Through the ArtWorks Teaching Artist program, gain professional skills and help develop teens and young adults to reach their greatest potential while executing large-scale creative projects.

Who We Are

ArtWorks is a local nonprofit with a mission to create community-based public art that provides career opportunities for artists of all ages.

Our Opportunities 

Currently, two Teaching Staff opportunities are available: Lead Teaching Artist and Teaching Artist. Each position has varying degrees of project management responsibilities, but both require a passion for developing teens and young adults and creating bold works that impact our region. Each program offers professional skills and experience in leading teams, developing young people to their greatest potential, and executing large-scale creative projects.

Which Teaching Staff Position is Right for Me?

Lead Teaching Artist. 
  • You are at least 24 years old
  • You have experience leading and executing large-scale projects
  • You may be an established artist, freelancer, or art teacher
  • You are able to wear multiple hats, be a problem-solver, and be a budget wizard.
  • You have a background in the arts and may hold a degree in the field
Teaching Artist.
  • You are at least 22 years old
  • You may have worked with ArtWorks in the past as an Apprentice and want to take your leadership to the next level
  • You are interested in developing your leadership in a creative profession
  • You may be a recent graduate or transitioning to a creative career
  • You may be an established artist, freelancer, or art teacher
  • You like to energize, inspire, and shape youth’s knowledge, interests, and professional skills
  • You have a background in the arts and may hold a degree in the field


Who should apply?

This opportunity is available to Artists ages 22+ who range from emerging Artists interested in gaining teaching and project management experience to seasoned muralists who are excited to share the craft with the next generation.

Where can I learn more about becoming a Teaching Artist?

Learn more about what it’s like to be an ArtWorks Teaching Artist and how to apply by registering for an information session. The info sessions will be offered in person at our administrative office or virtually over Microsoft Teams.

There are currently no upcoming information sessions. Please check back soon.

How to Apply

Our Summer 2024 Teaching Artist and Lead Teaching Artist application process has ended. Please check back soon for additional opportunities.

  1. Review the Job Descriptions. Decide which position you want to apply for.
    Download the Lead Teaching Artist job description (PDF)
    Download the Teaching Artist job description (PDF)
  2. Complete the online application on our ArtWorks’ Job Opportunities page.
    • You will be asked to upload the following as part of your application. Please take time to prepare these documents in advance of beginning the application.
      1. Five work samples. Many of our opportunities are mural projects. Please include some representational painting and drawing samples in your portfolio to be considered for mural opportunities.
      2. Resume or CV
      3. Three professional references
  3. Interview
    • Once the application is submitted, candidates will be contacted for an interview if their skillset and qualifications meet the needs of the program. Interviews are conducted throughout the year. Please refer to the hiring timeline listed above.

Equal Opportunity Employer

ArtWorks is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are strongly committed to building and retaining a diverse staff that creates an inclusive workplace which harnesses each voice to collectively advance ArtWorks’ mission.

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