Drawing & Painting Studio Programs Teacher

Oct 31 2022
Honolulu Museum of Art |Honolulu|Full Time
Job Description

Please apply directly on our employment website: https://honolulumuseum.​org/employment/

Note to Applicants: When applying for this position, it is strongly encouraged that you attach a cover letter and a document outlining your teaching philosophy, including a short artist statement. If you are able, please share a portfolio of personal and/or student work. Include direct links in the notes section of this application, upload a PDF file directly to ADP, or e-mail such information directly to [email protected]

Title: Drawing and Painting Studio Programs Teacher

Status: Full-Time, FLSA Non-Exempt

Schedule: Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday 8:00am – 5:00pm. Thursday and Friday 12:00pm to 9:00pm. Hours may vary.


Job Summary:     

Under the general direction of the Studio Programs Manager, the Drawing and Painting Studio Programs Teacher co-creates and leads drawing and painting classes, workshops, special events, and drop-in activities for groups of all ages and abilities at the Art School and the Honolulu Museum of Art. This position is responsible for instruction in one of four dedicated drawing and painting studios and utilizes HoMA’s art collection, exhibitions, and lending collection to encourage creative expression and nurture artistic abilities.   


 Minimum Qualifications:  

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Studio Arts, Art Education, or related field and at least 1 year of teaching experience in related field.  
  • Broad knowledge of painting and drawing processes, techniques, and skills. 
  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population of students and visitors, including the ability to speak to large groups.  
  • Ability to work effectively with staff, volunteers, children, teachers, and members of the public. 
  • Highly organized, tactful, and flexible.  

 Desired Qualifications: 

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Studio Arts or Art Education and at least 3 years of teaching experience in related field.  
  • Knowledge of object-based learning in a museum context.  
  • Knowledge of Teaching for Artistic Behavior (TAB) pedagogy and Universal Design for Learning. 
  • Experience teaching Pre-K – 12 through adult students as well as programs for English language learners and students with disabilities. 
  • Certification in first aid. 
  • Experience teaching in a museum environment or at a nonprofit organization with multiple sites and varying degrees of needs. 
  • Understanding of the Honolulu Museum of Art’s established identity and dedication to advancing it. 
  • Exceptional ability to manage and lead people. 
  • Intelligent self-starter who is committed to the museum’s mission. 
  • The traits of honesty, integrity, enthusiasm, and perspective; a very strong work ethic supported by commitment and follow-through. 

Core Competencies: 

  • Adaptability 
  • Change Management 
  • Effective Communicator 
  • Cost Consciousness 
  • Initiative and Judgment 
  • Planning and Organizing 
  • Professionalism 
  • Problem Solver 
  • Technology savvy 

Essential Duties: 

  • Works closely with the Studio Programs Manager to develop curriculum and teach the museum’s drawing and painting programs for all ages and abilities, which includes Pre-K – 12 and adult studio programs, as well as programs for English language learners and students with disabilities.  
  • Integrates HoMA’s collections, the lending collection, and special exhibitions into the drawing and painting syllabus as well as programs for all ages and abilities.  
  • Collaborates with the Drawing and Painting Studio Programs Teachers in designing and executing studio programs. 
  • Collaborates with the Interpretive Resource Manager and Tour Programs Manager to plan and implement programs such as educator workshops, digital resources, and school field trips.  
  • Communicates to the Studio Technician specific needs or concerns related to the dedicated drawing and painting studios and its equipment.  
  • Works with the Studio Programs Coordinator to procure supplies and materials needed for individual programs and events.  
  • Maintains and manages an attractive, and orderly dedicated drawing and painting studio shared with a part-time drawing and painting teacher that supports a welcoming and conducive learning environment. 
  • Gathers and prepares all supplies necessary for each program and puts all equipment away at program completion.  
  • Regularly attends program/department meetings and all professional development workshops.  
  • Documents progress of programming via photos, data, and evaluations.  
  • Supervises and leads Teaching Assistants and volunteers.   

Traits and Characteristics: 

Must be bright, diplomatic, analytical, of the highest integrity, and possess sound judgement.  


Working Conditions and Atmosphere: 

The Drawing and Painting Studio Programs Teacher works with minimum supervision. Work will often be performed with short deadlines and situations sensitive to the Museum. Regular office hours are required. Due to the nature of the responsibilities, evening and weekend work is sometimes required, and at times may be on an emergency basis.


Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusivity: 

HoMA welcomes people from all backgrounds and walks of life, and this is reflected in our diverse community of employees. We encourage applications from candidates across a wide variety of backgrounds, including, but not limited to, people of all races and ethnicities, people with disabilities, women, veterans, and all members of the LGBTQ community.   


Equal Employment Opportunity: 

HoMA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. HoMA recruits, hires, trains, promotes, compensates, and administers all personnel actions and benefit programs without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, including pregnancy and gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, reproductive health decisions, marital status, arrest and court record, citizenship, credit history, military and veteran service, victim of domestic violence or sexual abuse victim status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. 


The statements contained herein describe the scope of the responsibilities and essential functions of this position but should not be considered to be an all-inclusive listing of work duties and requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other areas to cover absences or relief to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.  


HoMA maintains a policy of nondiscrimination in all employment practices and decisions, ensuring equal employment opportunities for all qualified individuals. This applies to both HoMA employees and applicants for employment with the Museum. Any form of harassment of any employee because of any protected status is also prohibited.