HCP Lead Workshop Instructor
Houston Center for Photography is looking for a Lead Workshop Instructor to work closely with the Education Department staff in the administration of educational programs. In this position, the staff member teaches 20 hours per week and fulfils administrative duties 15 hours per week, on average. The ideal candidate is a practicing artist with a passion for photography, teaching experience, administrative experience, and exhibition history. The board of directors and staff also prefer a candidate who is team oriented and has a healthy sense of humor. The Learning Center is a very important aspect to HCP's mission and growth, and the selected candidate will have a passion for making The Learning Center reach its full potential.
Tasks include but are not limited to:
• Assist Assistant Director for Education with strategic plan and implementation
• Work with Assistant Director for Education with class creation, based on survey results from students, potential students and other organizations
• Create and edit handouts and syllabus for each course
• Teach workshops and courses
• Supervise the Certificate of Completion:
o Follow students progress
o Administer tests and evaluations for current and new students
o Coordinate students gatherings
• Coordinate private lessons and portfolio reviews
• Attend bi-weekly meetings with Assistant Director for Education and staff
• Lead new instructor orientations and regular instructor training sessions
• Lead First Tuesdays
• Assist with the maintenance of the Digital Darkroom:
o Provide detailed orientation to new users
o Schedule lab hours to assist recent students and lab users
o Update software and download printer profiles regularly
o Calibrate equipment regularly
• Assist with Master Classes class preparation and on site management
• Act as a counselor to advice students on future classes
• Attend student, community, and HCP exhibition openings
• Assist with the planning and coordination of exhibitions in the Learning Center Gallery
• BFA in Photography required; Master's degree in Photography or related field highly preferred
• Minimum four years teaching experience.
• Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
• Excellent organizational skills
• Proficiency in a Mac environment and the drive to pick up new skills as needed.
Serious inquiries only. No phone calls please. Please forward cover letter, resume, and three references via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, Subject Line: Resident Instructor. Position open until filled.
Schedule and Wages:
This is a full-time salaried position with benefits; salary commensurate by experienced.
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