Venice Arts

Venice Arts Seeks multi-disciplinary Visual Artist to teach Art Discovery (for ages 8-9)

Employment type
3 months ago
Los Angeles

Venice Arts seeks a multi–disciplinary visual artist to teach and lead our Art Discovery workshop for ages 8-9. Art Discovery is a multi disciplinary workshop that integrates visual and media arts learning to provide children with foundation knowledge in visual arts and storytelling, and to prepare them for Venice Arts’ programs in media-based art making (photography, film, multimedia) for older youth.

The Lead must commit to our entire Academic Year, September 14, 2019–May 2 2020, consisting of 24 Saturday workshops (10am–12pm).


The ideal artist for this workshop is a visual arts educator with the ability to incorporate some foundational photo and film art projects into the curriculum. Experience teaching art to youth in this age group (8-9 years old), and honoring them as young artists/creators, is required. An understanding of Visual and Performing Art Standards is a strong plus, as is experience developing arts education lesson plans. Must be able to both lead and work as a member of a teaching team.

Must be available for 3 hours on Saturdays, 9:30 – 12:30.

The Lead Artist for Art Discovery is responsible for:

  • Building lesson plans that support the learning goals identified by Venice Arts.
  • Nurturing volunteer artists, who work as educators and mentors in the classroom.
  • Managing the class, including identifying the need for equipment and supplies and communicating about behavioral, attendance, or other problems.
  • Assuring a quality presentation of youth work for the spring culminating event and for features on the web.


Instructors are paid a fixed rate of $2960 for workshops taught over a 24–week period.

MISSION: Venice Arts mission is 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.

To apply

To be considered as a Lead Artist for Art Discovery, please submit your résumé with a cover letter highlighting relevant experience via email to [email protected] with the position title ( Art Discovery) in the subject line; no phone enquiries or walk-ins, please. Fall session begins September 14, 2019.