Teaching Artist

About this job

A Teaching Artist is a practicing professional artist with the complementary skills and sensibilities of an educator, who engages people in learning experiences in, through, and about the arts (as defined by Eric Booth). Teaching Artists will work in a variety of learning environments that serves the needs of local communities.

Your responsibilities


Teaching Artists will work as independent contractors with highly flexible schedules that vary depending on program demand and time of year. While some programs may occur during typical school or office hours, others may occur after school and on weekends. This work is perfect for freelance artists who have a passion, talent, or interest in teaching.

Ideal Qualifications:

Demonstrate skills and professional experience in an artistic medium that relates to the performing arts (music, dance, theatre, media arts, technical and design)

Have experience working as a Teaching Artist or classroom teacher

Have experience working with diverse populations and ages

Demonstrate strong classroom management skills

Have excellent collaboration skills and thrive in a group work setting

Possess strong time-management skills

Demonstrate respect for all students, teachers and administrators participating in the program, and offer a superior level of professionalism, customer service and positivity

Available to work in and around York County

Teaching Artists must have, or obtain, state and federal clearances for working with children.

The Appell Center believes everyone should have access to the arts, and should see themselves reflected in its programming, on its stages, and in its staff. We strongly encourage BIPOC, Latinx, and LGBTQIA artists to apply.

Job requirements


Teaching Artist pay rate is $40-$60 per hour (around $200 day rate). Additional pay for planning, travel and professional development is provided. Individual contract agreements will detail exact payments and schedules.

If interested in learning more about joining the roster of Teaching Artists at The Appell Center, please complete the Interest Form by February 14, 2022 at 11:59pm


If you have any questions, please contact Seth Laidlaw, Director of Education & Community Engagement at slaidlaw@appellcenter.org.