Saturday Young Artists Program

In the Saturday Young Artists Program, Fleisher offers tuition-free classes for young people ages 5 to 18 designed to develop artistic skills, foster engagement with the arts, encourage self-expression, and build confidence as a creative person. Over 100 classes in a range of media are offered throughout the year, allowing children and youth to experience hands-on art-making in a supportive and enriching environment. Because of their popularity, admission to the program is by lottery only.

Job Description

Create a safe, secure, and fun environment for the students ages 11-18 to learn how to use their manual SLR film cameras, how to develop their own black-and-white film, and how to print images in the darkroom. Must be comfortable teaching a wide variety of learning styles and experience. Teaching Artist should also be able to guide students in becoming familiar with the work of many historic and contemporary photographers and lead group constructive critique. Must be available Saturdays from 11:00 am until 3:30 pm and have the following up-to-date clearances: PA State Police Criminal Record Check and PA Child Abuse History.

Skills and Qualifications

Demonstrate leadership skills within the classroom; Prior experience developing and implementing arts-based programming with and for 11-18 year olds, group management, and administrative support. Commitment to the arts, art education, and young people. Ability to communicate thoughtfully and clearly with audiences of diverse ages, backgrounds, and ethnicities; superb writing and verbal skills. Creative, hard-working, extremely organized, and efficient. Ability to work independently in a mature, self-directed manner. Strong sense of accountability with a “can-do” attitude. Professional demeanor, especially under pressure; strong attention to detail and ability to work accurately under deadline. 

To Apply

Submit current résumé, images of your current work/student work (maximum of 12 images), three professional references, and course descriptions/curriculum outlines.

 Fleisher is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law. 

Fleisher is always looking for experienced artists to lead our classes, tuition-free classes, and workshops for adults. To be considered, applicants must include the following items:

An artist statement
Current résumé
Images of current work (maximum of 12)
Images of work created by students (maximum of 12)
Three professional references
Course descriptions and curriculum outlines for courses taught
Other supporting documentation, including evaluation and assessments of previous teaching experiences

Fleisher is always looking for experienced artists to lead our youth classes, as well as our off-site, in-school, and after school residency programs. To be considered, applicants must include the following items:

An artist statement
Current résumé
Images of current work (maximum of 12)
Images of work created by students (maximum of 12)
Three professional references
Course descriptions and curriculum outlines for courses taught
Other supporting documentation, including evaluation and assessments of previous teaching experiences
An up-to-date PA State Police Criminal Record Check and PA Child Abuse History 

Fleisher has a need for figure models of all types to pose for life drawing and painting classes and accepts applications on a rolling basis. The environment is professional and welcoming, and the students have a range of experience. Models are especially needed for weekday afternoons. Experience is a plus, but the main requirements are punctuality, professionalism, and the ability to hold a pose. Applications must include a headshot and clothed full-body photograph. Models interested in working within our children and youth program must have up-to-date state criminal and child abuse clearances.
Teen Lounge at Fleisher Art Memorial is accepting project proposals from teaching artists for paid residencies. Teen Lounge provides young people with opportunities to work with experienced Teaching Artists from around the region. Participating teens evaluate proposals submitted by Teaching Artists through the RFP (Request for Proposals) process.

The deadline is November 30th, 2016 for projects in January - March 2017. We will be selecting six visiting artists, who are compensated up to $600 for 4 sessions with a supply budget of $150. Artists will be asked to attend a proposal review fair scheduled for December 7th, 2016 from 4-5:30pm, to meet Teen Lounge students, who will then vote to select the artists they want to work with in the winter. The workshops should offer young people, between the ages 13 and 18, exciting opportunity to be introduced to a medium or explore a theme of relevance to this age group and be completed in 6-8 hours (3-4 sessions) maximum. Experimental workshop proposals are welcome. The sessions will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 3:30 to 6:00 pm. Up to 20 students attend our Teen Lounge daily, from a variety of levels in art making experiences.