Children's Art Instructor

Town of Blacksburg   Blacksburg, VA   Full-time     Education
Posted on July 25, 2022
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General Definition of Work

The Children's Art Instructor is responsible for planning, implementing and supervising creative art activities for preschool aged children in a semi structured setting during fall, winter and spring program sessions.

Shift: Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Essential Functions

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Plans and implements creative weekly art projects for preschool aged children
  • Responsible for supervising and maintaining control of children at all times
  •  Works directly with the Community Programs Supervisor in the purchasing of art and craft supplies through catalog, websites, and local vendors
  • Carries out the classes as planned and scheduled 
  • Set up of art projects and cleanup of art room after each class and store supplies in an organized manner
  • Effectively communicates problems, potential hazards, and unsafe conditions to the Community Programs Supervisor or Recreation Admin staff in the event of Community Program Supervisor absence

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must have the knowledge and experience to work with young children while introducing them to art in a semi-structured setting. 
  • Must be creative and plan a variety of art projects including different media while teaching how to use colors, shapes, patterns and sizes while encouraging imagination, expression and communication through art.

  • Must be 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED.  
  • Must have prior experience working with children in a semi structured and supervised setting.  Previous experience teaching art is preferred.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully fulfill and perform the job functions.  

While performing the duties of the job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit, talk, see, hear, communicate and be able to climb steps.  The employee is frequently required to use arms, and hands to write, draw, and cut out craft materials with scissors.

No benefits are available for this position.