Athenaeum Library employment



Teaching Artist, Chrome Program


Classification: Part-time, Non-exempt
Reports to: Bilingual Manager, Athenaeum Art Center


Job Summary 


The Teaching Artist position will serve as the primary instructor for Chrome, an afterschool program for local youth interested in the arts located at the AAC. The teaching artist will serve as the primary art instruct to students on a variety of art making techniques including drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. At the end of course, the teaching artist will work with students to exhibit their work at the AAC. The goal of this position to provide quality art instruction, arouse creativity in young adults and expose them to a variety of careers in the arts.


Duties and Responsibilities

• Serve as primary art instructor
• Develop an arts curriculum and accompanying lesson plans, that explicitly aligns with National Core Arts or the CA Visual Arts Standards, as well as California Expanded Learning Standards
• Chart student progress
• Plan and establish a safe learning environment
• Be a positive role model to students
• Adhere to program budgets, organizations guidelines & policies
• Report to administrative staff any concerns relating to the students learning and wellbeing along with any facilities issues
• Perform other duties as assigned


Skills and Qualifications

• B.A. or B.F.A. in Studio Art or Art Education preferred
• Three years of experience in teaching art and art-making
• Teaching Artist must be California-based
• Knowledge of Art History
• Ability to work in culturally sensitive ways and respect diversity
• Ability to work with under-served populations, populations new to the Athenaeum, and with populations whose English is their second language
• Working knowledge of the neighborhood’s history, demographics and culture
• Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision
• Detail oriented, patient, and flexible
• English/Spanish bilingual preferred
• Must be able to pass background check to work with underage population Physical Requirements and Work Environment
• Must be able to drive a motor vehicle and have access to reliable transportation
• Must be able to lift 30 pounds
• Classroom is shared with other instructors


Position open: October 2017–until filled
Applicants please submit cover letter, resume, and sample lesson plan to Daniela Kelly at


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