The Right Brain Initiative


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Staff + Contract Positions

The Regional Arts & Culture Council and Young Audiences value equity and inclusivity, and The Right Brain Initiative is committed to ensuring that its artists and administrators reflect the diversity of the students we serve. We encourage applications from candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our workforce.

Education Specialist

We are seeking a new team member with successful teaching experience in K-8 classrooms. A strong background in schools with a focus on equity, arts integration, literacy, student engagement and creating collaborative cultures in schools is essential.

Status:  0.7 FTE (Flexible schedule, 32 hours per week, 46 weeks, August to June), Non-Exempt

Schedule:  Generally this position follows our regular business hours (M-F, 8:30am-5:00pm), but flexibility is required – including some early morning and evening work

Supervisor:  Director of Arts Education

Compensation:  $45,000 to $53,000 plus pro-rated benefits based on FTE

Full job description:  Education Specialist

To apply:  Submit your application by email (, in person, or by postal mail (411 NW Park Avenue, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97209) by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 (Expected Hire Date: July 1, 2017; expected start date: August 1, 2017). Include a cover letter, resume and one letter of recommendation from a person who knows you well and can attest to your qualifications in relation to this position.

Administrative Apprenticeships

Learn about the behind-the-scenes work that goes into running this program. Volunteer apprenticeships are offered three times per year, requiring a minimum of 10 hours of work per week.

We are not currently hiring for apprenticeships.


If you’ve got a little time to spare—we certainly need you! Please submit a volunteer application, if you’re feeling generous.

Learn more

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Explore other Portland tri-county area arts-related jobs and opportunities at the Regional Arts & Culture Council jobs listings.