Venice Arts,

Teaching Artist - Photo

1 month ago
Employment type
Part Time
Closing date

About this organization

To ignite, expand, and transform the lives of Los Angeles’ low-income youth through photography and film education, and use our participatory storytelling practices to amplify the voices of underrepresented communities around the world.

About this job

Venice Arts is seeking creative educators in photography, film, sequential (comic) arts and

animation to teach in-person classes centered around personal and community storytelling,

using Venice Arts’ experiential and project-based approach to education. The ideal candidate

can lead beginning to advanced multi-media workshops for youth, ages 10-18. Teaching

artists are expected to create theme-based projects that ignite the next generation of


Venice Arts provides a syllabus template and examples that outline our pedagogical

approach and aims to support teaching experience through bi-annual training, classroom

observations, and feedback. We look for educators who can comfortably work within our

teaching model while making thoughtful modifications to make the class their own.

Roles & responsibilities

● Must have experience with digital DSLR cameras and set equipment (Lighting,

Backdrops, etc.)

● Must have a foundational understanding of the history of photography and

contemporary practices

● Experience with editing and file management using Adobe Photoshop and


● Printing/Film photography experience a plus

● Familiarity with documentary and street photography is a plus


Prior experience working with young people is required with at least one year of teaching

experience preferred. Familiarity with project-based learning and interactive teaching is a

strong plus. A background in documentary media is preferred for film and photo teachers.

And we seek educators with a breadth of knowledge of relevant historic and contemporary

artistic practices.

To apply

Please attach a single PDF that includes a cover letter (no more than 1-page) highlighting relevant skill and experience, along with your résumé. Please no phone inquiries, emails or walk-ins.

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