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University of Rochester Instructor : Non Credit - 236697 in Rochester, New York

Instructor : Non Credit Job ID 236697

Location Memorial Art Gallery Full/Part Time TAR Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Time as Reported Grade 000 Memorial Art Gallery Creative Workshop


General Purpose:

Sets the tone, pace, and project scope of the art making portion of the program. Responsible for developing age-appropriate, hands-on projects that support or reflect the program curriculum and grade level. Responsible for project planning, demonstration, instruction, and the management and requesting of all art making supplies. Works professionally and compatibly with all members of the team regarding classroom behavior management. Instructors use the resources of the Memorial Art Gallery (most notably access to permanent and travelling exhibitions) to engage, inspire and keep students learning.


Prepares and plans lessons to teach at the Memorial Art Gallery.Design course materials to fit the pace, goals, and skill level of the class.Sets a schedule of instruction with goals consistent to the class as planned to fit into curriculum.Prepares in advance any materials students will need (i.e. material lists, handouts, audiovisual presentations).Maintains accurate records of projects and curriculum connections; submits attendance and other pertinent data.

Evaluates student performance.Provides students with assistance, guidance, and encouragement.Demonstrates appropriate knowledge of subject and medium.Adheres to all University of Rochester and Memorial Art Gallery policies.

Helps students to articulate their goal in taking the course.Supports students in meeting those goals by achieving increasing levels of demonstrated skill and individual creativity among students. Exposes students to the technical processes and language they may need to progress in any further study.

Guides and directs the work of the Teaching Assistant to help manage classroom behavior and achieve outlined program goals.

Completes required trainings (either digitally or in person) on an annual basis.

Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:Minimum Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in studio art or a related discipline. 1-2 years related experience teaching art to young learners.


  • or equivalent combination of education and experience

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (preferred)

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with students, teachers, chaperones, administrators and colleagues from diverse backgrounds. Previous classroom/studio teaching experience. Must have a thorough understanding of effective and creative teaching methods appropriate for the age group. High technical mastery of the media they teach, successful record of their own professional development (showing, teaching), patience and professionalism.

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How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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