Feb 1, 2010

Accessible Arts Workshops Teaching Artist positions available:

Accessible Arts Workshops Teaching Artist positions available:

Arts & Services for Disabled, Inc. (ASD) is a private non-profit organization, established in 1982, that is dedicated to providing opportunities in the arts for people with disabilities. Our services focus on promoting successful experiences in a supportive, positive environment, leading to a self-assurance which allows artists with disabilities to attain their highest capabilities and realize their fullest potential.

ASD uses the creative arts to teach a wide variety of skills including communication, comprehension, perceptual motor, and social skills. ASD believes that when people are provided with a loving and receptive environment where they are encouraged to express themselves through a supported artistic channel, it unleashes unlimited potential for them to learn and grow.

ASD offers community-based Accessible Arts Workshops throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties to assist people with individual needs who have a desire to increase their skills and knowledge in the arts, and who may be unable to participate in other art programs. The workshops teach a variety of visual art, drama, and music skills, based on diverse cultural sources, to community members of a wide range of abilities.

Accessible Arts Workshops are available to adults and children with disabilities and are free of charge. Visual art workshop projects include mask-making, Matisse paper collage, Calder wire sculptures, tambourines, clay critters, and assemblage. Music workshops include Drum Circles, Music and Movement, and Exploration of Rhythm. Drama workshop topics include Puppetry, Improvisation, and Pantomime.

Accessible Arts Workshops is currently looking for a few teaching artists from all artistic disciplines to provide 1 hour workshops for adults and children with disabilities. Experience working with people with disabilities is preferred.

Job Description:

The Teaching Artist will plan the workshop activities, create class descriptions, complete lesson plans, maintain supplies, conduct the workshops, set-up the workshop space, assist the workshop participants, clean up after the workshops and maintain the workshop supplies.

If you are interested in applying please submit:

1) An application (you can download the application http://www.artsandservices.org/pages/Abot_employ.html)

2) Resume and one paragraph bio

3) 2 lesson plan samples

4) Sample of your work

Send these materials to RebeccaRivera@artsandservices.com or:

Dr. Rebecca Rivera, DMA

Director, Accessible Arts Workshops

Arts & Services for Disabled, Inc

3962 Studebaker Rd. Suite 206

Long Beach, CA 90808


(562)982-0254 (fax)

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