Wed-Thu: 11AM-5PM | Fri-Sat: by advance appointment
Wed-Thu: 11AM-5PM | Fri-Sat: by advance appointment
Chicago Artists Coalition helps people connect with opportunities including calls for artists, jobs, grants, and art advising


Part-time ,
submitted by
Darshita Jain

Wheel-throwing teachers

Lillstreet Art Center is looking for ceramics teachers excited to instruct first-time and beginning wheel throwing classes and handbuilding classes.

The ideal candidate is someone who is enthusiastic about students new to the medium and wants to continue teaching beginning. Teachers are only expected to teach their contracted hours; seeing work through kilns, maintaining the studio, and managing student questions outside of class time will be handled by the studio.


Bachelor’s degree in arts or higher or 4+ years as a working artist

Previous teaching experience, or an equivalent combination of education, certification, training, and/or experience.

Patient, Positive and AdaptableExcited to work with a variety of adults from a myriad of backgrounds, experience, skill level, and ability

Comfortable with individualized instruction during class

Timely and respectful communication via email with members of the Director and Administration teams

Weekday evening (6p-10p) and/or weekend morning/afternoon (10a-5p) availability


This position has no supervisory responsibilitiesThis position reports directly to the Director of Ceramics Programming

To Apply

Please send an email to with the subject line “Ceramics Teaching Artist Application” and include:

CV/ ResumeCover letterLink to a personal website/ online portfolio or 4 to 6 images in jpeg or pdf formatUp to 6 images of student work (if available)


This is a contract position with an hourly rate based on experience, starting at $24/ hr.

Each class taught pays 3.25 hours/week with a duration of either 5 or 10 weeks per session. When teaching, a new contract is signed for each 10-week session.

Lillstreet Art Center is home to creatives across a wide spectrum. We are committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion and connectedness and diversity.

In recruiting for our team, we embrace an equal opportunity approach and welcome the unique contributions that each individual can bring in. We encourage you to apply, regardless of race, color, creed, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, height, weight, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, marital or domestic partner status, or religious affiliation.

We recognize arts as a field where experience and requirements can be fluid. Even if you don’t meet 100% of the criteria listed, we’re excited to review your application.

Lillstreet Art Center is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Job Type: Freelance/Contract/Temp
Compensation: 24/hr
Location: Chicago, Ravenswood