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 SPMAP Co-Lead Instructor is now closed.

The application for SPMAP CalArts Student Instructors is now open. Apply here.

For more information about teaching in the Sony Pictures Media Arts Program in animation, email Program Coordinator Annapurna Kumar at akumar@calarts.edu.

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 for lead instructors for our CAP Elementary Programs are now open. Apply here.

Applications for CalArts student instructors for our CAP Elementary Programs are also 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 jwaterman@calarts.edu

CAP Music at Watts Towers Arts Center

CalArts alumni and current MFA students are invited to apply to teach private music or voice lessons to middle and high school students at CAP Partner Site, Watts Towers Arts Center. Two lead instructor positions are available. Lead Instructors are responsible for creating and implementing a syllabus and lesson plans for their 20-week course of lessons in either voice or piano, culminating in a final Spring recital. 4-hour blocks of half-hour lessons will be held on Wednesdays from 4-7PM and Saturdays from 11AM-2PM, starting in mid-October.

To apply for this position, please email a resume and cover letter to Program Coordinator Annapurna Kumar at akumar@calarts.edu.

Self-Help Graphics

Current CalArts students are invited to apply to assist in teaching a visual arts survey class to high school students at CAP Partner Site, Self-Help Graphics. Two CalArts student instructor positions are available. Student instructors are responsible for supporting the lead instructor in the classroom for their 20-week course of lessons in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, and filmmaking. The class includes a final Spring culmination event. The Self-Help Graphics class will meet on Mondays from 4:15-7:15 PM from October - December 2019 and Tuesdays from 4PM-7PM from February - April 2020.

Apply Here.

For more information, please email Program Coordinator Annapurna Kumar at akumar@calarts.edu.


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.