Voice Teaching Artists

Darlington Arts Center (DAC) was founded in 1978 on the unique vision of including all four arts disciplines–music, visual arts, dance, and drama– in one space with an emphasis on multi-disciplinary programming. DAC has served the Delaware and Chester counties and Delaware State communities for over 40 years by fostering programs that provide possibilities and opportunities through the exploration of multi-disciplinary arts. DAC is committed to building, preserving and growing with the community we serve and the community of teaching artists. Our mission and core value is providing Every Art for Everyone!

Darlington Arts Center (DAC) seeks skilled artists who have at least one year of teaching experience in Vocal Teaching for private lessons and for group classes at the Center, located at 977 Shavertown Road, Garnet Valley, PA 19060 from March 2024 to August 2024.

Our Academic School Year is from September 2023-June 2024 and our summer program is from June 2024- August 2024.

We are looking to fulfill the position by March 1, 2024, due to awaiting studios for Tuesday and Thursday.

Required Experience:

At least 1 year of teaching experience in private and group instructions

A background in various music genres including by not limited to musical theater, pop, classical, opera, etc.

Experience working with children ages 11-17 and adults at various levels

Must have clearances (PA Child abuse, FBI Fingerprints, and PA Criminal Background), within the last 5 years (2019). Must have completed before employment can start.

Must be able to work on Tuesday and Thursdays from 3pm to 9pm.

Must have reliable transportation to Garnet Valley, PA.

Teaching Artists will:

Provide excellent instruction. Including:

  • Showing integrity in teaching methods and pedagogy
  • Helping parents understand the artistic process as well as the finished work that goes home
  • Inspiring student excitement and commitment to study
  • Treating students and parents with respect and kindness
  • Promote Darlington’s mission and programs to students and parents

Keep an accurate teacher log book, which will serve as an invoice for services

Communicate with the office in a clear, consistent and timely manner. Including:

Promptly notifying the Program Manager of any schedule changes

Responding to phone and email messages within 48 hours

Recommend exceptional students and those in need for scholarships

Distribute communications to families as provided by the administrative office

We evaluate performance using the following metrics:

  • Consistent, Prompt Attendance
  • Student and Parent satisfaction (collected verbally and on bi-annual surveys)
  • Student Retention (across all DAC activities)
  • Student demonstration of improved ability and knowledge (as evidenced in their completed work)
  • Observation (classes may be observed by the Executive Director or her designee)
  • Staff Feedback (regarding regular communication and accurate teacher log)

Compensation

This position is a 1099 contracted employee. Darlington hours of operations are from Monday- Friday 9am to 9pm and Saturdays from 9am to 4pm during the Academic Year. During the summer season our hours are Monday-Wednesday, 9 am to 9pm and Thursday- Friday 9am to 5pm. Viable candidates will set their preferred hours within the above hours of operations. Starting hourly rate is $35.00, however is negotiable based on experience and expertise.

Please apply by sending an email, with the subject heading  “Voice Teaching Artists Position” along with your resume and letter of interest to Assistant Director, Emily Moylan, at engage@darlingtonarts.org.


