CAP offers a variety of paid opportunities for both current CalArts students and recent graduates who are interested in gaining experience in arts education and community engagement.

School-Based Programs

CAP offers a variety of in-school arts programming at public schools across LA County.

CAP Elementary Programs
CAP partners with Saugus Union School District elementary schools West Creek Academy, Rosedell Elementary School, and Bridgeport Elementary School to provide six to eight weeks of in-school Visual, Digital, and Performing Arts classes for the 2019-2020 academic year. Classes will be led by one alumni Lead instructor, and selected classes will be assisted by a CalArts student instructor. 

Applications for lead instructors for our CAP Elementary Programs are now open. Apply here.

Applications for CalArts student instructors for our CAP Elementary Programs are also open. Apply here.

For more information about teaching with CAP in schools during the 2019-2020 school year please email Program Manager James Waterman at

Photography Lab Program 

Position: Assistant Instructor  Apply by January 20th, 2023 

Current CalArts students are invited to apply to assist in teaching traditional and digital photography techniques to high school students. The class meets on Saturday from 1pm - 5PM in the spring semester at the Photo Lab at CalArts, making use of professional-grade equipment and facilities. Assistant instructors assist the Lead Instructors, Photo Faculty Alejandro Sanchez & Evelyn Yin.  

Assistant instructors are scheduled to work 6 hours per week. This includes 4 classroom hours as well as 2 hours of prep time. Classes begin on February 18th and end on May 20th, with a culmination event on May 27th on campus. Classes do not meet on Holidays or over Spring Break.

More Details & Application Link Here 

For questions, please contact Program Manager Alma Catalán at

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Sony Pictures Media Arts Program 2022 - 2023

No open positions at this time

An Assistant Instructor for CAP SPMAP (CalArts Community Arts Partnership Sony Pictures Media Arts Program) assists in providing free animation instruction to young people, ages 11-17, in Los Angeles County. Assistant Instructors are assigned to a specific SPMAP classroom, partnered with one of CAP’s partner sites—either a library or community center in Los Angeles. Assistant Instructors report directly to the Co-Lead Instructors assigned to their site, and to the CAP SPMAP Program Manager. Assistant Instructors serve as positive role models for participants in CAP programs by supporting CAP participants’ artistic development, encouraging participants’ experimentation and risk-taking in their art form, demonstrating engagement with lessons, honoring diversity, and being open to a variety of viewpoints. 

This program is broken into 6 locations. Assistant Instructors work at one site. The six CAP SPMAP classes are:

  • Watts Towers Art Center Campus: Wednesdays 4-7PM and Saturdays 11AM-2PM. (In person)
  • Wilmington Public Library: Saturdays 10AM-3PM. (In person)
  • William Reagh Photography Center at Teatro Frida Kahlo: Thursdays 4-7PM and Saturdays 11AM-2PM. (In person)
  • Pacoima Public Library: Mondays and Wednesdays, 4-7PM. (In person)
  • Center for the Arts Eagle Rock: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4-7PM. (Online via Zoom in the Fall semester through Dec., in person in the Spring semester starting in Jan.)
  • SPMAP Online: Mondays and Thursdays, 4-7PM. (Online via Zoom.)