Teaching Artist

Job Type

Part Time


Details: $15.00 / hour part time @ 20 hours / weekly



Application Deadline



2141 N. Howard Street
United States


POSITION DESCRIPTION: The mission of NSNP is unite and inspire youth and families using the strengths of our community: shared cultural wisdom, creative energies, and environmental spaces and experiences.  The Youth Teaching Artist position is an important member of our team and will play an active role in youth arts education and program development related to our afterschool and summer programs, Semillas del Futuro. The position will work in collaboration with the After School Program Manager to ensure that youth arts programming includes lessons and activities that address Latinx and African diaspora cultural themes and their relationship with healthy lifestyles and the environment.

Responsibilities include the following:

Program Education, Facilitation and Youth Engagement:

  • Teach and facilitate arts and culture classes to groups of youth ages 14 to 20 years old.
  • Develop lesson plans and implement cycles of project-based learning activities that support academic enrichment and 21st century skills development through a creative arts approach.
  • Mentor youth and develop their leadership and life skills using arts for social change.
  • Engage youth in creative service learning and civic engagement projects in the community.
  • Actively recruit for Semillas del Futuro in schools, community programs, public events and other agencies, and work on retention strategies with the Arts and Culture Manager.
  • Collaborate with After School Program Manager  to organize and schedule daily activities, field trips, guest teachers /artist and workshops.
  • Plan and coordinate each semester and the summer culminating event/student showcase.


  • Meet weekly with the After School Program Manager to discuss classroom activities, planning, successes and challenges.
  • Attend weekly NSNP staff meetings.
  • Participate in professional development / trainings / workshops related to afterschool and summer programs for a minimum of 15 hours annually.
  • Submit monthly youth attendance and incentives to NSNP’s Parent & Family Relations Manager on the 5th of each month.


  • Create programmatic material lists and submit them for approval from the After School Program Manager.
  • Manage classroom cleanliness and weekly trash clean up.


  • Document both visually and in writing the daily activities and achievements of students in the program.
  • Create marketing and promotional materials with the Development team for the Semillas del Futuro program, and incorporate youth ideas and input.
  • Encourage entrepreneurship and income generating opportunities with youth and for youth.
  • Represent NSNP at events, workshops, etc.
  • Support NSNP community and fundraising events as needed.


  • High school diploma required; Associate's Degree a plus
  • Two years of Teaching Artist experience within visual arts, political education, environmental education, cultural enrichment (Latin@) and/ or art for social change.
  • Demonstrate an ability to engage, challenge and interest people through green space, Latin@ culture and multimedia art
  • Able to create safe, inclusive, supportive and creative environments for youth, staff and community
  • Desire to experiment with new techniques and capacity to adapt them and teach them to others
  • Desire to work with diverse populations (i.e. age, gender, class, sexual orientation, ethnicity, etc.)
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail with a proven ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities, plan ahead, anticipate and articulate program needs, and work independently while keeping open communication and status reports
  • Ability to problem-solve, be flexible, imaginative and innovative
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred but not required

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in Spanish preferred but not required

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply

To  apply please  submit a cover  letter and resume  by email with “Youth Teaching Artist  Application” Subject to jobs@myneighborhoodproject.org.  Electronic submissions only. No phone calls please.  Applications will be accepted until November 15th, 2018.      

Norris  Square Neighborhood  Project is committed  to affirmative action and  strongly encourages people of  color, women, LGBTQ, elderly candidates  and candidates with disabilities to apply.