Join a collegial community of talented professionals dedicated to the power of the arts to transform the lives of young people, families and our communities. Destiny Arts Center, a respected leader in youth development and violence prevention through the arts, is seeking members of our professional and artist community to join us as we grow our organization as a nexus for creativity and connection in North Oakland and the Bay Area. This is a rare opportunity to join our administrative and professional teaching community. Will you answer the call?


Our community of teaching artists provide the foundation for all our programs. Our classes and workshops develop an appreciation for the arts, develop youths’ skills in various artistic disciplines, promote lifelong learning, and transform people and communities.

We are hiring teaching artists specializing in teaching hip hop, martial arts, spoken word, and traditional performing arts.  Click here for the full description, and email a cover letter and resume to aurora@destinyarts.org to apply.


To learn more about Destiny programs and the work we do throughout the Bay Area, consider volunteering.

what people are saying about working at Destiny Arts Center

“You cannot even know how much I love, value, and appreciate my Destiny family as well as feel honored to be a member.”

- Denice Simpson, Modern/Jazz Instructor

“The staff is very committed. Many have been with the organization for many years but they also infuse the organization with new energy. There is an immense respect and support for teaching artists as well.”

- Foundation professional, Philanthropedia

See what else our staff says by visiting our testimonials section.

If someone is trying to hurt us, we use our fighting skills, but only if we have to. We use our feet and our words first.

Rosalyn Green
Age 10, Peralta Elementary School (Oakland)