with artists and seasoned arts administrators in a mentoring environment. 18SAC artists are involved in a wide range of cultural production to which the intern will be exposed, gaining insight into the workings of small arts non-profits, residency programs, public practice and performance art, community-based outreach, and event production. The intern will be supervised by the Artistic Director Anuradha Vikram, and the Community Programs Specialist, Betty Marin.

WORK HOURS: 9am - 5pm M-F with 1-hour lunch break; occasional evenings and weekends required. Students must work for a full consecutive 10 weeks between June and August 2017.

SALARY: $5,500 stipend for consecutive 10 weeks between June and August 2017.

QUALIFICATIONS: Excellent writing and visual communications skills. Strong attention to detail. Excellent organizational skills and follow-up skills. Quick to learn new skills and take direction well. Passion for provoking public engagement and talking to community members. Spanish fluency a plus but not a requirement.

Eligibility Requirements

Students must:

  • Be of an ethnic group underrepresented in museums and visual arts organizations, including, but not limited to, individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, or Pacific Islander descent;

  • Be currently enrolled undergraduates. Students must have completed at least one semester of college by June 2018. Students graduating in May or June 2018 are also eligible. (Students who are enrolled in a second BA or BS program are not eligible.)

  • Reside or attend college in Los Angeles County; and

  • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident.


  • Send resume and cover letter to jobopenings@18thstreet.org with the subject: Getty MUI Intern 2018.

  • Include 1-2 representative writing samples (could be blog posts, school papers, newspaper articles, or creative writing). These can be supplied as links.

  • Please include contacts for 3 current professional or academic references.

Deadline to apply is Monday, April 16 by 5pm.

The Broad Stage - Education and Community Programs Assistant

Department: Education & Community Programs

Reports to: Education & Community Programs Manager


The Education & Community Programs Assistant is responsible for supporting overall department events and goals. S/he reports to the Education & Community Programs Manager.  


·       General department administration, external communication and event logistics and supplies.

·       Staff Education & Community events throughout the season, including K-12 Programs, Family Programs, College events and pre/post-show engagement.

·       Build and maintain Education & Community Programs calendar and departmental deadlines.

·       Support the Family Circle program through general participant communication and event logistics support.

·       Maintain K-12 Programs communication with teachers, bus companies and event participants.

·       Build and maintain the K-12 Programs curriculum archive.

·       Track Education & Community Programs contracts, in collaboration with Programming and Production.

·       Coordinate the schedule of pre/post-show speakers throughout the season. 

·       Communicate with Marketing for basic website maintenance and updates.

·       Complete research projects for various Education & Community Programs events, curriculum and logistics.

·       Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: knowledge, requirements, and essential skills

·       Bachelor’s degree in arts education, communications, sociology, or related field.

·       Fluency in Spanish is a plus.

·       Outstanding interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.

·       Detail oriented, self-motivated and thorough work habits.

·       Experience with various computer programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

·       Demonstrated ability to work well with people of diverse backgrounds.

Minimum Requirements: Essential functions and abilities

·       Enthusiasm, dedication, and a drive to succeed.

·       Must be able to effectively and efficiently operate office equipment including telephones, computers, etc.

·       Ability to work flexible hours and increased hours as needed.

·       Willing to working evening and weekend performances and events as assigned.


This is a part-time entry level position. Wages are paid hourly, up to 29 hours per week.

Interested candidates should e-mail resume, cover letter to: education@thebroadstage.org

Elementary School Music Teacher @ KIPP Illuminar Academy


Job Description

KIPP Iluminar Academy, a charter school in East Los Angeles, is looking for a music teacher to teach from end of January through June. In this position you would teach students in kindergarten through fourth grade. We are seeking teachers with experience teaching larger groups of students, the ability to play a musical instrument, and a passion for music education. A teaching credential or sub permit is highly preferred. If you are interested in the position please email the principal, Mara Bond, at mbond@kippla.org.

youTHINK at Zimmer Children's Museum - Teaching Artist

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youTHink seeks Teaching Artist/Facilitators for its Neighborhood Program. Over ten sessions, approximately 15 youth will work with a teaching artist/facilitator to explore the assets and challenges in their community, and through a creative process, work to make positive change in their community. Each program will culminate in the production of artistic work, a community celebration, a community dialogue, or other public engagement with their process.


We are currently seeking Teaching Artist/Facilitators in any of the following disciplines:

·         Culinary Arts

·         Visual Arts (drawing, painting, comics, etc.)

