Art Instructor - Printmaker

ECF Downtown Art Center


Title:  Art Instructor - Printmaker
Reports to:  Program Supervisor or Lead Art Instructor
Department:  Art Center Program
Location: 431 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Program Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.  Some evening and weekend work may be required.
Supervisory Responsibility:  None

Who We Are:

ECF was founded in 1946 by a group of parents and community activists who sought to establish a day training program as an alternative to institutional care for individuals with developmental disabilities. For the last 75 years we have worked to improve the lives of children, youth and adults in the Los Angeles County area by offering a wide range of experiences and opportunities to encourage individuals to discover and develop their unique talents and abilities. The mission of ECF is to provide the highest quality services for children and adults who are challenged with developmental, learning, and emotional barriers — empowering them to reach their greatest potential.


Under supervision, the Art Instructor will teach printmaking to consumers (adults with varying degrees of learning, behavioral, emotional, and intellectual disabilities) in the program.  Implement special education and behavior treatment plans. 

 Essential Duties:

  • Implement artistic, educational, and behavioral support plans for assigned consumers, referring to consumers IPP. Ensure consumers’ well-being during operating hours of the Art Center, while on the premises, and out in the community.  Maintain case notes on a monthly basis and participate in meetings and other in-services as assigned.  Ensure consumers’ attendance books are accurate and complete.  Provide supervision during consumers’ arrival, departure, and lunchtime.
  •  Givestruction in the proper use of materials, care, and protection of art work, production of saleable art, and help consumers to become proficient in printmaking.  Ensure the safe use of equipment, including basic safety measures to be used when working with various print plates and presses, safe operational procedures (ensuring all safety protocols are implemented in operating the presses), etc.  Create any protocols needed for increased safety.  Monitor artist throughout their entire printmaking art project. Assist and instruct consumers on projects related to their IPP (Individual Program Plan) in printmaking.
  • Set up/prepare print press to be used on a daily basis and maintain equipment; ensure inventory of printmaking supplies are ordered and maintained.  Ensure all art equipment is being properly used and maintained by consumers and assigned studio area is maintained and clean.  Organize consumers’ portfolios by properly labeling and storing artwork in the appropriate areas.
  • Participate in staff meetings to identify and implement artistic, educational, psychological and social objectives for each consumer.
  • Follow appropriate protocol and policies in assisting consumers during any incidents or seizures.  Employ NCI procedures as needed to assist consumers who are exhibiting aggressive behavior.  Adhere to ECF’s Illness and Injury Prevention Safety Program and follow ECF guidelines for reporting medical emergencies, suspected abuse or neglect and unusual incidents to counseling or supervisory staff.  Implement First Aid/CPR as necessary.  Assist consumers with personal hygiene needs including toileting, illness and incidents of incontinence. 
  • Be available to help promote the Art Centers during work hours.  This includes, but is not limited to informing the public of the Art Center mission and services when the public is touring Art Center facilities, asking questions during events, or inquiring about how they can support the program.  Support Art Center events and programs through distribution of materials and information to all interested parties.
  • Staff and supervise special exhibits and Art Center work at various locations and times.  Assist in organizing art shows and events which may include matting, framing, and installation and tear down of shows.  Greet the public and assist consumers with presenting and discussing their work with the public.

Other Duties

  • Staff and supervise special exhibits and Art Center work at various locations and times.  Assist in organizing art shows and events which may include matting, framing, and installation and tear down of shows.  Greet the public and assist consumers with presenting and discussing their work with the public.
  • Comply with ECF’s Injury and Illness Prevention Program.  Ensure safe use and operation of tools and/or equipment.
  • Comply with ECF policies and procedures, including mandated reporting requirements.
  • Regular, reliable attendance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Education/Licenses/Certifications:  Bachelor’s degree and demonstrable printmaking and silk screen skills. 

Experience:  Six months in any combination of the following: studio work, teaching (including undergrad TA positions), work on public and private art projects, art installations, work in art museums, or any other directly related experience.   


  •  Knowledge of print press operations and maintenance and the use of various types of plates.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills to teach adult artists.
  • Ability to use public transportation or personal vehicle to transport consumers for community outings.
  • Availability to teach all consumers in the Art Center Program.


  • Portfolio of completed work.
  • Available for weekend and evening work for art shows at ECF’s gallery and other locations.
  • Pass a DOJ background investigation.
  • Provide evidence of a negative TB test
  • Obtain and maintain NCI, First Aid and CPR certification.
  • Regular and reliable attendance.
  • Competitive salary
  • Paid Sick Time and Holidays with full time employment.
  • Employer paid contribution to Medical, Dental, Vision plans and Basic Life Insurance.
  • Mileage reimbursement.
  • 403(b) Employer contribution

To learn more about the Art Center Program, visit and

Exceptional Children’s Foundation provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants in all company facilities without regard to race (including hair texture and hairstyles), color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, childbirth, (or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to lactation), physical disability, mental and/or intellectual disability, age, military status or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, gender (including sex stereotyping and gender identity or expression), medical condition (including, but not limited to, cancer related or HIV/AIDS related), genetic information, or sexual orientation in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Pay Range
$17.00   Hourly to $20.00   Hourly

Apply here by August 27th.

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