Instructor | Summer Studios for Young Artists Program
Peninsula School of Art, a non-profit visual arts education center in Fish Creek, WI, is seeking part-time (32 hours per week) instructors for summer children's and teen visual arts workshops. Under the supervision of the Director of Education, Summer Studios for Young Artists Program instructors are responsible for planning and implementing a visual arts workshop program that is creative, safe, and developmentally appropriate for ages 4 to 17 years old. The Summer Studios for Young Artists Program runs for ten weeks from June 15 through August 21, 2020. each week consists of four-day (Monday-Thursday) workshops - students are divided by age group - and a Friday morning, drop-in arts making experience for children and families. Workshops are dedicated to a specific media, from drawing to sculpture to printmaking to ceramics. Instructors are responsible for teaching age-appropriate workshops that encourage skill building, creative problem solving, and experimentation.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
- Organize, develop, implement, and coordinate visual arts lessons in keeping with the objectives, themes, and media specified in the workshop catalog.
- Teach knowledge and skills in art through engaging demonstrations and hands-on activities.
- Ensure the safety of all students.
- Create a positive, fun, and inclusive atmosphere promoting teamwork and/or individual work. Lead specific age-appropriate activities/lessons.
- Be on time and ready to receive students as specified on your schedule.
- Be able to problem solve and adapt to the needs of students, modifying instruction on a case-by-case basis.
- Provide feedback to students throughout each lesson.
- Meet regularly with the Director of Education to discuss curriculum, classroom management, and studio needs.
- Manage studio inventory, including materials and tools.
- Set-up studios in preparation for each workshop.
- Ensure that the space is returned as found at the end of each workshop, and all supply cabinets and spaces are clean and well organized.
- Minimum of three years of work toward the completion of a degree in Fine Art or Art Eduation. Bachelor's degree in Fine Art or Art Education preferred.
- Comprehensive knowledge of drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, and art history.
- Enthusiasm for working with youth and teens from a wide range of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
- Able to handle classroom situations with fairness and patience.
- Committed, dependable, organized, flexible, competent, and have the ability to adapt.
- Weekly stipend of $250
- Complimentary housing. Private bedroom, shared living spaces.
Please email a letter of interest discussing your prior experience, reasons for applying, and skills that you bring to the position; resume; and list of three references, including name, title, email, and daytime phone to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 15, 2020.