In 2020 The Art Center Highland Park re-wrote our mission statement to allow for a broader scope of classes:
The Art Center, a not-for-profit organization, is the North Shore’s home for artistic discovery and creative exploration. Through innovative programs, exhibitions, and classes designed for all levels and ages, The Art Center provides a welcoming space for our diverse communities to experience and participate in the arts.
Where the focus had previously been the ‘visual arts’, our expanded statement allows us to create courses in other mediums: performance, culinary, art history, etc. We are currently accepting resumes from experienced professionals who want to share their knowledge with our community.
Successful candidates for the faculty at the art center will be able to demonstrate a history of leading arts-related programming, possess a positive attitude, be committed to our students and community, and be willing to learn our registration and class management tools. Those applying to teach children’s classes will also need to agree to state and federal criminal background checks.
Our classes run in four sessions: Spring, Summer, Winter, Fall, and include Summer Camps, and special programming during winter and spring breaks. Sessions run in eight, nine, or ten-week periods, and some ten-week classes are held in two five-week terms. Average class sizes range from 3-10 students and are conducted in-person at our Highland Park facility, with some classes held online, virtually, or pre-recorded. We traditionally offer from 80-100 classes per session and (pre-COVID) have over 2,400 registrations per year. Our scholarship program allows those in need to attend classes. We offer classes for all ages and skill levels.
The Art Center is committed to being a welcoming space to all, regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, gender identification, religious affiliation, national origin, marital status, disability, or veteran status. We encourage and seek out diversity and inclusion and every application will be fairly assessed.
Faculty members are contractors and paid monthly, with the opportunity for occasional special projects for extra income. Current/active faculty members are offered family membership to TAC and are eligible for one free class per term.
To Apply: Send cover letter, sample curriculum, resume, and/or curriculum vitae to Mairin Hartt, Director of Education, MHartt@theartcenterhp.org