Multnomah Arts Center – Jewelry/Metalsmithing Instructor

Deadline July 31, 2022

Jewelry/Metalsmithing Instructor – Adult (Recreation Aide Specialized Arts Instructor – Jewelry/Metalsmithing)

Target hire date: Fall 2022

Multnomah Arts Center, a program of Portland Parks & Recreation, is currently looking for a Jewelry/Metalsmithing Instructor. For nearly 50 years, MAC has been providing high-quality arts instruction and participation in the performing and visual arts, providing opportunities to connect with communities and cultures.
Portland Parks & Recreation values a diverse workforce and seeks ways to promote equity and inclusion within the organization. PP&R encourages candidates with knowledge, ability and experience working with a broad range of individuals and diverse communities to apply. PP&R encourages candidates that can fluently speak more than one language.

Multnomah Arts Center, a program of Portland Parks & Recreation, is currently looking for qualified individuals interested in teaching Jewelry/Metalsmithing to a diverse community. MAC instructors are dedicated professionals with a strong arts background and a commitment to community arts education.

• Starting pay rate is $25.75-$31.75 per hour (teaching), and $17.20 – $19.45 per hour (open studio monitoring), depending on experience.
• This position is part-time (maximum 1600 hours per year).
• This position does not include benefits.
Work Schedule Starting Fall 2020:
• Mondays: 6:15pm – 9:30pm (Jewelry/Metalsmithing I, II and other topics)
• Mondays: 1:15pm – 4:30pm Open Studio Monitor (lower rate – Instructor Level II). Additional potential shifts available.

Additional Offerings:
• Instructors are encouraged to propose new classes and workshops in this medium.
• Future schedules are determined by mutual agreement.

Minimum Qualifications Required
• Has a degree in art or equivalent professional experience with a strong emphasis in metalsmithing/jewelry.
• Has at least 500 hours of recent classroom teaching experience, including curriculum planning.
• Can teach skill-based curriculum and safety procedures.
• Can foster a positive, supportive classroom environment for a diverse student base.
• Can maintain all appropriate documentation such as records, lesson plans, handouts, safety information, and attendance. Able to safely set up and operate common metalworking equipment, including acetylene/air torches, rolling mill, hydraulic press and hand tools.
• Understands and can demonstrate safety in all forms of basic construction – cutting, forming, soldering, stone setting, casting and finishing.
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The Ideal Candidate
• Practicing metalsmiths/jewelers preferred.
• Can work with the changing demands of our community and contribute with enthusiasm.
• Works well with others and is comfortable sharing a space with other instructors and common studio rules.
• Interest in being part of the thriving metal arts program at Multnomah Arts Center, and nurturing our growing metals community.
• Has excellent communication skills and ability to adapt lessons for students with various learning styles.

Physical Demands:
• Ability to lift heavy materials (up to 25 lbs.).
• Ability to work in with some solvents and chemicals when demonstrating metalsmithing machines, tools, and processes.

How to Apply
1. Follow this link to review and apply for this job opportunity:
2. Click “APPLY” to log in. Create an account if you have not applied for a job through this site.
3. Please Note:
• This position is part of a broader recruitment for Recreation Employment – Music and Arts Centers – Open Continuous.
• Attachments – Attaching a Cover letter and Résumé indicating related Jewelry/Metalsmithing experience, is encouraged for this position.
• Questions – In the Supplemental Questions portion of the application:
o For Q 09, please check Recreation Aide Specialized Arts Instructor – Jewelry/Metalsmithing
o For Q 10, please specify Jewelry/Metalsmithing Instructor
• If you need assistance, please contact Nicole Rawlins, MAC Adult Visual Arts Coordinator at:
4. Complete Application by providing all required information and answering required questions, reviewing, certifying, and submitting your application.

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Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Portland, OR 97219

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