Olive Tree Arts Network is Hiring Teaching Artists for the 2018-2019 School Year


Olive Tree Arts Network is hiring teaching artists for our 2018-2019 season!

Olive Tree Arts Network is a youth arts organization that uses creative expression to promote cooperation, understanding and peace in our multifaith society. We bring together Christian, Jewish and Muslim students and create a welcoming and safe environment for them to get to know each other and form friendships.

We are an in-school program and visit faith-based schools throughout Chicagoland. During our sessions, we write poetry, perform plays, create visual art, make music, visit each faith’s holy space, share our unique traditions and help kids find the common values among the Abrahamic religions.  There are about 20 sessions per school year and sessions are on weekday mornings.

Olive Tree Arts Network offers competitive compensation, a creative work environment, opportunities to impact and develop programming, professional development and flexibility.


Skills & Qualifications: 

Olive Tree Arts Network teaching artists:

  • Exhibit strong classroom management and communication skills
  • Possess an ability to manage and facilitate groups of kids
  • Are excited to share and teach their creative talents
  • Are consistently available weekday mornings
  • Use email daily
  • Are playful, spontaneous and comfortable acting in simple teaching plays
  • Have at least one year of experience as a teaching artist/educator/youth worker
  • Are familiar with basic tenets of Christianity, Judaism and Islam
  • Are comfortable collaborating with another teacher as well as working alone
  • Are passionate about interfaith work and creating a peaceful community
  • Come from diverse backgrounds
To Apply: 

Send resume and cover letter including a summary of qualifications to info@olivetreeartsnetwork.org.

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Ilene Siemer
Contact Phone Number: