CLARA is a small nonprofit with big dreams about how we support creativity in Sacramento. When we have open opportunities, we post them here, with announcements shared via social medial and our newsletter. We also post open jobs with Impact Foundry, the Office of Arts and Culture for the City of Sacramento, and the California Arts Council.


Members of CLARA’s Teaching Artist Company bring high-quality, standards-aligned CLARA Curriculum to TK-6 public school classrooms in and around Sacramento through CLARA’s Artist Residency Program. 

Teaching Artist Company members will be trained through CLARA’s professional development courses and will specialize in teaching one or more performing arts disciplines (Dance, Music, or Theatre).

Artist Residencies are contracted for ten weeks in one or more schools in the Sacramento area both in the fall (September – December) and spring (January – May) terms. Each teaching artist will be assigned 7-12 teaching hours weekly during a residency, in addition to paid time to attend training sessions. Artists may choose their teaching days and request release time during their residency for professional activities. 


  • are self-motivated, lifelong learners, excited to bring the arts to public school students
  • seek professional development to grow their teaching skills
  • have experience teaching dance, music or theater in a classroom setting or studio
  • are willing to incorporate CLARA-designed curriculum into their teaching
  • are ready to commit 2-3 days weekly to a 10-week teaching residency

COMPENSATION: $75/hr teaching time, $35/hr training and weekly class preparation. Paid sick leave is included. 

TO APPLY: Send your CV that lists at least two references and a brief statement about your interest in teaching in the public schools to Education Program Manager, Robin Fisher, [email protected].

About CLARA: CLARA provides education and resources to unleash the creative potential of local arts and culture in Sacramento. We manage the former Fremont School in Midtown, which Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) donated to the community as a home for diverse arts organizations at below-market rates, in exchange for arts education donated back to Title I schools in the District. CLARA works with our cultural tenants to design creative, inspirational, and impactful arts programming that serves as their in-kind “rent” back to SCUSD; we independently create our own arts education programs as well; and create a space for community gathering through the activation of our historic home.

ABOUT OUR TEAM: CLARA is an equal opportunity employer; we seek to create an inclusive and welcoming environment that empowers good people to do great work. We believe that learning is a lifelong journey, and we value a workplace that prioritizes collaboration, creative thinking, and mutual respect. The arts are richer, fuller, and stronger when they incorporate diverse lived experiences, cultural perspectives, and points of view; we believe the same holds true for the work we do to advance the health of the arts in Sacramento. Therefore, we encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

Position is open until filled.