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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Teaching Artist (Part-time)

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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Teaching Artist (Part-time)



Teaching Artist (Part-time)
Art4Kids Youth Education Program

The Art4Kids Youth Education Program has been bringing arts education to 5th and 6th grade classrooms in low income Santa Rosa schools since 2015. Our lessons are developed around the most recent, CA art education standards, and our teachers and docents use VTS (Visual Thinking Strategies) to engage students with the museum exhibitions. Lesson plans inspired by the current art exhibition at our museum are provided to our team of Art4Kids teachers. Just because we provide the curriculum doesn’t mean we don’t want your creativity! We encourage our teachers to take what we provide and make it their own.

Who we are looking for: An enthusiastic and open minded art teacher with a strong
background in visual arts and experience working with children. A degree in studio art and
previous art teaching experience are preferred. Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred.

Compensation: $35 per hr. Each class totals about 5.5 hour of teaching time with up to 5 hours of paid prep time. Supplies are provided. On average our teachers teach between 2-6 classes per season.

This is a contract teaching position. Upon offer, applicants will be required to pass a
background check and provide proof of finger prints on file with the state of CA.

Spring 2020 Season: February 24th through May 29th

To Apply: Email resume with cover letter to Laura Leipzig at If
available, please include links to your website or social media, with samples of your own
artwork and/or work as a teacher. Applications received after Friday, January 17th will not be considered for the Spring 20 season.


For more information: please call 707-579-1500×109 or email

Art4Kids is generously funded by the Community Foundation of Sonoma County and
the Sonoma County Vintners Foundation.


About the Museum of Sonoma County

Mission: The Museum of Sonoma County (MSC) engages and inspires our diverse community with art and history exhibitions, collections, and public programs that are inclusive, educational, and relevant.

Located in Downtown Santa Rosa, the Museum of Sonoma County welcomes visitors to
experience regional history and contemporary art. The Seventh Street campus includes two
buildings, multiple galleries, and a sculpture garden. The Museum opened its doors in 1985 as the Sonoma County Museum, housed in the historic 1910 post office, a landmark on the
National Register of Historic Places. With multiple changing exhibitions per year, there is always something new to experience at the Museum!