Teaching Artist (Independent Contractor)

About the Position

The Claymobile Teaching Artist (TA) is responsible for lesson planning and teaching, or co-teaching, during each Claymobile session for which they are scheduled. Before the session, Teaching Artist must check the itinerary, contact the site contact or teacher, and create the curriculum. Residencies typically are 6 to 12 weeks in length. They are also responsible for gathering all supplies for each session and driving our Claymobile vans to and from the site. When Teaching Artists are not co-teaching, they are responsible for leading a Claymobile Teaching Assistant and coordinating arrival time and the lesson schedule with each assistant. After each Claymobile session, the Teaching Artist and Assistant return and clean all supplies and organize all the work created by the Claymobile participants during that particular session.

A qualified candidate will be comfortable teaching students of all ages from a variety of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. They will be knowledgeable in the arts and have a strong interest in education. Previous teaching experience, especially with clay, is preferred.

Teaching Artist Schedule

Flexible availability. Claymobile sessions happen Monday-Sunday. Currently, we have a need for Monday afternoons/evenings this spring. The TA would be responsible for teaching any residencies and/or workshops they agree to. Compensation is $31/hr on an independent contractor basis.

For more information about the program visit: www.theclaystudio.org/claymobile


Must be able to work in a team environment. Enjoys teaching children and adults from a wide range of ages and backgrounds. Valid driver's license. Some teaching experience and an understanding of clay is preferred. Ability to lift 50 lbs. Updated Child abuse Clearance, Criminal Record Check, FBI Clearances, and Mandated Reporter Training (can be completed after hiring). Flexible work hours.

To Apply

Please send cover letter, resume, and references to Adrienne Justice, Community Engagement Manager, at adrienne@theclaystudio.org. Write in heading "Teaching Artist".



The Clay Studio is Philadelphia's only nonprofit solely dedicated to the education and promotion of the ceramic arts, and is one of the world's leading institutions in the field.  Founded in 1974, The Clay Studio supports the ceramic arts through its artist residencies, exhibitions, studios, classrooms, and outreach programs. The programs of the Clay Studio reflect the dual character of the organization: as a community centered institution involved with the life of the city and region, and as a national and international focal point for ceramic arts. The Clay Studio believes in promoting broad access to the ceramic arts, and programs are geared to all levels of interest and proficiency.