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Arts Ignite is made up of dynamic, creative, and passionate individuals with a wide range of expertise.  We invite applications for Teaching Artists, Staff, and Intern positions as listed below.

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Teaching Artist Openings

Staten Island, NYC

Arts Ignite is thrilled to bring the “Let’s Dance!” residency program back to The Young Women’s Leadership School of Staten Island for the 2023-2024 school year. For this program, we are seeking Dance Teaching Artists to lead one of five 4-week dance residencies from January-May 2024.

Each residency consists of five classes weekly held on Tuesdays and Thursdays where an Arts Ignite Teaching Artist will offer 6th and 7th-grade students the opportunity to engage in arts-rich learning. Classes will welcome a groups of 20 to 30 girls and gender-expansive youth to explore varied dance styles, vocabulary, and choreography over the course of each residency.

Teaching Artists will be responsible for lesson planning and working collaboratively with students and the Arts Ignite team to build a curriculum centered around a specific dance style. Each workshop will also focus on building students’ positive peer relationships as well as the core skills of creativity, confidence, collaboration, and communication.

Note: A background check and agreement to the Arts Ignite child safeguarding policy are required for final job placement.

For questions, please email

Apply here.

Brooklyn & Queens, NY

Arts Ignite Teaching Artists will lead monthly hour-long art workshops at two Win residences, Win Westway and Win Glenwood. Our workshops will focus on developing and deepening young people’s exposure to different art forms and artists and expanding their creative capacity. Both the visual and performing arts will be offered and each session will serve as an exciting introduction to a new skill and
experience. Each workshop will also focus on cultivating social emotional skills in relationship building and self-awareness as well as core skills like creativity, confidence, collaboration, and communication.

Teaching Artists are responsible for lesson planning and working collaboratively with students and the Arts Ignite team throughout their time onsite. Apply here.

Bronx, New York

Arts Ignite is seeking Teaching Artists of all genres to join the Arts Ignite Lutheran Social Services team to lead bi- weekly workshops and take part in community events throughout the year with students ages 5 to 17. Workshops will take place from 3:30 to 4:15 PM with one (1) forty-five minute class on Fridays. During workshops and events, students will be offered the opportunity to engage in arts-rich learning led by their Arts Ignite Teaching Artists. Each workshop will also focus on building students’ positive peer relationships as well as the core skills of creativity, confidence, collaboration, and communication.

All teaching artists must be conversational to fluent in Spanish, as instruction is led primarily in Spanish. Before being onsite, teaching artists must fill out a Justice Center Fingerprint Application Form, and an LSSNY Volunteer Packet. Teaching artists must also be available to participate in a mandatory two (2) hour Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Sexual Harassment (PSASH) training. Apply here.

Activity Submission

Ongoing – Creative Activity Kits

Create meaningful and accessible art that makes a difference in students’ lives! Creative Activity Kits contain workbooks with activities in various art forms (visual art, music, dance, and storytelling) for both individual and communal learning amongst students. With an umbrella theme of Community, Courage and Creative Capacity, CAK Teaching Artists create activities that establish genuine connections between students and art. 

Teaching Artists for Creative Activity Kits must have experience working with students aged 6-13 and a general knowledge of creating virtual activities. 

If interested, please contact

Video Submission

Ongoing – Arts Ignite NOW!

Ignite the arts anytime and anywhere with our workshop video series, Arts Ignite NOW! Each video highlights a different art form, including music, visual art, dance, poetry, and storytelling combined with one or more of Arts Ignite’s core skills. Led by Arts Ignite Teaching Artists, these asynchronous virtual workshops allow learners to strengthen their creative capacity, language acquisition skills, creative problem-solving skills, and innovation. 

Teaching Artists for Arts Ignite NOW! must have experience leading and creating activities for students ages 5-16 and the ability to self-record and submit content to the Arts Ignite team. Teaching Artists will take on one of two roles, our workshop leader or our video host. Our workshop leader should be prepared to create an asynchronous video lesson in their respective art form, while adhering to Arts Ignite pillars. Our video host should be prepared to welcome viewers, lead an introductory warm-up that gets viewers ready for the upcoming lesson, and lead a final reflection activity that gets viewers thinking more deeply about the lesson.  Apply here.

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