NOW HIRING: New Arts Academy hiring educators in Theater, Voice, and Music

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JOSHUA TREE, CA — The Hi-Desert Cultural Center and Hope Academy Charter have partnered together to build the region’s first academically-based, performing and visual arts academy, which will bring an unprecedented level of music, drama, and arts education to elementary (age 8+) through high school-aged students in the Hi-Desert and surrounding areas.  The new Hi-Desert Arts Academy has added drama/theater, voice/choir, and a youth philharmonic spanning four separate instrument families to this year’s curriculum offerings of Hope Academy Charter, and the partners plan to make the classes available to other similarly-aged students on a space-available basis.

With over 100 students already pre-enrolling, the new Arts Academy is now accepting applications from prospective theater, voice, and music educators who desire to become an integral part of the new Hi-Desert Arts Academy as part-time, independent instructors in their fields of expertise.  Expanding on the Cultural Center’s popular arts education courses, the new Hi-Desert Arts Academy is initially looking for at least six educators in the following specialty areas: drama/theater, voice/choir, woodwinds, brass, strings, & percussion.  Each area of specialty will be taught in an intimate group class setting once a week for two hours between 3 and 5pm at the Cultural Center’s facilities in Joshua Tree.  Instructors will be independently contracted and must pass a live-scan.  Compensation will be commensurate with experience.  Classes will begin the first week of November and run through the balance of the academic year.

For more information or to request an application, send an email to  Applications will be accepted through October 15, 2014 but positions may be filled before that date.


Hi-Desert Cultural Center is a non-profit educational and cultural arts center operating since 1964.  The mission of the Hi-Desert Cultural Center is to operate a Cultural Center that provides venues, support facilities, funding, promotion, leadership, innovation, education, and other resources for programs and productions whose focus is on the aesthetic arts – including dramatic, musical, visual, and other forms of artistic expression.  See

Hope Academy is a free public charter school. Hope believes in individualized attention and helping students achieve success with direct one-on-one help from certificated teachers, free tutoring, and participation in extra-curricular activities.  As a school community, Hope provides a comprehensive, rigorous, and personalized learning experience for all students.  This experience prepares students for success in all areas of academics and life by developing passionate, self-motivated, and productive members of society.  See


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