Art Instructor

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ArtReach Instructor

Independent Contractor Position: hours and locations vary

Hourly Pay: $15-20 per hour, commensurate with experience

Schedule: 2-7 hours per week during the school year; summer hours possible

Reports To: Sarah Black-Sadler, Museum Educator

The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum seeks an outgoing, versatile independent contractor to assist in the ArtReach program, Gadsden Arts’ in-school art class program. The ideal candidate has experience with children, art education or studio art, and is interested in creating a welcoming and inclusive creative environment for visitors of all backgrounds, genders, ethnicities, abilities, and ages.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop ArtReach projects, including samples, instructions, preparing materials, setup and cleanup.
  • Design and teach discipline-based art classes, with students ranging from elementary to high school age.
  • Introduce students to art history, as well as new studio skills such as sketching, sketchbook practices, art basics, warm-up activities, and planning.
  • Provide individualized instruction in the application of skills to the completion of larger projects.
  • Expose students over time to a variety of mediums and concepts.
  • Capture and report accurate student statistics.

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent and 2 years college coursework
  • Experience in a museum, education, art education, or studio art teaching position or at least one year of academic studies related to Studio Art, Art Therapy, or Art Education
  • Must past Level 2 Background Screening
  • Physical qualifications: ability to stand/move for long periods, ability to lift 25lbs, ability to demonstrate art projects, e.g. painting, printmaking, cutting, etc.
  • Must be able to travel to present classes on-site at schools.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Bilingual (English and Spanish)
  • Knowledge of current art education theories and practices
  • Knowledge of art history
  • Experience working in a classroom environment
  • Possible availability to contract for other relevant teaching positions, such as workshops, summer art camp, and art history classes

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