**The Art Garage is hiring:**
Visual Art Instructors, Facilitators and Visual Art Party Instructor
Please note: All positions require a completed background check (instructions to complete this will be sent to potential hires)
Most of our instructors work as independent contractors. The hours are flexible and these are part time teaching positions. Additional hours are available in the summer. There are constant opportunities available throughout the school year and weekends! Instructors should teach with the materials provided within The Art Garage. If specific materials are needed for your class, you need to request materials at least two weeks in advance. We are looking for visual art instructors, facilitators, and visual art party Instructors. This includes people with a background in art education, professional practicing artists, an artistic and therapeutic profession. We are hiring instructors to teach classes from toddlers through adulthood.
The Art Garage is seeking talented, energetic artists or art educators that have:
* Passion for art and community work
* Experience with children and classroom management
* Positive energy
* Ability to be flexible
* Ability to collaborate with others
* Experience with fine arts, art education, art therapy, special education, early childhood education and/or adult education
* Experience in a classroom or large group settings
* Maintain a high level of professionalism
Instructors may work in one or a variety of instructor/facilitators roles at The Art Garage. Below are more details about different roles.
**Party Art Instructor:**
In this position you work directly with the children and family to offer high-energy, fast-paced, exciting and creative art parties. These parties are mainly for kids ages 3-12, but we also host teen, adult and company 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.
**Visual Art Instructor and Facilitator:**
School Day Out Camps are offered to students when school is not in session. Parents can sign their children up for classes at The Art Garage to give them an engaging, high-quality art educational experience. Classes are typically three hours. The schedule is 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. This position does require teachers to work over holiday breaks. We are specifically looking for people available over Thanksgiving, winter and spring break. We ask that teachers 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. Teachers collaborate with studio assistants in the classroom.
School Day Out and Summer Camp teachers teach kids ages 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Summer camps are scheduled Monday through Friday either AM (9am-12pm) or PM (1-4pm). For summer camps; teachers develop the theme, class description and lesson plans which will be reviewed with the Associate and Executive Director. The 2020 summer camps have been finalized and so predetermined themes will be given to new hires or new contractors. During the summer camps teachers commit to the entire week of that camp. Our camps are both process and product based. For our School Day Out camps during the school year, they are only one day which allows for more flexibility in your schedule.
The Art Garage also offers off-site, after school enrichment classes at local schools and after school classes at The Art Garage. Teachers applying for this position will be eligible for these other teaching opportunities.
The Art Garage’s community engagement program 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. Examples of populations that have participated in some of our programs are at-risk teens, adults in recovery, children with autism, adults with developmental delays. Flexibility is a requirement of this position, as well as, experience working with diverse populations in a therapeutic setting.
Our studio assistants 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.
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 tha havet:
* Availability on the weekends and weekday evenings
* Genuine enjoyment for and enthusiasm about working with children
* Positive work ethic
* Excellent organization and communication skills
* Have an understanding of art mediums and use of materials
* Previous work experience with children
* Bachelor degree or higher (or workings towards a bachelor degree)
* The ability to be flexible
* The ability to collaborate with others
* The ability to maintain a high level of professionalism
* Doesn’t mind cleaning, heavy lifting and organizing
**Interested applicants for all positions please send:**
1. An e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and In the subject include the job position you are applying for.
2. In the body of the e-mail please answer the following questions:
* How does your previous experience qualify you for this position.
* Why do you want to work at The Art Garage
* Why do you feel like you would be a good fit for our team.
3. Please attach to the e-mail:
* A resume (PDF)
4. It is optional, but encouraged to submit images of your work, teaching philosophy or any additional materials to support your application.
**Hiring Process:** Once you apply with all required materials above. You will not be considered if your application is missing items. If selected, you will be interviewed. Post interview, if you move forward, you will need to complete a background check, provide additional materials if needed and you will then teach a class which will be observed.