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The people of AcA are servant-leaders who work to foster art and culture in Acadiana.

AcA has a world-class professional staff and volunteer Board of Directors, who drive this work.


There are no open positions at this time. Please visit us again in the future.

We do accept internship applications & teaching artist applications year-round – see below:

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Application Portal

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

The Acadiana Center for the Arts provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Become a Teaching Artist

The Teaching Artist Program provides the opportunity for students to experience a broad range of arts activities in the classroom. Working in partnership with the Lafayette Parish School System as well as St. Landry Parish Public Schools, the program places artists directly into the classroom. Each session is designed and led by the teaching artists.

What is a Teaching Artist?

Teaching Artists are “artist-educators,” experienced in translating their creative processes within instructional settings. Eric Booth, a nationally-recognized author and teaching artist developed the following definition: “A teaching artist is a practicing professional artist with the complementary skills and sensibilities of an educator, who engages people in learning experiences in, through and about the arts.” Teaching artists represent all disciplines including dance, literary arts, media arts, music, storytelling, theatre, visual arts and folk/traditional arts.

The AcA’s Teaching Artist Roster is made up of local, practicing artists who are interested in sharing their teaching artistry across generations. We believe that the field of teaching artistry is vital to arts education and lifelong learning. Once approved for the roster, teaching artists are eligible to work in a variety of arts-in-education programs.


Teaching Artist Application

What is your primary artistic discipline?(Required)
If you work within additional artistic disciplines, check those disciplines and list area of specialty

Teaching Experience

Narrative Questions

These questions present an opportunity to express your personal approach and your expertise.
Max. file size: 128 MB.
Max. file size: 128 MB.
Max. file size: 128 MB.
Reference forms - Minimum of three references required. References can complete the reference form on AcA's website. Please list their names here.

Teaching Artist Reference Form

Applicant's Name(Required)
Name of Reference(Required)

Knowledge of the Applicant

In what capacity have you known the applicant?

Work Performance

In your judgement, how competent is this applicant, as demonstrated by work in the community, in school, on the job, or in a position of responsibility?

Relationships with Other People

Teaching artists must work with others and with people of varied cultural, economic, education, racial, and religious backgrounds. How would you rate the applicant's working relationships with other people?
Would you allow the applicant to work with your children?
Do you know of any reason the applicant should not work with children?
Do you know of any problems the applicant has had in working with youth?

Overall Recommendations

What is your overall recommendation?