Animation Teacher


Venice Arts is seeking a creative educator in animation (2D and Stop Motion) to teach in-person classes centered around personal and community storytelling, using Venice Arts’ experiential and project-based approach to education. The ideal candidate can lead beginning to advanced workshops for youth, ages 10-18. Teaching artists are expected to create theme-based projects that ignite the next generation of storytellers!

Venice Arts provides a syllabus template and examples that outline our pedagogical approach and aims to support teaching experience through bi-annual training, classroom observations, and feedback. We look for educators who can comfortably work within our teaching model while making thoughtful modifications to make the class their own.


Prior experience working with young people is required with at least one year of teaching experience preferred. Familiarity with project-based learning and interactive teaching is a strong plus. We seek educators with a breadth of knowledge of relevant historic and contemporary artistic practices.

● Must have experience with animation including a foundational knowledge of hand drawn animation, stop motion and the production process

● Must have experience animating with iPads and digital cameras

● Experience with Dragonframe and Flip-A-Clip is preferred

● Familiarity with personal storytelling and documentary narratives is a plus


Classes meet for 12 weeks during the fall semester beginning in mid-September, and 12 weeks in the spring semester beginning in February and running through early May, culminating with a public exhibition and screening of student work.

We are currently seeking an educator for the Ametuer Animator class, which will meet Wednesdays 4-6pm, with the Teaching Artist expected to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to class, and to stay at least 30 minutes after class to debrief and plan with their teaching team. Applicants must be available to teach during this time from September 7-December 10, 2024, and from February 4-May 6, 2025, and must commit to attending Faculty Meetings in August and January.

We strongly prefer candidates who are interested in building a sustained relationship and who consider education a part of their ongoing practice.


This is a non-exempt (hourly) position. Entry level teaching artists begin with a teaching rate of $115 for every two hour class (3 hours at a teaching rate of $30/hour and 1 hour for prep at the admin rate of $25/hour). Syllabus writing (up to 8 hours), preparation hours, and mandatory training are also paid at the administrative rate of $25/hour.

How to Apply

Please fill out an application and attach a resume and cover letter highlighting relevant skill and experience, in a single pdf. Please: No phone inquiries, emails or walk-ins. Other materials may be requested if an interview is scheduled.

Venice Arts is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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Expires: 2024-08-10


Venice Arts




13445 Beach Ave





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