                                                             Early Childhood Dance Teaching Artists

Darlington Arts Center (DAC) was founded in 1978 on the unique vision of including all four arts disciplines–music, visual arts, dance, and drama– in one space with an emphasis on multi-disciplinary programming. DAC has served the Delaware and Chester counties and Delaware State communities for over 40 years by fostering programs that provide possibilities and opportunities through the exploration of multi-disciplinary arts. DAC is committed to building, preserving and growing with the community we serve and the community of teaching artists. Our mission and core value is providing Every Art for Everyone!
Darlington Arts Center (DAC) seeks skilled artists who have at least one year of teaching experience in Early Childhood Dance for group classes at the Center, located at 977 Shavertown Road, Garnet Valley, PA 19060 from April 2024 to August 2024.
Our Academic School Year is from September 2023-June 2024 and our summer program is from June 2024- August 2024.
We are looking to fulfill the position by March 31, 2024.
Required Experience:
At least 1 year of teaching experience
A background in various dances styles and techniques, including Ballet and Tap
Experience working with children under the age of 3
Must have clearances (PA Child abuse, FBI Fingerprints, and PA Criminal Background), within the last 5 years (2019). Must have completed before employment can start.
Must be able to work on Saturdays
Must have reliable transportation to Garnet Valley, PA.
Teaching Artists will:
Provide excellent instruction. Including:
● Showing integrity in teaching methods and pedagogy
● Helping parents understand the artistic process as well as the finished work that goes home
● Inspiring student excitement and commitment to study
● Treating students and parents with respect and kindness
● Promote Darlington’s mission and programs to students and parents
Keep an accurate teacher log book, which will serve as an invoice for services
Communicate with the office in a clear, consistent and timely manner. Including:
Promptly notifying the Program Manager of any schedule changes
Responding to phone and email messages within 48 hours
Recommend exceptional students and those in need for scholarships
Distribute communications to families as provided by the administrative office
We evaluate performance using the following metrics:
● Consistent, Prompt Attendance
● Student and Parent satisfaction (collected verbally and on bi-annual surveys)
● Student Retention (across all DAC activities)
● Student demonstration of improved ability and knowledge (as evidenced in their completed work)
● Observation (classes may be observed by the Executive Director or her designee)
● Staff Feedback (regarding regular communication and accurate teacher log)
Additional Skills and Experience (Preferred)
Has experience teaching hip hop dance
Has experience teaching teens and adults
Compensation
This position is a 1099 contracted employee. Darlington hours of operations are from Monday- Friday 9am to 9pm and Saturdays from 9am to 4pm during the Academic Year. During the summer season our hours are Monday-Wednesday, 9 am to 9pm and Thursday- Friday 9am to 5pm. Viable candidates will set their preferred hours within the above hours of operations. Starting hourly rate is $35.00, however is negotiable based on experience and expertise.
Please apply by sending an email, with the subject heading “Early Dance Teaching Artists Position” along with your resume and letter of interest to Assistant Director, Emily Moylan, at engage@darlingtonarts.org.


Summer Camp Teaching Artists

Darlington Arts Center (DAC) was founded in 1978 on the unique vision of including all four arts disciplines–music, visual arts, dance, and drama– in one space with an emphasis on multi-disciplinary programming. DAC has served the Delaware and Chester counties and Delaware State communities for over 40 years by fostering programs that provide possibilities and opportunities through the exploration of multi-disciplinary arts. DAC is committed to building, preserving and growing with the community we serve and the community of teaching artists. Our mission and core value is providing Every Art for Everyone!

Darlington Arts Center (DAC) seeks skilled artists who have at least one year of teaching experience in Theater or Dramatic Arts for our summer camp group classes at the Center, located at 977 Shavertown Road, Garnet Valley, PA 19060 from June 2024 to August 2024.

Our Academic School Year is from September 2023-June 2024 and our summer program is from June 2024- August 2024.

We are looking to fulfill the position by May 15, 2024.

Required Experience:

At least 1 year of teaching experience in theater and/or drama for group instructions for children ages 3-17 and/or adults

A background in theater, musical theater, various genres of drama, etc.

Experience working with children and adults with various levels and abilities

Must have clearances (PA Child abuse, FBI Fingerprints, and PA Criminal Background), within the last 5 years (2019). Must have completed before employment can start.

Must be able to work from 9am to 3pm Monday-Friday.

Must have reliable transportation to Garnet Valley, PA.

Teaching Artists will:

Provide excellent instruction. Including:

  • Showing integrity in teaching methods and pedagogy
  • Helping parents understand the artistic process as well as the finished work that goes home
  • Inspiring student excitement and commitment to study
  • Treating students and parents with respect and kindness
  • Promote Darlington’s mission and programs to students and parents

Keep an accurate teacher log book, which will serve as an invoice for services

Communicate with the office in a clear, consistent and timely manner. Including:

Promptly notifying the Program Manager of any schedule changes

Responding to phone and email messages within 48 hours

Distribute communications to families as provided by the administrative office

We evaluate performance using the following metrics:

  • Consistent, Prompt Attendance
  • Student and Parent satisfaction (collected verbally and on bi-annual surveys)
  • Student Retention (across all DAC activities)
  • Student demonstration of improved ability and knowledge (as evidenced in their completed work)
  • Observation (classes may be observed by the Executive Director or her designee)
  • Staff Feedback (regarding regular communication and accurate teacher log)

Compensation

This position is a 1099 contracted employee. Darlington hours of operations are from Monday- Friday 9am to 9pm and Saturdays from 9am to 4pm during the Academic Year. During the summer season our hours are Monday-Wednesday, 9 am to 9pm and Thursday- Friday 9am to 5pm. We are looking for candidates to teach in our summer camp program, which is organized by weekly themes. The hours would be 9am to 3pm, Monday-Friday. Teaching Artists is paid for each hour of teaching. The Hourly rate is $31.25

Please apply by sending an email, with the subject heading  “Summer Drama Teaching Artist’s Position” along with your resume and letter of interest to Assistant Director, Emily Moylan, at engage@darlingtonarts.org.


