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Call for Arts-in-Corrections Teaching Artists

For Northern California’s Central Valley artists
Deadline: Monday, March 18, 2019

Do you have what it takes to teach a specific art form to adults in California State Prisons in California’s San Joaquin County?

We currently have several NEW openings for driven individuals to provide art workshops in drawing, painting, music, singing, and dancing who wish to use arts and culture to better their community.  Come work with our outreach program to use your talents and gifts! The candidate’s primary responsibility would be in preparing college-level syllabi, teaching stimulating arts classes, and enriching the lives of your students.  The objective is to encourage, instruct, and mentor prison art students in developing skills and concepts in the arts and culture.

Create your workshop to fit your preferences, schedule structure and art form. You help determine how long your course will run, how many classes in your workshop, how long each workshop will be and the number of classes per week. Additionally, you will be paid for required training, for your travel to and from the facility and class preparation. Lastly, we will pay for the supplies needed for your workshop.


Hourly teaching rate for this contract is $70/hr.
Travel, prep, and training rate is $35/hr.
Mileage is reimbursed at $.58/mile. 

Below is the institution, and the art forms requested by priority. We are looking for Teaching Artists who are available and have expertise in one or more of the art forms listed.


7707 Austin Road, Stockton, CA 95215

Workshops can be taught weekday and weekend evenings (6:15 pm – 8 pm) and weekends (9 am – 4 pm). Class size: 12 students maximum

Priority Order:

  1. Drawing
  2. Singing
  3. Dancing
  4. Painting
  5. Sculpting
  6. Music

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Prepare and teach lessons in a specific medium for inmate students in correctional facilities.
  • Discuss and demonstrate various artistic techniques in a specified medium.
  • Begin as early as July 2019 and run through June 2020, possibly until 2022 contingent on funding.


  • Evidence that you have actively participated in your art form for at least three years
  • Evidence that you have provided arts services in correctional settings or comparable settings for at least one year (re: juvenile hall, high school, adult classes, higher education…)
  • Work well with public and staff – have a commitment to diversity and proven ability to work effectively with persons of diverse backgrounds
  • Be able to work a flexible schedule including evenings and/or weekends
  • Have a current California Driver’s license and valid auto insurance
  • Be able to effectively manage multiple complex functions and achieve goals and objectives
  • Be able to work independently, under pressure and handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Have strong verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to work independently and complete assigned tasks within identified timeframes
  • Positive attitude, flexibility and problem solving mentality
  • Must have the ability to recruit and retain students in your program
  • Participate in mandated facility and position training
  • Bilingual Korean or Spanish a plus
  • Job Offer is contingent on passing a background check, obtaining gate clearance at the prison, passing a TB Test

Please email the following items to

  1. Open and fill out the Artist Application form found at our website.
  2. Email artist samples of your work to Label images with your name, title, medium, dimensions and date. Minimum: 3 images/videos. Name your files CHCF_first name and first initial of the last name, number file, and file type. (Example: CHCF_Drawing_AhmedM_001.jpg)

Nanette Hunter, Program Director
We HEART Academy

This list of job elements, responsibilities, duties, requirements, or conditions is not exhaustive, but is merely the most accurate list of the current job; and management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example, emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, or technical development).
Deadline: Monday, March 18, 2019
Contact: Nanette Hunter
Phone: 209-601-6271

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West Point Talent Show
Saturday April 6th, 630pm
West Point Community Hall
The Blue Mountain Players have hosted the West Point Talent show for longer than anyone can remember- let’s say at least 20 years. This year the West Point Talent Show will be held on Saturday April 6th, 2019 at the Community Hall.  Doors open at 6:30pm, and the show begins at 7. The show is sure to provide you with a taste of some real talent- featuring a classical guitarist and piano by Ron Brickman- and some real laughs – with skits by local celebrities, business owners and community groups. The evening will also include a Dessert Auction, hosted by Mark Fischer, and ice cream sundaes.
Your $15 donation ( $7 for children 16 and under) will buy your admission to the show, and a ticket to the ice cream sundae bar.  And, best of all, your donation will help the Blue Mountain Players keep our local playhouse open. For many years Vicki Snead and Danielle Bianchi have been the tireless patrons, producers, leaders, and guardians of the Blue Mountain Playhouse.  This year, with the help of some long-time and some new volunteers, the Blue Mountain Players are hoping to offer a variety of shows at the theater, including: live music, one acts, staged readings, murder mystery dinners and maybe even a Halloween Open House.  Please find the Blue Mountain Players on Facebook to keep up with the latest.

You never know who will show up at the West Point Talent Show! Like these Boomin’ Grannies- Kathryn Varni and Terra Forgette.

FREE. Pine Grove Pizza. 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. 5pm-8pm. All ages. Bring your own supplies.
Contact: Anne Watts, Owner


Moke Hill’s Summer Art Camp TEACHERS NEEDED.

Specifically someone to be the lead instructor for our younger set of children, ages 4 -7. 

Last year each morning was comprised as follows:
9am – 9:15 Stretch and movement
9:15- 9:45 Craft Project
9:45 – 10:00 Snack Time
10:00 – 10:20 Reading Circle
10:20 – 10:50  Craft Project
10:50 – 11:00am Clean Up

Historically we have had approximately 25 attendees each day.

The dates of camp are:
June 11, 12, 13
June 18, 19, 20
June 25, 26, 27

9:00 – 11:00am each day.

The pay is $25.00 per hour plus $50.00 each week for prep and clean up. We will reimburse for approved supplies.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to work well with our target age group and have knowledge of a variety of craft projects.

We will have volunteer helpers and parents to help with each morning of camp.
If you know of any potential instructor(s), please have them contact me directly

Anne Cook & Will Mosgrove
ACME ART – Moke Hill
a creative playground



“Call for design and development of Plymouth Veterans Park Memorial
The District 5 Veterans Park Memorial Committee is seeking an artist to team with our committee in the design and development of the District 5 Veterans Park Memorial. 
We want the artist to help us capture the appreciation we have for all the men and women who gave their youth, their hopes and dreams, and in many cases, their lives in the name of freedom… and those who will. A place, within a larger park, that will allow us to honor their memory and take a moment to think about the cost of freedom and war. 
It will be a long the gateway to the City of Plymouth so it will need to be seen and appreciated night an day along Highway 16.  
Timeline: Design completed by July, 2019. Development and construction competed by Dec. 2020.
Budget: We would like to see what the potential cost would be before committing to final budget but this is a paid project.  There may also an opportunity to get Federal, State of Local funding for this project. 
Location: Plymouth Veterans Park (around the flag pole and adjacent areas)
Contact: David at


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