Dec 7, 2009

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – Ceramics Instructor

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – Ceramics Instructor

Position Available

Inner‑City Arts is dedicated to bringing the best of creative experiences to the thousands of children who live in the downtown area, and attend public schools in Los Angeles Unified School District. Working with LAUSD and community partners, we offer comprehensive arts and language programs during the instructional school day and after school, with classes in visual art, ceramics, dance, music, drama, and animation to over 8,000 children from 60 area elementary, middle and high schools.

Inner-City Arts is seeking an experienced, energetic and talented Ceramics instructor to teach instructional day, after-school and/or weekend ceramics programs for elementary, middle and high school students, grades K – 12th. We are looking for a skillful teaching artist who works from the special resources of his or her own art form in unique and positive ways, and who is able to tailor his or her teaching skills to meet the needs of children and youth who attend downtown schools.

The Ceramics Instructor at Inner‑City Arts has overall responsibility for teaching of the animation curriculum. Specific job responsibilities include:

· Designing and implementing a program that teaches the basics of ceramics and clay to students of a variety of ages and backgrounds, including hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques. Ability to collaborate with students and lead them in creating original works.

· Developing, writing and updating lesson plans and curricula outlines for that art form. Ability to revise plans based on the creativity of the students.

· Knowledge if and experience in overseeing a ceramics studio set up, equipment and scheduling of classes.

· Participating in staff trainings and attending all staff meetings

· Collaborating with teaching staff, team-teaching and envisioning growth of the Ceramics program to achieve Inner-City Arts curricular goals.


· BFA or advanced degree in Ceramics, or related art form.

· Experience and practice in the field.

· Prior teaching experience with ages 5- 18 years, and knowledge of public school goals, vision and teaching methodologies.

· Must be a team player, exhibit patience and sensitivity and enjoy working with children.

· Knowledge and/or experience working with English Learners

· Must have the ability to design curricula appropriate for different age groups of children and youth; ability to differentiate instruction for diverse populations.

· Knowledge and/or experience teaching in child-centered education.

· Interest in integration strategies and curricular connections a plus.

· Must be in good physical health

· Bilingual in English/Spanish a plus


Inner‑City Arts is located in downtown Los Angeles adjacent to the Produce Mart and Skid Row.

WORK SCHEDULE: Full time 40 hr work week, days and times determined by schedule of teaching terms.

SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience.

TO APPLY: Fax/send/e-mail resume with cover letter to: Susie Goliti, Director of Administration, Inner‑City Arts, 720 Kohler St., Los Angeles, CA 90021, FAX: 213-627‑6469, NO CALLS PLEASE. For further information about Inner-City Arts:

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