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We're Hiring!

The People’s Conservatory is currently accepting applications for part-time, Teaching Artists for the 2022 - 2023 school year. We are looking for passionate, experienced Music and/ or Movement Teaching Artists with a strong interest in social justice and racial equity art education for in-school and after-school residency opportunities at our Bay Area partner schools. Teaching Artists must have demonstrated previous experience teaching Music and or Movement ideally in public school settings.

Our Mission & Vision

The People’s Conservatory fosters high level arts creation, study and performance in an effort to promote cultural awareness and positive social change. As artist educators we help young artists reveal themselves by facilitating experiences that help focus on growth and expansion. TPC’s curriculum incorporates a wide range of teachings rooted in ethnic and cultural studies, using our students’ inherent artistic voices to make them the next generation of culture keepers.


TPC trains young artist explorers, with a dedicated focus on brown and black youth from marginalized and economically blighted communities, to envision and create a humane and just world through their art. Our faculty of working artistic professionals helps young people find their creative voices, re-imagine their communities’ most pressing social problems, and transform from cultural consumers to cultural producers. TPC will establish a central hub to house its artists and programming as well as provide a base for arts and culture to be supported and to thrive in Oakland. Students in our conservatory develop a lifelong commitment to learning as they are given the voice and agency to become the new leaders of tomorrow.

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Music and/or Movement Teaching Artist

Job Summary

As a part-time position, the Teaching Artist role is the lead for The People’s Conservatory arts programs in the schools and the community. The Teaching Artists play a critical role in the success of the program and takes on a variety of roles within the program including, facilitator, actor, mentor, coach, and teacher. Teaching Artists should be able to help students grow in their enjoyment, appreciation, and performance of music through a variety of planned music experiences which include singing, moving to music, playing instruments and listening, and performing other duties directly related to this job description or have demonstrated experience in dance traditions rooted in Afro-Latino traditions (including Afro-Brazilian, Samba, SambaReggae, Afro Cuban, West African, Hip Hop, Afro Haitian, Salsa, Merengue) as a tool for healthy youth development, leadership development, community building, and activism and be passionate about teaching school-aged children in public school settings. Our team of Teaching Artists are experienced in creating safe learning environments to foster pro-social development, modeling positive behavior, and supporting participant accomplishments, no matter how large or small. The Teaching Artists interact with school administrators and teachers and are responsible for all daily program goals. Candidates must be committed to ongoing professional development as arts practitioners and educators and to participating in US community events. All Teaching Artists report to the Program Manager and/or Director of Teaching and Learning.



Oakland/ Eastbay

Marin County (must be willing to travel to Marin)

Salary & Schedule  

$50-$60 hourly. Commensurate with experience. Non-exempt part-time employee position.  Position is expected to work 5-20 hours weekly. Candidate must be open to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends.  Marin location includes daily transportation per diem if traveling from San Francisco or the East Bay. 


  • Highly skilled in one or all of the following theatre arts disciplines; acting, improvisation, playwriting, movement, vocal production, or technical theatre production  


  • Experienced at guiding students to full-scale culminating presentations and allowing students to “share out” what they have learned and reflect on their learning at each class   


Duties and Responsibilities: 

  •  Implement TPC arts-integrated curriculum and or create lessons to support social and emotional development through theatre arts instruction


  • Plan and establish a safe learning environment for all participants and artists


  •  Participate in pre-plan and post-planning meetings with co-teaching artists, TPC staff, and or mentors  


  • Document workshop agenda and successes and challenges for each session and share with Administrative staff  


  • Report weekly with Administrative staff any workshop concerns including lessons, learning, attendance, and facility issues  


  • Committed to on-going professional development as an arts practitioner and educator and to participate in TPC community events  


  • Submit participant attendance and sign in sheets, and other documents in a timely manner in accordance with the Administrative deadlines  


  • Adhere to TPC guidelines & policies and to those of the facility, reporting any incidents or problems as outlined to US leadership and school or camp management  


  • Be a positive role model to students, school staff and fellow Teaching Artists  


  • Perform other duties as assigned

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