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The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey continually works to enrich, amaze and inspire all who pass through our doors. The Art Center provides an opportunity for employees to deepen their love of art while contributing their skills and talents. Throughout the year a variety of opportunities may become available.

The Art Center provides a competitive benefits package for full-time employees.

Teaching Assistant Job Description

Posted: September 25, 2019

The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is dedicated to the vision of creating an inclusive and welcoming community where lives are transformed and enriched through the shared experience of art. This vision is fulfilled by the best in contemporary art exhibitions; a robust four-semester Studio School; public programming that allows the public to interact with exhibiting artists; and outreach programs for seniors, at-risk youth and children, and adults with disabilities.

The Studio School offers art education for students as young as age 3 through adults.
The position of Teaching Assistant covers many responsibilities, and plays a crucial role in the success of our classes. Applicants must be patient, enjoy working with children, have confidence in their ability to motivate and assist students, and have an interest in or appreciation for art. An assistant’s role includes being an extra set of hands and eyes for teachers before, during, and after class, as well as being a helping hand to the students. While each teacher will provide direction, the main duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Helping set up classrooms
  • Gathering and preparing materials before class
  • Assisting students with art project
  • Helping teachers as needed (making copies, getting supplies from other rooms, escorting younger students to restrooms, etc.)
  • Helping students and teacher clean up
  • Making sure supplies and tools are cleaned and returned to the appropriate place
  • Making sure storage areas are kept well maintained and orderly
  • Serving as a positive role model for students

Please submit your resume and cover letter to dbanaag@artcenternj.org, with “Teaching Assistant” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed and those selected for an interview will be contacted. Our interviews will be ongoing as needed. No phone calls, please. All applicants must submit paperwork and clear a background check before they can be booked for work.