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Teaching Artist

Job Opening


Deadline January 31, 2018
Sponsor The Frank C. Ortis Art Gallery and Exhibit Hall
Location Pembroke Pines , FL


The Frank C. Ortis Art Gallery and Exhibit Hall opened on April 27, 2017. It is a premier exhibition and learning space dedicated to community engagement through the arts. The Frank Art Gallery is seeking Teaching Artists who are enthusiastic about offering high quality, innovative instructional techniques to local students.

The Frank Art Gallery has openings for Teaching Artists who can design and lead art classes for adults, teens or children. Instruction in 2D, 3D and multimedia welcomed. Positions are available on weekdays and weekends.
These are contracted positions.

Successful candidates should possess a portfolio of effective art lesson plans, while also being open to working with the gallery administration to create or adapt dynamic art projects for field trips and workshops that coordinate with the themes of current exhibitions. Specifically s/he will:
• Know the fundamentals, proper techniques and different approaches to a multitude of media.
• Demonstrate techniques in activities such as drawing, painting, sculpture, two dimensional design, collage, photography, monoprinting, mixed media and more.
• Provide individual and small-group instruction and adapt lessons to the needs of students with varying intellectual and artistic abilities, and to accommodate a variety of instructional activities.
• Instruct students in classroom safety, and proper care and use of tools and equipment.
• Communicate appropriately and professionally with parents, visitors and gallery staff.

• A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and one year of teaching experience is required.
• K-12 Subject Art Teaching Credential is preferred.
• Demonstrated subject matter knowledge in technical visual art skills, art history and creative thinking.
• Experience working with students with learning differences is a plus.
• The ideal candidate is outgoing, well organized, reliable, and competent in basic computer skills.

How to Participate

Applicants must submit the following:
•Current resume of teaching experience.
•A letter of interest and a program overview of your typical studio art course.
•Photos or documentation that show examples of student work, classes taught or projects completed.
•Specification of preferred student age: adults, teens or children.

Please submit all materials in one email to with the subject line TEACHING ARTIST. Deadline: January 31, 2018

This opportunity has been submitted by The Frank Art Gallery. The listing of the opportunity does not imply endorsement by the Division of Cultural Affairs or the Department of State. Contact The Frank C. Ortis Art Gallery and Exhibit Hall with questions or for more information.