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Part-time ,
submitted by
Sarita Hernandez

Art Instructor

The National Museum of Mexican Art is looking to fill a part-time Art Instructor position for the 2018-2019 school year. The Art Instructor reports and is accountable directly to the Director of Education. The Art Instructor is also accountable to the Teacher & Student Program Coordinator. The Art Instructor is responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating on-site & off-site Museum educational programming for teachers, students, parents, families based on the Museum’s exhibitions and art collection. The Art Instructor will manage different off-site classes to efficiently develop and implement arts-integrated curricular. The Art Instructor will also assist with other educational programming and responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Education.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop, implement and promote various educational and exhibition-related art programs for students, teachers, children and families, and the general public
  • Implement off-site classes with Museum resources and curricular educational resources
  • Integrate the Illinois learning standards and goals into arts and hands-on activities
  • Instruct and facilitate off-site classes programs
  • Assist with other educational programs and partnerships
  • Related duties as assigned by the Director of Education

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Exceptional oral and written communications skills required for the effective delivery of the Museum’s vision, mission, and brand. Capacity to adapt to rapidly changing priorities.
  • Demonstrates the capability and willingness to take the initiative and to pro-actively anticipate organizational needs, including the ability to meet external and internal deadlines as required.
  • Must be able to plan, prioritize, organize, and execute multiple initiatives simultaneously and independently.
  • Willingness and ability to work outside standard business hours are required.
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Bilingual fluency (English / Spanish)
  • Basic knowledge and appreciation of Mexican culture
  • Passion for learning and professional growth
  • Access to a vehicle for transportation to off-site programming
  • Part-time position (25 hours per week)


  • Educational background in fine arts, art education, art history, museum studies, or education in general
  • Experience with writing and preparing arts-integrated and interdisciplinary curriculum, and teaching in a class structured format
  • Minimum 1-2-year experience in museum education, classroom teaching, or related field


Email your cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references by October 25, 2019 to Antonio Pazaran:

No phone inquiries please. Do not send videos, portfolios or other materials.

Finalists may be asked to submit additional materials at a later time and to teach a sample class. Be aware that every item listed on a resume is subject to verification, and that any offer of employment is contingent on a successful background check.

Job Type: Freelance/Contract/Temp
Location: Chicago, IL