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Call for Qualified Teaching Artist

Deadline to apply: 11:59 pm, Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Read full Call and apply online here

Clackamas County Arts Alliance’s Youth Arts for Change Program (YAC) is currently seeking a Teaching Artist to teach a silk screening workshop in a Canby, Oregon Middle School in fall 2018. This workshop will meet for 10 weeks after school, twice weekly, with a time commitment of approximately 2 hours each day. All-inclusive fee for services is $4,000. Supplies will be provided.

YAC provides mentor-based art workshops for underserved and vulnerable youth in Clackamas County. Using art as a catalyst, YAC opens doors to a brighter future and exposes youth to the power of creative expression while helping them forge positive connections with their community. YAC’s current workshops include Theatre, Drawing and other forms of visual art. Each workshop is based upon youth using creative skills to tell their own stories, giving voice to their experiences, hopes, and challenges. All workshops culminate in a final exhibit, providing participating youth an opportunity to share their work with the community.

The selected Teaching Artist will lead 12-15 Middle School youth in using silk screening as a creative and expressive medium, helping them to share their voices and stories as it relates to their identity. Interested applicants should submit the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Three references
  • 5 samples of work
  • Proposed class outline
  • A brief statement describing: Your approach to workshop structure; How you would engage youth to explore their ideas about their identity and who they are; Your ideas for a final exhibition and community presentation of artwork completed during the workshop.


  • Teaching experience with Middle or High School age youth
  •  History of artistic accomplishments (performances, exhibitions, publications)
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • Student-guided teaching philosophy
  • Capacity to be flexible and adapt quickly to individual student needs as they arise
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with the Arts Alliance and partner organizations to plan and assess workshop and final event

Preferred skills:

  • Experience working with underserved or vulnerable youth. Knowledge of Restorative Justice principles and youth risk/protective factors is a desirable advantage.

Please submit all materials by 11:59 pm, Tuesday, July 24, 2018.

For additional information about YAC and the Clackamas County Arts Alliance please visit

Questions? Contact Lisa Smith, Youth Arts for Change Program Manager, at [email protected]

Read full Call and apply online here

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