Arts Education Specialist Part-Time, Non-Benefited

Salary: $22.73 – $31.77 Hourly

Application period: 10/21/22 – 11/3/22 11:59PM

Description Duties:

The City of Mesa is excited to offer a one-time incentive payment of $2,000 for all full-time employees and $1,000 for part-time benefited and part-time non-benefited employees who are active City Employees on January 31, 2023. To receive this one-time payment, new employees must have started their employment on or before January 31, 2023. This payment does not apply to seasonal employees. Join our team and start to work in time to receive this one-time payment!!

This recruitment will be used to fill a part-time (up to 19 hours per week including some weekends and evenings), non-benefited vacancy in the Youth Assignment.

This classification has been designated as a non-classified, non-benefited, non-merit system, at-will position.

An Arts Education Specialist is responsible for planning, developing, and instructing a variety of fine art media classes (example: design, drawing, jewelry, lapidary, painting, papermaking, photography, pottery, printmaking, sculpture, stained glass, etc.) for youth and adults; providing lead functional supervision for contracted instructors and volunteers to include supervision of the Arts Education Instructors Part-Time, and Ceramics Technicians; and assisting with coordination of outreach activities and special events. Duties related to class instruction include: providing demonstrations, handouts, lectures, slide presentations, individual instruction, critiques, and safety awareness; researching state-of-the-art techniques to present during classroom settings; making purchases of supplies and equipment related to assigned instructional area(s); providing a high level of customer service; and monitoring expenditures for the budget. Outreach and special events activities may include: coordinating grant-funded progressive workshop series; coordinating a year-long “Artist in Residence” program; coordinating donations for special events; and producing artwork for programs and functions sponsored by the Department, such as workshops, demonstrations, and festivals. Other responsibilities involve: maintaining and operating a studio and related equipment; ensuring the safe use of all materials and tools for students and instructors; maintaining a clean and safe work environment; and coordinating and assisting in the selection, training, and evaluation of contracted instructors and volunteers. This class performs related work as required.

An Arts Education Specialist’s work schedule is varied, and evening classes and some weekend events are included as a normal part of a teaching schedule. Supervision is received from the Arts Education Program Coordinator who reviews work through observation, conferences, and results achieved. This class is FLSA exempt-professional. Part-time employees in this class are FLSA non-exempt.

Please refer to the link below for the full job description and additional information regarding assignments, preferred qualifications, and essential functions.

Qualifications & Requirements:

Employee Values: All employees of the City of Mesa are expected to uphold and exhibit the City’s shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect, and Integrity.

Minimum Qualifications Required. Any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts, Fine Arts, or a related field. Good (1 – 3 years) experience in visual arts instruction.

Substance Abuse Testing. Due to the safety and/or security sensitive nature of this classification, individuals shall be subject to pre-employment or pre-placement alcohol, drug and/or controlled substance testing as outlined in City policy and procedures.

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Organization/Company: City of Mesa
Location: Mesa, AZ
Deadline: Open until filled
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