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Art Instructor

Date Posted: 01/08/18
Deadline to Apply: Until Filled
Job Description:

This position requires an individual who is creative, motivated, and able to work with minimum supervision. In addition to instructing art groups, this individual may also facilitate art groups in an open-studio model.

Location: Waukesha, Wisconsin
Position Type: Part-time
Type of Employment: Direct Hire

-Facilitate art groups at all Donna Lexa Art Centers locations (Weekly and Bi-Weekly)
-Facilitate art groups at outreach locations throughout Southeastern Wisconsin (Weekly, Bi-Weekly, and Monthly)
-Plan curriculum and prepare lessons and other materials, considering factors such as individual needs, aptitude, abilities, learning levels, and physical/emotional limitations of participants
-Provide instruction to participants with internal impairment, such as stroke condition, and those with visual or cognitive limitations
-Demonstrate knowledge of artistic techniques such as painting, print making, weaving, sculpture, ceramics, mosaics, etc. Assist participants in making appropriate choices, allowing participants to be responsible for the final work
-Assess participant wants and needs over time, i.e. checking in with individuals periodically, evaluate participant group placement

-Arrange and adjust tools, work aids, supplies and equipment utilized in studio. Devise special teaching tools, techniques, and equipment as needed. Return supplies and clean area upon completion of each group with the assistance of participants, staff, and volunteers
-Begin groups on time, making all needed supplies and equipment available
-Prepare monthly supply orders
-Prepare group notes, set goals, and adjust individual art processes
-Prepare quarterly reports and required grant reports
-Maintain knowledge of current trends in the art field, sharing these with participants and other staff
-May assist with sewing projects, kiln firing, and a variety of art center related activities
-May perform duties such as washing of aprons and cleaning of facilities
-Facilitate group cancellation procedures as needed
-End groups on time, proper storage of in-process work, and studio clean-up.

-Attend monthly staff meetings and training sessions
-Assist with intake paperwork, interview, and participant applications as needed
-Complete incident reports, as necessary
-Submit attendance sheets, time sheets, and mileage on time every month
-Adhere to all ethical and professional standards of the fields of Art Therapy and Art Education
-Pursue and coordinate participant art exhibition opportunities in community
-Coordinate with caregiver, social workers, aides, and community team members as needed
-Assist in outreach to promote DLAC groups to appropriate community segments
-Assist with events and fundraisers within the organization as necessary
-Assist with training volunteers as needed
-Other job duties as required by Program Manager and/or Executive Director based on the needs of the business


-Required: BA or BS majoring in Art Education, Art Therapy, or Art Ed/Art Therapy

-Experience working with a wide variety of populations including but not limited to: teenagers and adults with developmental delays, physical and cognitive disabilities, and/or special needs
-Experience leading or co-facilitating art groups of 6-10 participants

Other information:

-Part-time position, 6-12 hours per week, some evening hours required, reports to Program Manager -Be able to communicate effectively and sustain professional working relations with fellow staff, supervisors and administrators -Leadership and coordination skills with participants, staff, and volunteers are essential -Artistic aptitude in two and three dimensional art (Basic skills required in drawing, painting, ceramics, fibers, and sculpture) -Flexibility, compassion, empathy, tact, and patience are necessary

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