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Arts for Learning WNY is seeking new Teaching Artists in WNY to join our staff!


For 60 years, Arts for Learning WNY has been the leading arts education organization in Western New York seeking innovative, equitable, and inclusive ways to infuse the arts into learning. We serve as a reliable connector between high-quality teaching artists and organizations to provide educational programs that integrate the arts seamlessly into classrooms in our region.  Positions are limited and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning May 3rd. 

Position Summary

We are seeking Teaching Artists from all eight counties of Western New York that represent the beautifully diverse community we serve.  Teaching Artists will have a flexible schedule and work in schools, libraries, community centers, and after-school settings to provide arts-integrated workshops and multi-workshop residencies for school-age youth across WNY. The program team at Arts for Learning WNY will work with Teaching Artists to advertise, schedule, and coordinate all logistics for booking workshops.  Weekly schedules will be based on artist availability and demand for programs.  Applicants should have at least one workshop currently developed. Teaching Artists will have paid opportunities to work with Arts for Learning staff to develop new workshops that fall align with the Arts for Learning priorities and mission.

A Few of the Qualities We Seek in Applicants
  • Exceptional skills as a practicing artist.

  • Strong experience teaching children in schools or other settings (examples: community venues, libraries, after school).

  • Commitment to racial equity, social justice, and inclusion.

  • Experience connecting art to other academic content or a willingness to learn the skills of arts integration.

  • Ability to deliver dynamic and engaging programs—virtually and in-person

  • A passion for using the arts to engage with children and communities

  • Must have knowledge of and the ability to work with both youth and adults in diverse communities.

  • Basic computer and email skills to correspond with Arts for Learning staff and partners. Experience with Google Suite is preferred.

  • Preference will be given to those with reliable transportation, as there are workshop opportunities at venues located throughout Western New York.

Ready to apply?


The Following Is Required:

STEP 1 >  Review the priorities and policies documents below
STEP 2 >  Download and fill out the provided Program Template for at least one workshop you currently offer
STEP 3 >  Email your completed Program form along with your resume to, subject line: Teaching Artist Position
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