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Elementary Art Teacher

Bozeman Art Museum
Bozeman, MT
$15 - $22 an hour - Part-time


Bozeman, MT

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  • Flexible schedule
  • Professional development assistance

Full job description

We are seeking dedicated and experienced Art teachers to join our team at Bozeman Art Museum's In-School Education Program.

We are a non-profit organization providing access to teachers & art materials to local schools. We offer 6 weeks of free art programing for many local elementary schools and non-profit organizations. Additionally, we have two programs that have opted for year round art instruction, with 8 hours every Wednesday or Friday throughout the school year.

Job Overview:

We are seeking experienced teachers as well as artist who want to expand their teaching skills to teach art classes for k-8 students.

We teach programs at 13 schools in Gallatin & Park counties with "Art on a Cart" classroom structure, with 45-75 minute lessons for each grade. The role is very flexible, with the option to teach between 1-3 hours per week in 6 week increments or teach one full 8 hour day of lessons each week through the school year. All hours are during the school day, between 8am - 5pm with weekends, holiday's, and school breaks off. We have opportunities for Mondays through Fridays depending on scheduling needs. General structure of a 3 hour 6 week program includes 3 one hour lessons per week, each lesson applying to a different grade level. Teachers travel between classes, teaching all grade levels throughout their scheduled time. Programs run from the beginning of August to November for fall sessions & February to May for Spring Sessions.

Compensation ranges between $15-$22 per hour depending on experience. $15 per hour involves being an assistant teacher and is a great opportunity for those that wish to learn more about teaching children's art classes for 1-3 hours per week and shadow our current art teachers. $22 per hours is for experienced teachers with the ability to craft and implement their own skill & art history based art lessons that match the children's ability levels (k-8th grade, or 5-15 years old).

As an assistant teacher, we have a strong preference for those who wish to expand their skills and move into the more experienced roll of Lead teacher.


- Craft & Implement skill based art classes for elementary students k-8

- Utilize premade lesson plans to teach elements of shape, color, lines, perspective and composition

- Utilize premade lesson plans and create your own lesson plans based on art history periods and famous artists

- Run 45-75 minute lessons for k-8 classes in local Elementary schools

- Travel to local schools to teach on average 3 hours per week, 8 - 16 hours per week with two full days of teaching if you are available & experienced

- Depending on experience, confidence as a lead teacher in art or helping out as an Assistant teacher

- Work with BAM Associate Director to schedule classes that work for you & our schools


- Familiar with fine art materials: Acrylics, Water Color, Charcoal, fundamentals for drawing

- Experience working with and teaching children ages 5 through 15 in a k-8 program

- Experience teaching art classes for children

- Personal studio art practice in any medium

- Strong Communication & Organization skills

- Ability to commit to a 6 week class session 2-3 months in advance

- Ability to pass a background check

- Must be able to find transportation to and from assigned school (In Bozeman, Livingston, Three Forks & rural areas in these counties: indicate preference on application)

- Must have flexible schedule, this is only a few hours to one day per week, many of our programs only run in 6 week intervals

Application Requirements:

- Cover letter (Include roll preference and expected hours/days available)

- Resume

- Once reviewed, we will contact you for an interview

This position offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, along with opportunities for professional growth and development. If you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of our children and possess the required art skills, we encourage you to apply for the Bozeman Art Museum Art Teacher position.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $15.00 - $22.00 per hour

Expected hours: 1 – 8 per week


  • Flexible schedule
  • Professional development assistance


  • 4 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift

School subjects:

  • Visual & Performing Arts


  • Teaching: 1 year (Preferred)

Ability to Commute:

  • Bozeman, MT (Required)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Bozeman, MT: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person