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17 Sep 2019

Part-Time Teaching Artist

Artworks Fine Art Studio  San Francisco, California, United States

Job Description

Artists to Teach Part-Time, Year-Round, Long-Term

The ArtWorks’ program is a unique offering in fine art education, designed to help students feel supported and inspired, and to help each student develop realistic drawing and painting skills and competency in a broad range of mediums over time. We are an established program working with over 900 students weekly. We aim to help students tap into their artistic capability and to reach their own artistic potential. We care deeply about our students and their experience in our programs. This is an opportunity to be invested in long-term mentor-type relationships with students of all ages and abilities. Please take a look at our website for an overview of our programs, philosophy and student work at

Our positions are year-round, long-term. Paid training to start as soon as possible. Due to the intensive nature of our training process, official transition into trainees’ own classes would likely be late autumn/early winter, depending on when hiring is complete, but training and alternate hours can be available sooner based on applicants’ availability.

Permanent hours may range from 15-35 per week and could include two to five weekdays, approx 2:45-8:15, and half or full Saturdays 8:45 – 12:15, 12:45 -5:30, or 8:45-5:30.

We are currently looking for teachers to fill a variety of teaching days ranging from Monday-Saturday, and available for occasional subbing. Initial pay rate negotiable dependent on background and performance. Increases in pay rate and bonuses are dependent on performance and time with our organization.

We offer exceptional benefits for part-time work: Up to $350/mo. paid toward your premium in Heath Net PPO or Kaiser HMO Health Plans for all employees working 20+ hours/week, available after 2 months after permanent hire date, and 401K plan with 6% match after 11 months of employment.

At least a one-year commitment is mandatory for all teaching positions but we are truly looking to hire people who are ideally interested in a much longer term permanent position.

Job Qualifications

We are looking for skilled artists with EXCELLENT REALISTIC drawing and painting skills who love working with children and teens, have significant prior experience doing so, and are interested in teaching children and young adults part-time, LONG TERM. All of our teachers go through extensive training to learn to teach from our curriculum, using our methods and to work as part of our teaching team. Teachers teach in teams of two, and with different teachers on different days, so you must be comfortable in a collaborative working environment.

Applicants should have excellent communication skills, a positive attitude, an up-beat personality, be very patient, have very strong multi-tasking skills, and enjoy working collaboratively. Strong leadership and organizational skills are critical.

Applicants must have a very strong background in realism as ours is a very structured program using a classical, realistic approach (teaching still life, animals, landscape, portraiture, the figure, and more). Applicants must be adept with the use of pastel, graphite, pen and ink, charcoal, watercolor, acrylic and oil paint as all teachers are responsible for teaching all ages and all mediums.


How to Apply

Please email resume, history of experience with children, teens and young adults, a description of short and long-term plans and goals for the next 5 years, and samples of your most realistic drawings and paintings in as many mediums as possible. We want to see head and figure study, still life with a strong light source, a variety of pieces that you feel best reflect your highest level of skill in realistic drawing and painting.

Please adhere closely to these application guidelines. If you do not hear back from us, it is likely because we did not receive the materials and/or information requested. We look forward to hearing from qualified applicants.

Job Categories: Arts and Culture. Job Types: Part-Time. Job Tags: artist, arts education, and teaching artist. States: California.

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