SFArtsED’s Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program seeks to place professional dance artists in residencies throughout San Francisco’s public schools. Residencies range from one day a week to multiple days and/or multiple school sites, as well a variety of grade levels. Schedules vary depending on services contracted by individual school sites and instructional times (between 8am-4pm).
Artists hired for an AIR position should have:
Experience working with children ages 5-14, or any subset thereof
Familiarity with the California State Visual & Performing Arts Standards
Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills to support interaction with students, school staff and SFArtsED administrators
Strong classroom management skills and strategies
Ability to create cumulative arts experiences that are developmentally and culturally appropriate across multiple grade levels
Ability to work towards a performance or showcase if expected by the school site