Artists in Residence; Youth STARTS program
Information and Requirements
What is the program?
The Ross Ragland is partnering with Klamath County schools to create a completely new artists in schools project. Well qualified Performing Artists will travel to various county schools grades 2-4 and present interactive performing art lessons.
Who does it impact?
Klamath County schools grades 2-4.
Beginning in early October and spanning over four 6-8 week periods.
What are the goals?
The artist in residency program is a collaborative effort involving classroom teachers and traveling vocal and performing artists. The Goal of The Youth STARTS Program is to integrate arts into the traditional classroom by structuring lessons around current curriculum. 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 span 6-8 weeks culminating with an evaluation/performance.
Artists must be able to teach beginning concepts and build skills for the possibility of a performance at the end of the residencies. 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 an entire 6-8 week session.
Positions can include up to 10 hours a week of classroom instruction. Contracted artists will be paid at $30/per hour.
If interested please fill out application online. Applicants must also submit a cover letter stating your interest in working for the Youth STARTS program as well as a resume.
Application PDF: Teaching_Artists_...ion.pdf