The COCA building is currently closed. Join us virtually! View all COCA COVID-19 Updates

COCA Teaching Artist

The teaching artist is responsible for leading classes and programs that support COCA’s educational curriculum in the following areas: dance, theatre and voice, and art and design. The teaching artist offers expertise and/or skill in a specific area.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide high quality arts instruction for assigned classes and programs
  • Lead classes and programs by example and model professionalism to students through conduct, attitude, attendance and punctuality
  • Develop age and contextually appropriate lesson plans, maintain attendance sheets, support program evaluation, and attend all required meetings and training sessions
  • Fulfill number of hours/classes required in specific teaching agreement
  • Prepare materials, coordinate and obtain equipment, materials and supplies for classes and programs
  • Advise students on appropriate class placement through discussion with students and parents as well as placement letters
  • Understand and adhere to policies and procedures explained in Faculty Manual

Job Specifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required or significant professional training
  • Commitment to teaching and provide continuity on a part time basis
  • Experience and enthusiasm working in arts
  • Firm educational and practical background in the arts
  • Excellent oral, written, presentation, and teaching skills
  • Ability to problem-solve, be flexible, imaginative and innovative

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to physically demonstrate and model the physical stamina and skills necessary for performing arts activities.
  • Ability to communicate so others will be able to clearly understand instruction
  • Ability to stand and circulate for extended periods of time
  • Ability to bend, twist, stoop, kneel and reach in all directions