Now Hiring: Classroom Art Instructor

July 08, 2020

Classroom Art Instructor 

Illumination Learning Studio is a cultural, performing and fine arts academy with four locations in Ballard, Greenwood and Phinney Ridge. We provide an inclusive learning environment where students engage in stimulating lesson plans, projects, games and structured curriculum. Our teachers are specialized in the arts and early childhood education.

We are looking for a Art Instructor to join our team of Creative Arts instructors. The Art Instructor works collaboratively with our creative team to develop and deliver K-5 lessons in theater, dance, art, voice and music. The ideal candidate has prior experience in K-5 education, teaching art, lesson plan and curriculum development. This role will engage directly with his/her team to create and deliver fun and memorable learning experiences in the art.

Job Types: Part Time

Hours: Monday-Friday, 23-25 Hours per week (18-hours onsite instructing/assisting, 4-hours lesson plan development, 1 hour team development meeting, possible 2-hours teaching advanced art for small groups)

Pay: $18-20/hour, depends on experience

Reports to: Creative Arts Team Manager

Position Summary and Responsibilities

  • Develop and deliver an engaging and compelling, K-5 age-appropriate art curriculum
  • Develop Curriculum that focuses on the Visual Arts Learning Standards/Washington Standards utilizing Line, Shape & Form, Value, Texture, Space, and Color.
  • Develop month-long projects utilizing the following art mediums: Paint, Pastel, Pencil, Water Color, Acrylic, Sculpting, Collage.
  • Develop curriculum using the following art subjects: Abstract, Expressionism, Illustration, Realism, Portrait, and Landscape, Cartoon.
  • Develop lesson plans that are hands on while also teaching the history of art, different periods, and various artists throughout the world.
  • Teach students to make portfolios; ensure student portfolios contain their projects from the year; organize and maintain student art throughout the year.
  • Assist at school pick-up and during After School programming before Creative Arts Classes begin.
  • Organize and plan our annual participation in the annual Phinneywood Art Walk.
  • Travel between our four Ballard & Greenwood locations to deliver art lessons.
  • Order and maintain budget for art supplies at each location.

Education and Skills Required

  • Background in art, fine art or art history
  • Prior experience teaching elementary or after school ages K-5; classroom size 25-40 students with an assistant
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and write lessons plans as part of a pre-defined curriculum
  • Ability to contribute to the classroom and work culture in a positive manner
  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner with supervisors, coworkers and students
  • Strong time management and classroom management skills
  • Be self-motivated, organized and open-minded
  • Ability to work independently or with supervisors and staff

Education and Skills Preferred

  • B.A/B.S in Art, Education
  • Previous experience writing curriculum
  • Prior experience in childcare or early childhood education

Workplace Environment

  • 30% Lesson Plan Development
  • 65% Teaching/Assisting
  • 5% Annual Art Show Event

Camp Locations:

Greenwood – 7720 Greenwood Ave N Suite 101, Seattle, WA 98103

Locks– 2821 Nw Market St Suite B Seattle, WA 98107

Ballard – 5501 8th Ave NW Seattle, WA 98107

All applicants must be able to pass a criminal background screening and acquire CPR certification (paid for by the company) as well as have excellent references.

To Apply: qualified candidates may submit a resume, letter of interest and 2-3 professional references to