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.

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 and libraries after school and on weekends, all across LA County. 

Sony Pictures Media Arts Program (SPMAP)

CalArts alumni and current students are invited to apply to teach animation to middle and high school students throughout LA County at one of our five SPMAP Partner Sites. Co-Lead Instructor and Student Instructor positions are available. Co-Lead Instructors are responsible for creating and implementing a syllabus and lesson plans for their 30-week class. Co-Leads also train Student Instructors in teaching their discipline to youth, while ensuring an exchange of knowledge between CalArts and the communities in which CAP has programs. 

The application for Co-Lead Instructor for the Sony Pictures Media Arts Program is now open. Apply here

Applications for Sony Pictures Media Arts Program CalArts Student Instructors will be available in September.

For more information about teaching in the Sony Pictures Media Arts Program in animation email Program Coordinator Annapurna Kumar at

School-Based Programs

CAP offers a variety of in-school arts programming at public schools across LA County.

CAP Elementary Programs
CAP partners with Saugus Union School District elementary schools West Creek Academy, Rosedell Elementary School, and Bridgeport Elementary School to provide six to eight weeks of in-school Visual, Digital, and Performing Arts classes for the 2019-2020 academic year. Classes will be led by one alumni Lead instructor, and selected classes will be assisted by a CalArts student instructor. 

Applications to teach for our CAP Elementary Programs are now open. Apply here.

For more information about teaching with CAP in schools during the 2019-2020 school year please email Program Manager James Waterman at

Summer Teaching Opportunities

CAP will offer a variety of workshops and summer programs in LA County during the summer of 2020. Check back later in the year for more information.