Visual Arts Instructor

Activities Program30 Hours per Week

The visual arts instructor is responsible for teaching all aspects of visual art including drawing, painting, sculpture, and digital media in a wide variety of styles and approaches. In addition, the visual arts instructor is responsible for managing our storefront gallery where the artwork of the students is exhibited to the public. The instructor works as part of our Activities Program to provide a space that is separate from the clinical environment to facilitate and promote skill development, critical thinking and creativity while helping the patient as student discover their inherent strengths and unique vision.  

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, Education, or related field. Advanced/Continuing Education in a related specialty. Equivalent experience considered.
  • Mastery in visual art as demonstrated by portfolio, work experience, and exhibition record.
  • Teaching experience at a public or private school strongly preferred (secondary, college, or university level).
  • 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 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.


Apply for the 2018 Fall Conference poster session and/or scholarship opportunity.