The Clay Studio’s Claymobile: Teaching Artist (TA)

The Clay Studio’s Claymobile: Teaching Artist (TA)

This Deadline Expired: Saturday, October 30, 2021

For more information about the program visit:
https://www.theclaystudio.org/claymobile
Teaching Artist (TA)- About the Position:
The Claymobile Teaching Artist is responsible for lesson planning and teaching, or co-
teaching, during each Claymobile session for which they are scheduled. Before the
session Teaching Artist must check the itinerary, contact the site contact or teacher, and
create the curriculum. Residencies typically are 6 to 12 weeks in length. They are also
responsible for gathering all supplies for each session and driving our Claymobile vans
to and from the site. When Teaching Artists are not co-teaching, they are responsible
for leading a Claymobile Teaching Assistant and coordinating arrival time and the
lesson schedule with each assistant. After each Claymobile session, the Teaching Artist
and Assistant return and clean all supplies and organize all the work created by the
Claymobile participants during that particular session.
When the Claymobile Teaching Artist is not planning for an upcoming residency, or
teaching at a site, they are responsible for creating lesson plans to be used with
Claymobile and shared with the general public on The Clay Studio’s website.
Additionally, during non-teaching hours Teaching Artists help with processing work at
the studio, and other duties as assigned.
A qualified candidate will be comfortable teaching students of all ages from a variety of
socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. They will be knowledgeable in the arts and
have a strong interest in education. Previous teaching experience, especially with clay,
is preferred.
Teaching Artist Schedule (3-4 days per week): Work schedule Monday through
Thursday. The TA would be responsible for teaching any residencies and/or workshops scheduled on these days. Compensation is $17.50-$19.50/hr. You are guaranteed 24
hours per week throughout the year.
Qualifications:
 Must be able to work in a team environment
 Enjoys teaching children and adults from a wide range of ages and backgrounds
 Valid driver’s license
 Some teaching experience and an understanding of clay is preferred
 Ability to lift 50 lbs.
 Updated Child abuse Clearance, Criminal Record Check, FBI Clearances, and
Mandated Reporter Training (can be completed after hiring)
 Flexible work hours on your scheduled days of the week

To Apply:
Please send cover letter, resume, and references to Adrienne Justice,
Community Engagement Manager, at adrienne@theclaystudio.org
Write in heading “Teaching Artist”

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