Arts (Visual, Literary) Instructors

Baltimore Youth Arts - Baltimore, MD

Temporary | Contract

BYA Arts Facilitator Job Description - Contract, Part Time, Temporary

Baltimore Youth Arts is a creative entrepreneurship and job training program that provides artistic and professional opportunities to youth, ages 14-22, with a focus on on those involved in the justice system. Our mission is to assist young people in gaining the creative, personal, and educational skills that will enable them to become leaders in their communities.

Baltimore Youth Arts is currently hiring the following facilitators for upcoming sessions at the Baltimore City Juvenile Justice Center and BYA Community Studio:

  • Visual Art (2D, 3D, textile)
  • Literary Art (creative writing, Hip Hop)

These are temporary positions.

Instructors work with youth for 5-10 weeks each session. Classes may be extended based on the feedback received from participants.


  • Develop a 5-10 week lesson plan (based on session)
  • Engage 6-12 youth at the BCJJC or BYA Community Studio in a 1.5-2 hour weekly class

Student ages could range from 12-18 years old at BCJJC and 14-21 at the BYA Studio

  • Track participant attendance and submit to Deputy Director
  • Assist in the documentation of student work
  • Take part in required trainings at BYA and an orientation with DJS
  • Provide class outlines, lesson plans, and materials lists to Executive Director
  • Provide assistance to students with the completion and generation of art projects
  • Adequately clean classroom or studio and return all supplies to their storage areas


  • Minimum Education: High School, some college preferred
  • Minimum Age: 21 (to instruct within the BCJJC)
  • Minimum teaching experience: 2 Years

Preferred Skills

  • Be well versed in the media/subject you are teaching (business, entrepreneurship, drawing, painting, mixed media, writing, sewing, etc.)
  • Strong teaching and group facilitation skills
  • Working artist with a strong studio practice
  • Belief in the creative potential and voices of young people affected by the juvenile justice system
  • Successful candidate will need a reliable source of transportation
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to multitask and be flexible in a sometimes chaotic environment
  • Must pass annual background check

This position requires instructors to maintain patience, flexibility, and to have an understanding of the juvenile justice system and systems that affect young people in Baltimore.

To Apply, send the following by October 16, 2019


Cover Letter

5-10 work samples or portfolio link

Job Type: Contract, temporary

Compensation: Based on experience and class length. Compensation will include instruction and class prep. Average contracted instructor pay: $25/hour. Training stipend provided.

Job Types: Temporary, Contract

Salary: $25.00 /hour


  • creative practice: 5 years (Preferred)
  • teaching: 2 years (Preferred)


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • Evening (Required)

Full Time Opportunity:

  • No

Work Location:

  • One location

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Innovative -- innovative and risk-taking
  • People-oriented -- supportive and fairness-focused
  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative

This Job Is:

  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma