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