Inner-City Arts affirms that it is our policy to afford equal protection in all our personnel practices to all employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, medical condition, veteran status, military status or any other protected status as defined under state and federal laws.

Available Positions

General Teaching Artist

Report to: Chief Education Officer

Inner-City Arts is an oasis of learning, creativity and achievement in the heart of Skid Row, and a vital partner in the work of creating a safer, healthier Los Angeles. Since its inception, Inner-City Arts has provided hands-on arts instruction to over 210,000 public school students and 10,000 educators in the Los Angeles area. Every year, more than 5,000 elementary and middle school students — from among the most underserved urban neighborhoods in Los Angeles — receive high-quality creative experiences during the school day on the Inner-City Arts campus. More than 1,000 middle and high school students engage in workshops at Inner-City Arts after school, on weekends and during the summer. In all this time, Inner-City Arts has partnered with LAUSD to provide transformational learning that meets the needs of inner-city students.

Teaching Artists at Inner-City Arts will develop lesson plans in their art form for students in K-12th grade.  The lessons will be student-centered with an asset-based approach that uplifts cultural values and students' individuality. The TA will encourage student participants to take chances and to find their voices as individual artists. 

We are seeking teaching artists in visual, media, and performing arts. 


  • Ability to collaborate with students and lead them in creating original works.
  • Develop, write, and update lesson plans and curricula outlines for the identified art form with the ability to revise plans based on the needs of the students
  • Sustain and model a strong commitment to program objectives which include: Social-Emotional Competencies, 21st Century Skills, and art-based skills across all experiences
  • Participate in staff training and attend staff meetings
  • Must be willing to travel and have reliable transportation required to visit school campuses as needed


  • Exhibit patience and sensitivity and enjoy working with youth.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience teaching in the designated or comparable art form. 
  • Experience in teaching and/or knowledge of art form content.
  • Professional experience and practice in the field: Prior teaching experience with ages 5 years through post-secondary, and knowledge of public school goals, vision, and current teaching methodologies.
  • Knowledge and/or experience working with English Learners.
  • Must have the ability to design curricula appropriate for different age groups.
  • Ability to differentiate instruction for diverse populations.
  • Knowledge and/or experience teaching in a child-centered education context.
  • Interest in integration strategies and curricular connections is a plus.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish a plus.
  • Knowledge of State of California Content Standards for Visual and Performing Arts a plus.
  • A commitment to diversity and effectively working with diverse participants.
  • Ability to take the initiative and work well with others compassionately


Inner-City Arts requires its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to certain exemptions as required by law. New hires working at Inner-City Arts must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination no later than the first day of employment. In addition, effective January 27, 2022, all Inner-City Arts employees who are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 under Inner-City Arts' COVID-19 policy are encouraged to obtain and show proof that they have received a booster.

HOURS: PTE, up 29 hours per week 

LOCATION: Inner-City Arts is a contemporary, creative facility in the downtown Los Angeles Warehouse District, adjacent to the Produce Mart and Skid Row, currently providing all classes online, on campus, and on school sites campuses. Positions available on the Inner-City Arts campus and at various school locations (residency model)

Compensation Range: $24-$28 per/hr


Please send a resume and letter of interest in PDF format to the Hiring Committee by December 18, 2023 via email to with the subject "Teaching Artist _______________ (insert art form)+ (full time or part time)”

 Inner-City Arts engages employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition or information, family care status, military caregiver status, veteran status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal laws. All who believe they meet the stated qualifications are invited to apply. Inner-City Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

“I am just completely blown away by this place, from the second I walked in. The music, the space, the energy here - it just allows you to be free with yourself, and to accept yourself and learn to love yourself.”

– Actor Sara Ramirez, Grey’s Anatomy