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Teaching Artist - Valise Project
Lux Art Institute

Encinitas, CA

Lux Teaching Artists are important members of the Lux Art Institute's education team and help fulfill a role in Lux partnering with community schools to answer their need for arts education. We are currently hiring two teaching artists to help with our Valise Project programming.

Lux just began its 11th Season, and its Education Programs are central to Lux's mission. Launched in 2001, our outreach program, the Valise Project, plays a critical role in our community by creating opportunities for local children to create original works of art in their classroom. If you think you are the right candidate and look forward to being involved in the arts community, please submit your cover letter, resume, salary history and references.


Lux Art Institute is currently seeking a full-time Teaching Artist to answer the growing demand of our outreach and onsite education programs. Teaching Artists should have demonstrated experience in visual arts and be passionate about teaching.


In-classroom Education Program (September - June)

Instructor for a variety of art projects based on Lux's Valise collection. Requires onsite, in-classroom instruction for classrooms in a variety of grades and ages. Project based learning and arts instruction are key, as is the ability to interface with children and teachers. The Valise Teaching Artist will commit to consistent communication with educators to keep Lux's Valise program at the forefront of their minds, and to ensure Valise bookings throughout the school year. The Valise Teaching Artist will ensure scheduling and payment are complete, and collaborate with the rest of the education team and the marketing team to advertise the program.


  • Act as a positive spokesperson for Lux, promoting current programs, events and exhibitions.
  • Align teaching practices to Lux's Education Mission.
  • Prepare, maintain, organize, clean classroom and art supplies.
  • Responsible for set-up and clean up before and after classes.
  • Assist with art supply ordering.
  • Assist with other education related projects as assigned.
  • A bachelor's degree required in professionally appropriate field (Art Education, Museum Education, Liberal Studies, or Studio Art)
  • Experience in the classroom using inquiry-based learning and contemporary art practices
  • Prior teaching experience required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of contemporary art

Teaching artists work as hourly non-exempt employees. Full-time employees are eligible for benefits after a 90-day Introductory Period.


Please submit cover letter, resume, example lesson plan or RFP, references and salary history. No phone calls please.

Job Type: part-time

Required education: Bachelor's

Required experience: 3 years

Deadline: 10-31-2017

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