Aug 18, 2023

The American Museum of Ceramic Art

Pomona, CA

AMOCA seeks a part-time Lead Artist Educator for its Teen program (September-May) scheduled on Tuesdays from 3:15-6:30 pm. Reporting to the Education Manager, this position is responsible for providing art instruction and professional development to High School students enrolled in the 2023-2024 program. Art instructors must have a ceramic arts background and a passion for enhancing the lives of teens through the arts, creating equitable access to the arts, and a desire to understand and support the mission, purpose, values and goals of AMOCA.

Pay Rate: $35-$37 /hour commensurate with experience.

Key Responsibilities

– Prepares lesson plans based on program curriculum in alignment with CA Common Core requirements
– Lead a weekly 3-hour wheel and handbuilding class, demonstrate techniques, and assist students with their work
– Maintain student attendance records, student assessment, and electronic communications with students
– Studio set up and clean up for each class
– Create an environment where students feel supported and engaged with the instructor, the space, and the medium

With Education Manager:
– Develop and implement professional development programs
– Plan and execute end of year gallery exhibition
– Provide weekly check-in
– Develop and implement two weekend field trips to art museums/organizations in the region
– Ensure all studio rules and procedures are followed while students have fun exploring their creativity in a safe and welcoming environment

Qualifications
– Applicants should be proficient with wheel throwing and handbuilding
– Minimum 1-2 years teaching experience
– Bachelor’s degree or higher in Fine Arts is a plus
– The ability to work with students from diverse academic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds
– Ability to move/lift materials up to 50 pounds
– Pass a background check

To apply, all interested applicants should send a resume and letter of interest to: education@amoca.org by August 31, 2023