Belmont Early Childhood Art Teacher

Employee Type:
Part-Time, Non-exempt
Offer Salary:
$35-$40/hour depending on experience
1 + years experience teaching young children

Community School of Music and Arts has been the leader in high-quality art and music education in Silicon Valley since our founding in 1968 and we are thrilled to bring art learning to the Belmont area! Starting in April 2024, our Belmont art program will feature Early Childhood Art Classes for ages 2 through 5. We are seeking highly qualified instructors in early childhood programs to work at CSMA’s Artisan Crossing location in Belmont.

This is a part time position that reports to the location program manager. Please be sure to review the schedule information below prior to applying.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan and lead early childhood creative art classes for children aged two through five years in a newly equipped art classroom.
  • Facilitate an exploratory learning environment for groups of 8-10 children either in collaboration with adult caregivers in family classes, or as independent learners.
  • Collaborate with program staff to develop curriculum and contribute to the growth of early childhood arts programs.
  • Prepare materials, set up a classroom for lessons and clean-up after activities.
  • Communicate in a positive and consistent way with students, parents and program and administrative staff.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to CSMA’s mission and values.


Skills and Qualifications

  • 1 + years experience teaching young children
  • Expertise in early childhood education with proven experience working with preschool-aged children
  • Experience with leading exploratory-based projects for children
  • Experience with Reggio Emilia teaching methods helpful, but not required
  • Experience with a parent co-op and ECE units, helpful but not required
  • Experience leading parent/child classes is preferred but not required
  • Proactive, collaborative and efficient in a team environment
  • Well-developed classroom management and communication skills
  • Highly developed interpersonal and organizational skills



  • Bachelor Degree with expertise in Early Childhood Art Education


Benefits Include:

  • Health, Dental and Vision benefits are available for faculty who teach 20 hours or more in a week.
  • Paid Sick Leave accrual
  • 403 (b) Retirement Plan
  • Professional Development opportunities and grants for faculty
  • Community Concert Series performance opportunities for faculty
  • Employee and family discount on private lessons and classes



  • Teach in-person at CSMA’s satellite campus in Belmont.
  • Available to teach on Saturday between 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Available to teach minimum 4 hours per day


Physical Demands

  • The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • The employee must frequently stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.


To Apply:

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to: with “Belmont Early Childhood Art Teacher” as the subject line.

*The Community School of Music and Arts values diversity. Candidates who have a demonstrated ability to relate to diverse student populations and who have experience working in bilingual environments are strongly encouraged to apply.

About Community School of Music and Arts

Founded in 1968, the Community School of Music and Arts is Northern California’s largest non-profit provider of arts education programs. With a $7 million budget and 160-member staff and faculty, CSMA is one of the ten largest community schools in the United States. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, one of the global capitals of creativity, CSMA is dedicated to making the arts and arts education accessible to all, regardless of age, experience or background. Headquartered in the award-winning Finn Center in the City of Mountain View, CSMA directly serves over 30,000 people of all ages, skill levels and economic means each year, including over 21,000 students at 54 schools in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties.

CSMA is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability). Candidates from diverse backgrounds and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. CSMA is committed to creating an environment that embraces openness, respect, collaboration and accountability.

If you have any questions, our team will be more than happy to help.

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