FT Exempt approx. 32 Hours per Week
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.