Young Audiences of Rochester - Want to be a YA Artist?


“I believe arts education in music, theater, dance, and the visual arts is one of the most creative ways we have to find the gold that is buried just beneath the surface. They (children) have an enthusiasm for life, a spark of creativity, and vivid imaginations that need training — training that prepares them to become confident young men and women.” - Richard W. Riley, Former US Secretary of Education



Interested in joining the Young Audiences of Rochester roster?

Young Audiences of Rochester recruits new artists, masters of their respective art forms, who are committed to inspiring CHILDREN AND YOUTH. Through artistic excellence, exceptional educational programming, and as providers of professional quality arts experiences, teaching artists will lead students to self expression and learning through the Arts.

We are focused on recruiting artists who are proficient in and represent:

  • Multi-Media & Digital Arts such as, but not limited to: Photography, Video, Gaming & Graphic Design
  • The Region’s diverse cultural communities
  • Arts Programs supporting students learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM to STEAM)
  • Visual Arts
  • Artists who reside in Young Audiences 19 county service area, particularly Wayne County

In addition, professional artists who demonstrate the following competencies are considered on an ongoing basis:

  • Artistic excellence in their chosen field
  • Excellent classroom communication and behavior management skills and experience working in a variety of learning environments (both in and out of school)
  • A friendly, professional and highly responsible demeanor with a willingness to respond quickly to all communications from Young Audiences of Rochester
  • Engages in collaboration; continues to learn and grow in their art form
  • A willingness to participate in yearly background checks including: FBI fingerprint check, a child abuse check and a criminal background check; Young Audiences of Rochester artists training sessions; and provide one (1) pro bono performance annually
  • Credentials that include a resume, artist statement, and support materials: high‐resolution photos and DVD’s/Videos of work with children, and contact information for two (2) professional references

Young Audiences of Rochester offers signature core services, including assemblies, performances, workshops, residencies and professional development. Services and programs are designed to contain the following Four Essential Elements defined by the National Young Audiences, Inc. Arts for Learning Lessons (A4L):

  • Experience: Professional teaching artists deliver an experience with the art form that provides participants the opportunity to interact with the work(s) of art itself. Experiences will inspire, engage and encourage interest and exploration in the arts and learning.
  • Understand: Professional teaching artists deliver experiences that will illuminate the art form through its cultural context, creative processes, and/or the role of the artist and artistic expression.
  • Create: Professional teaching artists deliver experiences that will engage participants in the process of creating and empower them to make artistic choices.
  • Connect: Professional teaching artists deliver experiences that will enable and encourage participants to link program content to personal experiences, other academic learning, and/or life skill development

How to apply:

Please submit all application materials by mail or email to: YOUNG AUDIENCES OF ROCHESTER, INC. Attn: Tiffany Drum 274 N. Goodman Street, Suite 242 Rochester NY 14607 • Email: • Phone: 585-530-2060 x 201 Fax: 585-530-2087