We are not often alerted when positions fill, so inquire first to the school/district/company if a position is still open if the posting is dated.
POSTINGS FROM AUGUST 2017
from Kate Mahon (Teacher, MU art ed alumni)
Painting with a Twist is looking for any senior, junior, or sophomore art education/fine art majors interested in a part time job. There are 2 locations, one on the west side of Cincinnati and then one in Mason (I work at the Mason location and I think that would be closer for Miami students). My boss's name is Cheree' Gallant. She would only need them to work 1-2 times a week and she is very flexible. They can do weekends if that works better. Hours are usually in the evening. I've been able to be a full time teacher and work at PWAT 2-3 times a week with no problem. New hires always start out as assistants ($15 an hour) and they will work their way up to become instructors ($18 an hour). It's a fun place to work and it is great experience for aspiring art teachers! If anyone is interested they can send their resume to Cheree' Gallant at:
ArtsConnect Springfield Township is looking for an instructor for painting and drawing classes for children, ages 7-9. This would be a great opportunity to gain experience teaching in a community art setting. Classes take place at the Community Art Center in Springfield Township on Tuesdays from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Class begins September 12 and runs through October 17, 2017. Contact Katherine Smith.
See the link here.
POSTING FROM MAY 2017
We are seeking highly qualified artist educators for collaborative in-school residencies and afterschool / enrichment programs for the 2017-2018 school year.
KID smART is an arts education organization that engages children in dynamic, creative and rigorous learning through the arts. Our teaching artists are professional artists and skilled, experienced and dedicated teachers. KID smART teaching artists are active participants in the community, seek ongoing development as artist educators, and provide progressive and rigorous instruction in arts integration.
See the link here.
Hi! My name is Cassandra Barnes and I am a 2012 Miami Art Ed Grad. I have been teaching at Kings High School with the Warren County Career Center with their Digital Media Arts program. I am looking for a long term sub for my classroom when I take maternity leave in the Fall 2017.
It would be wonderful for my sub to have an Art Ed background for my students to start the year. I am reaching out to you if you know any past or current graduates that would like a sub job. If you want to pass on some general information to people that come to your mind and please feel free to give them my contact information, I would really appreciate it.
- long term sub position through Warren County Career Center but will be located at Kings High School
- Position from August 14- October 17
- all projects, assignments, documents, timeline, etc. will be given to them through Google Classroom. All files are electronic and ready to go!
- 2 different preps. 1:Introduction to Digital Media Arts, 2:Digital Media Arts I
- primarily underclassman
- students working in Adobe Creative Cloud software, primarily Photoshop and a little bit of Premiere
Kings is a wonderful school to work in and my teaching partner (Kelly Shields) is awesome!!! Thank you so much for passing this information on. Look forward to hearing from you!
POSTINGS FROM MARCH 2017
(Application info above) My name is Kate Rowekamp and I am the Director of Education at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts in Hamilton, Ohio. I’m writing to you because I have a job opportunity for art education students for the summer. I’m looking for a summer camps assistant to help me run our Summer Camp Creativity Program. Last year Sarah Gilmore (Pribonic) and Kate Toensmeyer applied, and were both hired for positions here. I have attached the job description if you have any students you think may be interested.
Director of Education
Fitton Center for Creative Arts
(513) 863 – 8873 ext. 132
We are currently searching for Instructors for our Annual Young Artist Workshop, or YAW. We figured the incredible young artists of Miami University may be interested. This workshop, which is a two week long camp, offers young aspiring artists ages 5 to 18 the opportunity to explore their creativity and learn new artistic skills. Throughout this 2 week long Summer Camp of sorts, instructors would be needed to help create projects and guide students through their projects.
Currently, we are in need of 3 instructors. One for ages 5-8, one for ages 9-12, and one for ages 13-18. The Workshops run a total of 8 days, Monday through Thursdayfor the two weeks. The dates are June 19-22 and June 26-29. The 5-8 group and the 9-12 group would be in the morning, 9:30 to 11:30 am. The 13-18 group would be from 1:30pm to 3:30pm.
