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Oak Park Art League

Teaching Artists for Elementary School(s)

Teaching Artists for Elementary School(s)

Oak Park Art League

The Oak Park Art League is looking for talented and qualified teaching artists who teach K-6th grade students at elementary schools.

Master Art Education graduates or near graduates are also welcome to apply.

We have received grants to provide art instruction to youth that do not typically have the resources and opportunities to have art classes in their schools.

Ideal candidates need to have a passion for sharing their love of art with students of all ages, as well as strong drawing, paintings, art construction skills across a variety of media. The ability to connect with students and work with their interests and skills to build confidence and experience is essential for this role. Experience with a variety of crafting media in addition to fine art materials is preferred.

Skills & Qualifications:

Experience teaching in classroom art settings with children (K-6th grade).

Excellent communication skills.

Friendly, fun, and engaging in classroom settings.

Ability to adapt to student needs and learning styles.

Reliable and punctual. Access to a vehicle is necessary.

Must pass background check and other requirements to teach in youth settings.

Valid driver’s license or ID.

Duties Include:

Teaching classes (1 to 6 classes, once a week on Wednesdays), from mid-late February 2023 through May 2023.

Preparing class materials and the cleaning and preparing art room between classes.

Providing a comprehensive curriculum of activities for the term to be utilized per class, per age group.


Hourly rate for art instructors is $25 per hour. Masters’ graduates or near graduates are also welcome to apply.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send the following, by email, to

  • Cover letter
  • Current résumé
  • One short lesson plan sample

  • Access to an artistic portfolio (e.g., link to personal website or digital portfolio)
  • Contact Info:

Job Type: Freelance/Contract/Temp

This is an Independent Contractor position per grant funding for specific purposes.

Location: Oak Park, Austin, Forest Park

Contact Info:
Oak Park Art League
Job Type: Freelance/Contract/Temp
Location: Oak Park, Austin, Forest Park