Call for BIPOC Teaching Artists at Methow Arts

(Artwork by Laura Gunnip of Fireweed Print Shop, Twisp, WA.)

As part of Methow Arts’ commitment to advancing racial equity and committing resources to support regional artists, leaders, students and communities of color, we launch new initiatives to amplify voices of color through the arts.

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Methow Arts’ Teaching Artists provide art instruction in visual, literary, and performing arts to students in the six school districts in the Okanogan Region Arts Education Partnership. In the absence of a regular art program in many of the schools we work with, Teaching Artists help provide high-quality art residencies that integrate into and enhance regular classroom units of study in the other core subject areas. Teaching Artists collaborate with classroom teachers to help students develop the essential skills outlined by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction in the Washington State Arts Learning Standards (what students know and should be able to do).

The primary responsibilities of this position are to: 1.) Teach art to students in grade K-8, in Okanogan County school districts on a part-time, irregular basis (ie, anything ranging from a 4-hour residency once a year to a semi-regular weekly part-time schedule). 2.) Plan, deliver, and evaluate residency offerings. 3) Support remote arts learning through art instruction videos and occasional live online classes.

Compensation: Teaching Artists are contracted workers compensated at $30/hour for teaching hours and a flat fee for planning. Required travel outside of the Teaching Artist’s home district will be compensated at current state rate for mileage and per diem. 

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