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Hiring Thursday After School Instructor

Textile Arts Center seeks a self-motivated, hands-on educator to join the TAC team. The role of the Thursday After School Instructor is to fully manage the weekly classes, ensure quality education, and offer opportunities for genuine learning experiences for ages 5-10. The ideal candidate will be an empathetic team player with a background in arts education. The Thursday After School Instructor must demonstrate a passion for supporting children’s artistic development and be a proactive champion of TAC’s mission. 

The majority of the role will involve classroom teaching. Major responsibilities will include curriculum planning and instruction. TAC students represent many diverse communities, abilities, geographies, and ages.  Sensitivity towards a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences and a willingness to listen to and support others is crucial to this role.

The Instructor directly reports to the Youth Education Manager and Director of Operations. Hours will depend on the school year calendar from September - June, generally meeting once a week on Thursdays. Each class runs on an 8-week cycle with 4 cycles a year. The successful candidate must be a dedicated educator, flexible, and enthusiastic about contributing to this work.

About After School at TAC

After School Classes (ages 5-10) are hands-on classes in the textile arts. After School Our program runs from 3pm–6pm Monday through Thursday in Brooklyn. Classes run in 8-week cycles, rotating through Weaving, Printing & Dyeing, Felting & Soft Sculpture, and Sewing & Fashion. 

Time commitment: Thursdays, 2:00pm - 6:30pm  

General Schedule: 

  • 2pm prep for class
  • 2:30pm aid with school pickup and monitor snack time
  • 4pm Teach class
  • 6pm Clean up and admin
  • 6:30 depart for the day

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Operations + Studio Maintenance:

  • Enact daily operations including:
    • Preparation/ Clean up/ Inventory for class
    • Pick-up at local schools
    • Leading a group of 10-15 students 
    • Photograph work, document and update lesson plans
  • Manage correspondence with TAC staff
  • Source and let Youth Education Manager know about needed materials
  • Monthly check-in with Youth Education Manager

Curriculum Development + Instruction:

  • Lead curriculum development for school-year Thursday programming with support of Youth Education Manager  
  • Create fun, meaningful, age-appropriate lesson plans and activities for students and teach once a week.

Marketing & Promotion:

  • Document classroom process and projects for use on Social Media

Knowledge, Skills, & Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience (4 years in a directly relevant field); a degree in arts education is strongly preferred 
  • Experience in art or design education, including curriculum development and hands-on teaching; minimum 2 years experience working with ages of 5-10, especially in a Camp or After School
  • Strong classroom management skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Solid organizational skills, multi-tasking ability, and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated capacity to be reliable and highly productive
  • Must be a proactive problem-solver, adaptive to a growing, changing organization
  • Strong people-orientation, with demonstrated consensus-building and conflict resolution skills
  • Enthusiasm and dedication to the mission of Textile Arts Center; desire to work with and inspire children through the medium of textiles


  • Experience working in an educational arts center / interest in textiles
  • Experience working with ages 5-10
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and social media platforms

Salary + Perks 

  • The hourly rate for this role is set at $20 per hour.
  • All TAC staff have access to free adult classes and Open Studio use during the course of their employment.

To apply please send your resume, cover letter to Tell us why you want to be a part of this team, and why you think you’d be an ideal fit for this role. Please make sure the subject line reads  “Thursday After School - {your full name}”

Textile Arts Center seeks to hire staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. All positions at Textile Arts Center are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.