Job Opportunities


<span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">**<u>The Art Garage is hiring: </u>**</span> 1. <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Part-time Visual Art Instructors, Facilitators and Visual Art Party Instructors</span> 2. <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Studio Assistants</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">The Art Garage strongly encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds. The Art Garage is committed to a policy of equitable representation across the organization and will not discriminate on the basis of race, ability status, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, nationality, ethnicity, religion, age, socioeconomic status, or other social identities</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">**<u>Art Garage Mission: </u>**</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">The Art Garage offers arts-based programs that inspire, empower and promote creative self-expression by people of all ages and backgrounds. On-site studio workshops and exhibitions engage the greater Denver community and outreach is provided to those who are under-served, at-risk and for people with disabilities to ensure the artistic process is fully accessible and inclusive for all.</span><br> <br> <br> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">**<u>Studio Assistant Position:</u>**</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">\*\*Position Purpose:\*\*   The Art Garage Studio Assistants are responsible for many different aspects of The Art Garage’s success including but not limited to the following: anticipatory needs of students and teachers\, proficiency of studio function and aid in administrative duties\. </span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">**Position Description:**</span><span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">  Assist teachers in the classroom, as well as ensure general studio maintenance. Studio assistant’s work includes; assist prepping materials at the beginning of classes, preparing snacks for students, assist teachers in classroom clean up, assist students in classes, office work, answering phones, lead students in games, or provide story time to students while on break, cleaning and organizing art supplies and overall garage including restrooms, sinks, mopping, etc. </span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Studio Assistants must be willing to work as a team, follow directions, work with customers and be positive role models for our students. We are looking for studio assistants that have completed, have an interest in, or are working towards a BFA, non-profit management or an education degree.  This is a part time position that is year round.  Seasonal full time positions are available for the summer months.  Pay varies based on experience. We are looking for studio assistants that:</span> * <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">genuine enjoyment for and enthusiasm about working with children</span> * <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">positive work ethic</span> * <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">excellent organization and communication skills</span> * <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">have an understanding of art mediums and use of materials.  </span> * <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Previous work experience with children</span> * <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">have the ability to be flexible</span> * <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">have the ability to collaborate with others</span> * <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Maintain a high level of professionalism</span> * <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Doesn’t mind cleaning, heavy lifting and organizing</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">**<u>Visual Art Instructors, Facilitators and Visual Art Party Instructors: </u>**</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">**Position Purpose:**</span><span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">  The Art Garage Instructors role is to facilitate a group of students through hands-on exploration of the visual arts using a variety of techniques and materials while meeting each student where they are at and guiding them through personal learning and growth.</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">**The Art Garage is seeking talented, energetic artists or art educators that have:**</span> * <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Passion for art and community work</span> * <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Experience with children</span> * <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">A Commitment to the pursuit of equity and inclusion</span> * <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Positive energy</span> * <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Ability to be flexible</span> * <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Ability to collaborate with others</span> * <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Experience with fine arts, art education, art therapy, special education, early childhood education and/or adult education.</span> * <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Maintain a high level of professionalism</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Instructors may have a background in art education, self-taught artists, ECE teachers, professional practicing artists, an artistic or therapeutic profession. Instructors work in one or a variety of instructor/facilitators roles at The Art Garage. Below are more details about different roles. Instructors may be facilitators in more than one role.</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">**Party Art Instructor:**</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">In this position you work directly with the children and family to offer high-energy, fast-paced, exciting and creative art parties. Families work together with the Administrative Assistant on choosing an art theme and materials. Teachers and Studio Assistant will greet the host family, guest of honor and the guests as they come in. Teachers are responsible for developing a 1.5 hr project/lesson plan, providing classroom management and engaging participants. Teachers should be comfortable with leading a game, story-time, song or dance to keep students engaged during any spare time during the party. In this position you are not only working as an art teacher, but also as a party host and entertainer to give the families a stress free, fun and safe party for their child.</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">**Visual Art Instructor and Facilitators:**</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">All of our classes are both process and product based</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)"><u>Adult Classes:</u></span><span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">  Art classes held during daytime or evening for students 18+ in a variety of art media. Instructors can propose ideas for adult day workshops or workshop series. </span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)"><u>School Day Out Classes</u></span><span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">(SDO) are typically three hours for kids ages 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. (SDOs) are based around the local school year calendar. A theme is given to work with, and the teacher will develop the curriculum/lesson plan around the theme. The Art Garage is specifically looking for people available over Thanksgiving, winter and spring break. We ask that Instructors commit to working at least one holiday week. We are not open on the actual holiday, but we are open the days before and after. Instructors collaborate with studio assistants in the classroom.</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)"><u>Weeklong Summer Classes</u> are typically three hours/day for kids ages 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 and teens; Instructors develop the theme, class description and lesson plans which will be reviewed with the Co-Executive Directors. The 2021 summer classes have been finalized and so predetermined themes will be given to new hires or new contractors. </span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)"><u>After School Classes: </u> Instructors can submit their ideas for after school classes which are held for a variety of ages during after school hours. These classes are usually in a series for a month+ and held once a week. </span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)"><u>The Art Garage Community Engagement Program</u></span><span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">works with partnered schools during school hours or after school and invites groups from various organizations to participate in 6 weeks (or ongoing) art classes. This is not an Art Therapy program and we do not provide Art Therapy supervision. However, we do believe in the healing power of art and are looking for teachers who can bring a therapeutic approach to this program. This includes a non-judgmental attitude, the ability to create a safe and non-threatening environment, experience with diverse populations, and an understanding of the creative process and its therapeutic nature.</span><br> <br> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">**<u>Interested applicants apply</u>**</span>[  HERE!](https://forms.gle/cFfG5V5pcdWLDYiC8)<br> <br> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">**<u>Information on Hiring Process:</u>**.  Complete this google</span> [form.](https://forms.gle/cFfG5V5pcdWLDYiC8) <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">If you are selected, you will be invited for an interview. Post interview, if you move forward, you will need to complete a background check, provide additional materials if needed. Instructors will then teach a class which will be observed. Please note, if you are not selected for the interview process during  the initial time period you submit, your information is kept on file for potential future opportunities. Please no phone calls.</span><br> <br>