Teaching Artists, Children

Brentwood Art Center

Los Angeles, CA

The Brentwood Art Center (BAC) is a beloved, bustling, nonprofit community-based art school that has provided fine arts instruction to children and adults of all ages and abilities since 1970. 

Position: BAC is hiring the following part-time teaching artists for our children’s art classes:

Children’s art instructor, mixed media (including drawing and painting), ages 7-9, Tuesday 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Children’s art instructor, drawing and painting, ages 9-12, Friday 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Hours: Approximately 2 teaching hours per week, a maximum of 12 students per class. 

Our ideal candidate is an experienced and inspiring children’s art teacher well versed in teaching the elements of art and the principles of design through creative projects using a range of different mediums. Candidates should be familiar with the California Visual and Performing Arts Content Standards and have experience creating age appropriate art lessons. Projects should be rooted in art history, art methods, techniques, or materials, or inspired by a specific artist. Here are the Brentwood Art Center we expect artistic excellence and pride ourselves on offering fine art lessons that are fun, creative and innovative and projects that build specific skills and develop artistic techniques. 

Qualifications: Applicants must have a thorough range of technical artistic skills as well as the ability to teach these skills to children ages 7-12 years old. Applicants should be dynamic, creative and smart with a positive, can-do attitude. Applicants must be able to provide an outstanding fine arts education experience in a nurturing environment and must be comfortable teaching different ages and abilities in each class. Candidates must have a BFA or MFA, a minimum of two years teaching experience, a strong foundation in art history, and a passion for teaching art to children.

Teachers will be responsible for designing their own curriculum. Lessons should focus on skill development while nurturing personal growth to help students develop their own ideas and individual style. It is essential that teachers can work collaboratively as part of a team, and have a positive attitude and the ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, staff and faculty. 

 

Required skills: 

  • BFA or MFA
  • Minimum two years teaching experience
  • Great teacher and communicator
  • Reliable team player with an easy going, cooperative personality
  • A sense of humor and a love of art and creativity

 

Perks:

  • Free art classes and workshops for you and your dependents.
  • A supportive team and a kind supervisor.
  • The opportunity to work in a creative environment with low turnover and positive staff morale.
  • Busy and professional environment with a laid-back atmosphere.

 

About the Brentwood Art Center: The Brentwood Art Center cultivates creativity and encourages self-expression. The tradition of the BAC is to uphold high aesthetic standards in an environment that is sensitive to the needs of the individual and to the dynamics of the group. The optimum artistic development of each person is our ultimate goal. Our students thrive in a supportive atmosphere. Within a curriculum of drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics and mixed media, our experienced staff focuses on the duality and the integration of process and product, concept and skill, creativity and structure. The school is anchored in the belief that learning about and creating art is a joyful experience. This philosophy, in turn, creates an opportunity for students to explore and investigate and it enables each student to acquire fundamental skills and advanced concepts. The teachers and administrators at the school strive to always be positive and encouraging with critiques that are constructive and appropriate to the level or age of the student artist. Concentration skills, eye-hand coordination, and problem solving techniques are all developed as each student is provided the opportunity to enjoy a rich and meaningful art education experience. 

Location: The Brentwood Art Center, 13031 Montana Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90049.

Website: http://www.brentwoodart.com 

Salary: Salary is $40 per hr. 

When: Fall classes start week of Sept. 17.

To apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, link to your portfolio (or Instagram account) as well as samples of student work via e-mail to info@brentwoodart.com with the subject line “Children’s Teaching Artist.” We will only respond to candidates who are invited for an interview. No phone calls please.

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