Supported Arts Program Instructor - Arts Center - NEW!


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Pecora Center




The Arc Mid-Hudson, at our new Cornell Creative Arts Center (CCAC), has a new full-time opportunity available!

The Supported Arts Program Instructor will focus on providing educational and creative art classes in the topics including, but not limited to: painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, digital arts, and photography.

This position will work closely with the Art Director to help develop ongoing curriculum, workshops and a class schedule.   Responsibilities will include:

  • Performing a variety of oversight and hands-on tasks that include planning, developing, scheduling, promoting, and implementing supported arts classes, programs and activities.
  • Focusing on providing accessible classes to people with developmental and intellectual disabilities operating at a small ratio of 1:10, allowing people with various skills and abilities to learn and create side-by-side.
  • Conducting classes and workshops that will promote community integration while maintaining a 'putting-people first' approach to participation and contribution.
  • Leading instruction for at least 10 art classes per week including summer classes to children & teens.
  • Overseeing studio experience including creating a warm and welcoming environment for studio visitors, leading participants in hands-on art experiences, opening and closing studio.
  • Serve as liaison to the Art Director, responsible for representing the CCAC and the supported arts programs to local and regional audiences including instructors, the Arts community members, potential participants and prospective donors.
  • Work closely with the Art Director to develop inclusive classes, workshops and studio programs for people with disabilities and the public, assist in developing annual studio budget and track expenses, assist in developing a General Art Center procedure manual.
  • Assist with online registration, scheduling and attendance as deemed necessary.
  • Facilitate programmatic partnerships for afterschool, summer, community, youth and senior programming.
  • Provide social media content to the Communications & Development Department, including stories and photos, sharing about participant’s experience with the CCAC.
  • Offer support with applying for applicable grants.
  • Additional duties may include, but are not limited to, working at receptions, special events, minor facility maintenance and other related duties/projects as requested and/or Directed by the Art Director.


SCHEDULE/HOURS:  30 hours per week/Monday through Friday

SALARY:  $ 21.22 to $ 24.73 per hour


Minimum Requirements



  • BFA, BSA in visual arts/ art education or related degree preferred, but we will also consider fine artists with a minimum of 1 year’s teaching experience.
  • Experience in teaching, training, coaching or mentoring.
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively teach fine art skills to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the general community, and can perform individualized teaching, making adaptations in teaching and communication style to meet the needs of participants.
  • Well versed in classroom management.
  • Experience working with people with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities and positive behavioral approaches preferred.