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Teaching Artist

Job Details

Full Time
$22.00 - $22.00 Hourly


The teaching artist supports the Director of Family and Community Outreach as an art educator primarily responsible for working in the community with youth, as well as in the museum with youth, family, school, and adult audiences. Teaching artists are consistent representatives of the Norton Museum in Afterschool Arts Outreach venues across Palm Beach County, and they participate fully in Museum programs and activities.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Afterschool Arts Outreach:

Under the direction of the Director of Family & Community Programs, research, design, and teach art lessons that are multicultural, arts-integrated, and collection and exhibition-related, focusing on creative youth development for youth ages 6-17 at out-of-school community partnership sites

Meet quarterly with community partner staff to create a schedule of classes and activities

Record and report attendance at each class, conduct student evaluations, and maintain records for each partnership site

Generate art supply lists and monitor inventory at each site following Museum’s budget

Manage art class space at partnering centers by maintaining a clean and organized space

Schedule, customize, and lead three tours to the Museum per year for each community partner.

Lead at least one activation with partnering site per year (parents’ nights, community event, pop-up exhibition, etc.)

Contribute quality student work to the end-of-the-year Marden Community Gallery Exhibition

Serve as a liaison between the community to enhance the use of the Museum as a resource for families, children, and teens. Maintain relationships and frequent communication with community partners.

School and Teachers Program:

Under the direction of the Director of School and Teacher Programs, research, design, and teach hands-on art activities for K-12 students visiting the Museum during in-school hours.

Work with volunteers and maintain an orderly classroom

Assist with School and Teacher professional development as needed

Art After Dark:

Work with the Public Programs Manager once a month to design and lead a hands-on art project related to art in the collection or an exhibition for audiences of various ages

Determine art supplies necessary for the project and order as necessary

Work with volunteers during hands-on art activity at Art After Dark Community Days,

Workshops and Community Pop-Ups:

Lead an activity at community festival days, 3 4 times per year

Lead hands-on art workshops for a variety of audiences as needed: families, children, teens, adults

Lead Community Pop-ups for a variety of audiences as needed: families, children, teens, adults

Complete any additional tasks as they arise, per request of program managers or as needed.

Other duties/projects as may be assigned.


BA in Studio Art, Education or Creative Arts and Culture, Community Arts; or experience teaching 4+ years.

Must have professional art teaching experience.

Excellent classroom management skills with a priority in culturally responsive teaching that encourages all students.

Individualize and modify lesson plans to accommodate students learning differences and be flexible regarding partner site procedures.

Capability to teach children and adults of all abilities is a plus.

Able to work independently and as a team.

Flexible schedule required, particularly during afternoons and early evenings.

Must have reliable transportation and a valid Driver's License.

Bi-lingual in English and Spanish is strongly encouraged. Fluency in Creole, also a plus.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Knowledge and comfort with virtual learning, data entry software, Microsoft Office and Outlook, and Altru (preferred but can be trained on the job).

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.