Multnomah Arts Center – Weaving & Textiles Instructor

Deadline July 31, 2022

Weaving & Textiles Instructor (Recreation Aide Specialized Arts Instructor – Textiles)
Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Portland, OR 97219

Application Deadline: JULY 31, 2022
Target hire date: Fall 2022

Multnomah Arts Center, a program of Portland Parks & Recreation, is currently looking for a Weaving & Textiles 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 weaving and textiles 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, depending on experience.
• This position is part-time (maximum 1600 hours per year).
• This position does not include benefits.

Work Schedule Starting Fall 2020:
• Tuesdays: On Loom Weaving – All Levels 6:15pm – 9:30pm (9-10 weeks) (This offering may rotate from term to term from Beginning Level to All Levels.)
• Monday or Thursday evening (every other term): Beginning Weaving (on table loom) 6:15pm – 9:30pm (5-10 weeks), various projects (sampler, scarf, etc.)

Additional Offerings:
• Instructors are encouraged to propose new classes and workshops in this medium. Potential additional classes may include: Basketry, Dyeing, other fiber arts, and youth textile offerings.
• Future schedules are determined by mutual agreement.

Minimum Qualifications Required:
• Has a degree in art or equivalent professional experience with a strong emphasis in weaving.
• Has at least 500 hrs of weaving and other textiles classroom teaching experience, including curriculum planning.
• Must have the firm understanding of the weaving process from warping, weaving, finishing and yarn expertise.
• Must have functional knowledge of a variety of floor looms including jack and counterbalance, 4 harness and multi-harness looms. Must be able to assign looms based upon student needs.
• Must oversee the maintenance of assigned looms and other studio equipment, reporting to the Textiles Specialist any issues that need attention.
• Must have a firm understanding of weaving drafts.
• Will develop a beginner sampler project.
• Can foster a positive, supportive classroom environment for a diverse student base.
• Has excellent communication skills and ability to adapt lessons for students with various learning styles.
• Can maintain all appropriate documentation such as records, lesson plans, handouts, and attendance.
• Must be able to maintain a clean, organized studio environment.

The Ideal Candidate
• Is flexible, i.e. 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.
• Have a firm understanding of Fiberworks design software, or be willing to learn.

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 Weaving & Textiles 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 – Textiles
o For Q 10, please specify Textiles Instructor and list Weaving and any other textiles experience you have and are willing to teach.
• 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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