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Part-time ,
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Kimberly Pancoast

Jewelry and Metalsmithing Teaching Artists

Lillstreet Art Center is looking for instructors to teach in our Metalsmithing & Jewelry Department. We are specifically looking for those that can teach one or more of the following subjects:

  • First-time Metalsmithing
  • Beginning Metalsmithing
  • Intermediate/Advanced Metalsmithing
  • Form and Function
  • Wirework
  • Enameling
  • Beadwork - bead weaving, beading, knotting, etc
  • Contemporary Jewelry Processes
  • Jewelry Workshops
  • Online Jewelry Classes/Workshops


  • Bachelor’s degree in arts or higher or 5+ years as a working artist
  • At least two years of previous teaching experience, or an equivalent combination of education, certification, training, and/or experience
  • Positive, professional and motivational
  • Excellent people skills
  • Must be comfortable working with adults of all skill levels and abilities
  • Evening and weekend availability preferred

We need from you

  • CV/ Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Link to personal website/ online portfolio or 4 to 6 images in jpeg or pdf format
  • Teaching philosophy
  • 3 references (both personal and professional)
  • Up to 6 images of student work (if available)

Please send all information to with the subject line "Metalsmithing and Jewelry Teaching Artist Application"


Since 1975, Lillstreet Art Center has been a community of artists and students working side-by-side. Our intent has always been to offer an alternative space to create, connect with, and find community. Lillstreet Art Center supports the arts through a multifaceted arts education program, year-long artist residencies, an art exhibition space, retail sales opportunities for artists, studio rentals and arts-based professional development.

Contact Info:
HR at Lillstreet Art Center
(773) 769-4226
Job Type: Freelance/Contract/Temp
Location: Chicago (Ravenswood)