Guitar Teaching Artists

Darlington Arts Center (DAC) was founded in 1978 on the unique vision of including all four arts disciplines–music, visual arts, dance, and drama– in one space with an emphasis on multi-disciplinary programming. DAC has served the Delaware and Chester counties and Delaware State communities for over 40 years by fostering programs that provide possibilities and opportunities through the exploration of multi-disciplinary arts. DAC is committed to building, preserving and growing with the community we serve and the community of teaching artists. Our mission and core value is providing Every Art for Everyone!

DAC is seeking skilled artists who have at least one year of teaching experience in Guitar, for private instruction and group classes at the Center located at 977 Shavertown Road, Garnet Valley, PA 19060 from September 2023 to August 2024. 

Our Academic School Year is from September 2023-June 2024  and our summer program is from June 2024- August 2024.

Teaching Artists will:

  • Provide excellent instruction. Including: 
    • Showing integrity in teaching methods and pedagogy
    • Helping parents understand the artistic process as well as the finished work that goes home
    • Inspiring student excitement and commitment to study
    • Treating students and parents with respect and kindness
  • Promote Darlington’s mission and programs to students and parents
  • Keep an accurate teacher log book, which will serve as an invoice for services
  • Communicate with the office in a clear, consistent and timely manner. Including: 
    • Promptly notifying the Program Manager of any schedule changes
    • Responding to phone and email messages within 48 hours
  • Recommend exceptional students and those in need for scholarships
  • Submit PA child abuse clearance, criminal records check and FBI clearance (must be within 5 years of 12/31/2023)
  • Distribute communications to families as provided by the administrative office

 

We evaluate performance using the following metrics:  

  • Consistent, Prompt Attendance
  • Student and Parent satisfaction (collected verbally and through bi-annual surveys)
  • Student Retention (across all DAC activities)
  • Student demonstration of improved ability and knowledge (as evidenced in their completed work)
  • Observation (classes may be observed by the Executive Director or her designee)
  • Staff Feedback (regarding regular communication and accurate teacher log)

Additional Skills and Experience (Preferred)

  • Suzuki Certified
  • Has 1-2 years of teaching experience of ages 4-6
  • Has or interested in teaching group classes for all ages that span various genres 
  • Has experience in teaching jazz and/or contemporary musical style
  • Has experience or interest in teaching music technology or modern techniques as it relates to guitar

Compensation

This position is a 1099 contracted employee. Darlington hours of operations are from 9am-9pm Monday-Friday and 9am-4pm Saturday during the Academic Year and 9am-9pm Monday-Wednesday and 9am-5pm Thursday-Friday during the summer season. Viable candidates will set their preferred hours within the above hours of operations. Starting hourly rate is $35.00, however is negotiable based on experience and expertise.   

By the way, if you don’t check off every box in the requirements listed above? Please apply anyway! 

  • Studies have shown that marginalized communities - such as women, LGBTQ+ and people of color - are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. 
  • DAC is dedicated to building an inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible workplace that fosters a sense of belonging – so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to still consider submitting an application.  You may be just the right candidate for this role or another one of our openings!

Please apply by sending an email, with the subject heading “Guitar Teaching Artists Position”  along with your resume and cover letter to Emily Moylan, Assistant Director at engage@darlingtonarts.org.

 


Piano Teaching Artists

Darlington Arts Center (DAC) was founded in 1978 on the unique vision of including all four arts disciplines–music, visual arts, dance, and drama– in one space with an emphasis on multi-disciplinary programming. DAC has served the Delaware and Chester counties and Delaware State communities for over 40 years by fostering programs that provide possibilities and opportunities through the exploration of multi-disciplinary arts. DAC is committed to building, preserving and growing with the community we serve and the community of teaching artists. Our mission and core value is providing Every Art for Everyone!

DAC seeks skilled artists who have at least one year of teaching experience in Piano, for private instruction and group classes at the Center located at 977 Shavertown Road, Garnet Valley, PA 19060 from September 2023 to August 2024.

Our academic school year is from September 2023-June 2024  and our summer program is from June 2024- August 2024. 

