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Art Center Instructor -Youth (Murals)

Company: City of Eden Prairie, MN
Location: Eden Prairie
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Position Details

Status: Part-time position, non-exempt (Rec V)

Salary: Starts at $23.00 per hour, based on qualifications

Location: Eden Prairie Art Center, 7650 Equitable Drive


Varies each term and depends on experience and demand from community; specific open spots for summer listed below.

Take It Outside- Art and Murals

July 26 - 30: 9 am - 4 pm

Ages 10-15

Aug. 2 - 6: 9 am - 12 pm

Ages 9-12

Reporting Relationship: Reports to Recreation Supervisor - Arts and Events

Recreation Division

The Recreation Services Division has the responsibility for managing all recreation facilities and providing a variety of affordable recreation programs and services for all age groups and people of all abilities. The staff in this division are responsible for the management of facilities such as the Community Center, the Senior Center, and the Outdoor Center, as well as all other City park buildings and recreation facilities such as swimming beaches, sledding hill, amphitheater and facilities on school property that are operated in partnership with the School District such as the Oak Point Pool and tennis courts at CMS.

Position Responsibilities

The Art Center Instructor- Youth leads a variety of classes, workshops, and/or camps for youth ages 3 - 14 based on area of expertise and the needs of the Art Center. This application is for those with expertise in mural making. In addition, the instructor may lead birthday parties for children of all ages, Pre-K Creative Play, Family Fun workshops, and special events as needed. Individuals hired for this position may substitute for art classes in a variety of other formats. The primary position responsibilities and areas of impact are:

  • Provides instruction and prepares curriculum in a variety of media for youth, specifically in mural making and public art. Serve as part of the pool of instructors for various bookings such as private parties or lessons and events.
  • Ability to use on-hand resources and materials creatively within a variety of classroom settings.
  • Ensures students and member needs are met through personal recognition and providing quality service.
  • Monitors the well-being of all participants throughout art program.
  • Assumes a leadership role as a professional in the area of arts.
  • Ensures that a safe and healthy environment exists for participants.
  • Administers all Art Center policies, rules, and guidelines.
  • Assists in the upkeep and general maintenance of the Art Center building.
  • Arrives well prepared, with all necessary supplies before class starts.
  • May be responsible for opening and closing the Art Center building for programs and open studio time.

While these areas are the primary focus of the position, we believe strongly in teamwork and employees will be called upon to perform a variety of duties as a part of their role with the City.

Position Requirements

Education: B.A. or B.F.A. degree in art or related subject or equivalent teaching and mural experience required. Consideration also given to those who are currently enrolled in one of the degree-seeking programs listed above and have mural and teaching experience. CPR and First Aid certifications preferred.

Work Experience: 1-year experience teaching art classes in a school or art center setting required, 3-5 years preferred.

Specialized Training: Able to create lesson plans independently and specialized training in murals required.

City Expectations

All employees are expected to contribute to the success of our organization by demonstrating the core values: Collaboration, Innovation, Integrity, Performance and Relationships.

Position Specific Expectations

Communication: Able to convey a message to get a point across; communicates in a clear and concise manner; able to write clearly and succinctly; tailors message to a variety of communication settings and styles.

Attention to Detail: Able to find errors in work and solve problems; anticipates issues and performs at a high level of accuracy; sets up systems to ensure errors are not repeated.

Accountability: Follows through on commitments; focuses on appropriate tasks throughout the shift; takes responsibilities for actions both as an individual and on behalf of the organization; actions and words are in sync; follows all policies and procedures; maintains confidentiality; is prepared and punctual to all scheduled shifts.

Sound Judgment: Able to make a decision based on the right mixture of facts; determines a course of action after weighing and analyzing different options.

City of Eden Prairie Pre-Employment Process

The City of Eden Prairie conducts the following pre-employment checks for this position:

  1. Work history

  2. Professional references

  3. Criminal history
  • All final candidates must successfully complete and pass the City's evaluation of the pre-employment process before their first day of employment.

City of Eden Prairie Application Process

Application Post Date: May 11, 2021

Application Deadline: May 21, 2021

Interviews: after application deadline

Expected Start Date: July 2021

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