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Teaching Artists (Vocal; multiple)

Job Opening


Deadline September 3, 2021
Sponsor Palm Beach Opera
Location West Palm Beach , FL


Teaching Artists play a fundamental role in Palm Beach Opera’s work within the greater Palm Beach County area (and beyond). As a practicing artist and performer, your knowledge, experience, and point-of-view help to shape the future of opera education for children, families, and neighbors across the County.

Teaching Artists deliver programming independently and in teams to various sized groups of varying age levels and abilities in schools, community centers, and cultural organizations. Teaching includes strategy planning with Palm Beach Opera staff and may include: attending professional development sessions, carrying out administrative responsibilities (such as written lessons plans, assessments, and invoices), meeting with Palm Beach Opera Staff, and other duties as needed.

Teaching Artists, acting as Independent Contractors, are paid $20/hr for planning and preparation and $65/hr for program delivery and instruction. Teaching Artists are typically engaged in 1—4 programs per month with anticipated growth in the 21-22 season. Story Time Series programs typically run during school hours (9AM—3PM Eastern Time) Monday through Friday; other programs run at-will and may have varied times, including during a traditional work day.

The Teaching Artist is a determined artist with vocal training and experience working with a broad range of people. Teaching Artists should be based in South Florida with reliable transportation methods which can facilitate travel to and within Palm Beach County. Ideally, the Teaching Artist will have a combination of the following skills and competencies:
• Passion for arts education
• Flexibility of schedule with particular availability in the mornings and early afternoons
• Comfortability with independent delivery of programs while singing
• Desire to foster an environment of safety, learning, and engagement
• Ability to adapt curriculum and content, improvise or pivot programs, and work in teams
• Fluency or comfortability speaking and singing in Spanish, French, and/or Haitian Creole a plus

All Teaching Artists for Palm Beach Opera will espouse a commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access for all constituencies.

How to Participate

Explore the possibility of joining the Palm Beach Opera Education team by visiting to become more familiar with our various programs. Submit your resume and a brief cover letter introducing yourself. When you’re ready, send materials to Dr. Kevin Eberle-Noel, Education & Community Engagement Manager at [email protected] by September 3, 2021. We anticipate a training summit to commence in mid-September and school programs to begin in October 2021.

This opportunity has been submitted by Kevin Eberle-Noel. The listing of the opportunity does not imply endorsement by the Division of Cultural Affairs or the Department of State. Contact Palm Beach Opera with questions or for more information.