Studio Art Instructor

Framingham State College Framingham , MA 01702

Posted 10 months ago

About Framingham State University:

Framingham State University is a vibrant comprehensive liberal arts institution located in the MetroWest suburbs of Boston, which integrates an academically challenging liberal arts education with workforce preparation programs. FSU takes pride in empowering student success by providing a superior education, leading research and innovation opportunities, and a strong first-year experience.

Founded in 1839, FSU enrolls about 4,000 undergraduates and 1,500 graduate and professional students. FSU offers 36 bachelor's degrees with 57 specialized concentrations, 63 minors, and 24 master's degree programs, in a highly personalized teaching environment. FSU employs more than 330 faculty members, 89% of whom have terminal degrees.

FSU is deeply committed to inclusive excellence, encourages a supportive, diverse and collaborative learning environment, and provides a culturally relevant education. FSU is honored to be a four-time recipient of the prestigious INSIGHT into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award and was recently designated as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Inclusive Excellence campus. FSU encourages applications from persons who share our commitment to promoting a welcoming and inclusive community.

Our founding motto, "Live to the Truth", was said at the end of each class by beloved first principal, Cyrus Peirce, who sought to discover and teach "the truth" - "truth in theory and principle,...truth in spirit and motive,...truth in manner and form,...truth intellectual and truth moral." Principal Bagnall found this motto "speaks of sincerity of spirit,...of intensity of effort, of resolution to succeed, of joy in achievement." "Live to the Truth" continues to guide our institution in practice and endeavor. FSU seeks employees who share in this quest for truth and commit to living it fully.

Visit www.framingham.edu/careers to learn more about employment opportunities at Framingham State University.

About Danforth Art School at Framingham State University:

Established as a grassroots organization in 1975 by a committed group of community activists, business owners, educators, artists and art-enthusiasts, the Danforth is a museum and studio art school that invites you to see, learn about, create, and be inspired by art. The Danforth educates the public through its Permanent Collection of American Art from the 19th century to the present day, changing exhibitions of contemporary artists, studio art classes and workshops, and a variety of community outreach programs.

Job Description:

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Instructors design curriculum, prepare materials, and facilitate fine art classes for adults and/or children in alignment with program goals.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Classroom Facilitation

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Director of Danforth Art School

EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Teach course(s) in Studio Art to adults and/or children;

  • Develop curriculum and instructional materials;

  • Support mission and program goals of Danforth Art School at Framingham State University;

  • Accountable for ensuring that affirmative action, equal opportunity, and diversity are integrally tied to all actions and decisions in areas of responsibility.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Classroom Environment

Requirements:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in Art or Education;

  • Evidence of expertise, scholarly activity or creative work appropriate to art;

  • Successful teaching experience.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree in Art or Art Education preferred.

Additional Information:

This is a part-time, non-benefited, contractor position, not to exceed 18 hours/week. The hourly rate is $35.

Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sexual offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final employment for all positions.

Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

Candidates must apply online using the "APPLY NOW" link (located at the bottom of this page) by submitting (1) a cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) the names and contact information for three professional references.

For full consideration, application materials must be received by May 17, 2019. Position(s) will remain open until filled.

Framingham State University only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you experience technical issues with the online application process, please submit a helpdesk ticket.

Framingham State University understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office at 508-626-4530 or humanresources@framingham.edu.


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