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Armando Sosa, master weaver and ACP instructor

Now Hiring: Art Instructor, Princeton Nursery School (ages 2.5 – 5 years)
Hours: Part-time
Available: September 2018

The Arts Council of Princeton (ACP), a non-profit community arts organization located in downtown Princeton, NJ, operating the multi-disciplinary Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, is seeking a part-time Art Instructor for its program at the Princeton Nursery School.  The instructor will work to bring knowledge of artistic and creative concepts to students in a preschool learning environment.  The Art Instructor will help students understand artistic concepts in various types of media, including drawing, painting, ceramics, and design.

This position includes preparing and teaching for a 2-hour lesson to 3 different-aged classrooms in one week (total of 6 hours weekly).  Times of lessons are 2:30-4:30 PM.  Days of the week are negotiable. Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Collaborate with the classroom teachers to identify ways to connect art lessons with the classroom curriculum units

  • Develop units/projects that highlight an artist or artistic concept that is appropriate to the different age group classrooms

  • Share the curriculum with the Director and teachers in advance of lesson
  • Manage and coordinate studio space for classes and workshops
  • Identify and develop mission-driven programmatic partnerships
  • Prepare all materials needed for the art classes and maintain the Arts Council supplies in an orderly way using the designated storage area at PNS
  • Thoroughly plan how to utilize the two-hour time period for each classroom, including rotating small groups of students when necessary, reading an art-related book, setting up and cleaning materials and classroom spaces
  • Communicate regularly with the teachers and the Director about the progress of art units/projects
  • Organize displays of the students’ art work in designated areas of the school after communicating with the classroom teachers and/or the Director
  • Supervise the students at all times during the art class, and notify the classroom teachers of any concerns about a child
  • Observe and implement all health and safety requirements in the preschool classroom

Preferred Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have experience teaching art to preschool-aged children, be a team player with a good sense of humor, possess a high level of character and integrity, show initiative and creativity.  Must be reliable in fulfilling assignments with adaptability to emerging needs. The art teacher needs to be energetic, enthusiastic, and creative.

Salary commensurate with experience. Must agree to and pass a background check.

Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.

TO APPLY:  Send cover letter with resume, 3 references:

Part-time Art Instructor
Arts Council of Princeton
102 Witherspoon St.
Princeton, NJ 08542
Or by e-mail to:

Deadline: August 1, 2018
The Arts Council of Princeton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We accept teacher proposals on a rolling basis for our Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall semesters. To submit a proposal, please complete and submit the form below. Proposals are reviewed on an ongoing basis and if yours is selected, you will be contacted directly. Submitting a proposal does not guarantee that the ACP will be running the class that semester.

We are currently looking for drama instructors and digital arts instructors.
Thank you for your interest in teaching with us.

Class Proposal

  • Please consult a calendar when planning a class.
  • What ACP will need to provide, such as tables, chairs, stools, easels, etc.
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  • Please note if you prefer to provide the supplies and have students pay you directly. If you do, please indicate total materials fee.
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    New instructors must upload their resumé and references in a PDF not to exceed 8MB.

The Arts Council of Princeton (ACP) seeks to recruit and employ outstanding staff and instructors who will support and enhance the ACP’s mission. In accordance with that goal, some designated positions require that final candidates successfully complete a background check prior to being employed. Background checks, which may include a verification of employment history, Social Security number and a criminal records search, are normally completed before an offer of employment is made but may also take place after employment begins. The ACP will keep confidential all information gathered in background checks and will use the information solely for the purpose of establishing suitability for employment in a particular position.

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