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A potential career opportunity for many artists is to teach their craft. Whether it’s at a formal institution or a private studio, a class or individual instruction, young students to lifelong learners, there are a breadth and depth of opportunities to teaching an artform. Some use these opportunities to supplement their career, while others focus primarily on pursuing a teaching career.
Places where arts and creative topics are taught include:
These educational opportunities offer a variety of position types and time frames – full-time, part-time and seasonal. K-12 public/private and universities follow the typical school schedule, with some events occurring on the evenings or weekends and observing holiday/summer breaks. These positions can vary from full-time to part-time, depending on the needs of the school and the number of students registered for a course (i.e. an adjunct professor teaching lessons will be paid purely on the number of individual students in their studio).
On the flip side, teaching at community schools, community programs, and private studios usually means working purely in the evening and weekends, when students are available to take lessons, classes, and workshops. Depending on the size of the organization and number of students, these positions can be full-time or part-time.
Of all of the positions listed below, only one category requires getting a degree in education and certification – Public/Private K-12 schools. Higher education institutes require graduate degrees in the related arts field, but not an education degree.
Originally posted by WeAreTeachers
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