KCYA hires Teaching Artists for two distinct programs:

 

School and Community Programs (SCP) – in school programs 
and
Community School of the Arts (CSA) – classes & camps at our location 

 


 

School and Community Programs

 

KCYA's School and Community Programs works with a roster of nearly 150 artists to provide dynamic and educational arts programs to children in schools, libraries, and community centers throughout the greater Kansas City area.

 

KCYA's School and Community Programs reinforce core curriculum as well as cultivate artistic expression; unleashing ideas, creativity, collaboration and problem solving skills.

 

Performances, workshops, residencies, after-school programs, and professional development are offered in a variety of artistic disciplines: Dance, Language Arts, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts and more! Every program we offer incorporates one or more curricular connections, everything from Social Studies, STEM, Social Emotional Learning (SEL), Fine Arts, and Language Arts to Healthy Living.

 

General information:

 

  • At this time we are not accepting applications from teaching artists outside the greater Kansas City area.
  • When a Teaching Artist submits an application to the KCYA School and Community Programs roster it is with the understanding that the specific program will be offered exclusively through KCYA if accepted.
  • A panel of teaching professionals reviews and responds to all applications.  

 


 

Community School of the Arts

 

The Community School of the Arts offers classes, camps and performance opportunities for children ages 2 through 18.

 

Kansas City Young Audiences is your destination for a well-rounded arts education. The only organization to offer classes in dance, theatre, music, and visual art simultaneously, we can help you discover how your dance classes inform your acting classes; and how improvisation techniques connect your creativity whether in garage band or painting. CSA classes meet between 4 and 8pm and on Saturday mornings. 

 

Spring Break and Summer Camps are offered as well. Spring Break camps will align with area districts in March and Summer Camps are available between June and August. These week long camps provide outstanding opportunities for children to learn, explore and express themselves.

 

Private instruction is also available in acting, vocal and instrumental music.

 

General information:

 

  • The Community School of the Arts operates on a trimester schedule. (13 week sessions in the Fall and Spring, 8 week Summer session.)
  • Planning for each of these sessions begins approximately 6 months in advance.
  • Teaching Artists may submit their resumes for consideration at any time.
  • We are always considering new programs and instructional offerings based on the strengths of our teaching artists.

 


 

To apply to become a KCYA Teaching Artist please submit the following:

 

School and Community Programs Application Submissions must include:

 

  • Completed Teaching Artist Application
  • Lesson Plan (see pg 2 of the Teaching Artist Application) 
  • Resume and bio. Please include previous teaching and residency experience.
  • Examples of your professional work (website or portfolio link, photos, videos, audio, etc.)
  • Sample footage of you teaching. Seeing you or your ensemble interacting with students is the best way for the panel to view your competency as a teaching artist. If digital footage is unavailable, please contact Rachel Cain to make other arrangements.
  • Three references (include addresses and phone numbers)

 

If you are a current KCYA teaching artist and have an idea for a new program you may use the same TA application completing only the following:

 

Community School of the Arts Application Submissions must include:

 

  • Completed Teaching Artist Application
  • Resume and bio. Please include previous teaching and residency experience.
  • Examples of your professional work (website or portfolio link, photos, videos, audio, etc.)
  • Sample footage of you teaching. Seeing you or your ensemble interacting with students is the best way for the panel to view your competency as a teaching artist. If digital footage is unavailable, please contact Rachel Cain to make other arrangements.
  • Three references (include addresses and phone numbers)

 


 

For more information contact:
Rachel Cain, Director of Arts Education 816-531-4022 ext. 1011  rcain@kcya.org