Salary: $28.00 – $35.00 Hourly

Location : Cary, NC

Job Type: Temporary, Part-Time

Job Number: 23-01839

Department: Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources

Division: Cary Art Center

Opening Date: 05/25/2023

Closing Date: 6/25/2023 11:59 PM Eastern

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Bargaining Unit: N/A

Cary’s Cultural Arts Education Program is seeking a talented fine artist with a passion for painting and drawing and a knack for developing others’ artistic abilities. Join our team as a Drawing & Painting Instructor to support youth, teen, and adult artists at intermediate and advanced levels. This position will teach drawing and painting in one of more of the following: oils, acrylics, and/or watercolors to successfully build student abilities.

Must be able to teach weeknights and some weekends. The number of hours varies throughout the year. Must be willing to teach at the Cary Arts Center, pop-up locations, The Hive in western Cary, other town community centers, and the Downtown Cary Park.

This is a part-time, non-benefited, year-round position, up to 20 hours a week, with a maximum of 999 hours per year.
Typical Tasks

  • Communicates with supervisor to propose and evaluate classes and camps;
  • Develops age- and skill-level appropriate curriculum for educational drawing and painting classes;
  • Teaches drawing skills and concepts to teens and adults at intermediate and advanced levels;
  • Teaches painting skills and concepts to teens and adults at intermediate and advanced levels;
  • Works with the supply coordinator to make supply requests for classes;
  • Gathers and prepares materials for classes;
  • Sets up and takes down classroom equipment and supplies as necessary for teaching;
  • Engages all participants in lessons;
  • Works in different environmental conditions indoors and potentially outdoors;
  • Performs other job-related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of art history; knowledge of art principles; skilled in drawing and painting in one or more of the following: oils, acrylics, and/or watercolors; skilled in writing course descriptions; skilled in interpersonal communication; skilled in critical thinking; ability to problem-solve; ability to demonstrate art techniques and process; ability and willingness to teach En Plein Air a plus; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and ability to acquire knowledge of policies, procedures and services of the facility, division and department.
Minimum and Preferred Qualifications
Education and Experience
Must be at least 18 years of age.

Must have a four-year degree or equivalent experience in a visual art-related field.

One year of teaching experience preferred.

Conditions of Employment
Requires drug testing and background check (which may include criminal check, education verification and credit history review) prior to employment.

Regular and Probationary Full-Time and Part-Time Employees

The Town of Cary is pleased to provide a competitive, comprehensive benefits program to serve the needs of our employees and their families.

Because the Town of Cary believes that employees are one of our most important resources, significant dollars (averaging about 40% of annual salary per employee) are spent each year on employee benefits.

All regular and probationary full-time and part-time employees of the Town of Cary are eligible, and benefits coverage for new employees and family members is effective upon an employee’s hire date.

Temporary, Seasonal, and Intern Employees

The Town employs temporary and seasonal employees and interns who generally are scheduled to work on a short-term basis. However, if you are hired as a temporary or seasonal employee, or as an intern, you are not eligible for the Town of Cary’s benefits package as described in this summary.


Are you available to teach during the weekdays? Please give details of week days and times you are available.


Are you available to teach on Saturdays? Please indicate times available.


Please indicate which weekday evenings you would be available to teach from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm.

  • Mondays
  • Tuesdays
  • Wednesdays
  • Thursdays
  • Fridays


Please describe your experience teaching youth, teens, and/or adults.


How many years of teaching experience do you have in drawing?


How many years of teaching experience do you have in painting? Please specify for each of the following: acrylics, oils, and watercolors.


Which medium do you have the most experience using personally?


Please describe your experience writing course descriptions.


Are you able to lift moderately heavy items up to 40 lbs?

  • Yes
  • No

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