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28 Jun 2022

Full-Time Visual Arts Teaching Artist Fellow

Cathedral Arts Project – Posted by capkids Jacksonville, Florida, United States

Job Description

About CAP
The Cathedral Arts Project is a nationally recognized nonprofit provider of quality, comprehensive and ongoing instruction in the visual and performing arts for school aged children in Northeast Florida. The driving force behind all CAP programs is the belief that the arts matter – they provide essential skills, like creative thinking, perseverance, teamwork, and self-discipline, that benefit all people in all areas of their lives. Voted one of the best places to work in Jacksonville, CAP offers a culture of creativity and teamwork right in the heart of downtown Jacksonville.

The arts have the power to inspire, unite and create change. At CAP, we embrace collaboration and strive to grow and diversify our partnerships to provide equitable access to arts education that impacts children for the rest of their lives.

We respect and value all identities and differences. We encourage authentic self-expression and are committed to fostering and maintaining an inclusive, supportive and safe environment for all. We proactively pursue, engage and seek to understand diverse perspectives, because when everyone is empowered, creativity and innovation thrive. We are stronger together.

Position Overview
In 2017, CAP’s board, staff and key stakeholders gathered to rethink, redefine and reimagine how to expand CAP’s reach to more children while maintaining its standards of excellence. What emerged is a fellowship model that allows CAP to reach more children in more ways while strengthening the arts throughout our community and building a sustainable future for CAP and its teaching artist fellows.

The full-time Visual Arts Teaching Artist Fellow should be centered in strong artistic practice and have the desire to share their skills and knowledge for the benefit of children and the community. The fellow is responsible for visual arts-based education in multiple schools or community sites throughout Duval County during the school year. They will need to pivot teaching plans for a variety of student populations, grade-levels and learning environments, including virtual and in-person settings, and be responsible for classroom management and curriculum development.

When not leading students, the fellow is responsible for overseeing the successful management of their classes, including but not limited to supply purchases and delivery, attendance tracking and reporting, and student data compilation.

The fellow will be employed as a full-time employee of CAP and will report to the Vice President of Strategy & Operations. The fellowship contract has an anticipated start date of August 1, 2022.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Classroom Facilitation
  • Provide in-person and/or virtual instruction for school aged children at approximately 12 sites, with classes of no more than 30 children per site, that may include public or charter school campuses, community centers and similar locations.
  • Demonstrate mastery of the skills, knowledge and practices of visual arts education through original lessons; make relevant connections to classroom curricula; be willing to creatively adapt and implement as needed for student growth.
  • Develop a variety of curricula and lesson plans to lead programs with varying timelines, including but not limited to afterschool, arts integration and guest artist workshops.
  • Collaborate with site administration, such as principals, assistant principals, teachers or guidance counselors, to create lessons that enhance both artistic and educational goals.
  • Define, evaluate and establish measurable artistic goals and objectives that can be implemented in the classroom to support student learning.
  • Arrange and participate in student recruitment and manage communication with families. Ensure enrollment data for each student is collected and entered in the Active Network database.
  • Nurture and maintain professional and positive relationships with classroom teachers, school administration, student families, CAP staff and other CAP teaching artists.
  • Facilitate opportunities for students to exhibit their work. Assist with field trips and guest artist visits. Prepare students for all exhibitions, including the annual Visual Arts Showcase.


  • Administer and record paperwork, including attendance, pre- and post-program assessments, student surveys and other evaluations.
  • Provide advocacy and communication teams with anecdotal information about classrooms, students and families to be shared on social media, print media, blog posts, etc. in support of CAP’s strategic initiatives.

Professional Development

  • Seek opportunities for professional growth in areas of pedagogy, classroom management, specialty within the artform, general nonprofit management skills or other related areas.
  • Develop lasting connections with community leaders, nonprofit professionals, clinicians, educators and artists throughout the Jacksonville community.

Special Events

  • Provide support during special events. This may include night and weekend hours.
  • Prepare student exhibitions for events, provide content for written communications and attend speaking engagements on behalf of CAP to assist with the organization’s development efforts.


  • Carry out other duties as requested in support of strategic goals.

Minimum Requirements

  • Reliable transportation to and from CAP offices and program sites.
  • Available via cell phone during work hours.
  • Experience working with children in a structured learning environment.
  • Experience implementing visual arts curriculum.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Dedication to personal and professional development.
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license.
  • Pass official Level 2 background check as outlined by Florida state law and complete mandatory sexual misconduct, cultural diversity, trauma-informed education, and CPR/first aid training.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Desire and drive to expand arts education experience and skills.
  • Experience using Zoom, Microsoft Teams or Google Classroom as platforms for virtual learning.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively within a team as well as independently.
  • Ability to maintain a positive ‘can do’ attitude; be proactive, flexible, and show initiative with projects, planning, and all activities related to this position.
  • Commitment to CAP’s vision, goals and core values.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Position is a full-time exempt role with a salary range of $40,000-$45,000, commensurate with experience.
  • Medical (PPO or HMO), dental and vision insurance available, with CAP covering 75% of the costs of individual medical insurance.
  • Opportunity to participate in organization’s 403(b) retirement savings plan.
  • Generous paid time off, including 21 days of PTO, 24 paid holidays and a flexible, family-friendly schedule.
  • Paid parking in a central downtown location.
  • Reimbursement for work-related mileage incurred.
  • Tenured benefit opportunities include professional development, personal wellness credits and paid parental leave after one year.

How to Apply

To Apply Submit in confidence to a résumé and personal statement (1,500 words or less) explaining a) your personal, artist or educational philosophy statement, b) where you currently are in your career and long-term goals, and c) what unique skills or perspective you will bring to CAP, its students and the Jacksonville community.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Art and Teacher. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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