Rainier Valley Leadership Academy seeks After-School Art Instructor

After-School Art Instructor

Reports to: After School Program Manager Classification: Part Time
Start Date: July 1, 2022
Location: Seattle, WA


Rainier Valley Leadership Academy is a public, tuition-free, charter school, providing an anti-racist collaborative community and rigorous education, while providing access to civic leadership and college success for all scholars in Seattle. RVLA will serve grades 6-12 in the Seattle Community. We respect and celebrate the wealth and vitality of the ethnic and cultural traditions that thrive in our neighborhood. Our mission is to put every child on the path to success in college and career, leadership, and life.

We integrate college and career-ready and hands-on instruction to expose all scholars to a variety of authentic experiences. Our teachers use data driven collection to meet scholar needs and differentiation. We use common planning time and collaborative team time to analyze data to inform instruction. We provide a teacher mentor for every scholar, and focus on personalized learning.

RVLA boasts a highly-qualified and diverse faculty and staff that not only have excellent educational credentials, but also bring to the school community many years of dedication to scholar success and passion for our mission. Our small school community allows adults to know each other and every scholar by name, strength and need. We pride ourselves on building and maintaining close relationships with each other, our community, scholars and families.


This position will help our scholars explore their creativity through different art mediums.

RVLA’s after school program is looking for a high energy art instructor who is comfortable working with children and not afraid of getting messy. The ideal candidate will have some experience instructing others and lesson planning, as well as being able to take charge.

The After School Art Instructor must be a consummate team player and creative problem solver, who will be able to work effectively with diverse audiences. A sincere commitment to serving low-income scholars is mandatory.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • ●  Instruct a fluctuating group of students;
  • ●  Be knowledgeable in different art forms;
  • ●  Plan daily/weekly activities;
  • ●  Passion for education;
  • ●  Have reliable transportation to and from the school;
  • ●  Commit to one of two activity blocks.
    • ○  Block 1: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    • ○  Block 2: 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

This employer strives for a balanced, productive workforce, which is diverse in terms of age, gender, and cultural identity. We do not base hiring or promotional decisions on factors other than performance and professional growth potential.


  • ●  Experience working with teenagers is preferred.
  • ●  Experience working in South Seattle or familiarity with communities we serve are preferred.
  • ●  Dependability, humility, sense of humor, and rock-solid commitment to RVLA’s anti-racistmission and the communities we serve. Compensation and current Roles Days:

Only applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Contact taylor.dzida@myrvla.org if interested.