Artist Instructor of EC Professional Development

(Multiple positions available)

Join an inspiring community of visual artists and early childhood (EC) educators committed to processed based artmaking and working with teachers!

Studio in a School NYC, LLC (Studio NYC) is hiring practicing visual artists and/or early childhood educators for in-person, part-time, professional development teaching positions at public schools, early education centers, and other community-based organizations throughout New York City, to work directly with training teachers in working in a variety of arts media with young children. Artist Instructors of EC Professional Development (Artist Instructors) should have extensive experience with early childhood teaching, processed-based artmaking with students and/or have their own personal art practice. Professional development facilitation or coaching experience is required.

Training sessions occur during school hours in all five boroughs. Artist Instructors will sometimes team teach sessions with another Professional Development Instructor and/or members of the Studio NYC Administrative staff for larger groups of teachers, or they might work more closely directly with one teacher at a time in classrooms. Artist Instructors will most often implement lesson plans already developed by Studio NYC.

Artist Instructors will join a team of dedicated artists who provide visual arts instruction to classrooms around the city. We welcome Artist Instructors to also apply for open instruction residencies at Studio NYC should they be interested. Artist Instructors will also be expected to become a member of United Autoworkers Union Local 2110.

For more information about Studio’s programs, visit our program page.

About Studio in a School Association

Studio in a School Association is comprised of two LLCs: Studio NYC and Studio Institute. Studio NYC engages over 30,000 public school students in all five boroughs each year and aims to ensure that New York City public school students receive standards-based, quality instruction in the visual arts regardless of socio-economic status. Studio Institute provides programs and creates new partnerships with communities and cultural organizations nationwide. Studio Institute is currently working with partners in Boston, Cleveland, Memphis, New York, Philadelphia, and Newark.

We are seeking applicants with the following skills and experience:

  • Three-five years of experience as an early childhood teacher.
  • Foundational skills in painting, drawing, and sculpture.
  • Interest in working with teachers who work in the Department of Education 3K and Pre-K centers, Head Start Programs, and Community-based organizations.
  • Respect for and celebration of diversity and diverse communities.
  • Experience leading classes or programs for adults.
  • Strong collaboration skills.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills for tasks such as record keeping, ordering supplies, and email correspondence.
  • Interest in and availability for ongoing trainings and sharing meetings.
  • Bilingual/multilingual skills are a plus.
  • NYC Department of Education Fingerprint and Background Check Clearance upon employment.

Pay Rate:

  • The hourly rate is $49.44, set pursuant to a union contract.


How to apply: 

To complete the online form click here.

We will be reviewing applications during the summer of 2023, for the 2023-2024 school year.

To submit the form, you will need to include a resume featuring your teaching experience, and experience or training in visual art. We also ask that you submit a cover letter telling us why you would like to work with us.

No phone calls please. Due to the very high volume of applications, we will only be reaching out to applicants we are inviting to interviews.

Studio in a School NYC, LLC seeks to hire staff reflecting the diversity of the communities we serve. All positions at Studio in a School are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.