Teaching Artists will:

  • Provide excellent instruction. Including: 
    • Showing integrity in teaching methods and pedagogy
    • Helping parents understand the artistic process as well as the finished work that goes home
    • Inspiring student excitement and commitment to study
    • Treating students and parents with respect and kindness
  • Promote Darlington’s mission and programs to students and parents
  • Keep an accurate teacher log book, which will serve as an invoice for services
  • Communicate with the office in a clear, consistent and timely manner.  Including: 
    • Promptly notifying the Program Manager of any schedule changes
    • Responding to phone and email messages within 48 hours
  • Recommend exceptional students and those in need for scholarships
  • Submit PA child abuse clearance, criminal records check and FBI clearance (must be within 5 years of 12/31/2023)
  • Distribute communications to families as provided by the administrative office

 

We evaluate performance using the following metrics:  

  • Consistent, Prompt Attendance
  • Student and Parent satisfaction (collected verbally and on bi-annual surveys)
  • Student Retention (across all DAC activities)
  • Student demonstration of improved ability and knowledge (as evidenced in their completed work)
  • Observation (classes may be observed by the Executive Director or her designee)
  • Staff Feedback (regarding regular communication and accurate teacher log)

Additional Skills and Experience (Preferred)

  • Suzuki Certified
  • Has 1-2 years of teaching experience of ages 4-6
  • Has experience or interested in teaching group classes for all ages that span various genres 
  • Has experience in teaching jazz and/or contemporary musical style
  • Has experience or interest in teaching music technology or modern techniques as it relates to piano

Compensation

This position is a 1099 contracted employee. Darlington hours of operations are from 9am-9pm Monday-Friday and 9am-4pm on Saturday during the Academic Year and 9am-9pm Monday-Wednesday and 9am-5pm Thursday-Friday during the summer season. Viable candidates will set their preferred hours within the above hours of operations. Starting hourly rate is $35.00, however is negotiable based on experience and expertise.   

By the way, if you don’t check off every box in the requirements listed above? Please apply anyway! 

  • Studies have shown that marginalized communities - such as women, LGBTQ+ and people of color - are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. 
  • DAC is dedicated to building an inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible workplace that fosters a sense of belonging – so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to still consider submitting an application.  You may be just the right candidate for this role or another one of our openings!

Please apply by sending an email, with the subject heading “Piano Teaching Artists Position” along with  your resume and cover letter to Emily Moylan, Assistant Director at engage@darlingtonarts.org

 


Strings Specialist/Teaching Artist

Darlington Arts Center (DAC) was founded in 1978 on the unique vision of including all four arts disciplines–music, visual arts, dance, and drama– in one space with an emphasis on multi-disciplinary programming. DAC has served the Delaware and Chester counties and Delaware State communities for over 40 years by fostering programs that provide possibilities and opportunities through the exploration of multi-disciplinary arts. DAC is committed to building, preserving and growing with the community we serve and the community of teaching artists. Our mission and core value is providing Every Art for Everyone! 

Darlington Arts Center (DAC) seeks skilled artists who have at least one year of teaching experience in multiple string instruments (violin, viola, cello, bass, etc.) for private instruction and group classes at the Center located at 977 Shavertown Road, Garnet Valley, PA 19060 from September 2023 to August 2024. 

Our academic school year is from September 2023-June 2024  and our summer program is from June 2024- August 2024.

Teaching Artists will:

  • Provide excellent instruction. Including: 
    • Showing integrity in teaching methods and pedagogy
    • Helping parents understand the artistic process as well as the finished work that goes home
    • Inspiring student excitement and commitment to study
    • Treating students and parents with respect and kindness
  • Promote Darlington’s mission and programs to students and parents
  • Keep an accurate teacher log book, which will serve as an invoice for services
  • Communicate with the office in a clear, consistent and timely manner.  Including: 
    • Promptly notifying the Program Manager of any schedule changes
    • Responding to phone and email messages within 48 hours
  • Recommend exceptional students and those in need for scholarships
  • Submit PA child abuse clearance, criminal records check and FBI clearance (must be within 5 years of 12/31/2023)
  • Distribute communications to families as provided by the administrative office

 

We evaluate performance using the following metrics:  

  • Consistent, Prompt Attendance
  • Student and Parent satisfaction (collected verbally and on bi-annual surveys)
  • Student Retention (across all DAC activities)
  • Student demonstration of improved ability and knowledge (as evidenced in their completed work)
  • Observation (classes may be observed by the Executive Director or her designee)
  • Staff Feedback (regarding regular communication and accurate teacher log)

Additional Skills and Experience (Preferred)

  • Suzuki Certified
  • Has 1-2 years of teaching experience of ages 4-6
  • Has or interested in teaching group classes for all ages that span various genres 
  • Has experience in teaching jazz and/or contemporary musical style
  • Has experience or interest in teaching music technology or modern techniques as it relates to strings

 

Compensation

This position is a 1099 contracted employee. Darlington hours of operations are from 9am-9pm Monday-Friday and 9am-4pm Saturday during the Academic Year and 9am-9pm Monday-Wednesday and 9am-5pm Thursday-Friday during the summer season. Viable candidates will set their preferred hours within the above hours of operations. Starting hourly rate is $35.00, however is negotiable based on experience and expertise.   

