Teaching Artist

Posted by
LA Promise Fund
Los Angeles, CA

LA Promise Fund

Published 16 days ago

January 4, 2021
December 4, 2020


For more than two decades, LA Promise Fund has uplifted schools, students and families in South LA to ensure more Black and Latinx students are prepared for success in college, career, and life. Today, we accomplish this goal as an education management organization that runs two South LA charter schools and coordinating high impact educational enrichment programming to ensure students are college and career bound.  LA Promise Charter Middle and High Schools advance a college-prep culture and integrated digital media arts-themed education, with significant parent engagement, socio-emotional supports, and leadership development. 


Simultaneously, LA Promise Fund works with schools County-wide to offer a portfolio of programs that foster motivated, engaged, and directed students poised for academic, professional, and personal success. Currently, these regional programs include a focus on female empowerment, STEM, media arts, college readiness, career exposure and work-based-learning, school improvement design, and parent engagement. We work alongside a network of essential partners, students, parents, teachers, and school leaders to build strong schools that increase educational equity within South LA and beyond.  To learn more about LA Promise Fund visit




LA Promise Fund’s ArtsMatter program provides support to schools across Los Angeles in arts education and arts integration practices. The recipient of grants from the U.S. Department of Education, the California Arts Council, and Epic Games, ArtsMatter implements a suite of programs that promotes learning in Media Arts in schools in South Los Angeles. Programs provide extensive supports to LA Promise Fund’s charter schools and local schools . The program will expand to include other schools across Los Angeles County and the country.


Reporting to the Director of Arts Programs and working closely with the grant’s cohort of teachers and program staff, the Teaching Artist will leverage their expertise to teach and help implement the project’s ambitious curriculum in the classroom that will improve educational outcomes for thousands of students across Los Angeles. The Teaching Artist will facilitate classroom instruction at school sites and create and revise Teaching Artist curricular materials. This is a part-time, non-exempt, hourly position working approximately 12 hours per week. The program and position are grant-funded through June 2022.




Classroom Instruction and Teacher Development:

  • Lead arts-based instruction in classrooms utilizing appropriate curriculum and technology to promote creative and academic advancements in students. 
  • Provide one-on-one coaching of teachers to support their ability to gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to deliver and eventually design new media arts lesson plans.
  • Build teachers’ confidence in using media arts-based strategies (and the arts more generally) across the curriculum through a gradual release model involving teaching, co-teaching, and providing observational feedback.
  • Lead PD session(s) for teacher cohort


Curriculum and Programming Support:

  • Collaborate with ArtsMatter staff to create effective classroom models to facilitate curriculum. 
  • Support the alignment of Media ArtsMatter curriculum with practical media arts solutions to support student learning in the classroom.
  • Oversee specific programming tasks as assigned. Assignments may include classroom documentation, student artwork display for events, after-school curriculum.


Other duties as assigned





  • 3+ years working in or around K-12 education, adult learning, and/or the arts, preferably within Los Angeles County
  • Portfolio or links to professional work or experience in media arts
  • Classroom teaching experience required


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Possess a range of competencies in one or more of the following media arts fields: Film, Animation, Photography, Graphic Design 
  • Flexibility and willingness to teach multiple media arts content fields 
  • Ability to work with and understand the needs of public and public charter school teachers
  • An interest in public education and learning science 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and Google Suite applications for administrative tasks
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred
  • Commitment to LA Promise Fund mission and values
  • Must clear a LiveScan criminal background check
  • Must clear a TB Risk Assessment
  • Must complete Mandated Reporter training




Salary commensurate with qualifications, experience and background.




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For more than two decades, LA Promise Fund has uplifted schools, students and families in South LA to ensure more Black and Latinx students are prepared for success in college, career, and life. Today, we accomplish this…

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  • Part Time Schedule


Los Angeles, CA

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