Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is seeking talented Teaching Artists to join the Bright StARTS program arts education team.  Ideal candidates are practicing artists in the disciplines of dance, music, theatre, and visual arts who are committed to working with educators and young people. The Bright StARTS program brings high-quality arts enrichment to the youth of Baltimore City by working through established after-school, summer and at-risk youth centers. The program is currently accepting applications for dancers, creative writers/poets, musicians, theatrical artists, and visual artists with teaching experience or substantial training in teaching artistry. Applicants must demonstrate expertise working as professional artists, a strong commitment to working with educators and young people, strong communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, an ability to facilitate group decision-making, an ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and a strong attention to detail. Artists earn $50/hour to teach Bright StARTS workshops.


Qualified applicants should submit:

  1. A cover letter and resume, or curriculum vitae, outlining relevant professional, artistic, and teaching experience.
  2. Sample lesson plan.
  3. Artistic Sample: Please share your own original, creative work in the arts discipline in which you work most frequently.

Acceptable artistic samples:

  • 3-4 pages of poetry or prose (DOC or PDF format)
  • 3-4 images (JPG or PDF format)
  • 3-4 Productions/performances list with descriptions, dates, venues, etc. (DOC or PDF format)
  • Links to creative portfolio and/or videos of performances online

Please submit your application materials to

Subject Line: “Bright StARTS Teaching Artist Position (your art form)”

No phone calls or follow-up emails please

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