artworxLA seeks experienced Teaching Artists to facilitate student-centered arts workshops at alternative high schools for the 2019–20 academic year.
Founded in 1992, artworxLA is a non-profit organization dedicated to education through the arts. With a hands-on approach, we combat the high school dropout rate by empowering teenagers to think creatively, re-engage with learning, and become catalysts for social change. We serve more than 1000 students annually at over 30 alternative high schools throughout LA County. Core to the program model, Teaching Artists inspire students’ curiosity and connect them to thematic content, their environment, and community in new ways.
Teaching Artists facilitate weekly two-hour workshops over 11-week seasons. Prior to entering the classroom, Teaching Artists participate in a Summer Teaching Institute that includes training in one of three themes based on exhibition programming at partnering cultural sites. Workshops culminate with a Public Presentation event where multiple schools come together to share their work in visual, media, literary, and performing arts addressing a common theme. Teaching Artists are hired as independent contractors to teach one day per week on a seasonal basis throughout the academic year.