Windgate Art School Instructor
The Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts (AMFA), Windgate Art School seeks part-time Instructors to advance the institution during a transformative era that includes the construction of a new state-of-the-art facility scheduled to open in 2023.
Designed by the renowned architecture firm Studio Gang, the new facility will include landscaped grounds by the firm SCAPE and will secure AMFA’s position as one of the top cultural institutions in the region. The new building includes expanded galleries, a new art school, restaurant, Museum Store, theater, lecture hall, and other programming and event spaces.
The Windgate Art School provides educational opportunities for both youth and adults and seeks instructors in these areas:
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A Windgate Art School Instructor teaches classes and workshops in their area of expertise. Reporting to the Director of the Windgate Art School and working with their Department Chair, faculty and various other AMFA departments, the Instructor is responsible for sharing their knowledge, insights and artistic vision with members, students, and guests. They have intermediate to advanced knowledge of their medium, materials, equipment, and techniques, and possess both skill and passion for teaching. Taking pleasure in the success of their students, they understand the vital role the Museum and the arts assume in the community.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
- Creates and maintains a welcoming, inclusive, supportive, and professional classroom environment for all new and returning students.
- Working with the Department Chair and within the established class frameworks, develops new class concepts, offering draft titles and descriptions.
- Presents class curriculum to Department Chair and develops an overall course plan.
- Finds ways to incorporate the AMFA Permanent Collection into the class curriculum when appropriate.
- Creates supply lists for students and Department Chair when needed.
- Shares their classes within their network to help promote the Art School.
- Comes prepared for class and arrives in time to set up the studio/space before class.
- Works with students to teach them proper cleaning techniques so that everyone can maintain a clean and organized studio space.
- Reports any issues and required repairs to their Department Chair to keep equipment in peak working condition and makes recommendations for new or replacement equipment when needed.
- Maintains knowledge of curriculum structure to better help students navigate future registrations.
- Understands departmental class structures to better help recruit future students.
- Studies to keep up with new skills, techniques, and equipment, and best teaching practices.
- Understands, enforces, and abides by all AMFA policies and procedures regarding the building, AMFA culture, and student interaction.
- Two years of experience as an instructor preferred.
- College degree or equivalent training and/or experience in field of study.
- In-depth knowledge of their media.
- Excellent teaching skills.
- Strong logical reasoning.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills.
- A commitment to AMFA’s diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion mission.
Please upload a resume and portfolio using the form below.