Teaching Artist

Type of Position:   Freelance, contract, part-time

Salary:   Min $60 per class

Job Type:    In-person

Application Post Date:   December 10, 2021

Application Deadline:   December 20, 2021

About Our Organization

GlobalArts to Go and our sister company, Get Empowered! specializes in providing multicultural Arts Education, Mindfulness, Inclusion programs, and Interactive Assembly events. We have been working with NYC and national K-12 youth for 15 years and have a dynamic and growing team of Teaching Artists from 6 continents. Learn more about us www.globalartstogo.com and www.getempoweredall.com

Job Position Summary

GlobalArts to Go is in search of Teaching Artists for in-person, NYC-based, afterschool programs for K-8th youth in public schools, charter schools, and community-based organization centers, immediately hiring for arts residencies beginning in January 2022. This is an independent contractor/freelance position. Program sites are located in Brooklyn, Manhattan, The Bronx, and Queens in school & community center spaces. 

Class sizes range from 10-20 youth per group with an assistant teacher/support staff person provided at all sites. We are looking for Teaching Artists in the following dance & arts education genres: 

  • Hip Hip Dance 
  • West African Dance
  • Latin Dance
  • Caribbean Dance
  • Arts & Crafts 
  • Body Percussion
  • Step
  • Beatboxing 
  • Music (Percussion based)
  • Theatre Arts
  • Storytelling
  • STEM thru the ARTS (STEAM)

Roles & Responsibilities


  • Must have COVID Vaccination proof as mandated by the NYC DOE 
  • Must have NYC DOE Fingerprints (or willing to get done before starting programs)
  • Availability for consistent, weekly, residency classes occurring Mondays-Fridays between 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm from January through June with summer opportunities available. Weekly hours can range between 2 to 15 hours per week in total (based on how many sites you get booked for and your availability)
  • Must have at least 4 years of experience working as a lead Teaching Artist, facilitating hands-on activities with diverse youth populations in school/afterschool settings. 
  • Must have strong group management and communication skills. 
  • Must be able to modify activities as needed to engage and empower diverse youth abilities and diverse learning/communication needs.

Qualified candidates are reliable, timely, and friendly. Have a passion for working with youth in creative ways, sharing different art forms from around the world, and are committed to bringing fun, joy-filled Arts Education activities to historically underrepresented communities.

Compensation varies per site and residency. Typical residency jobs are teaching 2-3 classes per date, per program site. The minimum rate starts at $60 per class. 


How to Apply

To Apply:

Please send a resume, cover letter outlining your experience as a Teaching Artist, two reference names with contact information (we will reach out to you before contacting them) written confirmation of your DOE fingerprints, and COVID Vaccination status to joan@getempoweredall.com with the subject line “Teaching Artist”

GloablArts to Go is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.