Belmont Visual Art Youth Program Faculty

Employee Type:
Part-Time, Hourly, Non-exempt
Offer Salary:
$33.00 - $37.00 per hour
Minimum 2 years of experience teaching drawing and/or painting classes to youth students


Community School of Music and Arts has been the leader in high-quality art and music education in Silicon Valley since our founding in 1968 and we are thrilled to bring art learning to the Belmont area! Starting in April 2024, our Belmont art program will feature drawing and painting classes for adults and various youth age groups. We are seeking highly qualified instructors in drawing and painting media to work at CSMA’s Artisan Crossing location in Belmont. This is a part time position that reports to the location program manager.



  • Teach drawing and/or painting classes to youth students (ages 5-14) 
  • Provide drawing instruction for beginner through intermediate students, including but not limited to still life, landscape, portrait and figure studies.
  • Provide painting instruction for beginner through intermediate students in a variety of media including watercolor, acrylic and oil.
  • Develop age and skill appropriate lesson plans that develop students’ skills, as well as provide a fun and creative environment for student growth.
  • Provide feedback to students throughout each lesson and recommend next steps in their art education.
  • Communicate in a positive and consistent way with students, parents and the administration.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to CSMA’s mission and values.


Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Art or Art Education or equivalent experience
  • Active working artist with local presence and established teaching track record in drawing and/or painting media
  • Ability to work with students of a wide variety of skills and backgrounds
  • Well-developed classroom management and communication skills
  • Highly developed interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Competent computer skills, particularly MS Office and GSuite


Physical Demands:

  • Occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • Frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.


Benefits Include:

  • Paid training and meetings
  • Paid Sick Leave accrual
  • Professional Development opportunities and grants for faculty
  • Exhibition opportunities for faculty
  • Employee and Family discount on private lessons and classes
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits are available for faculty who teach 20 hours or more in a week.
  • All faculty have access to a 403(B) retirement plan



  • Group classes are presented year-round on a quarterly basis, with weekly class meetings.
  • Teaching opportunities are mainly during weekdays 4:00pm – 8:30pm, and Saturdays 9:00am – 5:00pm.
To Apply:

Please email your cover letter and resume to with the subject “Belmont Visual Art Youth Program Faculty”

About Community School of Music and Arts

Founded in 1968, the Community School of Music and Arts is Northern California’s largest non-profit provider of arts education programs. With a $7 million budget and 160-member staff and faculty, CSMA is one of the ten largest community schools in the United States. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, one of the global capitals of creativity, CSMA is dedicated to making the arts and arts education accessible to all, regardless of age, experience or background. Headquartered in the award-winning Finn Center in the City of Mountain View, CSMA directly serves over 30,000 people of all ages, skill levels and economic means each year, including over 21,000 students at 54 schools in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties.

CSMA is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability). Candidates from diverse backgrounds and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. CSMA is committed to creating an environment that embraces openness, respect, collaboration and accountability.

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