Art Instructor, Youth & Teen Programs
The Ah Haa School for the Arts Art Instructor, Youth & Teen Programs will be an energetic, detail-oriented individual who will be responsible to provide art instruction for youth enrolled in after school programs, summer camps and/or weekend programming. Art Instructors must have an arts background and a passion for enhancing the lives of children and teens through the arts, with a desire to understand and internalize the mission, values and goals of Ah Haa School for the Arts.
This is a seasonal part-time position with variable hours, (10-40hrs/week, depending on need). The position requires a Colorado background check.
Art Instruction and Class Management (90%)
- - Instructing youth in grades K-6 and/or teens 7-12 during afterschool hours and some weekends and/or summer campus (June-August).
- - Create and organize project lesson plans; prepare and gather materials before class.
- - Able to assess age appropriateness of lessons and materials in the classroom.
- - Perform demonstrations for the class on technique and process.
- - Provide assistance to students with the completion and generation of art projects.
- - Supervise and provide direction to classroom assistants and volunteers.
- - Collect art materials; appropriate cleanup of classroom after class.
- - Return materials to proper place in the classroom(s).
- - Provide sufficient notice to supervisor if unable to teach a scheduled class.
- - Monitor supply levels and communicate need to supervisor
- - Assist set up and tear down classroom for classes; organize and inventory materials as needed.
- Maintain classroom(s) and its equipment with a priority for the health, safety and well-being for staff, students, instructors, and volunteers.
- - Communicate policies and protocols to Parents/Guardians; maintain appropriate waivers and authorizations; communication same to Ah Haa Front Desk & Registration Assistant.
- - Trace and monitor absences; communicate to parent/guardian, Ah Haa staff, or other authority as directed.
- - Report health, well-being and safety concerns, record Incident Reports as necessary.
- Meet on a regular basis with staff to coordinate programming plans and evaluate success of projects and classes.
Other Duties as Assigned (10%)
- Provide guidance and mentorship to Classroom Assistants and Volunteers - Attend planning meetings and orientations as scheduled and required.
- Other duties as assigned
REQUIRED SKILLS, ABILITIES AND EXPERIENCE
- Two years teaching experience is preferred; Bachelor’s degree or higher in Fine Arts is a plus
- Be well versed in various art forms and have excellent artistic, research, and organizational skills.
- Must be able to multi-task; be productive, focused, and flexible in a creative & sometimes busy
- Ability to take initiative and effectively adapt to change.
- Ability to work independently and carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions
given, prescribed routines and standard accepted practices.
- Works well in a collaborative team environment.
- Able to work independently with minimal oversight.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion practices
- Communicate and demonstrate a standard of excellence and proactive problem-solving that sets an
example for others.
- Represents the organization in a positive light that encourages participation and engagement with the
public, participants, donors, and friends of the organization.