Employment Opportunities

Fiber Art Instructor


The Elmhurst Art Museum seeks a teaching artist or art educator for part-time instruction in our exciting youth studio classes. This is a terrific opportunity for dynamic, high-energy applicants who are experienced in education, visual art, or museum education.


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in visual arts, art education, museum education, or related field

  • Prior experience working with children in formal or informal educational settings

  • Knowledge of general studio practices

  • A prompt and professional manner

  • Experience with fiber and textile processes such as hand sewing, weaving, felting, dyeing, embroidery, etc.

  • Experience writing curriculum encouraged, although not required.


Duties:

  • Develop visual arts curriculum for children and adolescents

  • Facilitate hands-on instruction which engages participants with fun and creative projects

  • Prepare and organize art materials

  • Display a positive and respectful attitude while acting as a role model

  • Interact with students and staff in a professional and courteous manner

  • Communicate effectively and show integrity as a museum representative

  • Follow procedures and expectations as outlines by the Director of Education and EAM Staff

  • Maintaining a positive and safe environment

  • Other duties as assigned


Contact:

To apply: email a brief cover letter and resume to education@elmhurstartmuseum.orgby 12/14/18

 



Art Instructor:  Let’s Start with Art


The Elmhurst Art Museum seeks a teaching artist or art educator for part-time instruction in our exciting youth studio classes. This is a terrific opportunity for dynamic, high-energy applicants who are experienced in visual art, art education, early childhood education, or museum education.


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in visual arts, art education, museum education, or related field

  • Prior experience working with young children in formal or informal educational settings

  • Knowledge of multiple two-dimensional and three-dimensional art mediums and general studio practices

  • A prompt and professional manner


Duties:

  • Develop visual arts curriculum for children ages 4-6

  • Availability Thursday afternoons from 4:30-5:30pm

  • Facilitate hands-on instruction which engages young students with fun and creative projects from a variety of mediums

  • Prepare and organize art materials

  • Display a positive and respectful attitude while acting as a role model

  • Interact with students and staff in a professional and courteous manner

  • Communicate effectively and show integrity as a museum representative

  • Follow procedures and expectations as outlines by the Director of Education and EAM Staff

  • Maintaining a positive and safe environment

  • Other duties as assigned


Class Description:

This class is a multimedia exploration into the world of visual arts designed especially for your Kindergartner. Children will learn about the process and skills involved in a variety of art mediums. Adults are not required to stay. All supplies are included. Remember to dress for the mess!


Contact:

To apply: email a brief cover letter and resume to education@elmhurstartmuseum.orgby 12/7/18

 

About EAM:

The Elmhurst Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer. Located 25 minutes from downtown Chicago by car or train, the Elmhurst Art Museum features rotating contemporary art exhibitions, a rare single-family home designed by Mies van der Rohe, and frequent educational programs. It is a destination for school groups, families, and others interested in enriching their lives through art and design.