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Julia Hinojosa

Teaching Artists - Theater

Organization Summary

Arts + Public Life (APL), an initiative of UChicago Arts, is a dynamic hub of exploration, expression, and exchange that centers people of color and fosters neighborhood vibrancy through the arts on the South Side of Chicago. As a neighborhood platform for arts and culture in Washington Park, APL provides residencies for Black and Brown artists and creative entrepreneurs, arts education for youth, and artist-led programming and exhibitions.

Job Summary

APL Teaching Artists are equal parts, professional artists and professional educators. Our teaching artists deliver high-quality authentic and engaging arts curriculum that cultivates diverse arts and culture leaders from our local South Side communities. We take an integrated, process-based approach to community engagement, with local teens sharing authorship over projects that are informed by their expertise as South Side residents and that have a direct impact on their communities. Programs level up over time as part of a tiered pathway that offers opportunities for access and exposure as well as supports dedicated to teens’ pursuit of careers in the arts—at and beyond APL.

The Arts + Public Life Education Department is seeking a teaching artist to teach theater art to teens ages 14-19 in an out-of-school-time setting. In addition to theater arts, the teaching artist will work to cultivate local teens’ creative identity, social development, and leadership growth while motivating them to make a positive difference in their community through the arts.

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Job Type: Freelance/Contract/Temp
Location: Washington Park, Chicago, IL