Young Audiences of Massachusetts

89 South Street, Suite 603
Boston, MA 02111

Date Posted:
August 09, 2018

Eastern Massachusetts



Visual Arts Teaching Artist (PreK-3rd grade students)


Young Audiences of Massachusetts (YAMA) invites you to join our vibrant roster of teaching artists who are part of our arts learning residencies in the Boston Public Schools.

POSITION:Visual Arts Teacher for PreK-3rd grade students

LOCATION: Boston Public School in Dorchester, MA


Mondays 12:30-3:00 pm (3 classes)
Wednesday All day (6 classes)
Thursday 11:15 am--3:00 pm (4 classes)

(excluding Boston Public School holidays); plus an artist orientation date TBA in the fall.


The visual arts teacher will teach a 28 week residency during the school year with 13 classes of PreK-3rd graders. We are seeking an experienced visual arts teacher whose curriculum will engage students in general arts instruction that includes drawing, sculpture, and mosaic, with the possibility of working towards culminating projects that showcase student learning. Teaching artist will work closely with YAMA's Program Manager and the school coordinator to create a comprehensive classroom experience for students.



  • At least two years of experience teaching lower elementary visual arts in an urban school environment with a diverse student population

  • Ability to teach in inclusive classrooms and employ inclusive teaching strategies

  • Strong command of responsive classroom management skills

  • Ability to teach a wide range of mediums within the visual arts genre

  • Bachelor’s degree at a minimum. Formal visual arts degree is not required if experience supports qualifications

  • Ability to develop weekly lesson plans/curriculum

  • Energetic, reliable, independent, and flexible, with good communication skills

How To Apply:

Please email a cover letter detailing your interest in this position, along with a bio/resume showing relevant experience to:

Melissa Bergstrom, Program Manager

Young Audiences of Massachusetts
89 South Street, Suite 603
Boston, MA 02111
Apply by:
August 22, 2018
Contact Program Manager for Information
About this Organization:

Young Audiences of Massachusetts (YAMA) is an arts education non-profit that brings the region’s best performing and teaching artists to schools, libraries, museums, community centers, hospitals, homeless shelters and other learning and healing centers throughout the Commonwealth.

Founded in1962, YAMA’s mission is to educate, inspire and empower the youth of Massachusetts through the arts. We believe that arts are an essential component of both formal education and youth development, and that every child, regardless of background, talents or special needs, deserves access to the rich educational opportunities inherent to arts learning.

We reach over 120,000 students each year with impactful arts learning through performances, hands-on workshops and in depth-artist residencies in dance, music, theater, storytelling, and visual arts.