Employment Opportunities

INSTRUCTORS

The Delaplaine is always seeking qualified art instructors in a variety of fields. We’re particularly interested in instructors who teach youth classes, parent and child classes, adult jewelry/metalsmithing, and adult woodworking.

We believe that everyone deserves art. Over the last 30+ years, The Delaplaine has built a solid foundation of educational opportunities for students of all ages and skill levels. 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  • How art historical references inform subject matter;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 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 required • BA 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.