Worcester Art Museum

55 Salisbury St.
Worcester, MA 01609

Date Posted:
April 19, 2022

Central Massachusetts



Youth/Teen Instructor

Title: Youth/Teen Instructor

Education Division

Type: Part-time, Non-exempt

Reports To: Manager of Studio Class Programs

Direct Reports: None


Number of Positions Available: 2

Purpose: To teach art courses to a wide variety of students and to remain current on subject matter and teaching styles.


  • Prepare and submit course syllabi, model requests, gallery requests, and equipment requests.
  • Teach class(es) as agreed upon with the Manager of Studio Class Programs, giving individual and group instruction as required by the medium/subject of the class.
  • Keep up-to-date with new technology and software that elevate WAM class offerings.
  • Attending Classes: On-site Classes: Arrive at least 10 minutes before class starts, and depart within 15 minutes of the end of class, leaving the studio ready for the next class. Online Classes: sign in to class platform 10 minutes before class, close class within 15 minutes of class end.
  • Record Keeping: On-site Classes: Record attendance and return class roster to mailbox daily; Online Classes: report attendance to staff via email upon request and fully at the conclusion of class session.
  • Communicate professionally and in a timely manner with students and staff.
  • Scheduling: Inform Manager of Studio Class Programs of intended absences so they can be planned for. Notify all WAM Studio staff about emergency or sickness absence ASAP, teach scheduled makeup classes.
  • Integration with WAM Collection/Exhibitions: On-site Classes: Lead students on gallery visits, facilitate conversations on art history/genre/media/style/artist, and inspire studio work. Online Classes: Utilize WAM’s collection via its collection information platform (eMuseum) facilitate conversations and educate participants on art history/genre/media/style/artist, and inspire studio work
  • Review course materials (hand-outs, suggested texts, student supply lists) periodically and update as necessary
  • Attend Faculty meetings and Open Houses, schedule permitting
  • Perform other duties as necessary for class operation



  • Strong speaking, writing, and listening skills.
  • Ability to work with and teach a wide variety of students of different backgrounds and at different levels of artistic development.
  • Strong knowledge of the course material to be taught and educational pedagogy.
  • Art education background.
  • Must pass a CORI and/or background check


At least a BA/BFA or equivalent teaching experience required, MA/MFA preferred.


One to two years of experience teaching the applicable media/subject or one to two years of art education work in a PreK-12 educational setting for youth classes or adult education for adult classes, or both. Work in educational settings such as museums, public or private schools, or non-profit arts/community organizations preferred. A practicing knowledge of the media(s) and materials you will be teaching and a general understanding of art history.

How To Apply:
Please apply on our website: Worcesterart.org
Apply by:
June 14, 2022
About this Organization:

Collection Information

The Worcester Art Museum creates transformative programs and exhibitions, drawing on its exceptional world-renowned collection of 38,000 works of art spanning 51 centuries. Central to its mission is a focus on audience engagement, connecting visitors of all ages and abilities with inspiring art and demonstrating its enduring relevance to daily life. The Museum’s creative initiatives—from pioneering collaborative programs with local schools, to fresh approaches to exhibition design and in-gallery teaching, to a long history of studio class instruction—provide opportunities for its diverse audiences to experience art and learn both from and with artists.

Centrally located in New England, Worcester is an hour from Boston, Providence and Hartford, an hour and a half from the Berkshires, three hours from New York City, and is convenient to Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

The Museum is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.