Title: Arts Education Teaching Artist

Pasadena, CA


Compensation: $60-$80 an hour depending on experience. This position is seasonal and non-exempt, and may work 2-10 hours a week depending on availability and program needs. 


Effective Date: July 2021


About The Lineage Performing Arts Center:


The Lineage Performing Arts Center was founded in 1999 by Lineage Artistic Director Hilary Thomas. We are proud to be a home for connecting through the arts in Pasadena.  Lineage is a place where everyone has an opportunity to create and explore their creative voice. We produce and host performances and engage our community through low-cost and equitable programming at our new space at 920 E. Mountain St. Pasadena, CA 91104. 


In 2018 Lineage began the Artists in School program, a dance education residency program which provides free dance education to students in Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) school system. Since then, the art education program has grown to include 3 schools with children from kindergarten through high school and features an ambassador program for late-middle through high school students. 


Lineage's vision of a community is one where the arts are accessible to all.  We aim to tell the stories of all walks of life and are committed to fostering diversity and inclusion within our own artists, staff, and patrons.  


For more information visit www.lineagepac.org


Position Overview:


Lineage is looking for self-motivated, passionate, and diverse teaching artists to join our dedicated Arts Education team. Teaching artists will be in charge of instructing several dance classes throughout the week for children ranging in ages from 5 to 17, both virtually and/or in person. The Arts Education Teaching Artist position is seasonal during the PUSD school year (August-June). Teaching artists will work under the direction and supervision of Lineage’s Executive Director and Production and Development Coordinator, and will also work closely with our education partners at the individual schools.

Additional responsibilities include:


  • Implement California State VAPA Standards to create lesson plans that support socio-emotional learning through dance. 

  • Develop and teach choreography that will be performed at an annual school-wide performing arts showcase. 

  • Bi-monthly meetings with Lineage and PUSD administrators to discuss class progress.

  • Adhere to Lineage guidelines & policies and to those of the facility, reporting any incidents or problems as outlined to Lineage management and school administration.

  • Provide professional development for PUSD teachers through bi-monthly meetings.

  • Be a positive role model to students, school staff, and fellow teaching artists.


Skills and Qualifications:


  • Applicant is local and/or familiar with Pasadena.

  • An extensive dance background that ranges in styles is required.

  • Must have an energetic attitude and an enthusiasm for working with children. 

  • Passion for community involvement is strongly preferred.

  • Applicants must have a strong sense of cultural competency and be able to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds. 

  • Knowledge of California State VAPA Standards or willingness to learn them is desired.

  • Applicants must be able to complete and pass a Livescan background check provided by   

  • Applicants must provide their own reliable transportation and have a valid CA drivers license and auto insurance. 

  • Bilingual is a plus.


To Apply:


Please email your resume, cover letter, contact information for two professional references, and an optional dance reel (2 minutes maximum) to Debbie Ortiz at Jobs.LineagePAC@gmail.com and include, “Arts Education Teaching Artist” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls please.


Application Deadline:


Continuous until position filled.