Artists Instructor Positions

Studio Institute has over 40 years of experience providing high-quality visual arts instruction in partnership with schools and communities in New York City, and is now expanding nationally. Studio’s team of over 100 dedicated and professional artists are responsible for providing quality instruction in drawing, painting, collage, printmaking, digital media, and sculpture. Artist instructors develop units, implement existing curriculum, and collaborate with classroom teachers to lead art lessons at sites and schools.

See artist instructor positions below to join a roster of visual artists in your community committed to teaching and learning.




Studio Institute is seeking to employ Memphis-based visual artists for paid, part-time instructor positions in pre-K programs and community-based organizations. Artist instructors will implement existing curriculum and collaborate with classroom teachers to lead art lessons at sites and schools. The program will run between October and May, and artists may work one or multiple days each week.

Requirements for Employment as an Artist Instructor:
Active professional visual art practice
Foundational skills in painting, drawing, and/or sculpture
Ability to collaborate and work with a range of diverse partners and stakeholders, including teachers, administrators, and parents
Interest in and capacity for working with sequenced instructional plans
Demonstrated ability to teach young children in a learning setting preferred

Accepted artists must complete a paid training program on Studio’s Early Childhood program pedagogy and methodology. Prior to the first day of teaching, a background check and fingerprinting with Shelby County Schools will be required.

To Apply:
Please email your resume and cover letter to with the subject “Memphis Artist Instructor”, and mention any special qualities, training, and/or skills you have that would support your success in this program.

Email resume and letter to with “Memphis Artist Instructor” in the subject line.