“A teaching artist is a practicing professional artist, with the complementary skills and sensibilities of an educator, who engages people in learning experiences in, through, and about the arts.” – Eric Booth
- Curriculum planning: Create age- and ability-appropriate glass arts programing (from one-hour to semester-long) for all skill levels, ages youth to adult. Design and coordinate adult and youth summer camps, and support other SGS teaching artists in delivering quality glass art education.
- Classroom instruction – All levels of fusing, slumping, stained glass, mosaic; firing of student work.
- Outreach & Events – Build and maintain relationships with area schools, arts organizations and local nonprofits to increase outreach and support for a robust program; promote upcoming classes to current constituents. Help to coordinate off-campus and seasonal outreach events.
- Administration – Attend weekly staff meetings; prepare and deliver monthly reports in a timely manner; assist in the creation of an annual budget; maintain ongoing program evaluation and record keeping; provide accurate reporting for grants and funders.
- Production, including the design and creation of class samples and items for sale.
- Shop Maintenance/Inventory/Improvements – Keep classroom and shop space and equipment clean, organized, and safe; maintain and order classroom inventory.
- Be an ambassador for Sonoran Glass School in both Tucson and the glass arts community and an open and enthusiastic collaborator with colleagues and school leadership; create a welcoming atmosphere that is conducive to learning.
- Commit to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, both in messaging and in interactions with coworkers and constituents.
Minimum Qualifications: 3+ years K -12 teaching experience or equivalent; knowledge of best practices in arts education; a contagious enthusiasm for the wonder of glass art and a desire to share it with others.
Preferred Qualifications: Accomplished glass artist with a BFA in Glass, Ceramics or Sculpture; grant-seeking experience.
Schedule: 20-30 hours/week with occasional evenings and weekends; staffing at special events and public outreach events as needed. Salary: $16 – $18/hour, DOE
Please submit resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sonoran Glass School is a public-access nonprofit glass arts educational facility located in Tucson, Arizona, dedicated to inspiring people of all ages to discover the wonder of glass art.