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Artist Instructor (multiple positions available)
Studio in a School NYC



(multiple positions available)

Join an established community of visual artists committed to teaching!

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and must be received by July 1, 2018.

Studio in a School NYC, LLC seeks practicing visual artists, preferably with experience teaching young people, for part-time contractual teaching positions in public schools, early education centers, and other community based organizations throughout New York City.

Artist Instructors will join a team of over 100 dedicated professionals responsible for providing high quality, sequential visual arts instruction in drawing, painting, collage, printmaking, digital media and sculpture. Artist Instructors develop unit plans, implement existing curriculum, and collaborate with classroom teachers to lead art lessons at sites in all five boroughs of the City. Artists may work in multiple programs, for a total of one to four days per week, throughout the academic school year and report to the respective program’s manager. Goals, responsibilities, and duration of teaching assignments vary by program. For more information about Studio’s programs, visit

Approximately 85% of an Artist Instructor’s time will be spent onsite leading instruction with students and partner teachers, planning with teachers and school staff, conducting teacher-training workshops, and displaying artwork. Approximately 15% will be dedicated to writing curriculum, record keeping, documenting, reporting, assessing student and program results, communications, and ordering supplies.

New Artist Instructors are required to attend new Artist training for approximately two weeks beginning in mid-September, as well as ongoing training throughout the school year. All Artists are expected to attend program-specific meetings and trainings throughout the year as well.

Requirements for Employment as an Artist Instructor:

  •    Active professional visual art practice with an exhibition history
  •    Foundational skills in painting, drawing, and sculpture required
  •    Interest in teaching a range of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, collage, printmaking, 2-D graphic design, and digital media
  •    Demonstrated ability to teach children and/or teenagers in a school or community setting preferred; some relevant teaching experience required
  •   Ability to collaborate and work with a range of diverse partners and stakeholders, including teachers, administrators, and parents
  •   Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  •   Interest in and capacity to write sequenced instructional plans
  •    Interest in participating in training in pedagogy and Studio’s methodology
  •    Availability to work at least two days per week; school day availability preferred, though after-school teaching opportunities are available
  • Prior to the first day of teaching, background check and fingerprinting with the New York City Department of Education will be required

About Studio in a School NYC, LLC

For over 40 years, Studio in a School has collaborated with the New York City Department of Education, early childhood education centers, and other community-based organizations to bring high quality visual arts experiences to students and teachers. Studio is a not-for-profit arts organization that places professional visual artists at partner schools and sites to engage and instruct children, teenagers, classroom teachers, and families in collage, painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, 2-D graphic design and digital media.

Studio in a School NYC, LLC seeks to hire staff reflecting the diversity of the communities we serve. All positions at Studio in a School are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.




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To Apply: 

Please send a resume indicating your exhibition history, teaching experience, and training in the visual arts. Include a cover letter telling us why you would like to work in an arts partnership program, in collaboration with teachers, serving young people in the New York City public schools. Please mention any special qualities, training, and/or skills you have that would support your success.

Please do not send images. If you are invited for a second interview, you will be asked to bring images of your work and examples of your students’ work.

Please email resume and letter to with “Artist Instructor” in the subject. No calls please.

Due to the very high volume of inquiries and applications, we ask that you do not call or email us after you have sent in your application. If your qualifications match our needs, we will contact you for an interview.

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Contact email:
NYC AiE Roundtable