Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Date Posted:
October 06, 2021

Eastern Massachusetts



Studio Art Instructors


Under the general direction of the Manager of Studio Art Classes, Studio Art Instructors will teach art classes for kids, teens and/or adults within the Learning and Community Engagement Division’s Studio Art Class program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Classes take place on-site in the Museum’s galleries, studio classrooms, and/or virtually via Zoom.


Develop well-structured content with challenging and age appropriate skills, techniques and methods for execution that improve students’ work and ability.

Knowledge of studio practices and time spent in the MFA’s collection should inform subject matter and influence course content.

Effectively model and reinforce community building through a positive and collaborative learning environment with enthusiasm. Be organized, prepared, on time for class and committed to the entire duration of the session.

Master the subject matter and incorporate a variety of teaching styles to support a range of learning abilities.

Provide constructive critique of student work, answer questions and provide professional advice.

Identify specific supplies, equipment and classroom configurations for set up.

Maintain a healthy studio classroom environment, follow safety policies, protocols and procedures and comply with Museum rules and regulations. Communicate and reinforce such information to students.

Offer an engaging and enriching Museum experience that exceeds expectations. Be courteous, informative, responsive, and professional at all times.

Efficiently communicate with program administration to meet deadlines.


Be the primary supervisor at all times during instruction hours and become familiar with any medical concerns, allergies, medications and emergency contacts.

Must be an excellent problem solver who can think on their feet and trouble-shoot issues that arise.

Assist in the supervision and teaching of interns and teaching assistants when applicable.

Is responsible for classroom management.

Temporary positions. Hours and schedules will vary based on class length and enrollment.

Starting Hourly Rate $23

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive work environment and strongly encourage and welcome an application pool that reflects our commitment.


Experience teaching art

Experience writing curriculum and implementing lesson plans

Sign and adhere to policies and guidelines stated in the Studio Art Class Instructor Handbook

Must be able to use stairs and lift 50 pounds

How To Apply:

To apply, please submit a resume with 2-3 references and a course proposal outlining the class objectives, medium, audience/age group. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
To apply for Studio Art Instructor please click here

Apply by:
November 19, 2021
About this Organization:
Fine arts cultural and educational institution.