Teaching Artists

Are you an artist? Are you a teacher? Do you enjoy teaching young minds about art? Not sure if this is a remote position.

Teaching Artist

We’re hiring for the 2018-19 school year!

Engaging, resilient, flexible, proactive—these are just a few of the characteristics you should possess as a Teaching Artist which we call a Leadership Trainer. In this role, you will be responsible for bringing mentoring and facilitation through our unique student-centered approach into multiple NYC schools.

Think you’re an ideal candidate? Well then, you’re a resourceful and tenacious motivator. You are comfortable working in many different settings. You’re a self-starter, and you’re highly motivated, with the willingness and ability to work well both in a team and with a great degree of autonomy. You come from a strongly resourceful orientation, and your dedication to learn and grow is unmatched. We are hiring for multiple positions.


  • Work independently in some of the most challenging NYC public schools
  • Learn and facilitate our curricula
  • Serve as a mentor and positive role model
  • Recruit and retain students as needed
  • Utilize your background to work on special projects and activities with students and community members
  • Attend monthly staff meetings and trainings in our offices
  • Be prepared to work in any of our school communities
  • Be physically prepared to meet the demands of setting up your physical spaces at school sites, pick-up and drop-off supplies, and faciliate the activities of your assigned placements
  • Submit appropriate paperwork and enter activity logs, attendance, and other data into our on-line database bi-weekly


  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher
  • A minimum of two years experience working in city public schools or equivalent
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work well and collaborate with team members
  • Are already, or ready to be, fingerprinted through the State Department of Education
  • We are in need of candidates with backgrounds in martial arts, athletics, multimedia, chess, and dance, so these skillsets are a major plus, be sure to highlight them. We are also in need of Spanish speakers for a gifted and talented program.
  • Experience in Restorative Justice a major plus


  • After school rates start at $115 for 3-hour placements/residencies.

Don’t check all our boxes but still think you’d be a perfect fit for the position? Send us a submission and argue your case. Not ready for work until the new school year? Send us what you’ve got. We’d love to give you a shot.


Okay teachers, this one is for you!

Curriculum Writer

The Leadership Program (TLP) is seeking remote curriculum writing consultants to join our curriculum team on a per-project basis.

We are in particular need of experienced curriculum writers for upcoming Social Emotional Learning curriculum projects. In this role, you will be responsible for creating SEL lesson drafts that meet designated objectives based on a specific curriculum theme, and for revising drafts as required within the given time frame.

TLP curricula are filled with dynamic, interactive, innovative lessons that develop participants’ leadership qualities and guide them to learning points through fun and engaging activities. Examples of TLP curricula include non-violent conflict management, bullying prevention, young women’s and young men’s leadership programs, study and organizational skills, and others.

Qualification Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in K-12 education
  • Excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work well and collaborate with team members
  • Reliability in meeting deadlines
  • Experience with diversity and culturally responsive pedagogy
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word
  • Video conferencing capability
  • Lesson writing sample


Rate = $20 per hour

(As far as I can tell, it looks like it is a remote job. Click on the link above to see the job.)

Pop/Country Music Biography Books

If country music is your thing, then you need to contact mluke by email ASAP. Here is their post:

“Our budget for each book is between $500 – 600. We need authors who can write an engaging and interesting book for the middle/HS reader on one of today’s top Pop Music Stars or Country Music Stars. Each book will be 10,000 to 11,000 words and will consist of 5 chapters, focused on their rise to the top, successes and setbacks, backgrounds and families, their brands/social media presence/charitable work, greatest moments on stage, etc. A TOC will be provided along with author instructions. Authors will be asked to submit a sample chapter before being assigned the full book. Deadline for a full manuscript will be 14 days.”

Why 5Artz?

Welcome to 5Artz

Welcome to 5Artz, a concept in bringing creative artists and the arts together.

Very few of us have the ability (or willingness to take on multiple creative projects at one time.

Working with Creative Projects

Take the musician, for example. Many musicians prefer only to play an instrument, such as a guitar, piano, violin, etc. They prefer to focus solely on creating music, rather than songwriting. Words can add emphasis to a musical piece.

Enter a songwriter or poet to bring the emphasis of the music to light.

5Artz could be the place where the musician meets the songwriter.

Anyone Who Creates by Using the Written Word

Another example could be an author or writer.

Writers enjoy painting with words. There are few writers who also enjoy drawing or painting, choosing to focus all their talent on becoming a wordsmith. When a story or book is released for sale however, 85 percent of the book’s sales will depend on the attractiveness of the cover and how well the artwork describes the story. The artist, photographer or graphic artist is an essential component in determining how well the book will sell.

5Artz could be that place where the author meets the artist.

We have come to a point in time, where anyone can design their own website. But, how many people really know how to design a web page or a website that attracts customers?

It takes a special talent and artistic eye to design a website. It takes a person with marketing savvy and a promotional flair to add just enough enticement to a site to coax a future customer into the site.

5Artz could be that place where the artist finds the web designer to help them create their ultimate site for a reasonable price.

Our Goals and Dreams

So, what is 5Artz? It is not really a one-stop shop. That is not how we would describe ourselves. 5Artz is a blend of people in the business of writing, music, art, photography and performing arts who struggle just as much as the next person.

We are the people who work with you to get that leg up on your creative career path. We make no promises, we make no guarantees. That is up to you and your determination. But maybe, just maybe we can provide enough for you to build your portfolio. Perhaps we can help you refine what you already have into something more…something that stands out enough for you to be noticed, so rather than become stagnant, you can keep moving forward with your endeavors.