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Stina Taylor

Youth Art Instructor

The Art Center Highland Park is looking for Youth Instructors for ages 6-9.

Information about TAC:

The Art Center, a not-for-profit organization, is the North Shore’s home for artistic discovery and creative exploration. Through innovative programs, exhibitions, and classes designed for all levels and ages, The Art Center provides a welcoming space for our diverse communities to experience and participate in the arts.

Although predominately focused on the visual arts, TAC has expanded its mission to include arts in all forms such as writing, acting, performance, and the like.

The Art Center is located in Highland Park, a 30-45 minute drive north of Chicago and is a 10-minute walk from the Highland Park, UPN Metra Train stop.

TAC Youth Programming:

TAC currently offers youth classes in the following media: ceramics, painting and drawing, and mixed media.

During the Fall, Winter, and Spring Terms, Youth classes take place between 4-6 pm on weekdays and 10 am-4 pm on Saturdays. Youth classes run for 1.5 to 2 hrs in length. Summer youth programming includes Summer Camps and regular youth classes.

Youth Instructors:

TAC is currently looking for Teaching Artists and Arts Educators to facilitate art classes for children, ages 6-9. Teachers versed in all disciplines are accepted, with a special interest in teachers versed in drawing, painting, sculpture, and mixed media.

The ideal candidate will:

• Have at least 1-year experience teaching art to youth in extra-curricular, formal, or informal learning settings

• Have a Bachelor’s degree in visual arts or higher or equivalent experience in a visual arts field

• Experience working with elementary-age children

• Provide detailed supply lists

• Be excited about the arts and youth education

• Be available to teach Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday

• Experience teaching in multiple mediums a plus

All youth instructors must undergo a Criminal background check, and complete two paid 45-minute online trainings. Teachers are paid for training upon completion.

Opportunities to teach older children and adults classes are available.

Pay is commensurate with experience. TAC does not compensate for travel time.

To Apply:

If interested, please send your resume/CV to the Director of Education, Mairin Hartt, at

Please direct any questions to the email address provided. No calls, please.

Job Type: Freelance/Contract/Temp
Location: Highland Park, IL