 

By the way, if you don’t check off every box in the requirements listed above? Please apply anyway! 

  • Studies have shown that marginalized communities - such as women, LGBTQ+ and people of color - are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. 
  • DAC is dedicated to building an inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible workplace that fosters a sense of belonging – so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to still consider submitting an application.  You may be just the right candidate for this role or another one of our openings!

Please apply by sending an email, with the subject heading “Strings Teaching Artists Position” along with  your resume and cover letter to Emily Moylan, Assistant Director at engage@darlingtonarts.org


Hip Hop Teaching Artist

Darlington Arts Center (DAC) was founded in 1978 on the unique vision of including all four arts disciplines–music, visual arts, dance, and drama– in one space with an emphasis on multi-disciplinary programming. DAC has served the Delaware and Chester counties and Delaware State communities for over 40 years by fostering programs that provide possibilities and opportunities through the exploration of multi-disciplinary arts. DAC is committed to building, preserving and growing with the community we serve and the community of teaching artists. Our mission and core value is providing Every Art for Everyone! Darlington Arts Center (DAC) seeks skilled artists who have at least one year of teaching experience in Hip Hop Dance for private instruction and group classes at the Center, located at 977 Shavertown Road, Garnet Valley, PA 19060 from September 2023 to August 2024.  

Our Academic School Year is from September 2023-June 2024  and our summer program is from June 2024- August 2024.

Teaching Artists will:

  • Provide excellent instruction. Including: 
    • Showing integrity in teaching methods and pedagogy
    • Helping parents understand the artistic process as well as the finished work that goes home
    • Inspiring student excitement and commitment to study
    • Treating students and parents with respect and kindness
  • Promote Darlington’s mission and programs to students and parents
  • Keep an accurate teacher log book, which will serve as an invoice for services
  • Communicate with the office in a clear, consistent and timely manner.  Including: 
    • Promptly notifying the Program Manager of any schedule changes
    • Responding to phone and email messages within 48 hours
  • Recommend exceptional students and those in need for scholarships
  • Submit PA child abuse clearance, criminal records check and FBI clearance (must be within 5 years of 12/31/2023)
  • Distribute communications to families as provided by the administrative office

 

We evaluate performance using the following metrics:  

  • Consistent, Prompt Attendance
  • Student and Parent satisfaction (collected verbally and on bi-annual surveys)
  • Student Retention (across all DAC activities)
  • Student demonstration of improved ability and knowledge (as evidenced in their completed work)
  • Observation (classes may be observed by the Executive Director or her designee)
  • Staff Feedback (regarding regular communication and accurate teacher log)

Additional Skills and Experience (Preferred)

  • Has experience or interest in teaching dance aerobics classes
  • Has a certificate in teaching Yoga

 

Compensation

This position is a 1099 contracted employee. Darlington hours of operations are from 9am-9pm Monday-Friday and 9am-4pm on Saturday during the Academic Year and 9am-9pm Monday-Wednesday and 9am-5pm Thursday-Friday during the summer season. Viable candidates will set their preferred hours within the above hours of operations. Starting hourly rate is $35.00, however is negotiable based on experience and expertise.   

Please apply by sending an email, with the subject heading “Hip-Hop Dance Teaching Artists Position” along with  your resume and letter of interest to Assistant Director, Emily Moylan, at engage@darlingtonarts.org.  


Music, Art, Dance and Drama Teaching Positions:

Darlington Arts Center accepts resumes from potential teaching artists and keeps them on file for future openings. As an independent contractor, the teacher would conduct all private lessons, classes and workshops on site at the Darlington Arts Center. Teaching hours are typically after-school, evening &/or Saturdays, but could be daytime as well. Instructors at Darlington are required to have appropriate clearances in line with child protection legislation.
To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter by email to Roberta Johnson, Executive Director at roberta@darlingtonarts.org.