Lane Arts Council seeking Teaching Artists

(Contract Positions Available)

Professional visual, fine, craft and performing artists work with students and teachers to create extended educational arts activities, teach new skills, develop creative thinking, and offer career insights. Quality arts instruction provides young people with authentic learning experiences that engage minds, hearts, and bodies.

A one week Artist Residency provides four learning sessions per day, over five days (20 hours). A typical Artist Residency is two weeks (40 hours). Most residencies work in elementary and middle schools across Lane County.

Lane Arts Council provides arts integration for classroom curriculum based on Common Core and State Art Standards.

Roles and Responsibilities
Teaching Artists are an integral part of Lane Arts Council’s arts education programs. Roles and responsibilities include:

  • Teaching short and long-term activities in schools and in after-school residencies, assemblies and workshops
  • Developing lesson plans and preparing materials for each residency, assembly or workshop session
  • Facilitating arts experiences, including in-school performances
  • Integrating the arts throughout the curriculum as a way of engaging all types of intelligence’s in the learning process.
  • Upholding arts education standards backed by ongoing curriculum-based arts instruction in pre-K-12.
  • Encouraging discipline-specific arts learning in: visual art, dance, theater, music, poetry, etc.
  • Promoting lifelong learning in the arts through in-school community arts events, classes, workshops, assemblies and residencies
  • Using a wide variety of techniques to relentlessly engage young people who may be hard-to-reach and sometimes resistant
  • 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

  • 2-5 years experience teaching in a classroom setting
  • Portfolio of work
  • Experience with and knowledge of Common Core and Oregon State Standards

Preferred Skills

  • BFA or MFA degree
  • Experience teaching grades K-8
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Self-starter and self-motivated
  • Well organized
  • Punctual and reliable

Application Process
Lane Arts Council is looking to add 2-3 artists for the upcoming school year. Please fill out an online application to be considered: Arts Education Teaching Artist Application or download the application HERE and email to

To learn more about Lane Arts Council’s Arts Education programs and to view our current roster of teaching artists, visit