Instructors would create their own projects however they see fit for these classes. We have a state of the art facility here that they could do a great deal with. Ceramics, painting, drawing, watercolor, and just about anything else instructors could possibly dream up are possibilities for instruction. We have a great deal of materials here at the instructor's disposal. But, depending on what they want to do, we can also reimburse instructors for materials up to $5 per student.
Payment for these workshops is $15 an hour during the 2 hour instruction period, $30 per day and $240 in total for the two week camp.
I certainly hope that you will forward this info along to your students! Thank you so much for your time!
Tim Miller, Program Coordinator
Middletown Arts Center, 130 N Verity Pkwy, Middletown, OH 45042
513-424-2417, Cell: 513-405-3270
Preble County Art Association is looking for Summer Camp Instructors. See the attachment above for the description.
POSTINGS FROM JANUARY 2017
Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp is a non-profit summer school of the arts serving more than 5,400 gifted elementary, junior high, and high school students each season. Blue Lake offers more than 220 staff positions to motivated college musicians and artists who serve as mentors and role models for our students.
I am currently in the process of hiring staff for our 2017 season (June 18 – August 20) and am searching for talented college students to fill positions. We are particularly in need of exceptional visual arts, art education, and art therapy majors.
Members of our counseling staff have many opportunities during the summer, including assisting in Blue Lake’s art department, supervising art students during classes, and working with and learning from professional faculty. There are also teaching positions with our elementary students available for those who qualify. Working at Blue Lake offers college students incredible experience in leadership and working with youth!
I would appreciate your help with passing the word to students at Miami University about Blue Lake and the positions available for college students. Should your students have questions regarding these opportunities, more information can be found at www.bluelake.org or by calling our office at 1-800-221-3796.
Thank you for your assistance.
Director of Student Services
Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp
(231) 894-1966 x214
bluelake.org - Facebook - Instagram
Call for art instructors in Springfield Township. See the call attached below.
POSTING FROM SEPTEMBER 2016
Hi, my name is Kimberly Anderson the Director of Visual Arts at Arts Place in Portland Indiana. I am wonder if you could pass along a couple opportunities to your students and faculty. Arts Place is hiring for teaching artist for our summer program, Arts in the Parks 2017. Also, we are accepting exhibition proposals for 2018-2019.
The Arts in the Parks program works with children in rural communities across East Central Indiana and West Central Ohio to introduce them to the arts and foster their creativity. Skills taught in past years include ceramics, fiber art, poetry, theatre performance, puppetry, dance, sculpture and so much more. Classes run from early June through the beginning of August at approximately 12 different sites throughout our service area.
Arts Place exhibits artists noted throughout the region and across the nation. Artists that have been selected to show at Arts Place represent the varied disciplines of the visual arts as well as the many voices that are echoed in the art world.
Director of Visual Arts
260-726-4809 ext. 230
Arts Place, Inc.
I am hiring part time Art teachers for our after school program that we offer at different Lakota, Fairfield and Hamilton schools. If you know any college student who might fit the description below, then please let me know or you can direct them to our website.
We need reliable, well-organized teachers who love art and working with children. One hour classes take place after school on weekday afternoons. The Young Rembrandts program builds on simple shapes, and goes step-by-step so all can succeed!
Young Rembrandts Cincinnati West
POSTING FROM AUGUST 2016
The Director of Community Outreach at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts, Scott Berry, is currently looking for an art instructor to fill a teaching vacancy in their community outreach program. Any MU Art Ed students (current or former) who might be interested in pursuing this opportunity, should contact Scott directly.
The Fitton Center has a long-standing partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Hamilton, offering weekly multi-media art classes in the evening throughout the academic year. During the upcoming 2016-2017 school year, they are looking to offer arts programming 4 evenings a week, for 1 – 1.5 hours each session (6 hours a week total). The classes would occur weekday evenings (days and times somewhat negotiable).
