Teaching Artist Policy and Procedures

Teaching Artist Policy and Procedures

Thank you for your interest in teaching at the NOTO Arts Center.  

The Arts Center is managed by a group of hard working volunteers who are dedicated to providing a space for students to learn about the arts and regional teaching artists to work in their field.

We are now building a roster of teaching artists to help us guide and shape a strong NOTO Arts Center education program.

We are looking for teaching artists:

  • in performing and visual arts.
  • in all genres and in all media.
  • to teach all ages.
  • to teach students with different levels of artistic skill and background.
  • who reflect our diverse community.
  • who are patient and excited to be part of the NOTO Arts Center future.

In keeping with our mission, we want to keep our class fees low, however, we are not asking our teaching artists to volunteer. We are looking to partner with our core teachers in developing a range of classes and arts experiences that cover material costs and instructor time.  Be creative and outline in your applications the student experience and your fee range. 


  • Deadline for Spring 2018 teaching artist positions is Wednesday, December 6.
  • Teaching artists will be selected by the NAC education committee and notification of acceptance and possible dates will be sent by December 13.
  • Positions are part-time, contract and open to all teaching artists, however, preference will be given to teaching artists residing in Shawnee County.
  • Your resume must contain the names and contact information for three references.
  • Teaching artists are expected to fully participate in marketing their classes by working with the NAC education community to provide contact lists and images of finished class project for marketing purposes.  Publicity will be sent out electronically by the arts center.
  • For questions please email  935ksnoto@gmail.com. 


  • The planned class curriculum and any later changes need to be approved by NAC education chair before the start of class. 
  • Teaching artists are responsible for providing class project materials, set up and clean up of the classroom and maintaining the NAC space and classroom in good order.
  • All student projects must be removed and collected at the end of each class or special arrangements made in advance. 
  • The NAC will make every effort to provide a volunteer to help with collection of class fees, student name tags and assist during class. 
  • In the case of inclement weather, classes held between 9:00am - 5:00pm are automatically cancelled when Topeka 501 schools are closed. The cancellation for evening classes will be made by 2:00pm. Teaching artists will be required to offer a make up class when possible or refund fees.

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