Visual Art Program Coordinator and Teaching Artist

Status: Full-time, salaried, nonexempt, 32-35 hours per week. Benefits-eligible.
Salary: $33,000 - $35,000
Created: May 2024
Anticipated Start: August 2024



Founded in 1969, Arts+ is a music and visual art nonprofit organization that envisions the transformative impact of arts education illuminating every corner of the Charlotte region. Its goal is to make outstanding arts education available to students of all ages, skill levels, and socioeconomic backgrounds. From private lessons to summer camps to community outreach programs, Arts+ strives to help each student unlock their full potential through the power of arts education.


Teaches visual art programs to students of all ages and abilities. Works with and supports the visual art program department on administrative and program needs. Creates and designs curriculum for preschool programs, afterschool programs, in-school programs, and community partnerships.


    • Design, lead, and teach visual art classes for kids, teens, families, and adults as needed.
    • Design, lead, and teach after-school programs for grades k-8 at Arts+ locations and partner locations.
    • Teach visual art experiences for grant-funded and ongoing PNC Grow Up Great and Preschool Arts Lab programs as needed in collaboration with Visual Art staff. Create curriculum, prep materials, and implement programs with partner organizations.
    • Serve as the main point of contact for Preschool Arts Lab sites to plan and implement sessions. Reach out to potential partners to grow the Preschool Arts Lab program.
    • Assist in program and curriculum design for the Visual Art program, including working with Arts+ partners to design appropriate visual art activities for a variety of different age groups and abilities.
    • Assist Program Directors and faculty as needed with various tasks including instruction, supply management, and administration.
    • Assist in the upkeep, organization, and supply purchase for the Arts+ main visual art studio and other teaching spaces.
    • Advocate as a representative of Arts+ and its partnerships with other organizations.
    • Interact with parents and peer partner organizations.
    • Work with partner organizations to ensure the expected quality of Visual Art experiences.
    • Upkeep professional skills as an artist and continually seek out professional development opportunities.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    • Bachelor’s degree in arts education or visual art-related field or at least three years of related experience.
    • Desire to work with children and the community. Comfortable teaching children of all backgrounds and ages.
    • Effective working both independently and collaboratively.
    • Interest in education and nonprofit organizations.
    • Conversational ability in Spanish is preferred.
    • Must complete a background check.
    • The Covid-19 vaccination is required as a condition of employment.


  • A minimum of 32 hours a week to be divided between teaching duties as assigned, prep and planning time, and other administrative tasks as assigned. Hours are not to exceed 35 each week unless approved by the Director of Visual Art Programs.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends as needed. General working hours will be Tuesday through Saturday with the occasional evening.

Resume and cover letter required. A review of applications will begin on July 8.

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