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Group Drum and Percussion Teacher
                                                                                                                                                                                Classification: Part Time Employee – Teacher will be hired as a Part Time Employee and will responsible for choosing instruction days and pay own taxes. The contract will run from with the school year.

Contract Period: Arts Alive program for summer camp runs between 9.a.m.- 3 p.m. at St. Catherine Laboure School, Torrance (June 29th -July 24th).
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Job Summary: The drum teacher must be versed in classroom instruction of drums, able to teach students of different skill levels within the same class, multitasking, prepared to continually perfect their craft, value frequent communication with parents outside of classes, and go the extra mile to make students the best they can be.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Working in schools: If chosen to teach at a Catholic school within the Los Angeles Archdiocese, Independent Contractor agrees to Guidelines for Adults Interacting with minors at Parish/School Activities or Events. Teacher abides by all VIRTUS Training Requirements.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Attendance: Teacher arrives at least 15 minutes before scheduled class. As a Part Time Employee, teacher may select work days and times before signing contract, but once session begins and students are enrolled, attendance and punctuality is binding.

Curriculum Content: Teacher must demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the visual arts and have excellent experience in teaching and working with students in the field:
• Submit an overview for the 5 week program in the approved format to the file manager 24 hours before instruction takes place
• Develop aesthetic awareness in creating visual art; demonstrate critical, analytical, judgmental, and evaluative skills within students; understand the historical, social, and cultural context of artistic accomplishments; and using skills to teach design space, sound and events.
                                                                                                                                                                                                Other Responsibilities:
• Ability to communicate in a timely manner with the Arts Alive office with enrollment updates
• Ability to arrange a classroom into an exciting, safe environment
• Prepared to train in Arts Alive values and carry them out each time they teach
• Teach and refine lessons and constantly monitor and adjust to suit each student
• Creatively teach skills to students as young as age 5 (Kindergarten) using age-appropriate material
• Make each lesson orientated to each students need in order to improve their core skills
• Discipline students (when necessary) and take action with the school or parents
• Create projects for developmental needs found in the classroom, managing, when appropriate, multiple instructional activities simultaneously                                                                                                                                       • Monitor the pacing of instruction and budget class time efficiently by providing clear directions, outlining expectations, and effectively bringing to closure instructional experiences.                                                     

Education and/or Experience:                                                                                                                                                    • Minimum high school diploma; Bachelor’s Degree in relevant subject preferred                                                           • Minimum two years of teaching experience in non-profit or educational environments

Software and Equipment:                                                                                                                                                          • Functioning mode of transportation (car)
• Functioning mobile phone to use for updates as teacher works remotely
• Moderate skills with Microsoft Office and Excel
• Capacity to use email, Internet

Reasoning and Mental Ability:
• Able to accept feedback through evaluations from the Director, and fellow teachers
• Have excellent integrity and demonstrate good moral character and initiative.
• Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of child growth and development, effective
instructional strategies, classroom management, learning assessment and diagnosis, and
research related to learning
• Exhibit a personality that demonstrates enthusiasm and interpersonal skills to relate well
with students, staff, administration, parents, and the community
• Serve as a role model for students by cultivating personal artistic talents and creating
artistic work
• Uses strong communication skills to address behavioral issuesernet software

Additional Information:
• Develop opportunities for students to demonstrate individually and in groups the skills and
talents developed in the art program
• Provide instruction in the proper use of artistic materials and equipment, ensuring safe use.
• Prepare orders for art supplies and equipment within the approved budget, following
established purchasing procedures.
• Maintain an inventory and store in an approved fashion all art supplies.
• Maintain in safe working condition all art equipment.
• Adhere to the budget needs set by the Artistic Director or supervisor.

Marketing & Design Intern

Internship positions are open to currently enrolled undergraduate college students who:

  • Are currently enrolled as undergraduates, including students enrolled in associate’s degree (community college) programs
  • Reside or attend college in Los Angeles County.
  • Have completed at least one semester of college by June 1, 2018 or will complete their undergraduate degree between May 1- September 1, 2018
  • Are able to legally work within the United States.