Interested students can send a resume and cover letter to Scott directly at email@example.com
Director of Community Outreach and Volunteer Engagement
Fitton Center for Creative Arts
101 S. Monument Avenue
Hamilton, OH 45011
513.863.8873 ext. 128
Consider liking the Miami University Art Education Alumni page. Job openings are sometimes posted there by alumni.
Miami offers many services for students as they approach the end of their program. Below are a few ideas to get you going.
Career Services offers programs and workshops based on resume writing, interviewing and networking. Career Services has put together a good list of mock interview questions for Education Majors. Career Services also offers a yearly Teacher Job Fair. Training in interviewing is required prior to participating in this event (see programs/workshops schedule at above link).
Thinking about Graduate School? Check out what Miami has to offer in terms of preparation resources.
NAEA (National Art Educators Association) has a job search site. Their listings extend beyond K-12 schools into museums, etc.
JOB SEARCH ENGINES:
fAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions)
Are there jobs out there for art teachers?
YES!!!!! We get announcements periodically and quite regularly. If you're willing to explore a diverse array of options- there is opportunity out there. We'll post announcements as we hear about them on this page.
When do I start looking for jobs?
It's never a bad time to look around and see what's available. There are jobs out there, but sometimes you have to look beyond your "perfect job" into unexpected places.
When do I apply?
Hiring season differs from district to district. Postings could happen at any point depending on the reason/timing of the vacancy. Apply when you have your professional materials prepared and ready to send out. It is understood that students may be applying during student teaching with the intent to get a job the next semester.
Where do I look for art teaching jobs?
Jobs are posted here as we hear about them for the surrounding areas. You can also look at state and district websites of areas you're interested in. Don't discount Indiana and Kentucky, since we are very close to the borders. Also, don't hesitate to look further cross-country. There are opportunities everywhere! Once you get your license in Ohio, you can often get a transfer license to get you started elsewhere once you get a job. There is also a Miami Art Education Alumni Facebook page you can check. US Department of Education (national government site) as well as the Ohio Department of Education may also have useful links as well.
A guide for getting hired, posted by Artofed.com
Other Arts Opportunities
Columbus Arts Opportunities—A directory of regional and national resource and opportunity links for artists sponsored by the Greater Columbus Arts Council. The site also contains a council internship and job board under the “About” button.
Columbus Artist Directory—A searchable directory of links to Columbus-area artists, including Web site and contact information for networking and internship and job search purposes, sponsored by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.
Art Deadlines List—A compilation of public art commission projects, art competitions, art jobs and internships, art scholarships, grants and fellowships, residencies, art festivals, call for entries and other art opportunities in all disciplines sponsored by Artdeadlineslist.com. Premium content subscriptions are also available.
Other MU career services links for College of Creative Arts majors
Springfield Township teaching opportunities - There are two specific positions that definitely require an art educator. I thought that I would ask the two of you if you might have a couple of students in mind.
1. We are looking for a teacher who can teach an "Art and Wine" workshop for non-artists and beginners on one Wednesday evening a month throughout the calendar year. The teacher can choose which Wednesday evening (first, second, third). This informal class begins with the teacher creating a painting prior to the class that the students will then emulate during the class/workshop. The teacher will teach them how to create the painting through step by step instructions during the workshop. The teacher would be paid a 70/30 split with the teacher receiving 70% of the fee that is paid by the students. If there are 6 students as a minimum, it works out that the teacher will receive around $30 an hour for the two hour class. The workshop will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. once a month on Wednesdays.
2. We are looking for an art camp director for the week of July 18-22, 2016. The director of the camp would be responsible for creating a themed curriculum for a one week art camp that lasts from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with an hour lunch in between and two fifteen minute breaks, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. the theme would be discussed with Kim and should consider the socio-cultural situation of the township. ( If this is an art education student, maybe we could make this an independent study for creating the curriculum that would be taught during the camp.) As the camp director, the art educator would teach the classes with the help of a high school student hired from one of the "teacher academies" in the township. The cap would be 25 students and the minimum would be 6 students. The art educator/camp director would be paid $20 an hour for the camp session and the high school assistant would be paid $9 an hour.