In-School Elementary Art Teacher – School Year – 2024-2025

Employee Type:
Part-Time, Non-Exempt
Offer Salary:
$35-$47/hour or $1,000 to $2000 biweekly, depending on the assignment and working experience.
Minimum of 1 year of experience working with elementary and/or middle school students (ages 4-13) in a classroom setting.


This is an art teacher opportunity in Redwood City, San Mateo, Foster City, Alum Rock and Cupertino for immediate needs and for School year 2024-2025.

The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) Art4Schools Program is seeking energetic and dependable Elementary Art Teachers to make a difference in the community, serving elementary schools in Santa Clara or San Mateo County School Districts. This position is a non-exempt hourly or salaried position with 3 to 4 days of teaching per week. Art Teacher will teach at school site/sites in the assigned school district on a weekly basis during the school year. The ideal candidates will possess an unwavering commitment to teaching creativity effectively and comprehensively while inspiring and motivating students to develop a love of art. Professional development and training for the role are provided. Please visit to learn more about this exciting position.



  • Teach CSMA art lessons meeting California State VAPA Standards to children in a public elementary school setting. (Faculty will have online access to curriculum & lesson planning)
  • Attend faculty meetings and trainings to enhance understanding of curriculum and teaching skills.  (Mentor program available for new teachers)
  • Create a fun and meaningful learning environment while giving students a solid artistic foundation
  • Ensure the success of the Art4Schools program at your site by communicating regularly with on-site school staff and CSMA 
  • Curate a community art show at the end of the year, displaying student’s artwork.



  • Active artist, with Bachelor’s degree in Education, Art, or equivalent experience 
  • Minimum of one year of experience working with elementary and/or middle school students (ages 4-13) in a classroom setting and strong classroom management skills
  • Ability to teach multiple disciplines and styles of art, particularly painting and drawing
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Competent computer skills and some familiarity with video conferencing software, Zoom, Google Workspace, and MS Office
  • A reliable form of transportation to get to and from the assigned school sites and occasional trips to the Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View, CA.


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 is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Benefits Include:

  • All faculty have access to a 403(B) retirement plan.
  • Paid Sick Leave accrual
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits are available for faculty who teach 20 hours or more in a week.
  • All supplies and equipment are provided by CSMA.
  • Opportunities to show faculty work in the Mohr Gallery.
  • Employee and Family discount on private lessons and classes



To Apply:

Please email cover letter and resume to, with In-School Elementary Art Teacher-School Year 2024-2025 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.

Join the list

Sign up for our News & Events email to receive notices about our free Community Concerts, ArtWorlds events, art exhibitions, new course offerings, CSMA news and more. Or, sign up for our Arts Update email to hear only about free concerts and art openings.