Aug 16, 2023

Barnsdall Junior Arts Center

Los Angeles, CA


Art Instructors ( Part-time )

Notice Open Date: Aug 14, 2023

Employer: City of Los Angeles

Department: Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA)

Division/Section: Community Arts Division

Program: Barnsdall Junior Arts Center

Job Location: 4814 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Hourly Pay Rate: $33.25

Benefits: No benefits

Classification / Code: Art Instructor (2433)

Type: Part-Time/ 1070 ( as-needed, not to exceed 1014 hours per year )


The Barnsdall Junior Arts Center (BJAC) is seeking Art Instructors to teach various art forms, for youth
between the ages of 4-17, for current and future sessions. The Barnsdall Junior Arts Center nurtures the imaginations of children and young people in their artistic development. A fixture of the Los Angeles arts education community since 1967, the BJAC continues to build on its national reputation as one of only a few distinguished institutions devoted to excellence, originality, public service, and artistic creativity. The center’s small, dynamic classes support families, children, and young people in discovering their creative processes in mediums ranging from visual to performing arts. The staff and teaching artists are steadfast in their belief that arts education develops curiosity and builds confidence which leads to thriving and
culturally rich communities.


The BJAC is seeking highly motivated individuals for several part-time Art Instructor positions listed below to teach youth arts education courses beginning with the Winter and Spring Session in 2024. These are ideal positions for friendly, energetic, caring, and responsible arts instructors with a minimum of two years’ classroom or group teaching experience and a passion for contributing to the positive development of children, teens, and/or adults in a fun, nurturing, and supportive learning environment.

● Ceramics (Ages 8-17)
● Parent/Guardian and Child Art Class Teacher (4-6)
● Visual Arts (Ages 6-12)
● Visual Arts (Ages 13-17)
● Graphic Design ( Ages 9-12) & (Ages 13-17)
● Music Production (Ages 12-17)
● Theatre/Drama (Ages 6-12) & ( Ages 13-17)
● Dark Room Photography (Ages 13-17)

RESPONSIBILITIES included but are not limited to

● Create and implement relevant curriculum appropriate for student age and aptitude levels in an engaging and encouraging manner without bias or discrimination, including the development of original lesson plans for each class meeting.
● Have the ability to adjust curriculum and teaching methods in order to scaffold instruction and adapt to students’ ability, needs and skill level.
● Report to and maintain communication with the Art Center Director and other administrative staff
as requested.
● Work with the Director, Education Coordinator and other staff members, 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’ experience working as an
instructor in the respective arts discipline in a classroom/group environment with elementary to
high school aged youth and families.
● Outstanding classroom management, facilitation, and conflict resolution skills.
● Strong interpersonal skills and a dedication to work well with others in a fast-paced environment.
● Professional disposition and eagerness to work with a diverse population, including staff,
students, families, 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 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

Sessions in 2024
● Winter / Spring Sessions : February ~ June ( 6~ 8 weeks )
● Summer Session : July ~ August ( 5~ 6 weeks )
● Fall Session : September ~ November ( 10 weeks )
Weekly Schedule: Individual class schedules vary between the after-school hours of Tuesday – Friday,
3 pm – 6:30 pm and/ or Saturdays 10 am – 2 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
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 through this link here

By 5:30 PM on Wednesday, August 30

● Cover Letter
● Resume with 2-3 references
● Sample Lesson Plan/Syllabus
● Digital work sample/s to support candidate’s instruction experience (media files or URL links)

Final selection will be based on a review of the cover letter and resume, as well as an oral interview. interviewers may also contact present and former supervisors, as well as review City Personnel files (if applicable) as part of a candidate’s evaluation.

Due to the volume of applications that we receive, we are unable to respond to phone calls and emails
regarding the status of applications and the recruiting process.