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Delaware Art Museum

Delaware Art Museum is currently seeking an experienced ceramics artist to oversee and manage the Ceramics Studio in the Bank of America Education Wing. The Instructor is to teach Tuesday morning/evening adult ceramic classes beginning in January 2018 and Studio Managerial duties beginning Sept 2017. Periodic workshops will also be a possible teaching opportunity.



This position will provide quality instruction for a range of skill levels, cultivate a community of learners, and promote a positive and supportive learning environment. The Instructor will work with the Studio Programs Manager to design informative and fun adult classes for those interested in both wheel throwing and hand building. Classes are eight to ten weeks long and meet once a week for three hours. In addition to studio duties and classes, Saturday availability for Open Studios from 9:30am-12:30pm is preferable but not mandatory.



This is a part time position. The hourly rate for teaching/instruction is $25 - $35 depending on enrollment. The hourly rate for studio technician duties is $15.

Qualifications

BFA/BA from an accredited college/university or demonstrated success as a teaching artist.
Prior teaching experience in an educational setting or informal learning environment.
Demonstrated proficiency in his/her field.
Knowledge of various techniques and processes.
Experience with studio maintenance and safety.
Ability to work with a wide-range of skill levels, personalities, and backgrounds and modify teaching strategies to optimize learning.
Good time management and organizational skills.
Enthusiasm for teaching.
Eager to experiment and try new things.

Job Duties

Teach adults of various skill levels and backgrounds
Maintain a strong sense of community and open dialogue with students
Maintain a clean and orderly studio (1-2 hours per week)
Mix glazes when needed
Inventory and order supplies, including clay, tools, and chemicals. Receive and put away order (must be able to lift 50 pounds)
Load and fire kilns (1-2 firings/week, 2 electric L&L kilns)
Reclaim/Pug recycle clay (1-2 hours per week)

To Apply
Please submit a cover letter, resume, two professional references, and 3 – 5 images of current work and 3-5 images of student work (artist website or electronic files acceptable) to Human Resources at HR@delart.org.

To learn more about this position and the Delaware Art Museum, please visit our website at www.delart.org/about/opportunities. We are committed to inclusivity and encourage qualified candidates from all cultures and communities to apply. Delaware Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

A unique regional art museum, the Delaware Art Museum is located on an 11-acre site in the Brandywine Valley within easy driving distance of Philadelphia. It features an internationally renowned collection of British Pre-Raphaelite art, spectacular holdings of American painting, sculpture, and work on paper, with particular strengths in the art of John Sloan, the Ashcan School, Howard Pyle and American Illustration art. It includes site-specific installations by Dale Chihuly and James Turrell. With enhanced education programs and services such as a unique research library, an interactive gallery for young children, a café and an expanded store, the Museum serves a broad, diverse and growing community.

Education Level: BFA/BA or demonstrated success as a teaching artist

• Location: Delaware, Wilmington

• Post ID: 49045492 wilmington
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