ArtsBank, Inc.

How to Become an ArtsBank Teaching Artist

Being an ArtsBank teaching artist can be a very rewarding experience. Many of our teaching artists have worked with us for several years and consider it to be a valuable complement to their artistic work-life.

If you are interested in becoming one of our teaching artists, introduce yourself! Contact Jill Fisher, ArtsBank Program Director, by email or call 304.636.9150 x127.

Ideal candidates are practicing artists who have developed a discipline of studio work habits that transfer directly to the demands of academic success. ArtsBank screens potential candidates through basic requirements (noted below), review of recommendations and a series of interviews.

Contact us if you are interested in applying to ArtsBank Inc. Generally hiring, orientation, and training will be conducted prior to the beginning of the start of a new school year.


  • Candidates must have a bachelor‚Äôs degree or higher
  • Candidates must be a practicing artist and show a working portfolio as evidence
  • Candidates must have some teaching experience¬†
  • Candidates must pass a TB test
  • Candidates must pass a background security check

Upon acceptance into the program, candidates must attend a mandatory, paid training/orientation. At that time, we will guide you through the necessary forms and registration process to teach in Randolph County schools.

To formally apply, you will need to submit the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume or biography
  • Three References
  • Course description or a proposal of the activities and instruction you will bring to the classrooms

Mail to ArtsBank, Inc., PO Box 1933, Elkins, WV 26241

"When I examine myself and my method of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing knowledge."
(Albert Einstein)