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Kimberly Pancoast

Teaching Artist- Textiles

Teaching Artist- Textiles

Lillstreet Art Center is looking for an Instructor to teach in our Textiles Department. The Textiles Department offers a wide range of skill and experimental based classes and workshops. We are seeking an experienced art educator for in person classes. Must be available to teach Saturday mornings and/or afternoons beginning in January. BIPOC and LGBTQ+ artists are strongly encouraged to apply. Bilingual artists are also strongly encouraged to apply.

We are specifically looking for those that can teach one or more of the following subjects:

- Beginner Sewing

- Intermediate and Advanced Clothing Sewing


BFA or higher, or 5+ years as a working artistAt least two years of previous teaching experience, or an equivalent combination of education, certification, training, and/or experiencePositive, professional and motivationalExcellent people skillsMust be comfortable working with adults of all skill levels and abilitiesSaturday availability

We need from you-

CV/ ResumeCover letter including your teaching philosophyLink to a personal website/ online portfolio or 4 to 6 images in jpeg or pdf formatContact information for 3 references (both personal and professional)Up to 6 images of student work (if available)


This is a contract position with an hourly rate based on experience, starting at $23/ hr.

To Submit your Application-

Please send all information to with the subject line "Textiles Teaching Artist Application."


Covid-19 Safety

-We require that all students and staff submit their vaccination status. Those who are not vaccinated are asked to provide a negative covid test weekly.-Students and staff are asked to do a self-health screening for covid-19 symptoms before entering the building.

-Lillstreet requires that everyone wear CDC approved face coverings inside the building, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are available at the front desk.

Contact Info:
HR at Lillstreet
Job Type: Freelance/Contract/Temp
Location: Ravenswood, Chicago