Ceramics Instructor

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. The school was founded in Brentwood on the corner of 26th and Montana Ave. in 1971.

Position: BAC is hiring a part-time teaching artist for an adult wheel pottery class with the potential to teach additional ceramics classes including handbuilding in the future.

Hours: Approximately 3-6 hours per week in the evenings and on Saturdays and up to 12 students per class.

Our ideal candidate is a talented and charismatic ceramicist and experienced arts educator who can teach basic ceramics skills.

Qualifications:

Applicants must have a thorough understanding of ceramics, clays, glazes and firing techniques and a mastery of wheel throwing and handbuilding as well as the ability to teach these skills to adult students. 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, a minimum of two years teaching experience, strong foundation in art history, and a passion for teaching.

Teachers will be responsible for designing their own curriculum. Focus should be 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.

 

This is a key faculty position. The ideal candidate will be an experienced ceramicist and contemporary artist who can help oversee and direct BAC’s ceramics program going forward.

Required skills:

  • BFA in ceramics.
  • Minimum two years teaching experience.
  • Great teacher and communicator.
  • Reliable team player with an easy going, cooperative personality.
  • Previous ceramics adult teaching experience.
  • 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.
  • The opportunity to help shape BAC’s ceramics program.

 

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. at 26th

Website: http://www.brentwoodart.com

Salary: Starting salary is $40 per hr. depending on education and experience with the potential for growth.

When: Available immediately. Fall classes start week of Sept. 17. Classes take place in the evenings and on Saturdays.

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 BAC’s executive director Adrienne Luce at adrienne@brentwoodart.com with the subject line “Ceramics Teaching Artist.” We will only respond to candidates who are invited for an interview. No phone calls please.

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