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Drawing & Painting Instructor (Adult Program)

Drawing & Painting Instructor 2024

Davis Studio is looking to hire a part time drawing and painting instructor to join our growing adult program. Our mission is to enrich life by fostering the joy of creativity for everyone, at all stages of life and all levels of experience. We offer drawing, painting, and fused glass adult programs throughout the academic year, and we welcome everyone! Our Adult Programs function within the larger context of Davis Studio, an organization that includes Davis Community School (K – 5th grades) and a rich variety of Youth Art Programs.

Davis Studio instructors plan, organize, and teach an engaging curriculum for a diverse group of adult students. The successful candidate should be prepared to teach to beginner, intermediate, and advanced students from a range of disciplines. We are looking for an instructor whose specialty is in drawing, painting, and mixed media. The ideal candidate will be a team player who is willing to commit to 1 weeknight, and 1 weekend class with subbing flexibility (about 6-10 hours/week including planning time). Competitive hourly wage, depending on experience. The instructor will report directly to the Adult Program Director.

Adult drawing and painting courses at Davis Studio are two hours long, once a week. We offer adult programming in 8-week sessions throughout the academic year. Drawing courses may include Drawing Animal Life, Learn to Draw Figures, or Nature’s Sketchbook among others. Painting courses may include Painting the Natural World, Paint Compelling Portraits, or The Freedom of Abstract among others.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 3 to 5 years of adult art instruction experience.
  • A strong art portfolio that showcases their drawing, painting, and mixed media capabilities.
  • Ability to develop and implement diverse teaching and learning for different learning styles and to respond to the needs of learners from a variety of educational backgrounds in a multicultural environment.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to convey complex art engagement ideas in a clear and articulate manner for an art program and concepts that serve adult students with varied skills (beginner to advanced) in a condensed time frame.
  • Ability to empathically relate to a wide range of student perspectives and maturely handle interpersonal issues that may arise.
  • Should be prepared to develop syllabi and lead classes and critiques that model constructive, inclusive discussions, and that encourage students to grow creatively and intellectually.

 Please submit a cover letter and resume to our Adult Program Director, Kat Lawlis

Davis Studio is an equal opportunity employer and affirmatively seeks diversity in its workforce. Davis Studio recruits qualified applicants and advances in employment its employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, marital status, veteran status, or any other protected by law.

Substitute Teacher for our Preschool and Community School (Pre-K–5)

Davis Studio in South Burlington has a dream team of educators across our many programs in both our Education and Art Departments. But even magical teachers need time off —- SO WE NEED YOU to fill in for them.

 Our Education department consists of three multi-age classrooms in the Davis Community School: PreK through 5th grade. All our programming is Reggio Emilia-inspired and arts-rich. We value deep connections with students, staff, and families and incorporate nature and creativity in all we do. We are inspired to find daily joy and let curiosity build our curriculum.

 The ideal substitute teacher would hold relative training or coursework, have a high regard for play as a child’s work, and have valuable experience as a facilitator of learning. 

To apply, please email a letter of interest, resume, and weekday availability to our

Job Type: Part-time/On-Call

Salary: $19.00 – $20.00 per hour depending on experience


  • Flexible schedule


  • 4-hour shift
  • 8-hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


Education/Teaching: 1 year (Required)