Methow Arts: Art Instructor Position in Leavenworth

school year 2021.2022

CLICK HERE for Job Description 

CLICK HERE for Application Form

We seek a dynamic and creative Art Instructor for Peshastin-Dryden Elementary School in Leavenworth!  


  1. Read the JOB DESCRIPTION (link above in blue) and be sure it’s the right fit for your skill set.
  2. Email the following to to Amanda Jackson Mott:
  • cover letter
  • completed application
  • updated resume or CV

Please email all questions (no calls) to: Amanda Jackson Mott, Executive Director:


Cascade School District, Youth Arts Initiative

COVID-19 VACCINE REQUIREMENT. Applicants must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination as is required by the school district.

Methow Arts seeks to contract an Art Instructor who will teach art for a pilot project called the Youth Arts Initiative (YAI). The project is designed to integrate sequential arts education by a qualified art instructor into Peshastin-Dryden Elementary and Alpine Lakes Elementary in the Cascade School District. Instruction takes place during about 25+ weeks of the school year.

The YAI Pilot Project aims to sustain art instruction after the third year by working with designated school/s by increasing cost-share each year within the school district budget and by incorporating an arts plan.

The YAI Instructor will be responsible for planning a thoughtful, sequential series of art lessons that align with the WA State Arts Standards and the goals of the designated school, the delivery of arts education instruction to all targeted elementary students, and assessment of student learning in the arts.


  • Planning art lessons in accordance with students’ learning objectives.
  • Preparing the classroom by gathering and setting up materials.
  • Developing students’ artistic perspective and grasp of techniques.
  • Working with teachers to develop a schedule for each grade level that works within the YAI budget and hours.
  • Working with Methow Arts staff to source and order art supplies; inventorying; and budget accountability.
  • Conducting student assessment/evaluation in the arts throughout the year in conjunction with Methow Arts.
  • Recording and reporting on students’ progress.
  • Attending faculty and parent-teacher meetings as they are identified.


  • At least two+ years’ work experience teaching art. Elementary level art instruction experience is highly preferred.
  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher, or equivalent training. A major or minor in art is desirable and/or a specialization in fine arts, visual arts or studio arts. Preferable is certification or a license from the Department of Education, and an endorsement in arts.
  • Demonstrated excellence in a variety of art techniques.
  • Ability to provide instruction using mediums such as pencils, pastels, acrylic, and watercolor paint, among others.
  • Ability to work with teachers, administrators, paraeducators, school staff, and classroom volunteers as needed.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Outstanding planning and problem-solving skills.
  • Supportive, adaptable disposition—particularly as schools navigate a full return to in-person learning.
  • A commitment to working in the YAI Pilot Project.
  • Ability to work with students of all levels and abilities.

See above links to application and job description.

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