Share Your Talent and Passion with Children!
Springboard Teaching Artists are professional artists with the complementary skills and sensibilities of an educator, who engage people in learning experiences in, through, and about the arts. The Teaching Artist may perform for students and teachers, may work in multiple 45-60 minute workshops, may engage in long-term or short-term residencies in classrooms or in a community setting, or may lead program development through involvement in curricular planning and residencies with school partners. Springboard Teaching Artists serve the greater St. Louis metropolitan area, eastern Missouri, and southwestern Illinois.
- Teaching Artists are selected based on artistic merit, educational effectiveness, and the ability to communicate and productively engage with young people.
- Teaching Artists must be available for either in-person or live virtual work which occurs either during the school day, after school, or during the summer school season.
- All Teaching Artists are required to have updated vaccinations as well as a criminal background check through the State Highway Patrol and Children and Family Services.
- Teaching Artists providing long-term residencies in a St. Louis Public school are required to be fingerprinted, have a tuberculosis (TB) test, and to produce: 1) an official school transcript, 2) two letters of reference, and 3) employment authorization.