teaching artists

OUR SUPPORTIVE AND INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY PROVIDES A SENSE OF BELONGING AND SAFETY FOR YOUTH FROM A VARIETY OF BACKGROUNDS, FOSTERING POSITIVE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN UNDERSERVED YOUTH AND ADULT TEACHERS AND MENTORS WHILE PROVIDING INDIVIDUALIZED ATTENTION AND SUPPORT. 

Join our program as a professional teaching artist

We seek professional teaching artists with ample experience teaching photography to underserved youth, practicing professional photography, and writing/implementing a syllabus or lesson plans. 

Youth in Focus offers both darkroom and digital photography classes to youth ages 13-19 throughout the year in eight-week quarters. We also offer a variety of photography Partner Programs and workshop opportunities based on interest and teaching artist expertise to youth of all ages. Hours for our quarterly classes and Partner Programs vary throughout the year. 

If you are interested in becoming a Youth in Focus Teaching Artist, please send your Resume/CV, a cover letter, and a completed background check form to jobs@youthinfocus.org. Additionally, please complete the application below.


Application

Once we receive your completed mentor application, you will be contacted to schedule an interview to learn more about our youth development mission and program and our mentor needs.

As an equal opportunity employer, Youth in Focus is committed to a diverse, multi-cultural work environment. Youth in Focus does not discriminate in employment on the basis of age, race, creed, gender, religion, marital status, veteran’s status, national origin, disability or sexual orientation. People of color are encouraged to apply.

Teaching Artists must be at least 21 years old.

BACKGROUND CHECK

Please download, complete, and email this form to yif@youthinfocus.org. This is a required component of the application. 

Note: We do not process background checks until after the interview has been completed.

Download Background Check Form →