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Teaching Artist Assistant

Pay Range: $10-15/hour


Rainey Institute is a 501(c)(3) organization who develops positive growth for over 2500 Greater Cleveland youth through education and engagement in visual and performing arts. Rainey Institute has changed countless lives through education and engagement in performing and visual arts. We recognize potential in all its forms and embrace children with no arts background just as readily as those with perfect pitch. Rainey Institute has served as a community anchor in Cleveland’s historic Hough neighborhood for more than a century. To learn more about Rainey Institute, please visit


Rainey Institute is seeking Part-Time Teaching Artist Assistants specifically for the Visual Arts Department. The Teaching Artist Assistant provides support to Teaching Artists during the class and is responsible for the daily class functionality as well as supporting the emotional wellbeing of the students. Teaching Artist Assistants at Rainey Institute have the unique opportunity to have an impact on the entire community, in and outside of the classroom. Teaching Artist Assistant contributes to a climate and classroom environment that is inclusive, creative and aspirational.

The Teaching Artist Assistant’s responsibilities include:

  • Assisting Teaching Artist in preparing the class materials and clearing away afterwards so as to maintain a safe and clean environment
  • Helping Teaching Artist manage student behavior
  • Helping pupils stay focused during class hours
  • Supporting each student’s social and emotional growth and development
  • Assisting in supervising art activities, exhibitions, and community events
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Maintaining communication with the lead teaching artist regarding the progress of students

The ideal candidate will be students in Visual Art or related major (but are not limited to), or have a strong interest in visual art activities, and some experience working with children from diverse ethnic, economic and cultural backgrounds. Ideal candidates are also available weekday afternoons (3:30 pm – 6 pm) and/or some hours on Saturdays. Candidates should also be growth-oriented with a passion for excellence and have the ability to maintain a professional personal appearance, attitude and work behavior at all times.

To be considered for this opportunity, please send a resume and cover letter to Meng-Hsuan Wu, Visual Arts Program Manager ( No Phone Calls.

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