Young Audiences of Houston is seeking new teaching artists with a background in working with youth, SEL implementation, social work, trauma-informed care or counseling. The emphasis of our SEL-based programs are around expressive arts and healing arts programming to support youth well-being.
For more than 32 years, Young Audiences of Houston has partnered with local children’s hospitals and specialized treatment centers serving children to provide free Young Audiences of Houston programming for young patients undergoing treatment. The goal of Young Audiences of Houston’s Healing Arts programming is to use the tremendous power of the arts to spread joy, give hope, manage pain, support treatment, and leave positive memories for hospitalized children and their caregivers. In addition, as many hospitalized children are required to be out of school for extended periods of time, Young Audiences of Houston programs also serve to enrich children’s social, cultural, and academic education. Young Audiences Healing Arts programs also serve youth experiencing homelessness who are tackling their daily challenges. Last year, Young Audiences of Houston also expanded Healing Arts activities and lessons into our Self Care Lab program at local schools. We seek teaching artists to support in-school and in-facility lessons and activities to improve SEL, self-confidence, and overall well-being for youth. This position is a contract.