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JOB OPENING: Seeking full-time Resident Teaching Artist in Performing Arts

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JOB OPENING: Seeking full-time Resident Teaching Artist in Performing Arts



Founded in 1953, Center for Arts-Inspired Learning (CAL) is Northeast Ohio’s leading arts education organization, and provides more than 6,500 programs to youth each year in schools, libraries, and other community centers. Working with artists in music, dance, theater, visual, digital, and culinary arts CAL delivers programs that teach arts disciplines and are integrated into the core curriculum. CAL’s programming include in school residencies, workshops, afterschool programs, performances, and community outreach programs, our teaching artists provide access to the arts while building relationships with students, teachers, families, and community members. In 2017, CAL moved to University Circle to open the Inspiration Center, a community center for the arts for neighborhood youth.


CAL is seeking a dynamic and innovative teaching artist with experience in theater, musical theater, or dance as well as skills and knowledge of teaching youth to join our staff to facilitate school residencies, workshops, and professional development. The Resident Teaching Artist (RTA) works to ensure that CAL develops successful, effective, and creative arts integration and educational programs for a variety of learners throughout Northeast Ohio. RTAs research and develop programs that are innovative, of high artistic merit and connected and integrated into core subject matter. As a teaching artist in the community representing CAL, RTAs partner with educators to use art to impact student learning and outcomes. RTAs gather data, document processes and participate in professional development annually.

In addition to the duties listed above, CAL expects Resident Teaching Artists to work with the organization in creating a unique strategic vision. As a team, artists collaborate and develop innovative programming that delivers measurable impact, create new partnerships with schools and venues, improve existing partnerships through communication and transparency, research and participate in training sessions and communicate regularly with administrative staff.


  • BA, BFA or equivalent experience in performing arts
  • Experience producing or performing art form professionally
  • Extensive classroom teaching experience
  • Experience in developing and communicating arts curriculum
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Must have a flexible schedule and daytime availability
  • Candidate must successfully pass FBI and state of Ohio background checks

This is a full-time (40 hours per week) salaried position that include benefits. This is an excellent opportunity for those who want flexibility from an organization that values their creativity while investing in their growth as artists and educators.


Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience of the candidate and highly competitive in Northeast Ohio.


Send cover letter, resume, and art or performance samples to: emma@arts-inspiredlearning.org. Please include “Resident Teaching Artist” in the subject line of your email.

Center for Arts-Inspired Learning is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO). All candidates for employment will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Center for Arts-Inspired Learning is the 2018 Governor’s Award Winner for Arts Education in Ohio.


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