Q. Is this a full-time position?
Our Teaching Artists work on part-time contracts. Teachers can lead one class/event or can take on as many as they would like. Our current teachers work between 2-10 hours a week during our class semesters.
Q. What is the pay?
Teaching Artists are paid for instructional time through W9 contract. For courses and workshops teachers are paid $5/hr per enrollee capping at $50/hr (10 students). Our classes require a minimum of 5 students to make.
Q. What are the teaching opportunities?
Our Teaching Artists have lots of ways they can inspire at Arts@302. All classes and events are scheduled by individual contract. You can create a schedule that fits your needs.
- Six week courses: Classes that meet once a week in the evening for a period of six weeks. Classes usually run between 1-3 hours depending on medium and age. View example schedule.
- One time workshops: Drop-in classes that can range from 1-6 hours. These meet on Thursday and Friday nights or on Saturdays. View example schedule.
- Camps: Day camps that are usually 3-5 consecutive days. These are held during Fall Break, Spring Break, and Summer Break. We have a format for our flagship elementary camps that utilize four instructors, but teachers can also propose their own solo camps.
- Art Parties: 2 hour parties with 90 minute instructor-led activity. View our art party packages.
- Kristin’s Artists of Promise: After school elementary art program for children with opportunity gaps. Featured artists are rotated monthly to work our kids. Learn more about K@P.
Q. What are the qualifications to be a Teaching Artist?
Many of our teachers have degrees in education or in the field that they would like to teach. Degrees will always help but are not a requirement to become a Teaching Artist. The primary qualifications include experience in building engaging lesson plans, leading prior classes or workshops, and a passion for inspiring students.
Q. Do teachers need to follow a strict curriculum?
Arts@302 is not attached to any school district and has the luxury of not having to follow strict guidelines in our classes. We hire teachers that are well equipped to build their own engaging lesson plans that both fit their style and allow students to create and explore to the best of their ability. We want our teachers to focus on the most important thing: teaching!