·         Digital Media (Animation, film, photography, etc.)

·         Fashion design

Key responsibilities include:

·        Planning and implementing ten 90-minute sessions with approximately 5-15 middle and high school youth, including culmination session, in line with program goals

·        Participating in planning and professional development meetings

·        Reflecting on all program sessions through post-session forms


·        Minimum 3 years facilitation/teaching artist experience with middle school and high school aged youth, including non-school settings

·        Understanding of, and experience with, critical pedagogy, the arts, and creative youth development

·        Cultural awareness of and sensitivity to diverse groups of youth from across Los Angeles

·        The ability to collaborate with program staff team to implement high-quality youth programming

·        Proficiency and/or professional experience in one or more art forms

·        Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience)

·        Bi-lingual (Spanish and English) preferred

Programs will take place after school at a library or other community site 1 day/week for 10 weeks. Opportunity for subsequent programs throughout the school year.

To apply: Send 1) current resume 2) a cover letter outlining your qualifications, facilitation philosophy, and description of the art form(s) you work in, and 3) a sample 30 min session plan that you could imagine leading in this program to Julia Taylor at julia@youthink.org. Please send all materials by December 20. Please be advised that we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the employment opportunities. Thank you for your understanding.

youTHink is program of the Zimmer Children’s Museum which is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and strives to build a staff that reflects the cultural diversity of Los Angeles, the constituencies, and neighborhoods it serves.

18th Street Arts Center - Internships

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Four internships are now available starting Winter of 2018 at 18th Street Arts Center, Southern California's largest artist residency program. Work directly with artists, plan public events, and help contribute to our public presence in the world while gaining valuable training in working in an arts organization.

1 - Design Intern

2 - Curatorial Programs Intern

3 - Social Media Intern

4 - Events and Marketing Intern

See below for the full descriptions.

Design Intern

18th Street is the largest artist residency program in Southern California. We host 50+ international artists a year, and have 25 local artists and organizations on our campus. We have many exciting design needs – from printed catalogues and brochures to large artist projects, banners, flags, and design for web and social.

REPORTS TO: Director of Communications & Outreach

TIME COMMITMENT: Minimum 3-month commitment of 8-10 hours per week. Schedule is flexible.

LOCATION: Santa Monica, CA. Partial telecommuting available.

COMPENSATION: Volunteer. College credit possible; check with your academic advisor to make arrangements

JOB OVERVIEW: Reporting to Director of Communications and Outreach, the candidate will have direct responsibility for designing and executing marketing materials for print, web, and social media channels, as well as working with artists on design projects.

  • Lots of creative freedom to pursue your ideas
  • Work with a small, collaborative staff
  • Learn how to communicate with a broad arts public
  • Design on Adobe Suite (Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, etc) and proficiency with WordPress UX

TO APPLY: Send a cover letter and resume, along with portfolio samples to jobopenings@18thstreet.org. Please specify “Design Intern” in the subject line.

Curatorial Programs Intern

REPORTS TO: Artistic Director

TIME COMMITMENT: Minimum 3-month commitment of 8-10 hours per week. Schedule is flexible.

LOCATION: Santa Monica, CA.

COMPENSATION: Volunteer. College credit possible; check with your academic advisor to make arrangements.

POSITION OVERVIEW: 18th Street Arts Center is accepting applications for Program interns to work under the supervision of the Artistic Director. This is an unpaid internship (college credit eligible) for the Fall of 2017 focusing on 18th Street Arts Center’s public programs including exhibitions, panels, events, and publications. The internship provides an excellent opportunity to gain experience in the field of arts administration and to get first-hand experience working with our Artists in Residence as well as our Artist Lab Residency and exhibition program. Upcoming projects include a series of public off-site artists performances and projects, as well as a community cultural mapping project funded by the Irvine Foundation.

The Curatorial Programs Internship at 18th Street offers:

  • Opportunities to realize independent creative projects including curating exhibitions, writing texts for publication, and organizing events
  • Internship responsibilities tailored to the candidate’s interests and career goals wherever possible
  • Small organizational staff allowing for maximum exposure to the full range of responsibilities and skills required to run a non-profit arts institution
  • Participation in strategic data collection and program review efforts addressing the needs of artists within 18th Street Arts Center and working with adjacent communities

Learn more about 18th Street here: http://www.18thstreet.org  

TO APPLY: Please send your resume and cover letter to the Artistic Director, Anuradha Vikram, at jobopenings@18thstreet.org. The internship will be offered for a three month period, with the possibility for extension. Please specify “Curatorial Programs Intern” in the subject line.

