Craft Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating and inspiring creativity through contemporary craft. As one of the country’s premier craft organizations, we are uniquely positioned in the region to offer classes in craft techniques, community programs, exhibitions, and a shop. Our facilities include ceramics, metals, fibers, glass, wood, print and papermaking studios, and artists-in-residence. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Craft Alliance seeks experienced art teachers for our family-centered programming opportunities. Programming at Craft Alliance includes Free Family Saturdays, community events, festivals, and other community-focused teaching opportunities.
Teaching Artists will collaborate with the Community Programs Manager to establish a lesson plan, materials, and supplemental needs for craft instruction, including single events and workshops. Instruction may be held at Craft Alliance or may be held at Craft Alliance, festivals, or other community-centered locations, festivals, and block parties. Teaching Artists will guide participants through fun, family-oriented activities meant to empower them to create more art in their daily lives and are responsible for setting up, breaking down, and returning items as needed to Craft Alliance.
- Host craft workshop at Craft Alliance or partner location.
- Support program evaluation as needed.
- Other duties as assigned.
Requirements and Competencies:
- Experience as an art instructor, especially for middle and high school-aged groups.
- Experience creating a collaborative atmosphere for art creation.
- Excellent oral, written, presentation, and teaching skills.
- Ability to communicate effectively with Craft Alliance and partner administration as needed.
- Ability to work with groups of 25-35 youth.
- Ability to install art pieces, whether hung, painted, or installed in other ways.
- Experience with youth in communities with historically underserved populations.
- Ability to problem solve and reason.
- Experience with creative solutions to class disruption.
- Must be available during weekdays, during traditional school or after school hours.
- Must pass a background check.
Please email your Resume, Cover Letter, and Professional references (3) to [email protected] with the subject line: “Application for Community Outreach Teaching Artist.” Include the names and organizations of your references, as well as your relationship with them. Please include your experience teaching art to groups.
We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. If you do not meet 100% of the requirements listed above or have a non-traditional background, we encourage you to apply if you share our passion for craft and believe you could be an asset to our team. If you would like to discuss the requirements for this role or need accommodations to support your application, please get in touch with us at [email protected].
For more information about Craft Alliance, visit our website at www.craftalliance.org. Craft Alliance is located at 5080 Delmar Blvd in St. Louis, MO.
Craft Alliance provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.