Woodworking Instructor

FT Exempt approx. 32 Hours per Week

Career opportunities in the Activities Program at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, MA.The Woodworking Instructor is responsible for teaching patients/students and directing participation in all aspects of woodworking as an art form. The instructor will work as part of our Activities Department to provide a space that is separate from the clinical environment to facilitate and promote skill development, creativity, and self-direction. The person in this role will also be attentive to the uniqueness of the patient/student role and strive to help them enhance their inherent strengths. Maintaining a safe working environment is a central responsibility of the instructor role. Requirements include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts, Education, or related field. Advanced/Continuing Education in a related specialty. Equivalent experience considered. 
  • Mastery in woodworking as demonstrated by portfolio, work experience and/or exhibition record.
  • Teaching experience at a public or private school )secondary, College or University level) strongly preferred. 
  • Excellent communication skills, with demonstrated ability to effectively work independently, as well as with diverse staff and psychiatric student population.
  • Ability to simultaneously facilitate multiple individual woodworking projects, unique to student needs. 
  • Ability to promote patient's rights and demonstrate respect for confidentiality at all times. 
  • Bending, lifting up to 25 pounds. 
  • May be exposed to loud noises and distracting environment. 

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