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Teaching Artists (posted April 18, 2022)

The Rural Arts Collaborative, River Arts, and Catamount Arts seek teachers in year-round creative enrichment programs. This is an excellent opportunity to earn a living inspiring others through the arts in Northeastern Vermont. Through this collaborative interview process, artist applicants share their skills and abilities with creative program directors from three organizations at once. Our aim is to identify and hire reliable, interested, and committed artists to advance our common goal of delivering high quality creative experiences to youth and adults in Northeastern Vermont. We will consider applicants who are interested in private contracting and/or hired staff positions.

Teaching positions include the following:

  1. Afterschool program leaders
  2. Vacation camp and summer camp instructors
  3. In-school artists-in-residence (school age and preschool)
  4. Instructors of programs for adults and adults with disabilities 
  5. Instructors of interdisciplinary arts and media/technology curriculum integration
  6. Teaching assistants

You may apply to work for one, two, or all three organizations through one application process. For more information on the coordinated application process, please visit

Open Stage Program Assistant (posted April 18, 2022)

Formerly Open Mic St. Jay, Catamount Arts’ Open Stage has been providing a weekly, substance-free venue for creative expression, organized and run by middle school and high school students with adult supervision for more than 12 years. It takes place on Friday evenings from 6:30-9:30pm at The Cavern at 49 Perkins Street in St. Johnsbury, next to RecFit. All ages are welcome to perform. Professional performers and workshop leaders are invited regularly to perform and/or lead activities that appeal to students. Open Stage offers opportunities for students to have hands-on, real world experience in events and venue management, sound engineering, art show curation and more.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Reports to Open Stage Program Coordinator 

Friday nights, 6-10pm and occasional meetings during the week (additional hours in other areas of Catamount Arts are possible)

  • Assist Program Coordinator and student team members in all aspects of planning and implementing weekly activities, including activity brainstorming, reaching out to potential artists, setting up and cleaning up, promoting events, etc.
  • Provide coverage for Program Coordinator, substituting as lead supervisor on occasion
  • Build and nurture relationships with local students, school administrators, artists

Skills and Experience Preferred         

  • Over 18 years old required; bachelor’s degree in process or completed
  • Experience working with the public and with students aged 12-18
  • Experience creating and sharing social media posts
  • Performing experience a plus; stage production experience a plus

Pay range: $12.55-14.00 per hour. Interested applicants must submit a resume and cover letter no later than May 6, 2022. To learn more, please contact Anne Campbell at or 802-748-2600 ext. 109.