Call for Teaching Artists - EFA

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Call for Teaching Artists - EFA


Education for the Arts is seeking dynamic, creative, and highly-motivated Teaching Artists in Dance, Music, and Theater.

Teaching Artists work in collaboration with educators to create inquiry-based, experiential workshops in the performing arts in classrooms throughout Kalamazoo County. Teaching Artists have a strong understanding of the artistic form in which they work and the creative process. Teaching Artists have the ability to design and facilitate individualized lesson plans that engage students in rich discussion and creative exploration.

Required Qualifications, Skills, and Experience
Teaching Artists have a minimum of six months related professional experience and/or training.
Teaching Artists are actively engaged in their artistic field and possess a working knowledge of the creative process.
Prior teaching experience with K-12 students is preferred.
Teaching Artists possess strong communication, organizational, and time management skills.
Teaching Artists must be able to travel to schools, museums, and performance spaces across Kalamazoo County.
Additional Requirements
Selected candidates will be invited to participate in a required training and audition process.  The five-day training will be presented Monday-Friday, June 24-28, 2019.  The training hours will be 8:30 AM-3:30 PM daily.  Auditions will be held with each candidate in July.  Accepted candidates must complete the hiring process before the end of August to begin work starting in September 2019.

Work Locations
Education for the Arts’ residency programs are offered to more than 100 schools within the Kalamazoo RESA immediate school district.  Teaching Artists may work in Kalamazoo RESA programs, such as WoodsEdge Learning Center, in private schools, as well as in schools within the following local districts:

Gull Lake
Work Hours
Teaching Artists work throughout the school year during regular school hours and, occasionally, in after school programs.   Teaching Artists attend program meetings and professional development opportunities year-round that may be scheduled during the school day or in the evening.  Work is part-time, flexible, and scheduled on a per-residency basis.

Residency Programs
Teaching Artists work in one or more residency programs depending on interests, qualifications, and availability. Follow the links for more information about our residency programs.

Aesthetic Education Program | AE Video
Alternative Arts Initiative | AAI Video
PACE Program | PACE video
To Apply by May 10
Please email cover letter, resume, and references to, with “EFA Teaching Artist” in the subject line. EFA is interested in both your artistic qualifications and teaching experience.  Please address both in your application materials.  Submit your application no later than Friday, May 10, 2019.

All applications and materials will be confidential. Please submit via email, not with paper copies. No phone inquiries, please.

In the event your qualifications match our needs, we will contact you regarding the next phase in the application process.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Education for the Arts is an equal opportunity employer. We subscribe to equal opportunity in our education programs, activities, and employment and ensure equal opportunities regardless of race, creed, gender/sex, height, weight, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, or disability.

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