Kite’s Nest is seeking Public Art Teaching Artists to design and implement a week-long mural project for kids (ages 8 - 14) during our spring break camp in Hudson, NY, from April 17 - April 21. Apply now!

Kite’s Nest is a center for liberatory education in Hudson, NY. We create safe and supportive learning environments that nurture the confidence, skills, joy, and collective leadership of young people while building justice and equity in our communities.

Our upcoming spring break camp, called Paint the City: Making Art for the People, will bring together 20 kids for a week of collaborative painting and public arts. We are looking for an experienced teaching artist who can lead this group through the process of designing and painting a public mural project. Our guest teaching artist(s) will work with Kite’s Nest staff to design and implement the project, with additional support throughout the week from local artists and volunteers.

Paint the City will take place during Spring Break from Monday, April 17 - Friday, April 21, 9:30am - 3:00pm, with a community celebration and party on Friday afternoon. We are located in Hudson, NY, two hours north of New York City, and a half hour south of Albany. Up to 2 guest teaching artist(s) will be paid $1,000 each for all 5 days of the program including planning time and travel costs, and will be set up with local lodging if needed; there is a separate budget for materials. We are seeking someone who has experience designing and implementing similar public mural projects with youth, and who has a particular focus on social justice in their art-making.

Applications are due by email Thursday, March 30th, by 5pm.

To apply: Send an email to hello@kitesnest.org, with the following information. 

  • Briefly tell us a little about yourself, and why you're interested in this position.
  • What experience do you have with mural arts, and working with youth?
  • List two references.
  • A sample of your work (you can attach a PDF, JPEGs, or include a link in your email)

Please use “[YourFirstName_YourLastName] Teaching Artist” as the subject line. If you have questions, you can also call us at 518-945-8445.

Kite’s Nest is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages people of color, women, LGBTQ, and disabled candidates to apply.