Studio Arts Teacher

Frick Art Historical Center   Pittsburgh, PA   Part-time     Education
Posted on October 11, 2023

Studio Arts Teacher

Develops and leads art workshops related to both the Frick’s permanent collections and special exhibitions with visitors of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.


  • Must have a commitment to fostering a workplace culture of Equity and Inclusion.
  • Please note that all employees must be able to show proof of COVID vaccination & booster


Reports to:          Coordinator of Youth & Family Programs

Hours:                    Upon completing training, guaranteed 25 hours per week in peak months, 10 hours per week during non-peak months. Day and evening work required, including occasional weekends.

Status:                  Part-time; non-exempt

Hourly Rate:       $15.00



  • Create and lead interactive and hands-on art workshops for school, scout, camp groups, and families
  • Work closely with museum teachers and other studio art teachers to ensure art making experiences relate to museum gallery experiences
  • Attend all on-going training sessions and meetings to keep current on content information, teaching techniques, theories of education and any other topics related to the collections
  • When available, attend and complete museum educator trainings of both The Frick Art Museum, Clayton and the Car & Carriage Museum
  • Upon completion of training, lead groups on tours of The Frick Art Museum, Clayton and the Car & Carriage Museum
  • Present accurate information about The Frick Art Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions as related to studio process
  • Individualize each program as dictated by school curriculum, teacher request, and/or student needs and abilities
  • Learn format and content of new tours and workshops as they are developed
  • Create quick projects for activity tables for local, off-site programs such as fairs, community events, and events at other cultural organizations
  • Ensure all materials for studio workshops are prepared and organized prior to groups’ arrival
  • Lead outreach programs at partner organization sites within the Pittsburgh area
  • Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to each teaching session to prepare for the program and discuss that day’s format and content with the L&VE staff and other Frick Art Museum Teachers
  • Greet and welcome visiting groups as they arrive according to established guidelines
  • Stay at least 30 minutes after the conclusion of the program to discuss any significant events in that particular program and to clean up as needed
  • Keep track of and organize studio supplies, reporting the need for more to the Youth & Family Program Coordinator
  • Work assigned duties for special events, such as ticket-taking and welcome booths
  • Create artmaking videos and step-by-step worksheets for virtual engagement



  • Committed to fostering a workplace of inclusion and belonging
  • Degree in Education or Studio Arts or sufficient equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated ability to teach those of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of studio art practices in various mediums
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, access, and inclusion
  • Strong problem-solving abilities and the ability to adapt to changing situations in real time
  • Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to deal effectively with staff and visitors of all ages
  • Possess a flexible teaching style that allows for the ability to address different learning styles, cultural backgrounds, age levels and special needs
  • Possess a friendly, responsible, energetic and collaborative attitude
  • Ability to operate with little direct supervision to devise and conduct art experiences
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to deal effectively with both staff and visitors
  • Act 33/34 clearance
  • Clearance of a criminal background check and FBI fingerprinting


Please submit a cover letter along with your resume.  You can do so by applying directly on the Frick Pittsburgh website at:


The Frick Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to fostering a workplace culture of accessibility, inclusion, diversity, and racial equity and urges qualified diverse applicants to apply.


The Frick Pittsburgh is observing ALL Government, State, and Local guidelines and protocols for COVID 19 safety including social distancing and mask wearing. We also require applicants to show proof of COVID vaccination and booster.


Candidates from historically underrepresented backgrounds in the museum field are encouraged to apply. Confidential inquiries, applications, and recommendations are welcome.