Aug 16, 2023

Barnsdall Arts Center

4814 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) is seeking highly motivated and experienced Art Instructors for the Barnsdall Arts Center (BAC) in the following mediums:
• Media Arts (Graphic Design, Animation)
• Digital Photography
• Darkroom Photography (35mm, 4×5)
• Music (Ukulele, Guitar)
• Fiber Art (Machine Sewing, Crochet/Knitting, Batik/Indigo/Dyeing Processes)
• Collage, Assemblage, Mixed Media
• Creative Writing (Spoken Word, Storytelling)
• Printmaking (Relief Printing, Intaglio)
• Drawing, Painting, Life Drawing
• Jewelry Making (Metalsmithing, Enameling, Etching)
• Stained Glass Mosaic
• Ceramics (Handbuilding, Wheel Throwing)

For more detailed information about responsibilities & qualifications for each medium, please visit the below link here

The BAC is seeking Art Instructors to provide engaging instruction in various classes and events as part of the Center’s adult arts education programming, beginning in early 2024. This is an deal position for a friendly, energetic, caring, professional, and responsible Art Instructor with a minimum of two years classroom or group teaching experience and a passion for contributing to a fun, nurturing, and supportive learning environment.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES included but are not limited to
● Create and implement relevant curriculum in an engaging and encouraging manner without bias or discrimination, including the development of original lesson plans.
● Be open to adjusting curriculum and teaching methods in order to scaffold instruction based on students’ skill levels and/or needs.
● Report to & maintain communication with the Art Education Coordinator and other administrative staff.
● Work with the Art Center Director and other members of staff, including teaching artists, to collaborate as needed.
● Abide by all City and Art Center protocol.

● Bachelor’s degree or higher education and/or a minimum of two years of experience working as an art instructor in a classroom/group environment with adults and/or seniors
● Outstanding classroom management, facilitation, and conflict resolution skills
● Strong interpersonal skills and a dedication to working well with others in a fast-paced environment
● Professional disposition and eagerness to work with a diverse population, including staff, students, volunteers, and other members of the public, with a positive attitude
● Excellent oral and written communications skills
● Proficiency in Google Workspace (formerly G Suite), including Gmail, Calendar, Meet, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms
● Must have a valid California Driver’s license with a reliable form of transportation

● Ability to sit and stand for extended periods
● Climb up and down stairs
● Bend, stoop, and lift to move and retrieve materials
● Pull, push, and lift up to 25 pounds.
● Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions

In accordance with Los Angeles City Ordinance 187134, candidates must meet the minimum requirement of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive an exemption and report their vaccination status prior to being hired by DCA. The ordinance is available at

Weekly Schedule: Individual class schedules vary within Monday – Friday, 10 am – 9:30 pm, and/or Saturdays 9 am – 5 pm

Total Hours per Week: Teaching one to two classes per week plus compensation for class prep, meetings, trainings, and culminating events, rehearsals as needed

Session for 2024
● Winter / Spring Sessions : February ~ May. ( 6~ 8 weeks )
● Summer Session : July ~ August ( 4~6 weeks )
● Fall Session : September ~ November ( 10 weeks )

City Holidays/No Classes: 1/1/24, 1/15/24, 2/19/24, 3/25/24, 5/27/24, 7/4/24, 9/2/24, 10/14/24, 11/11/24, 11/28/24, 11/29/24, 12/25/24.

Qualified applicants should submit the followings information by 5:30 PM on Wednesday, August 30:
● Cover Letter
● Resume with 2-3 References
● Sample Lesson Plan/Syllabus
● Art Portfolio (Digital Files or URL Links)

Submit via Google Form here