Visual Arts Ceramics Faculty-Group Classes

Employee Type:
Part-Time, Non-Exempt
Offer Salary:
$35.00 - $37.00 per hour
Bachelor’s degree in Art or Art Education or equivalent experience


The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) is seeking highly qualified instructors in ceramics to work at CSMA’s primary Finn Center site in Mountain View. This is a part-time, non-exempt position beginning Fall 2023. The position reports to the Visual Arts Program Manager.



  • Teach ceramics classes to students ages 8 to adult, incorporating both handbuilt and wheel-thrown techniques as appropriate.
  • Develop age and skill appropriate lesson plans that develop students’ skills, while providing a fun and creative environment for student growth.
  • Provide feedback to students throughout each lesson and recommend next steps in their art education.
  • Organize and prepare student work for firing and glazing.
  • Perform regular studio maintenance, adhering to studio operational and safety protocols.
  • Communicate in a positive and consistent way with students, parents, and program and administrative staff.
  • 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, (ideal candidate has a minimum of 2 years of teaching experience).
  • Experience working in and maintaining ceramics studio protocols.
  • 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

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


Benefits Include

  • Paid Sick Leave per California Paid Sick Leave Act
  • Faculty who work an average of 20 hours or more per week are eligible for CSMA health benefits.
  • All supplies and equipment are provided by the school.
  • Professional Development opportunities and grants for faculty.
  • Opportunities to show faculty work in the Mohr Gallery.
  • Employee and Family discount on private lessons and classes

Group class teaching roles include Tuesday mornings with additional opportunities possible in future semesters.


COVID-19 considerations
CSMA has a mandatory vaccination policy for onsite staff and faculty subject only to the limited
exemptions required by law.

To Apply:

Please email cover letter and resume to, with Visual Arts Ceramics Faculty-Group Classes as the subject line.

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.

If you have any questions, our team will be more than happy to help.

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