Artists in Residence; Youth STARTS program
What is the program?
The Ross Ragland has partnered with Klamath City and County schools to create an artists in schools project. Well qualified Artists will travel to various school grades K-5 and present interactive performing arts lessons. The goal of the Youth StARTS program is to integrate arts into the traditional classroom by structuring lessons around current curriculum. We aim to support the Oregon CORE curriculum standards while inspiring passion for the arts. Applying artistic concepts to material and engaging students more physically and personally will enhance all around learning and academic performance overall.
How does it work?
Artists will travel to various pre-selected classrooms and teach in 30-45 minute lessons. Residencies run in three 8 week sessions. Artists will be placed at a different school each session.
Teaching Artist Requirements
Artists must be able to teach beginning concepts and build skill in their specific art form. Traveling artists must have a professional orientation as well as a background in vocal music and or theater performance. Artists must like kids and have a passion for teaching. Artists are responsible for travel; punctuality is of the utmost importance.
Artists must be able to commit to at least 24 weeks of contracted work starting in early September.
Contracted positions include up to 20 hours a week of classroom instruction. Contracted artists will be paid at $30/per hour.
If interested please fill out application online.
If interested please fill out application below. Applicants must also submit a cover letter and resume.
StARTS Application: Teaching_Artists_...n.1.pdf