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Visual Arts Teacher - Muckenthaler Cultural Center

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Do you have a calling to teach Visual Arts to adults incarcerated in the Ca state prison system, Ca Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR)? We currently have an opening for a driven individual who wishes to use arts and culture to better their community. The Visual Arts class will be one of four art forms offered through the Muckenthaler’s Arts in Corrections programs, which are funded by the CDCR and administered by the Ca Arts Council. It has been shown that when students participate in arts programming in the prison setting, racial separations dissolve in the classroom, tensions are eased amongst students, students are able to creatively express themselves, rates of recidivism decrease, and the students are rehabilitated. Work with one of the most respected nonprofits in the region, using your talents and gifts and alongside our existing group of Master Artists! Candidate’s primary responsibility would be in preparing world class lessons, teaching scintillating arts classes and enriching the lives of your students. The Muckenthaler is located on 8.5 acres of perfectly landscaped parklands on a hill overlooking Fullerton.

WORK SCHEDULE

Part-time, with the possibility to turn into a Full-time Lead Artist position for the right person. Schedule to be determined. Classes will be held off-site.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Prepare and teach Visual Arts lessons for adults incarcerated in the Ca Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
  • Discuss and demonstrate various artistic techniques of Painting and Drawing.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3 years minimum experience in teaching Visual Arts
  • Experience working with at-risk and underserved members of our community
  • Work well with public and staff – have a commitment to diversity and proven ability to work effectively with persons of diverse backgrounds.
  • Be able to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends
  • Have a current California Drivers license, valid auto insurance
  • Be able to effectively manage multiple complex functions and achieve goals and objectives
  • Be able to work independently, under pressure and handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Have strong verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to work independently and complete assigned tasks within identified timeframes
  • Positive attitude, flexibility and problem solving mentality.
  • Must have the ability to recruit and retain students in your program.
  • Job Offer is contingent on passing a background check, prison gate clearance, and TB Test

STIPEND

$25-$60 per hour, DOE

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Please email your resume and cover letter and direct all questions to:

Janette Pyun, Chief Operations Officer

Muckenthaler Cultural Center

714-738-6595, janette@themuck.org

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