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Teaching Artist

Rural Arts Collaborative k

VT | Onsite or Remote Possible

Apr 26
Job Description

The Rural Arts Collaborative, River Arts, and Catamount Arts seek teachers in year-round creative enrichment programs. This is an excellent opportunity to earn a living inspiring others through the arts in Northeastern Vermont. Through this collaborative interview process, artist applicants share their skills and abilities with creative program directors from three organizations at once. Our aim is to identify and hire reliable, interested, and committed artists to advance our common goal of delivering high quality creative experiences to youth and adults in Northeastern Vermont. We will consider applicants who are interested in private contracting and/or hired staff positions.

Read about the hiring organizations at the end of this call to artists.

We seek skilled, versatile artists and educators with experience in the arts, including but not limited to:

Nature Connection
Natural Crafts
Poetry/Spoken Word
Graphic Design
Fiber arts

Instructors will serve ages based on experience/preference
-Afterschool program leaders
-Vacation camp and summer camp instructors
-In-school residencies
-Ongoing art instruction for adults and adults with disabilities
-Interdisciplinary arts instruction and media/technology curriculum integration
-Teaching assistants

Successful teaching artists will have the following skills
-Ability to create class outlines including curricula and syllabi
-Excellent planning, organizing, and communication skills
-Ability to work with a Programs Team for design and mission alignment
-Ability to work independently with attention to detail including how and when to implement program impact evaluation
-Excellent classroom management skills
-Ability to receive constructive feedback and integrate it into future delivery

Pay rates can range from $15 - $25 per hour depending on experience, time commitment, and arrangement with the hiring organization. Other benefits include flexible work schedules, professional development and skills training, and a friendly, creative, welcoming working environment.

Experience facilitating lessons in an artistic discipline. Experience writing lesson plans.
Experience working with at least one of the following audiences:
-Children age 3-5 (pre-K)
-Children age 5-11 (elementary)
-Preteens and teens (Middle and high school)
-Children with disabilities (any age)
-Adults or elders
-Adults with disabilities

Please visit, review the locations and positions available, and complete our online application. Submit the application along with your portfolio and other materials by Monday, May 9th at 5:00 p.m. to Sarah Mutrux at

Application deadline Monday, May 9 at 5 pm
Call screenings and interview scheduling May 12 - 16
In-person interviews including hands-on teaching demonstrations May 16 - 20
Extension of offers from organizations May 23 - June 1
About Our Organizations

Rural Arts Collaborative
The Rural Arts Collaborative is 501(c)3 nonprofit organization comprised of artists, community members, and businesses working together to design, support, and deliver creative programs to youth and adults living in and visiting Hardwick, Greensboro, and Craftsbury, Vermont. Built on the four pillars of arts, recreation, technology, and sustainability, our programs provide experiences for all ages and abilities that spark joy, inspiration, connection, and excitement, contributing to a healthier, more vibrant Northeast Kingdom.

River Arts
River Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community arts organization based in Morrisville, VT, with a mission to enrich the community through the arts. Our core operating value is Arts for Everyone, committed to making art accessible no matter race, gender expression, age, ability, or financial means. River Arts has ongoing openings for teaching artists of all mediums and disciplines. Learn more at

Catamount Arts
Catamount Arts, a 501(c)3 nonprofit community arts organization based in St. Johnsbury, VT, has served northern Vermont and New Hampshire since 1975. Catamount Arts’ mission is to inspire appreciation of and participation in the arts, promote the arts throughout the region, and cultivate the arts as an integral part of community life. Catamount Arts hires teaching artists to lead educational programming for all ages, preschool through adult, on site at the Catamount Arts Center, in schools, in local afterschool programs, in day camps, and in other community spaces. Learn more at

Rural Arts Collaborative

The Rural Arts Collaborative cultivates vibrancy in our region through arts, recreation, technology, and sustainability. Our core programs bring artists, community members, and local businesses together to experience connection, creativity, and innovation.