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
Aug. 2 - 6: 9 am - 12 pm
Reporting Relationship: Reports to Recreation Supervisor - Arts
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.
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
- Assumes a leadership role as a professional in the area of
- Ensures that a safe and healthy environment exists for
- Administers all Art Center policies, rules, and
- Assists in the upkeep and general maintenance of the Art Center
- Arrives well prepared, with all necessary supplies before class
- 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
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.
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
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:
- 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