The following students are not eligible:

  • Students who have already earned a BA, BS or a higher degree.
    Students who have previously participated in the Los Angeles County Arts Internship Program.


Position Summary:   The Arts Alive Marketing intern will take on the role of Marketing and Printwork Assistant to improve the image of our nonprofit alongside our Business Development Director.  The internship will include an orientation, coordination training, planning for summer printed programs. The intern will have the ability to calendar and implement a social media plan to create new and fresh content. It is a daily hands on position with exposure to many facets of marketing.  The internship will be completed in two phases.

Phase 1 – Learn and improve current methods of marketing and printwork used within Arts Alive office

  • Work in an efficient, fast-paced environment at the Redondo Beach-based administrative office interacting mainly with the Business Development Director as well as with volunteers (some high school level) who volunteer to represent Arts Alive at events
  • Collaborate with Business Development Director to incorporate new ways to market by evaluating current methods and assessing areas which need improvement to successfully reach our specific audience
  • Learn proper procedures and systems of designing enrollment forms for fall and assist the with streamlining the process so each one of our partner schools has a new look to their enrollment brochure
  • Learn key aspects to design and proofreading
  • Understand how to put these forms onto website and make changes on a regular basis

Phase 2 Production Program

Intern will gather information from the Camp Coordinator who is on our summer school campus to produce a recital and production program for last week of camp (July).  He or she will bring design ideas to the table and may even work with a middle school team of journalists to produce a weekly newsletter for camp – introducing them to media literacy and journalism techniques.  During this phase, the intern will learn to layout a weekly newsletter and a recital program for the last week. Proofing and accurate layout of cast etc. is an integral part of this position.

The intern will also learn to effectively respond in a nonprofit arts environment where working within a budget is critical and where administrators are responsible for multiple areas of marketing the organization.

At the end of the ten-week internship, the intern will be able to plan and execute print work for a marketing campaign. The will be proficient Daily use social media and websites to inform families of our events.  The intern will understand techniques in web design, social media photos and writing and proofing content for an arts organization.

The intern will take the role of Marketing and Design Assistant to improve the image of our nonprofit alongside out Business Development Director.  The internship will include an orientation, coordination training, planning for summer printed programs. Social media will be updated weekly plus updates made to our website while creating new and fresh content.

Internship Skills, Knowledge or Other Requirements:

The  Intern must have basic knowledge or education in marketing or communication theories. The intern must be a self-starter and be part of the Arts Alive mission and values to reach our students and parents.  The intern should be knowledgeable in basic Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Illustrator, and Google Drive.  The ideal candidate is Spanish-speaking, highly-motivated with concrete design skills and the ability to work independently but also collaboratively with a team of administrators.

How to Apply to Internship:

Students can apply to the internship at  Candidate will be required to send a resume, cover letter and two references.   If student does not have access to website, these materials may also be emailed to or brought to our Redondo Beach office.  Select resumes will follow to schedule an interview.

This internship is sponsored by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. 179  undergraduate interns will participate in the program this year at 127 performing, presenting, and literary nonprofit arts organizations and municipal arts agencies throughout LA County. In addition to their full-time 10 week paid internship, interns will participate in educational events as part of the program, which is funded by the Getty Foundation. The educational events are designed to provide interns with a broader perspective of the vibrant arts and cultural landscape of the County. For additional information on the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the Arts Internship Program, and for a complete list of all the internships offered this summer, visit the Arts Commission website at

What our Former Interns Have to Say

“The Arts Alive internship is especially valuable for those who are seeking, or are curious about, a career in nonprofit arts administration. I gained administrative, teaching, design, and theater experience during my time as the organization’s production intern.  […] This position is a great resume builder and will give any person a competitive edge during their subsequent endeavors.” – Diana Banh, 2017 Production Intern