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january, 2024

janEMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY IN THE LCD | Teaching Artist @ Museum of Texas Tech University

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Teaching Artist
Museum of Texas Tech University


Deadline: March 22nd


Build community at the Museum of Texas Tech.

Be part of the new Teaching Artist Team at the Museum, connecting local artists and participants through public programs that encourage a relationship with visual art.

This year-long position includes training in teaching artistry, followed by team development workshops and piloting public programs, with the opportunity to continue being part of the Museum’s program team.

You will learn how to guide others in a public program setting to access the creative process and then put these programs in motion. Use your passion and talent to help others experience the power of art!

Who can apply?
The Teaching Artist Team will be made up of 5–7 practicing artists from a variety of disciplines. You should be a practicing artist living in the near region of the Museum of Texas Tech University, available to lead programs on Saturdays, and able to work in the US. Musicians, actors, designers, and visual artists are all welcome, with the willingness to make connections with works of fine art on view in the Museum’s galleries and to brush up on basic art history.
Online application »

What will I be doing as a teaching artist?
Teaching artists will lead public programs at the Museum, including gathering survey and reflection data used to evaluate programs and to learn and grow as a team. Programs will be designed to guide participants of all ages to experience the creative process and build a relationship with visual art on view at the Museum. Teaching artists should desire to help others explore the relevance and accessibility of art in everyday life.

What is teaching artistry?
Teaching artists are practicing artists who develop public programs that seek to activate the artistry of others. Teaching artists do not necessarily teach others to be artists but to develop relationships with the arts through various encounters with the creative process. Put simply, teaching artist training prepares you to lead public programs that help participants experience the relevance of art in their own lives. As a practicing artist, you know how to make art, but perhaps not how to teach. Teaching artistry helps you build skills to guide others in accessing the creative process.

What is the time commitment?
Training will consist of workshops led by practitioners of teaching artistry. These workshops will be delivered over a series of weekends or an intensive long weekend format in late May and/or early June.

The team will work with an education expert in a series of 3–4 workshops to develop a team mission statement, goals that can be measured (SMART goals), and programs based on the overall program types. Workshops lasting 1.5 or 2 hours will take place on Saturdays or weeknights and may include Teams or Zoom meetings. This workshop leader will then create evaluation tools, such as participant surveys, to help get feedback from audiences.

Team members will deliver public programs on Saturdays at the Museum, based in the following program types. Programs take around 15–20 hours to plan and deliver, with community projects involving more time, plus 1 hour for online team meetings after each program.
◦ Studio 360 art-making workshops at the Museum
◦ Community-based projects via partnerships
◦ ‘Art of Seeing’ workshops at community venues


Month Long Event (january)