Art Camp Instructor

Newport Art Museum seeks energetic and creative instructors for its yearly summer camps, held July 6th – August 21st, 2020. The Museum’s week-long summer camps serve children and youth aged 6-16 in full day and half day camps in a variety of media. We are specifically looking for instructors for the following classes: silkscreen, cartooning, sculpture, and stop-motion animation. Instructors in other media are welcome to apply.

Compensation: $25/hr + 3 hours of paid planning time for each week of camp taught

Responsibilities:

  • Independently design daily curriculum for a week-long course
  • Eagerness to work collaboratively with the Education Manager to ensure that all curriculum is appropriate for students.
  • Ability to work with students of differing abilities and needs.
  • Manage a group of up to 12 students independently
  • Set up any required equipment and materials before each class
  • Help maintain tidy and clean studios and facilitate cleanup at the end of each class
  • Contribute to an environment that is physically and emotionally safe for all
  • Lead any required field trips to surrounding Newport locations (with staff chaperone)
Qualifications:
  • Ability to pass a background check upon request of the Museum
  • 2+ years of teaching experience in the requested age group
  • Proven excellence in communication and interpersonal skills appropriate for teaching
  • Active studio practice with proven expertise in your medium
  • Familiarity with the use and care of equipment related to your medium
  • Experience developing art and/or design curricula for children and/or teens
  • Competency and responsiveness with online communications including email and Google forms
  • Classroom management skills
  • Ability to be punctual and reliable, arriving at Newport Art Museum fully prepared no later than 8:30am for camps that begin at 9am
  • Ability to attend a pre-camp orientation in June (date TBD)

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Social media savvy and willing to share information about their course offerings via their social networks
  • First aid certified
  • Local to Aquidneck Island

To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter outlining your experience working with children to Sierra Conniff, Education Manager: sconniff@newportartmuseum. At the interview stage, candidates will be required to submit 3 professional references.

Instructor

Newport Art Museum seeks new instructors for its newly renovated studio school, specifically in fibers arts, clay, printmaking, design, and master-level courses in new and traditional media including painting and drawing. We have four seasonal terms, each broken into two-five week sessions with classes typically running from 9:30am – 12:30pm, 1pm – 4pm, and 6pm – 9pm. Workshops and weeklong intensives are scheduled according to the availability of the instructor.

Responsibilities

  • Propose and instruct five-week courses, single or multi-day workshops, or weeklong intensives in your medium of expertise
  • Set up any required equipment and materials before each class
  • Provide a course description, sample images, a syllabus, and supply lists for each offering
  • Be available for all dates that you are teaching, and teach a make-up class in case of cancellations due to illness or inclement weather
  • Help maintain tidy and clean studios and facilitate cleanup at the end of each class
  • Contribute to an environment that is physically and emotionally safe for all
  • Attend an annual instructors meeting
  • If available, participate in occasional events such as an open house

Qualifications

  • Previous teaching experience or proven excellence in communication and interpersonal skills appropriate for teaching
  • Active studio practice with proven expertise in your medium
  • Familiarity with the use and care of equipment related to your medium
  • Experience developing art and/or design workshops and curricula for adult and/or teen audiences
  • Competency and responsiveness with online communications including email and forms
  • Willingness to share ongoing feedback about our spaces and classes
  • Familiarity with health and safety procedures relating to your medium

Preferred Qualifications

  • Social media savvy and willing to share information about their course offerings via their social networks
  • (For clay instructor) Availability to open the School on select evenings, and to offer night courses from 6pm – 9pm as well as daytime classes

Compensation + Benefits

  • Contracted instructors are typically paid after the last day of class
  • Instructors who teach a minimum of two classes within a year are eligible for one free workshop or 5-week class; restrictions apply
  • Opportunity to teach private lessons through our School
  • Eligibility for free studio time
  • Educator bio included in your course listings and mentions in our social media

How to Apply

Send your resume, cover letter, samples of your work or a link to your portfolio, and a sample lesson plan or syllabus to jobs@newportartmuseum.org with the subject line “Applicant – Instructor”

About the Museum

The Art Association of Newport, now the Newport Art Museum, was founded in 1912 on the belief that arts and culture have the power to bring diverse groups of individuals together, which ultimately promotes civic engagement and strengthens the social fabric of our communities. This core idea continues to inform our Museum’s direction today. To support these values, the Education department provides programming for all ages, including a year-round tuition based school, summer camps for children, extensive outreach offerings, a career prep program for high school students (MuSE), homeschool programs, public programs, school tours, and events.