CAP offers a variety of paid opportunities for both current CalArts students and recent graduates who are interested in gaining experience in arts education and community engagement.

Summer Teaching Opportunities:

CAP will offer a variety of workshops and summer programs in Los Angeles during the summer of 2019, for youth ages 10 - 18.

Dorsey Summer Program in Film, Animation and Dance

From July 8-25, Monday to Thursday, 10am - 4pm

Dorsey High School
3537 Farmdale Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90016

CalArts alums and current students are invited to apply to teach filmmaking, animation and hip hop dance to middle and high school students in Crenshaw area.

Lead instructor and student instructors positions are available. Lead instructors work with Dorsey High School Administrators and CAP staff to design the overall curriculum for each of the art forms and students instructors assist in leading lessons and supporting the students on their projects throughout the program. 

To apply email CAP's Director of Programs and Operations Bailey Cool at with a cover letter and resume. 

Deadline to apply is Friday, May 3.

CalArts Creates at the Library Summer Workshop Series

From July 15 - Aug. 2

Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 10am - 12pm. 

Classes in Creative Writing, Visual Art, and Music 

To apply email CAP's Director of Programs and Operations Bailey Cool at with a resume and cover letter describing which of the above art forms you are interested in teaching and propose a 2-hour lesson for the workshop. 

Deadline to apply is Friday, May 3.

CalArts CAP Music Ensemble Workshop Concert Series: Seeking Student Ensembles!

CAP is currently seeking applications from CalArts Student Ensembles for the alArts CAP Music Ensemble Workshop Concert Series at Wilmington Branch Library (1300 N Avalon Blvd, Wilmington, CA 90744). CAP will host a series of two, 2-hour workshop concerts in which two diverse Student Ensembles (one ensemble per workshop) will lead educational, participatory performances for youth at the library. The goal will be to expose youth to a new form of music (ie, salsa, African drumming and dance, etc) through participation with instruments, voice, and music theory regarding that particular art form.

Interested Student Ensembles are required to submit information on their ensemble, an audio or video recording of their group, and a detailed description of the 2-hour concert/workshop proposed. To apply for the program, please complete the linked application below:

Apply here

Wilmington Branch Library
1300 N. Avalon Blvd. 
Wilmington, CA 90744 


  • Saturday, May 11th, 2019, 3-5pm
  • Saturday, May 25th, 2019, 3-5pm 

Pay Rate
Each Performer will be paid $300, with maximum budget of $2000 per ensemble. 

Application Deadline 
April 20, 2019 at 5PM.

For any questions about the application, please email CAP Program Manager James Waterman at

Academic Year-long Teaching Opportunities 

During the academic year, CAP offers a variety of teaching opportunities at elementary, middle and high schools, as well as at community centers after school and on weekends, all across LA County. For more information about teaching with CAP during the 2019-2020 school year please email James Waterman at