Visual Art Instructor/Facilitator
The Art Garage
Visual Art Instructors, Facilitators and Visual Art Party Instructors:
Position Purpose: 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.
The Art Garage is seeking talented, energetic artists or art educators that have:
- Passion for art and community work
- Experience with children
- 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.
- Maintain a high level of professionalism
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.
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. 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 Facilitators:
All of our classes are both process and product based
Adult Classes: 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.
School Day Out Classes (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.
Weeklong Summer Classes 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.
After School Classes 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.
The Art Garage 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.Apply Here