Social Media Intern

REPORTS TO: Director of Communications & Outreach

TIME COMMITMENT: Minimum 3-month commitment of 8-10 hours per week. Schedule is flexible.

LOCATION: Santa Monica, CA. Partial telecommuting.

COMPENSATION: Volunteer. College credit possible; check with your academic advisor to make arrangements

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Communications Department shapes the branding, marketing, and communications strategy of the Center. We are looking for a motivated, creative, and enthusiastic intern with strong writing, visual, and organizational abilities to help us spread the word! The intern will gain valuable experience working at an art non-profit, acquiring skills related to creating and sustaining an online audience. This position provides a creative opportunity to understand the relationship between social media and contemporary art.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Build and maintain the Social Media Posting Schedule, which includes performing artist research, gathering information for upcoming events and artists: artist bios, images of artists’ work, crafting posts across social media platforms promoting artists and programming past and present at the Center promoting online audience engagement.

Track social media coverage and metrics, creating weekly and monthly reports.

Perform other related duties, as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Familiar with current social media sites including but not limited to: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Familiarity and interest in Snapchat – we are looking to start a new organizational account! Current in social media platforms, tools, and trends. Knowledge and interest of social media practices in the arts. Excellent writing and visual communications skills. Strong attention to detail. Passion for provoking public engagement.

* Working knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator a plus *

TO APPLY: Send resume, cover letter, and links to social media profiles (personal and/or for an organization/student club/company…) to jobopenings@18thstreet.org with the subject: SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN. Applications will be accepted a rolling basis.

Events & Marketing Intern

18th Street is the largest artist residency program in Southern California. We host 50+ international artists a year, and have 25 local artists and organizations on our campus. We are a small staff, and consistently need enthusiastic arts-lovers to help us support artists and provoke public dialogue!

REPORTS TO: Director of Communications & Outreach

TIME COMMITMENT: Minimum 3-month commitment of 8-10 hours per week. Schedule is flexible.

LOCATION: Santa Monica, CA. Partial telecommuting.

COMPENSATION: Volunteer. College credit possible; check with your academic advisor to make arrangements

JOB OVERVIEW: Reporting to Director of Communications and Outreach, the candidate will have direct responsibility for planning and executing free public events, learn how to design and produce small and large public events, including the development and dissemination of all the marketing materials for print, web, and social media channels, including post-event follow-up and evaluation.

  • Learn how to design and produce events
  • Work with a small, collaborative staff
  • Lots of creative freedom to pursue your ideas
  • Learn how to communicate with a broad arts public
  • Design capabilities a plus (Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, etc)

TO APPLY: Send a cover letter and resume, along with writing samples and/or social media handles to jobopenings@18thstreet.org. Please specify “Events and Marketing Intern” in the subject line.

Turnaround Arts - Program Assistant

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Turnaround Arts is hiring a Program Assistant. For more information and the application, click here.

Media Production Assistant @ UCLA

Job Description (2017-18)

Working Title Position: Media Production Assistant

Pay:                                                       $14.00/hour

Hours:                                                  10 hrs/week



Provide media and outreach support to Undergraduate Education Initiatives (UEI) programs: the Center for Community Learning, the UCLA Cluster Program, Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars, Undergraduate Student Initiated Education (USIE), freestanding minors (e.g., Disability Studies, Civic Engagement, Social Thought, and Food Studies.

The main responsibility will be to create video campaigns with consistent themes. The student will be provided with iPad, GoPro, video cameras and sound equipment.


Work closely with supervisor to create original video content in line with marketing objectives;

  • Navigate all areas of video pre-production, field production and post-production;
  • Gather, edit, and manage video content for delivery on different social media platforms.
  • Interview staff, faculty, students and community partners, transcribe interviews and log footage;
  • Perform additional duties, as directed. 


·         Proficient with video production equipment (cameras, audio, lighting, etc.);

·         Experience using video editing software (Final Cut Pro, Avid, Adobe Suite, etc.);

·         Experience in Marketing and Communications (website development, graphic design, photography, copywriting, etc.) a plus;

·         Flexible schedule and ability to work some evening and weekends;

·         Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;

·         Excellent organizational skills;

·         Ability to work independently;

·         Work-study preferred but not required

If interested, please contact Rayna Jackson (rjackson@college.ucla.edu).