Video on SPARC’s Art Programming at Judy Baca Arts Academy

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Job Description

The Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) is a cultural center that creates public art and arts programming as a vehicle to promote civic dialogue, foster cross-cultural understanding and address critical social issues.

SPARC is seeking qualified Teaching Artists to work with K-6th grade students at the Judy Baca Arts Academy from March-June 2017. Each Teaching Artist will work closely with 2 classes at the Judy Baca Arts Academy. Teaching Artists will develop weekly lesson plans that introduce students to a specific artistic discipline, including but not limited to dance, music, poetry, photography and digital/media arts. Teaching Artists will work with students to develop an exciting culminating performance or project to be presented to their peers and families in June. Teaching Artists are required to attend mandatory training and professional development events.

Teaching Artists can apply as either lead instructors or teaching assistants. We are especially interested in arts educators with experience in interdisciplinary arts instruction and media/technology curriculum integration.


  • Experience practicing and facilitating an artistic discipline
  • Experience working with elementary school students
  • Experience developing arts curriculum and lesson plans preferred

Hours Per Week

  • Approximately 5 hours per week


  • Lead Instructor: $35 per hour
  • Teaching Assistant: $20 per hour
  • Cost for materials will be covered by SPARC


For questions, email Davida Persaud, Arts Education Coordinator, at

JB Arts Students with Judy Baca, UCLA Mentors, SPARC Teaching Artists

JB Arts Students and Faculty with Judy Baca, UCLA Mentors, SPARC Teaching Artists in 2016