Current Employment Opportunities

Teaching Artist

Through Lane Arts Council’s Artist Residency and Assembly programs, professional artists across multiple disciplines engage students in educational arts activities, teach new skills, develop creative thinking, and bring the joy of the arts into local classrooms. Quality arts instruction provides young people with authentic learning experiences that engage minds, hearts, and bodies.

Teaching Artists provide in-school artist residencies, summer residencies, and afterschool residencies. During an Artist Residency, Teaching Artists provide each classroom with four learning sessions at 45 minutes each. Depending on the number of classes in a school, a typical Artist Residency can range from one to four weeks. Artist Residencies occur across Lane County, mostly in elementary schools.

Teaching Artists offering Performance Assemblies visit schools for one-time events, offering students an exciting look into their art form. Assemblies are typically 45-60 minutes in length and are often performed for the entire school.

Job Type: Contract, part-time

Pay: Teaching Artists are typically contracted for $40/hour for Artist Residencies and $300 for Performance Assemblies

Travel: This position will require travel to schools throughout Lane County

Reports to: Arts Education Program Manager

Prioritized Art Forms
In this round of recruitment, we are prioritizing artists from highly requested art forms and art forms not currently represented on our roster. These include:

  • Culture and Identity-based arts
  • Assembly performers of all kinds
  • Muralists comfortable working with elementary age students
  • Ceramics/clay
  • Nature and science inspired art
  • Hip-hop dance
  • Visual arts not currently represented on our roster
  • Multi-Lingual artists

All artists, regardless of art form and practice, will be reviewed with full consideration and are encouraged to apply.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Facilitating short and long-term activities through in-school residencies, assemblies and workshops
  • Developing lesson plans and preparing materials for each residency or assembly
  • Encouraging discipline-specific arts learning in: visual art, dance, theater, music, poetry, media, etc.
  • Using a wide variety of techniques to engage young people who may be hard-to-reach
  • Building and sustaining professional and productive working relationships with site staff
  • Maintaining a high level of flexibility and professionalism at all times
  • Submitting evaluations to Lane Arts Council after each residency, assembly or workshop session
  • Collaborating effectively with other experienced arts education professionals
  • Attending Teaching Artist Professional Development workshops hosted by Lane Arts Council

Required Skills

  • Experience engaging young learners through the arts
  • Portfolio/examples of artistic work
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Preferred Skills

  • 2-5 years of experience teaching in a classroom setting or youth learning environment
  • Self-starter and self-motivated
  • Well organized

How to Apply

Please apply here if you would like to offer in-school artist residencies or performance assemblies. You are welcome to apply to one or both categories in the forms below.

Learn more about Lane Arts Council’s Artist Residencies program

Learn more about Lane Arts Council’s Performance Assemblies