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Part-time ,
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Paula Danoff

Art Instructor for EAC's Maker's Space

The Evanston Art Center is looking for instructors who can develop and lead classes in various fabrication applications including graphic design, architecture, 3D printing, and laser and vinyl cutting. Together with our education team, instructors will develop curriculums to best integrate our fabrication equipment into the classroom. At this time we are looking to expand the number of classes offered in our Maker Lab and provide Open Studio times for students outside of class time. Instructors should be individuals who have experience teaching and are ready to develop and implement a variety of learning plans. We are looking for candidates who are enthusiastic and accessible to beginning students, as well as students who are experienced and ready to grow their skillset. Our goal is to offer classes in graphic design basics, digital portfolios, architecture, digital illustration and painting, and laser cutting. Instructors typically teach classes once a week for multiple weeks or shorter 1, 2, or 3-day workshops for all ages. Equipment in the Maker Lab includes a darkroom, Mac laptops (with Adobe Creative Suite), iPad Airs with Apple Pencils (with Procreate), Epson Inkjet printers, Dremel 3D Printers, DLSR cameras, film cameras, vinyl cutter, and a Boss Laser Cutter and Engraver.
Below is a list of class ideas we would like to develop:

  • Architecture
  • Graphic Design
  • Intro to Graphic Design
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Digital Photography and Editing
  • Digital Comics
  • Laser Cutting
  • Vinyl Cutter

About the Evanston Art CenterThe Evanston Art Center is dedicated to fostering the appreciation and expression of the arts among diverse audiences by offering extensive and innovative instruction in broad areas of artistic endeavor through classes, exhibitions, interactive arts activities, and community outreach. The EAC strives to be widely recognized as a dynamic art education and exhibition center that encourages freedom of artistic expression and enriches cultural life and to be the hub of artistic endeavors, a passionate advocate for the arts, and a valuable partner for arts initiatives. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and 5+ examples of artwork to In your letter, please include:

  • Summary of your teaching experience and your approach to teaching
  • Why you are interested in teaching at the Evanston Art Center
  • Background with the fabrication equipment you would like to teach
  • General availability for Fall/Winter/Spring

Expectations of Evanston Art Center Instructors:

  • At least 1-2 years of teaching experience in school or community center settings.
  • Experience and interest in working with various ages (youth to adult).
  • Ability to develop and implement new curriculum for classes.
  • Ability to teach using different methods and teaching styles, ensuring that participants are fully engaged.
  • Able to work with students of various skill levels (beginner to advanced).
  • Ability to collaborate/work well with administrative staff and other teachers.
  • Have experience working with equipment in Maker Lab and experience instructing on equipment.
  • Maintains Makerspace hardware (3D Printer, Laser Engraver, and other equipment).
  • Promotion of innovation and learning.

Contact Info

Ellie Hazlett,, 847-475-5300

Contact Info:
Ellie Hazlett
Job Type: Freelance/Contract/Temp
Location: Evanston