Youth Art Instructor w/Ceramics Emphasis

  • Application Deadline: Rolling
  • Company: City of East Lansing Department of Parks, Recreation & Arts
  • Location: East Lansing, Michigan

Position Title: Youth Art Instructor w/Ceramics Emphasis

Pay Rate: $15 – $19 (depending upon experience)


  • Prior experience in teaching methods and practices of ceramics
  • Knowledge of clay and clay preparation
  • Knowledge of wheel thrown pottery process
  • Knowledge of slips, glazes and stains
  • Working knowledge of current ceramic techniques
  • Prefer experience working with youth, ages 7+
  • Ability to work and communicate with all ages
  • Applicants must be at least 19 years of age.

Position Summary:  The Art Instructor performs a variety of duties in coordinating and instructing youth art, ceramics, including wheel thrown pottery. 

Supervision:  The Ceramics Instructor will be under the direct supervision of the Recreation & Arts Coordinator and will work collaboratively with other art instructors to deliver a comprehensive art curriculum.


  • Instructs youth art and ceramics class, including teaching beginning techniques.
  • Responsible for keeping work areas neat.
  • Attends to proper storage of art/ceramic supplies
  • Responsible for proper care and maintenance of kilns, wheels and other equipment
  • Maintains records related to ceramics program (attendance, evaluation, special needs)
  • Perform related duties as required.


Kathleen Miller

Program Coordinator

East Lansing Dept. of Parks, Recreation & Arts

(517) 319-6963