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Emily Leonard

Support Teaching Artist, 15 hours a week, full year

Support Teaching Artist(s) for Interdisciplinary Performing Arts classes

  • Description: Assist Lead & Guest teaching artists with program delivery on a regular schedule the full school year.. The program is an interdisciplinary “Performing Arts” class serving students in Grades K through 5.
  • Location: Prescott Elementary School, 1632 W. Wrightwood Ave., Chicago, IL 60614
  • Student Age Range: Grades K through 5 (details below)
  • # Students/Class: about 22-26. On the small side for CPS.
  • Schedule: Classes meet 5 days a week every day CPS is in session for the full school year:
      • 12:45-1:45pm: Grades 4/5
      • 1:45-2:45pm: Grades K/1
      • 2:45-3:45pm: Grades 2/3
    • You may apply for the full position (15 hrs/ week) or part time (see examples under “To Apply,” below)
  • Additional Information:
    • All applicants must:
      • complete a fingerprint background check immediately upon hire.
      • participate in paid training 2 to 4 times a year.
      • Be available on a regular schedule for the full school year.
    • Job duties include:
      • Working one-on-one with students who need assistance or need a break,
      • Helping the Lead and Guest Teaching Artists deliver their curriculum.
      • Helping set up/break down class space, supplies and materials.
      • Leading some games, warm-ups and activities.
      • Fill in for (and be paid as) the Lead TA in case of absence.
  • Qualifications:
    • 2 or more years experience teaching youth in any field.
    • 5 or more years experience (professional or hobbyist) with music, dance, theater, and/or visual arts.
  • About Us: Idea Box Integrated Arts is a deliberately small arts education non-profit focusing on interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary, and academically integrated arts residencies. Our programs focus on introducing the tools of art-making, then guiding students through the creative process to develop their own work using what they have learned. For examples of past residencies, visit
  • Pay: $20/hr for all class hours, 2 to 15 hours a week (depending on applicant availability)
  • To Apply: Email Emily Leonard at with the following information:
    • A cover letter detailing the reasons you are a good fit for this position.
    • Email addresses for 3 references who can speak to your experience working with youth.
    • Indicate whether you are applying for all or some classes. For example:
      • “I’m available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:45 to 2:45.”
      • “I’m available from 2:45-3:45 five days a week.”
      • “I’m available for the full time—12:45 to 3:45pm, 5 days a week.”
    • Title your email “Support Teaching Artist Application.”
    • Deadline to apply: August 8, 2022.
Contact Info:
Emily Leonard
Job Type: Freelance/Contract/Temp
Location: Ashland & Diversey, Chicago, IL