Employment Opportunities

The Delaplaine is Hiring!

Director of Programs

We are seeking a Director Of Programs to join our team! You will run a vibrant curriculum with a variety of visual arts programs. You will have the joy of working with a dedicated team who all believe that “Everyone Deserves Art.”

Overview of Responsibilities:

  • Oversee education, exhibition and outreach programs
  • Is Director of Program Department, and supervises departmental staff of three.
  • Oversees scheduling, strategic planning and fiscal analysis of Program Department
  • Recruits new instructors, oversees all current instructors
  • Works with facilities staff to keep classroom spaces, equipment, and supplies up to high standards
  • Continually seeks ways to improve/evolve programs to further the mission of the organization

Detail of Responsibilities:

  • Reports directly to the CEO, and is part of the Senior Staff.
  • Oversees all of the instruction, exhibition and outreach programs, and supervises a Program Department staff: the Managers of Exhibition, Instruction and Outreach.
  • Continually seeks ways to intermingle the programming administered by Outreach, Instruction and Exhibit Managers.
  • Is responsible for overseeing fiscal health and budgeting constraints of the Program Department.
  • Oversees maintenance and design of classroom spaces, equipment, and supplies.
  • Recruits new instructors, oversees all current instructors, and is liaison between the instructors and the Delaplaine.
  • Prepares all promotional copy for program promotions.
  • Ensures that instructional programs adhere to the Standards and Goals (as listed in the Instruction Policy).
  • Ensures that assessment requests are sent to all program participants, using comments and rankings to help guide continual improvements/evolution of programs.
  • Acts as community liaison for classes by answering questions, giving facility tours, visiting schools, and performing other related duties as necessary.
  • Oversees establishing partnerships and new programs with area service organizations. Partners with appropriate staff members as necessary and indicated by the type of program.
  • Prepares instructor time sheets/pay requests. Checks for accuracy of rates, hours and anticipated total pay.


  • Minimum of 5 years experience in nonprofit business (visual arts or education)
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in supervising staff
  • Proven communications skills
  • Experience in human resource management
  • Knowledge of a variety of visual arts media
  • Strong troubleshooting and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Deadline and detail-oriented

Starting salary: $50,000, plus medical insurance (after three months) and parking stipend.

Send resume and cover letter in a single PDF document to artsnetwork@delaplaine.org. Position will remain open until the right candidate is found.

The Delaplaine is always seeking qualified art instructors in a variety of fields!

We’re particularly interested in instructors who teach youth classes, parent & child classes, adult jewelry/metalsmithing, and adult woodworking.

Over the last 30+ years, The Delaplaine has built a solid foundation of educational opportunities for students of all ages and skill levels. We believe that everyone deserves art. We also believe that everyone deserves to experience art education in an excellent environment, taught by highly qualified instructors. The Delaplaine is always seeking accomplished, creative instructors, who can meet our Educational Standards and Instructional Goals.

Educational Standards: All classes at The Delaplaine Arts Center will address the following:

  • How art historical references inform subject matter;
  • How to identify and use tools and equipment specific to a particular medium;
  • How to properly navigate the studio in a safe manner;
  • How to incorporate elements of art and principles of design;
  • The value of critical thinking and aesthetics.

 Instructional Goals: Delaplaine instructors will:

  • Be organized and well prepared for class;
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm for the class subject matter;
  • Be knowledgeable about the subject matter;
  • Foster an open exchange of creative ideas;
  • Be helpful and encouraging to all students.

The Delaplaine is also eager to cultivate a teaching staff with the ability to pinpoint and pursue relevant teaching objectives. We expect our educators to have a clear idea of their curriculum goals, the skill set their students can hope to gain from them, and, if applicable, the projects that will be completed during the span of a proposed course. Youth instructors will be required to submit a detailed supply list and photographs of project prototypes with their proposals.

Instructors are contracted on an adjunct basis, subject to adequate class enrollment. As stated in our policies, The Delaplaine reserves the right to cancel any courses and will do so if the class garners fewer than five (5) paying students. Furthermore, instructor contracts are class-specific, encompassing only the hours scheduled for a certain course or workshop; we do not have tenured staff nor do we keep staff on retainer.

Application Requirements:

Teaching experience requiredBA or higher in art and/or education preferred

  • Cover letter
  • Completed application form or a current résumé (including education, training, work experience, and three current references with phone numbers and email addresses),
  • At least (5) images of recent work and/or images of your students’ work.

Email your application materials in a single PDF document artsnetwork@delaplaine.org. The Delaplaine Instruction Panel will review your application information and you will be contacted and informed of their decision.