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Art Instructor

Company: Small Hands Big Art
Location: Charlotte
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Small Hands Big Art is a children's art studio has been delighting kids since 2009 at our South Charlotte location (we also have a studio in Fort Mill, SC). If you're an energetic creative looking to make an impact in the lives of children, we're looking for YOU to join our amazing team of instructors at our SOUTH CHARLOTTE STUDIO at Waverly shopping center.Our Waverly studio is a huge bustling hub of art and pottery making, laughter and light! We relocated to this beautiful new space last year and expanded our operations to include a new ceramic studio that adjoins our bright open art studio!WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR: We are looking for permanent part time Art and Pottery Instructors, approx. 25-35/hrs a week, with potential for 40/hrs a week in the summer months for those who want more. Multiple flexible part time teaching shifts are available, including morning or afternoon / evening only + weekend shifts. Ability to work flexible hours, including periodic Saturdays and Sunday afternoons, is a must as class times vary from day to day. Our busiest times in the studio are when children are out of school.WHAT YOU'LL DO: Brighten kids days by delivering joyful, memorable art experiences! Develop robust lesson plans and teach mixed media art and pottery classes, camps and workshops (including painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, pottery, etc.) to children ranging in age from toddlers to middle school. We also teach Adult classes and workshops so if that's specifically your jam, let us know!Set the tone / lead the way! Our studio is a happy place! It's lively, fun, energetic, and fast paced! If you exude energy & enthusiasm and a passion for working with children, we need you! Whether you're new to teaching art or ceramics and looking for a supporting assistant position, or are an experienced teacher, we are specifically seeking individuals who:

  • have a pep in their step, hustle & love getting scrappy & thinking on their feet
  • prefer leading vs. following
  • are creative problem solvers ("what?! why isn't this sticking??!!")
  • value teamwork + collaboration over autonomy & independence
  • want to influence our creative direction as we grow
  • want to grow with the company as we grow and assume progressively greater responsibilitiesAct as a Small Hands Big Art Brand Ambassador. Everything we do involves some aspect of marketing and family / community relations. If you love people & being front & center this may be the place for you! Our students get very attached to our instructors, and we have entire families of siblings who literally grow up with us over the years. Our relationship with our families & students is our greatest focus and source of pride!Sweep up a lot of glitter, gemstones, buttons & blobs of clay. The physical demands of the job require standing for long periods of time, some lifting (particularly in the pottery studio) frequent bending and hunching over sinks.WHY YOU'LL LOVE WORKING HERE: The joy & fulfillment of making a difference in young lives. Your caring and compassionate nature will be valued & rewarded.You'll be a part of a flexible & supportive team. We have an amazing co-teaching model! We support and encourage each other, and cheer each other on! We celebrate each other & throw creative life rafts when projects don't go exactly as planned (yes, that happens!).You'll be valued & rewarded for your flexibility. Ability to work flexible hours, including periodic Saturdays, is a must as class times vary from day to day. Our busiest times in the studio are when children are out of school.Upward mobility / growth. We are growing (in spite of Covid)! We want people to grow with us & seize the opportunities that may come their way!Must be willing to undergo a third party background check and obtain infant/child CPR first aid certification within 60 days of employment. Art education background and/or prior art teaching experience with children required.If qualified, please respond with cover letter, current resume, salary requirements and schedule availability. No phone or in-person inquiries please.Job Type: Part-timeBenefits:
    • 401(k)
    • 401(k) matching
    • Flexible scheduleSchedule:
      • Monday to Friday
      • Weekend availabilityAbility to commute/relocate:
        • Charlotte, NC 28277: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)Education:
          • High school or equivalent (Required)Experience:
            • working with children: 1 year (Required)Work Location: One location

Keywords: Small Hands Big Art, Charlotte , Art Instructor, Education / Teaching , Charlotte, North Carolina

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