Art Center Instructor: Glass (Fused and Flame-Worked)
City: Eden Prairie, MN
Salary: Starting pay rate $22 – $24 per hour, based on qualifications
Status: Part-time/Temporary/Seasonal (PTS) position, non-exempt
Salary: Starts at $22 to $25 per hour, depending on qualifications
Location: Eden Prairie Art Center, 7650 Equitable Drive
Various/ongoing, based on offered classes and workshops. Additional opportunities available once candidate is hired.
Current open winter, spring, and summer camps/classes/workshops in glass:
Feb. 13, 6 – 8 pm: Glass Coasters Happy Hour for Adults (ages 21+)
Feb. 20 – March 12, Thursdays, 7 – 9 pm: Introduction to Stained Glass (ages 15+)
March 22, 1 – 4 pm: Family Fused Glass Workshop (ages 9+ with adult)
April 18, 1 – 4 pm: Art Center Open House (glass demos)
April 19, 1 – 4 pm: Family Fused Glass Workshop (ages 9+ with adult)
June 10 – 12, 9 am – 12 pm: Mosaic Art Camp (ages 9 – 11)
June 10 – 12, 1 – 4 pm: Fused Glass Camp or Flame-Work Glass Camp (ages 10 – 13)
June 22 – 26, 9 am – 12 pm: Fused Glass- Under the Sea Camp (ages 10-13)
June 22 – 26, 1 – 4 pm: Fused Glass- Outer Space Camp (ages 10-13)
June 28, 2 – 5 pm: Family Fused Glass Workshop (ages 9+ with adult)
July 6 – 10, 1 – 4 pm: Flame-Worked Glass Bead Camp (ages 10-13)
July 15 – August 5, Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9 pm: Fused Glass (all levels) (ages 15+)
July 26, 2 – 5 pm: Family Fused Glass Workshop (ages 9+ with adult)
Aug. 3 – 7, 1 – 4 pm: Mosaic Art Camp (ages 9 – 11)
Aug. 10 – 14, 1 – 4 pm: Fused Glass- Animalia (ages 10-13)
Aug. 17 – 21, 9 am – 12 pm: Mosaic Art Camp (ages 10 – 13)
Aug. 23, 1 -3 pm: Family Mosaic Workshop (ages 9+ with adult)
Aug. 24 – 28, 9 am – 12 pm: Introduction to Glass (ages 13-16)
Aug. 24 – 28, 1 – 4 pm: Introduction to Glass (ages 13-16)
Hours listed above subject to change
Reporting Relationship: Reports to Recreation Supervisor – Arts and Events
The Art Center Instructor leads a variety of intro to advanced glass courses and workshops at the Eden Prairie Art Center and possible off-site locations. In addition, individuals hired for this position may substitute for art classes in a variety of other formats and work at city events providing demonstrations or hands-on activities for youth and adults. The primary position responsibilities and areas of impact are:
1) Provides instruction and prepares curriculum for youth and/or adults in specialty areas of fused, slumped, stained, painted, and/or flame-worked glass, including kiln firings as needed.
2) Serve as part of the pool of instructors for various bookings such as private parties or lessons and events.
3) Ensures students and member needs are met through personal recognition and providing quality service.
4) Monitors the well-being of all participants throughout art program.
5) Assumes a leadership role as a professional in the area of arts.
6) Ensures that a safe and healthy environment exists for participants.
7) Administers all Art Center policies, rules, and guidelines. This includes the glass area policies, supply management processes, and safety measures.
8) Assists in the upkeep and general maintenance of the Art Center building.
9) Arrives well prepared, with all necessary supplies before class starts.
10) May be responsible for opening and closing the Art Center building for programs and open studio time.
While these areas are the primary focus of the position, we believe strongly in teamwork and employees will be called upon to perform a variety of duties as a part of their role with the City.
Qualifications or requirements
Education: B.A. or B.F.A. degree in art or related subject or equivalent teaching and glass experience required. Consideration also given to those who are currently enrolled in one of the degree-seeking programs listed above and have glass and teaching experience. CPR and First Aid certifications preferred.
Work Experience: 1-year experience teaching art classes in a school or art center setting required, 3-5 years preferred.
Specialized Training: Able to create lesson plans independently and specialized training in glass required (please see details below). Some equipment training may be provided.
– Proficient knowledge of contemporary glass studio techniques, equipment, and safety related to the courses offered.
– Processes for kiln formed glass (Fusing, Slumping, and Small Scale Casting using Bullseye COE 90 Glass)
– Comfortable with kiln operation or willing to learn/coordinate with lead glass instructor on the procedures and programming for the glass annealing schedules specific to the classes taught. Advanced candidates should be comfortable preparing kiln shelves (with kiln wash or thin fire paper), loading/unloading artwork, and following basic protocols that will ensure equipment longevity and safety.
– Comfortable with or willing to learn about the operation and upkeep of basic cold working equipment, including but not limited to a stained glass grinder, diamond pads, and a flexible shaft (also referred to as a Dremel tool).
– Stained glass and soldering for the copper foil technique.
– Flame working (Lamp working) and safe procedures for operation of hothead torches & bead making tools using COE 90 glass (also referred to as soft glass or soda lime glass).
All employees are expected to contribute to the success of our organization by demonstrating the core values: Collaboration, Innovation, Integrity, Performance and Relationships.
How to apply
Application Post Date: December 3, 2019
Application Deadline: Thursday, January 17, 2020
Interviews: 1 to 2 weeks after deadline, top candidates only
Expected Start Date: Start date depends on candidate area of expertise and schedule.
Visit website to apply online: edenprairie.org/employment