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 studios for ceramics, metals, fibers, glass, wood, print and papermaking, and artists-in-residence. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Position Summary:

Craft Alliance seeks fibers/textiles artists, jewelry, metalworking, and woodworking mentors for Crafting-A-Future, a portfolio-building program for arts-interested teens. Mentors design a 9-week course curriculum with a co-teacher and Community Programs Manager to transfer craft skills and professional knowledge to students in one of this year’s studios. Your students will train in your studio, then rotate to their next studio for you to teach a similar workshop to the next set of students.. Our goal is to help them create works that show growth in their portfolio each year they’ve invested in the program, eventually helping them pursue post-secondary arts education or a career in an arts-related field.

Crafting-A-Future utilizes the studio workshops at Craft Alliance on Delmar for a total of 39 weeks (minus holidays, breaks, and visiting artist-led workshops). The program starts in September and ends with an exhibition of the year’s works on May 4th, 2024. Classes run from 12-5 pm on Saturdays, from Sept. 9, 2023-May 4th, 2023, with exhibition installation on May 4th and deinstall of the exhibition on May 25th.


Requirements and Competencies: 

To Apply:

Please email your Resume, Cover Letter, and Professional references (3) to [email protected] with the subject line: “Application for Crafting a Future Mentor 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 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.