Resources For Human Development, Inc.
Requisition Number: LMVTC-ARTIN-H-10-2018-01
Job Title: Art Instructor I
City: Wynnewood
State: PA

Minimum Degree Required: B - 2 Year Degree
Minimum Years of Experience: 2
Salary Range: $11.85/hour

Art Instructor I

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Description/Job Summary

Teaching Artist
 
Center for Creative Works in Wynnewood PA seeks Teaching Artists to work with adults with Intellectual Disabilities in a supported studio setting. Currently seeking candidates with drawing & painting / mixed media skills in particular. Center for Creative Works is a unique supported art studio in Wynnewood fostering and mentoring the professional development of adult artists with intellectual disabilities. Join our creative team devoted to promoting the aesthetic vision and professional development of unique emerging artists!
 
 
The teaching artist position at the Center for Creative Works works together with participants at CCW to guide, encourage art-making techniques and skills both in regard to free art making as well as possible creative vocational skills, and help teach control and knowledge of professional art making materials. CCW promotes the artwork and cultual identity of our participant artist. This position requires an art background with skills in various art making techniques and/or materials. This position is responsible for contributing as a member of the CCW team to curriculum ideas and direction of CCW as a unique arts  center. The Teaching Artist participates in every aspect of care for our participants as well as in their educational and creative development and works together with the entire CCW team on appropriate functional aspects of day-to-day programming. Artists are  welcomed and encouraged to be an active participant in the design and growth of this organization, contributing their own creative thought and ideas to building a dynamic arts organization. We welcome your creativity and inspiration and invite you to teach, inspire and experiment with your ideas here. We are a collaborative and creative environment promoting unique art and encouraging personal growth! Great position for new graduates looking for experience teaching or with an interest in Outsider Art. 
 
Required Duties:
  • Be part of the arts instructor team and design creative projects to be carried out at the center, assist our participants in learning skills and materials necessary to carry out projects as well as their own, individual artwork.
  • Oversee a group of up to 10 participant artists. Instruct and guide in the creation of their work.
  • Instruct in the medium in which you are most proficient.
  • Introduce medium specific materials and techniques.
  • Contribute their own art skills and knowledge to the growth of CCW participants’ skill set and artistic vision
  • Meet the basic needs of our participants, as well as provide vocational and artistic programming. 
  • Actively engage participants in artistic activities
  • Possibly drive agency vehicles or use public transportation to assist individuals in accessing the community
  • Assist in promoting and showing of art through various exhibition venues.
  • Complete daily documentation
  • Be available to work occasionally on a Saturday if needed.
  • Attend mandatory staff meetings and in-service training days
  • Complete 24 hours of training yearly
Candidates must possess one of the following sets of qualifications: 
  • A  College Degree with art or music background preferred. Stong history of studio work may be accepted as alternative.
  • Strong studio Art background
  • Some teaching experience preferred but not neccessary
  •  benefits package for full time employees with paid time off starting at 50% of the full time schedule. Also, full after hours and weekend access to our studio and equipment for personal development use.
  • Comply with criminal background check and physical exam requirements.

Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.

 
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Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.