Teach at the Museum Art School

The VBMA’s Museum Art School seeks proposals from artists and art educators to lead online and onsite classes for adults in the winter (January 4 through March 12, 2020). We are looking for instructors in the following areas:    

art history b.c. to 19th century
art history modern to contemporary
calligraphy
collage
digital media
drawing
jewelry making
mixed media
painting
photography
pottery
sculpting  

Instructions and Special Notes

  1. This Request for Proposals is open until October 12, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. Proposals will not be accepted at a later time.
  2. We will consider proposals for subjects and mediums outside of the outlined above, but priority will be given to those proposals that match the mediums stated.
  3. Candidates must fill out and submit the form linked below.
  4. Candidates may choose to propose ten-week, five-week, or two back to back five-week classes. They must also declare if they are looking to teach onsite* or online courses.
  5. Candidates applying to teach onsite may not request a specific studio. Studios will be assigned to match the class size
  6. Candidates may submit more than one proposal.
  7. Submitting a proposal does not guarantee a teaching position at the VBMA’s Museum Art School.
  8. Candidates whose proposals are accepted will receive a notification via phone and email.
  9. Accepted candidates must respond within a week.
  10. Instructors must offer classes in English.
  11. All MAS instructors will be paid a base rate of $23.50 per contact hour.
  12. Faculty status is contingent to clearance of a level 1 background check and adherence to all standards, policies, and procedures as defined in the Vero Beach Museum of Art’s Code of Ethics and/or through any official communication from the VBMA.

This Request For Proposal is open to artists and art educators who:

    • Have a BFA or professional certification in visual arts, fine arts, art education, or related fields.
    • Have experience in teaching adults.
    • Have access to a stable high-speed Internet connection and a quiet working environment (online only).

Candidates are welcomed to submit any questions via email to Kathie Elías, Museum Art School Manager, kelias@vbmuseum.org.

*For onsite classes, the Museum will be adhering to social distancing guidelines and regulations set forth by local and state officials and the CDC.

Class Proposals

  • Max. 285 character
  • Please list the skills that your students should be able to demonstrate upon completing the course that you are offering.
  • Please note that courses split in two sessions require separate registration.
  • Classes must be delivered once a week. Please select one option.
  • Please select one.
  • Please describe the topics covered at each weekly session. Make sure to include a detailed list of materials that you will need to teach the course as well as the materials that the students will need to successfully complete the course.
  • If your file exceeds the indicated size please drop the link to the syllabus file here.
  • Please upload a short (6 minutes max) video that serves as a sample lesson. For online classes, please record this video in the same location from which you plan to teach. If you are unable to record at the same location from which you will be teaching, please indicate in the comments section. Please clearly state: your name and the title of the course. This video may be posted on our website or our social media platforms for promotional purposes.
  • Please include any comments that we must consider in the process of evaluating your proposal.