November 1, 2021

Recruiting Teaching Artists for Substitute Roles

Arts Education Collaborative (AEC) is still recruiting teaching artists for the Teaching Artist Substitute Initiative supported by The Grable Foundation’s Tomorrow Campaign.

This effort aims to address the regional substitute teacher shortage, insufficient access to arts learning opportunities in schools, and teaching artist employment instability. During the spring of 2021, the AEC team worked with a cohort of teaching artists to investigate what a teaching artist needs to know and do to work as a certified substitute teacher. Interested individuals may register for the November 5th TASI training using this link. Additional information is available via AEC’s TASI information session recording.

Program Details

Interested teaching artists will benefit from:

  • In-person training through the Guest Substitute Teacher Program hosted by Allegheny Intermediate Unit (at no cost to teaching artist)
  • A self-paced online follow up course offered by Utah University (at no cost to teaching artist)
  • $300 stipend when training is complete to cover the cost of clearances, a physical, and other school district requirements
  • A printed Field Guide filled with lesson ideas and classroom strategies to support arts integration across creative disciplines and grade levels
  • Right-matching support from AEC staff to get connected with a school district open to exploring news way to increase arts learning during the school day

To qualify, teaching artists must:

  • have a bachelor’s degree (any subject area)
  • be a US Citizen
  • be available for mandatory in-person training on Friday, November 5th from 1-5pm