Arts for Learning Maryland is looking for Teaching Artists with a focus in dance, music, theater, storytelling, and/or puppetry to join our Early Childhood Teaching Artist Roster!

As one of our Early Childhood Teaching Artists, you will be provided with PAID, comprehensive training through the Wolf Trap Early Learning Institute for the Arts to work with children ages 3-6, families, and early learning educators across the state of Maryland.

Applications are currently closed and will reopen in fall 2023.

Who You Are:


  • Specialize in dance, music, theatre, storytelling, and/or puppetry!
  • Have experience working in the classroom either as a teaching artist or a teacher.
  • Are passionate about working with early childhood educators, children, and families.
  • Bi-lingual/Spanish-speaking is a plus.
  • Live in the DMV, Eastern Shore, or Western part of Maryland. (see specific counties below)

What You Would Need to Commit To:

  • Commit to attend and actively participate in the Arts for Learning Wolf Trap New Artist Training, March 13-17, 2023, 9-5 pm
  • Delivering residency work in PK and K classrooms through Arts for Learning Maryland after training is complete. (All Early Learning Teaching Artists are independent contractors.)

What Arts for Learning Maryland Provides:

    • Competitive pay! Artists can make up to $3,000 per 5-session residency.
    • Paid, comprehensive training through the Wolf Trap Early Learning Institute for the Arts prior to even stepping into a classroom.
    • Artists will be paid $500 upon successful completion of the training + a $500 BONUS after successful completion of the first residency!
    • Opportunity to be in close community with other A4L teaching artists to learn and grow together in the field of teaching artistry.
    • Paid, ongoing professional development from A4L staff to develop your teaching artist practice.
Our A4L Early Learning programming is expanding

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About Early Childhood at Arts For Learning

Arts for Learning believes that the way we engage children in the first years of their lives has a profound impact on future learning and success.

As the Maryland regional affiliate of Wolf Trap, we expand access to the arts for Maryland’s youngest children during the critical early learning years.

Our Early Childhood programs, led by Wolf Trap-trained Teaching Artists, use arts-integrated learning strategies that connect the arts with core subjects such as language, literacy, science, and math to bring learning alive. These programs are all delivered through an embedded professional development model that aims to impart these arts strategies and skills to caregivers, families, and classroom teachers.

Early Learning Access for All

“I have become part of a community of teaching artists and so many wonderful colleagues in my fellow teaching artists, mentors and trainers. The fact that we have a common purpose and a joint commitment to equitable teaching practices and abolitionist teaching is uplifting and hopeful for the future of our wider community.”

“I've learned so much doing Early Learning programming through A4L/Wolf Trap of MD. My ability to scaffold for where a learner is has grown exponentially. I also find myself to be comforted by the community artists enjoy when working for/with A4L.”

“As an Early Learning Artist with A4L, I've been able to craft an approach to leading work with early learners that feels authentically me while engaging the participants.”

“The training [provided to Early Learning artists] is incredibly thorough and exponentially helpful to developing quality programming. There is also an incredible sense of community among A4L's Early Learning roster, intentionally fostered by Arts for Learning and staff member Valerie Branch.”