Arts Bridging the Gap is a 501(c)3 Social Justice organization that uplifts the voices, experiences, and self-expression of youth from under resourced communities through immersive arts programs. We seek to cultivate the skills, mindsets, and connections that will allow youth to be their best and fullest selves, as individuals and as members of diverse, thriving communities. We currently offer five educational programs that utilize the arts to provide resources and support for children in vulnerable areas to realize their full potential.
Art for Social Change Program Summary
Art for Social Change is an after-school art program we offer as part of our Arts+Wellness Program. This is a year-long program, split into cycles of six to eight sessions, each being led by rotating teaching artists. At the culmination of each cycle, a muralist and/or teaching artist takes various aspects of what the students discussed and created during those weeks, and designs a mural for the school wall, in which the entire community is invited to participate in painting. The sessions incorporate aspects of mural-making, but more so, they work to develop students’ wellness and mindfulness through empathy building, trauma healing, restorative justice, creative expression, and civic leadership.
Teaching Artist Summary at Maywood Academy High School in Southeast Los Angeles
The Teaching Artist is the lead role when working directly with students for ABG programs. TAs play a crucial role in the success of the program they are teaching for, taking on various roles including facilitator, mentor, and teacher. ABG TAs are experienced in creating safe learning spaces to positively nurture students’ mental health and self-efficacy. TAs interact with students, community members, school administrators, school teachers, artists, and other ABG TAs. ABG is seeking a specific TA for the Art for Social Change Program at Maywood Academy in Southeast LA to collaborate on lesson plans based on the overarching objectives of the program and to lead the weekly two hour sessions of learning and art-making. We hope the TA helps represent the community of Maywood, in order to be culturally responsive and have a vested interest in the community and the arts.
Duties and Responsibilities
Desirable Skills and Qualifications
Physical Requirements and Work Environment
Salary and Schedule
$50 hourly. Non-exempt contracted position (gas reimbursement considered)
Position is expected to work a minimum of two hours a week for six to eight week intervals. Possibility for more work throughout the year for the same program and for other ABG programs
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with “TA Application - [Your Name]” in the subject line.