JOB OPPORTUNITY: Teaching Artist for Art Rewards The Student (A.R.T.S.)
Teaching Artist: Art Rewards The Student (A.R.T.S.)
Initiated in 2000, A.R.T.S. is the Museum’s longest-running education program that places Teaching Artists in fourth- and fifth-grade classrooms throughout Sonoma Valley at no cost to the schools, serving around 600 students. Art lessons and themes are integrated with the California Visual Arts Content Standards and offer tie-ins to classroom curriculum. In addition, all students make visits to the Museum, engaging in highly participatory gallery tours as well as working on their art projects in SVMA’s studio classroom.In the spring, SVMA presents a major exhibition of student work alongside the exhibitions that inspired the lessons.
Teaching Artists in the A.R.T.S. program are responsible for developing lesson plans and providing instruction in Sonoma elementary school classrooms at the fourth- and fifth-grade levels. Teaching Artists also attend meetings with Museum staff, participate in and occasionally lead professional development workshops, and assist with the installation of the annual A.R.T.S. exhibition.