We’re hiring teaching artists for The Residency!

Program Description

The Residency breaks down the barriers of access to equitable arts experiences for underserved teens in the Seattle region in order to build their skills in collaboration, self-expression, technical acumen, leadership identity, and confidence as cultural change-makers. The intensive residency will serve 45 emerging artists through two tracks over four weeks. The Vocal Track will  foster self-expression through lyricism, rhyme structure, and delivery and the Production Track will emphasize audio engineering, beat-making, and song construction. Following the Residency, youth will participate in four monthly 3-hour cyphers (from September through December) as a way to advance their collaborative learning, workshop ideas with their cohort artists, and sustain the sense of shared community and motivation after the completion of the three-week residency.

Job Description

The Residency Teaching Artist specializing in either the production track or the vocal track will deliver high quality hip hop arts curriculum which engages and develops participants’ creativity, builds technical skillset, provides leadership opportunities, and helps to shape their identities as cultural workers.  Partnering with fellow teaching artists, youth interns and program managers, this person will work collaboratively to meet the objectives of the program including: curriculum development and implementation, support with youth recruitment and selection process, classroom management, and event planning & production.


Production Track

  • Lead the production track of the Residency
  • Be able teach on multiple beat production software platforms
  • Be competent in a studio setting
  • Skilled in audio engineering.
  • Be a teaching artist who is a skilled producer, dj and educator
  • Lead curriculum development and instruction for up to 15 students during the month long Residency intensive.

Vocal Track

  • Lead vocal track of the Residency
  • Impart techniques for enhancing artist confidence and competence
  • Teach stage presence and performance techniques
  • Be a teaching artist who is a skilled rapper, lyricist and songwriter
  • Ability to workshop musical content and encourage artist creativity
  • Lead curriculum development and instruction for up to 15 students during the month long Residency intensive.

For more information and to apply, VIEW THE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION HERE.

Extended deadline to apply is May 3, 2019.