Charlotte Art League – Teaching Artist

Categories: Job Opportunities

The Charlotte Art League (CAL) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization serving Charlotte, NC and the surrounding areas. CAL is dedicated to enriching the cultural vitality of Charlotte through visual arts.

Position Title: Teaching Artist

Status: Part-time/Non-exempt

Reports to: Executive Director

Application Deadline: April 23, 2020

About CAL: CAL is a visual arts organization that offers a unique mix of open working studios, classes, and community outreach programs along with a public gallery. CAL manages a 9,500 sq/ft gallery space including working studios and display wall rentals for 85 artists; produces workshops and classes annually; and manages community and private events.

Since 1965, CAL has served as an accessible gateway to the arts experience for art lovers of all ages and backgrounds. We are Charlotte’s oldest nonprofit art gallery and organization.

Position Summary: Call for Teaching Artists 2020

Charlotte Art League (CAL) is hiring part-time teaching artists for our 2020 roster with experience facilitating oil painting, acrylic painting, watercolor painting, drawing, photography, arts marketing, pastels, and calligraphy for openings in our lifelong learning program for adults (18+).

Classes will be offered in 4-week workshop series. Each class is approximately 2 hours.

CAL strives to offer equitable access to excellent arts education in the Greater Charlotte Area. We are seeking dynamic, experienced and creative candidates to offer a variety of arts education programming to our growing and changing community. CAL is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity.


  • Develop, complete, and submit a syllabus and lesson plans for the workshop series.
  • Facilitate 1 two-hour classroom workshop once a week. (Artists may apply to teach several different workshops.)
  • Work with CAL administrative staff to ensure all class logistics are communicated (list of supplies needed, classroom configuration, etc.)


The qualified candidate will have professional experience in fine arts, literary or performing arts, design, media, or related field; at least one-year previous teaching experience; and reliable transportation to CAL. A successful candidate will inspire excitement about learning; be organized and a good communicator and collaborator; be flexible and able to adapt lesson plans to effectively engage students; and communicate clearly and passionately about their respective art form.


Teaching Artists are hired as independent contractors by invitation on a 12-week seasonal basis. Summer 2020 begins June 1; Fall 2020 begins September 7.

Please e-mail info and materials below to: (and please designate TEACHING ARTIST APPLICATION in the subject line).


Name:______________________________    Phone:___________________________


Email:________________  URL(website):_____________________________________


Mediums you teach:______________________________________________________


Communities you have worked in: ________________________________________


  • Teaching resume.
  • Personal teaching artist mission statement.
  • Class description. (of the course you would passionately like to teach for 4 weeks)
  • A sample curriculum or lesson plan.