Auckland Based Artists and Tutors Wanted

Lake House Arts

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Lake House Arts
13 Jul 2020
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Community & Access Arts


Auckland Based Artists and Tutors Wanted!  teachonline@lakehousearts-

Lake House Arts is launching a bold initiative to support our artists post COVID-19 and beyond.

Lake House Arts will begin offering online arts and culture courses nationally and internationally in July, with courses set to begin from August 17th 2020.  These ZOOM based interactive courses for national and international students will enable many professional arts practitioners to expand their income and reach to the whole of Aotearoa and around the globe.

Provided with onsite training and technical support, and working in a purpose-made, dual-cam  studio, tutors will be paid to present their six week courses to classes of up to 15 students, who will be able to safely and securely interact live with the teacher during each class.  Classes may be offered in multiple countries to suit their time zones, enabling even more opportunity for artists and tutors to share and profit from their teaching. This also means that artists who have more than one language can provide an international multi-lingual arts and culture experience.

In addition, Lake House Arts will be offering non-interactive e-scholarships to students and families who are experiencing generational, geographical and financial disadvantage.  E-scholarships will initially be Auckland and Northland based and will provide free learning to families and individuals to observe classes and interact with each other/share their learning online through social media forums.  All participants will receive a digital participation and completion certificate for completing their learning in the course.

This will revolutionise Lake House Arts Programme Delivery.  We invite all Auckland based Artists and Tutors to be a part of the revolution!

This opportunity is made possible with the support of Foundation North, The Ministry for Social Development and The Lion Foundation.



How to apply

How you can be a part of teachonline@lakehousearts-

Artists and Tutors with a great idea and outline for a six week arts and/or culture based course can apply in writing to our Education Coordinator Shiraz Smith and Operations Manager Grae Burton on .

We are open to all possibilities for adult and kid friendly arts (including performing and film arts) and culture courses delivered in any language.  For examples of what Lake House Arts already provides please see our onsite classes available in Term Three at .

Online tutoring experience is not necessary as training will be provided, however a certain degree of tech-savvy will prove an advantage.  Confidence and care with leading a group of students is essential.

What you need to apply with-

Those applying should provide the following:

  • A formal cover letter which outlines your capabilities and, in brief, your course idea and how you would deliver it in a six weekly format. 
  • EXAMPLE 1-
    • I would like to deliver a 6 week course in Mandarin language to adult students which covers the art of painting city skylines in watercolours.  The components of the course are-
      • Week One and Two: Composition and Sketching
      • Week Three and Four: Colour and Light
      • Week Five and Six: Mood and Atmosphere
  • EXAMPLE 2-
    • I would like to teach puppet making and performing to kids so they can learn to enjoy the art of puppetry.  This would involve-
      • Watching, learning and experiencing different puppet styles
      • Basic puppet creation
      • Creating a performance where the puppets all interact online with each other
  • A CV with your relevant skills and experience
  • A phone referee who can vouch for you and your offering

All candidates will be required to be available to interview with Grae and Shiraz on site at Lake House Arts and provide a brief demonstration of how they present on camera.  Successful applicants will also be required to undergo a police check before confirmation of a contract.

Up to 20 candidates may be selected to participate in the teachonline@lakehousearts initiative in Term Three.  Further opportunities may be available after that. 

We hope you will join the team.

All queries should be directed to

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Lake House Arts

26 Jun 2020

Lake House Arts is the local arts and heritage learning centre for the North Shore community.