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You have made a wonderful and very important decision in choosing to become a teaching artist for The Smart Project. If you’ve reached this conclusion, you’ve done enough research about us and that's so cool! Before you start to look at the programs we have available, think about your passion, what you love, and what you would really love to teach.

Learners are more excited about the workshops if they can see their instructor is passionate about them. Finding a mentoring program you’re excited about can require some time so we want to make sure you are able to teach what you love and help the next generation of cool creative people! To help you decide if becoming a mentor is great for you, check out the following questions:

  • What time commitment can I make?

  • What age range of youth am I able to teach?

  • How many students can I teach in one class?

  • What types of activities interest me? Do I want to help the youth learn a specific skill,
    pursue a new interest, help with schoolwork, or just be a motivating teacher how gives awesome career advice?

  • What teaching location would I prefer?


While thinking about these questions, remember to be open and flexible when planning to teach through The Smart Project. Helping others is amazing because it makes the world a better place. Great teachers can really carry the world! The positive information they give to students can really promote peace, making the world a better place.


Qualification requirements:

Associates in Art (or close to completion)

An artist/ art Student

Must have some experience in a classroom setting guiding/helping teen students

Must have basic drawing, painting, printmaking, illustration skills

Must be used to standing/walking for hours

Must be able to work one on one with students to demonstrate and help them understand concepts

Essential Job Functions:

  • Working alongside the classroom assistant to support the learning of all individuals within a class.

  • Guide students with providing an engaging learning environment for students.

  • Work with small groups and individual students to enrich their understanding in various art disciplines.

  • Prep classroom materials, setting up materials/equipment and clearing up after class activities. 

  • May assist in mounting student artwork if an exhibition is planned. 

  • Communicate with TSP staff the progress or struggles of individual students.

Online Teaching Artist Form

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