Teaching Assistant Program

Teaching Assistant (TA) positions are for 15 – 18-year-olds interested in art and/or working with children. The positions are on a volunteer basis and count toward required community service hours.

The TAs are responsible for assisting the Teaching Artist in the classroom, preparing materials, and helping children with hands-on art-making. They provide a vital element of SBMA programming, including being role models for students and campers, as well as an added source of fun and enthusiasm. Teaching Artists rely heavily on the TAs to ensure that their classrooms run smoothly.

Becoming a TA provides young artists with professional skills in art-making and art education. This competitive program includes an orientation and mentoring by a Teaching Artist. Teaching Assistants will walk away with a solid relationship with the Museum, teaching skills, new art techniques, and more.

Our upcoming opportunities include:

2023 – 2024

Winter After-School Class


Tuesdays | January 9 – February 13th | 3:30 – 5:30pm

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Application Deadline: December 19, 2023

Confirmations Sent: December 26, 2023

Summer Camp 2024

Monday – Friday | 9 am – 3 pm

Mid-June – Early August, 2024

Program Timeline

Application Goes Live: March 1, 2024

Application Deadline: May 1, 2024

Confirmations Sent: May 13 – 14, 2024

Email communityprograms@sbma.net or call 805.884.6457 for more information.

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