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

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COCA’s Equity and Inclusion Commitment:  COCA is committed to actively and intentionally operating as an anti-bias, anti-racist institution. As such, we promote policies, practices, and programs that create courageous spaces for our COCA community to dialogue toward understanding.

We know art is a powerful instrument for social justice. It is a means for people to share history, culture, and perspectives, celebrate differences, challenge assumptions, and find common ground. We aim to be a home to people from all backgrounds. We do not discriminate based on race, national or ethnic origin, citizen status, veteran status, ancestry, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis of discrimination.

COCA is dedicated to advancing anti-bias, anti-racism work as we grow. As a learning institution, we understand that this work is an iterative journey. We will continue to evolve our strategies in collaboration with our communities in order to remain relevant and impactful.