Digital Arts Instructor

Submitted by chicat on Mon, 05/21/2018 - 11:03am

Digital Arts Lab Instructor

Are you a digital artist, or a digital art teacher who enjoys working with high school students? Does the idea of working in afterschool art programs appeal to you? We have a full-time position available, working at CHICAT during the Fall and Spring sessions Monday-Friday from 11:30 am to 7:30 pm and the Summer session from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The Digital Arts Lab Instructor plans, organizes, and implements learning experiences that engage students in digital arts and technology. The Instructor serves as a mentor and assists students in developing creative capacities that promote artistic abilities, positive social behavior and coping skills that will lead to successful progression through the students personal, educational, and professional pursuits.

The Chicago Center for Arts and Technology (CHICAT) is a community-based organization located in the Illinois Medical District that provides cutting-edge adult training in the health and manufacturing sectors as well as high-end digital and design arts training for high school students. We opened to the public in March 2017, servicing the communities of North Lawndale, Little Village, and Pilsen.

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Essential Duties include:
· Instructs and mentors students enrolled in CHICAT’s youth arts programs.
· Develops and assists in developing curriculum for the CHICAT’s afterschool and summer youth arts programs.
· Assist in the preparation and installation of exhibits, receptions, workshops and special projects.
· Generates written reports and projects as required by the Sr. Director of Programs and Education
· Participates in and supports student recruitment efforts, including those related to in-school presentation and visiting artist workshops.

Qualifications for the position include:
· Bachelor's degree (B. A., B.F.A.) from four-year college or university, M. F. A. preferred.
· 1-2 years previous experience working with youth;
· 2-3 years previous experience in an art, social service, or public-school system environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
· Fundamental and advanced knowledge in graphic design and digital arts (digital photography, video production, animation, and audio production).
· Some technical or practical experience in a professional or community-based arts organization preferred.
· Relevant studio-specific technical skills required, including maintaining equipment.

To Apply: 

Please submit your portfolio along with resume and cover letter to

Contact Information
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Phyllis Hayes
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