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The Arc of the Capital Area is seeking an Art Instructor: 


Arc of the Arts Studio Instructor-

The Arc of the Arts Studio & Gallery is a creative arts program offered by The Arc of the Capital Area which provides services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of the Arts Studio & Gallery has a position available for a full-time Art Studio Instructor. The Art Studio Instructor works with artists from age 14 and up who have developmental disabilities, their families, caregivers and other support personnel.


Please refer to our websites for more information about us: www.arcofthecapitalarea.org & www.arcofthearts.org



  • Ensures delivery of art program education services based on the mission, vision, values, and Code of Ethics of The Arc of the Capital Area.
  • Effectively organize and coordinate the art studio activities and lead classes
  • Work with the Program Manager & staff to design and implement basic introduction lessons to visual and performance art, focusing primarily on drawing, painting, ceramics, jewelry making, collage, digital media arts, music and acting.
  • Educate and redirect clients in kind, effective and supportive manner
  • Document, store, prepare and hang art work for art shows in the gallery and the community
  • Supervise and direct volunteers
  • Maintain a clean, safe and organized studio and gallery space in order to ensure that the clients are enjoying a safe and successful class
  • Communicate effectively and maintain working relationships with families, caregivers and other support personnel of clients
  • Manage art supply inventory
  • Keep accurate attendance records and progress notes according to state standards 



This is a full time 40 hour a week position. The Art Studio Instructor must be able to work reliably every Saturday.


Job Requirements:

  • Complete professional background check, development and training in accordance with organization’s compliance standards
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Art Education, Studio Art, Special Education or Social Work is preferred.  Experience with people with disabilities is necessary.
  • Applicant must have a strong sense of maturity, excellent interpersonal communication skills, be effective in managing and redirecting behaviors, and a desire to help others meet their potential. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Excel, the Internet, and Adobe Photoshop software, and digital media system.                                      
  • Position requires some evening event hours.
  • A sense of joy and humor is appreciated.
  • Please send cover letter and resume to awieding@arcofthecapitalarea.org  or fax attn: A. Wieding to 512-476-9054. No walk-in appointments available.


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