Teaching Artists Needed | Application open: August 23, 2021 | Deadline: Open until filled


Upturn Arts seeks talented, empathetic, and uplifting teachers with a strong background in one or more of the following creative disciplines with experience professionally interacting with and instructing youth audiences from diverse backgrounds. We are looking to expand our teaching faculty to sustain new growth. Some opportunities will be for recurring camps, after-school classes, or day-long workshops. Once you officially join the team you will advance up an experience chart that will trigger bonus incentives, pay rate increases, and professional development opportunities. 

We are looking for qualified candidates in music, dance, drama, fine art, yoga, cooking, filmmaker, writing, and any other subjects you feel are relevant to enriching arts and culture opportunities that would be of particular interest to our young artists.

Part of the hiring process will consist of going through tailored professional development training that grounds each new teaching artist to our classroom expectations, ideal types of learning environments, and inclusive social and emotional participant resources. All teaching artists will report to the Lead Teacher and Program Director who will both serve as rotating site managers, sometimes fellow teaching artists, and possible subs.

With COVID restrictions allowing for in-person programming, the candidate must be comfortable adhering to the updated protocols and be vaccinated prior to the start of our week of professional development training, although special circumstances will be considered. Additionally, contingent on any offer made, each candidate is subject to undergo a background check.

To Apply:

Please email a cover letter and resume to and lesson plan samples.