The Emerson’s Open Studio is a community-based art education program for teens, adults and children. Open Studio art classes and workshops are fun and build artistic skills and creative courage for all students in an inclusive community setting. Our teachers are high-quality educators and artists. Qualified applicants with limited teaching experience may be asked to apprentice with a more experienced Artist-Educator before teaching on their own.
Open Studio Artist-Educators must have expertise in the media they teach, enthusiasm about working with youth and adults with a range of artistic abilities, an exceptional ability to communicate with parents, students, Emerson staff and the community at large, and a flexible attitude about working in a community-based arts organization.
The Frances Senska Pottery Studio has large working tables, slab roller, fully stocked glaze area and glaze making material area, 10 wheels, an electric kiln, a variety of tools, extruder, clay mixer, slide projector and trays, and buckets. It is a community space shared by several teachers and thirty students at any given time. Proactive communication and willingness to pitch in to improve this popular and growing program are imperative.
Emerson’s art classroom, the Green Room, is a multi-use space shared by the Crawford Theater and the Open Studio program. There may be times when classes must be moved to accommodate concerts or other community events. While we do our best to provide a consistent location for Open Studio classes, you may be asked to relocate your class. Please take this into account when applying for this position.
The Emerson currently offers three formats for classes: one-day adult workshops (usually on weekends); PIR Art Day (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.) and Early Release Day (1 – 4 p.m.) classes for youth in grades 2 – 6; four-week classes for adults and grades 2 – 6, grades 5 – 8 and grades 9 – 12; and seven-week classes for adults, grades 5 – 8 and grades 9 – 12.Your application packet should include the following:
- Cover letter, including: your specific interest in teaching, class ideas, preferred age group
- Resumé or narrative describing related training, teaching and community-based art experience
- Artist’s statement, if applicable
- CD with five – ten images of your current work (jpeg files, 1 – 3 megabyte)
Please send your packet to: Visual Arts Director Ellen Ornitz
The Emerson 111 South Grand, Bozeman, MT 59715
Please do not email your application.
Questions or want to pitch ideas/brainstorm? Call Stephanie 587-9797.
Deadline for receipt of materials – November 14, 2008 or until position filled
Notification of acceptance – November 21, 2008 or until position filled
Winter Open Studio classes – mid-January to March 2009 (first class no earlier than January 19, 2009)