About this Job
We are an Art Education Company that specializes in teaching jewelry making, mixed media, painting, textiles & fiber arts, yoga, dance & more to kids (& adults)! In our parties you’ll teach the following types of Jewelry Making Techniques: beading, wire work, metalsmithing, stamping & dapping, copper etching, resin, enameling, textiles & fiber arts, & leatherworking. You’ll facilitate relationships and collaboration between students while teaching them skills they can use for years to come with your fellow hosts at parties, and private events. At Dragonfly Designs we invest heavily in our staff’s training & development and we are looking for long-term staff dedicated to our mission. We request a minimum of 2 years. Status as an intern or an employee is dependent on the background.
Who We Are
Since 2005, Dragonfly Designs has been sharing the joy of art and jewelry making with our community in the San Francisco Bay Area. The aim of our family business is to enable children’s creativity through holistic art education. We believe that artistic expression is crucial to healthy development. Art should be an engaging, tactile, and rewarding experience. Our goal is to create peaceful and inclusive spaces where each child is empowered to make truly unique treasures by hand. Also, because there’s no better time for cognitive retention than learning a language at a young age, we offer art classes, jewelry making classes, art camps, and more taught in Mandarin and Spanish to children aged five to teenagers. An understanding of art and language expands worldviews and fosters an appreciation for cultural diversity.
Who You Are
- You’re based in the San Diego Area.
- You have a background in the following areas:
- Spanish or Mandarin (native-speaker)
- Jewelry making
- Maker’s Lab
- You’re a student of ECE, getting a teaching credential, are a certified teacher or have a degree in or are studying the arts.
- You’re interested in teaching these skills to children and adults!
- You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a passion for sharing your artistic knowledge. Preferably you have experience with children and are comfortable leading adults. You are comfortable speaking in front of groups.
We teach our programs in English, Mandarin & Spanish and are always looking for native speakers of these languages to help us connect with our customers authentically!
Specifically Looking For
Instructors with a car; we are a mobile company & bring our classes & events to various schools and venues in the San Diego Area. You must have your own transportation, CA driver’s license, and minimum insurance for property damage and public liability required by California law.
Each job within the company has a specific pay scale that increases based on demonstrated skill level Tiers. Rates will be discussed during our initial job interview.
After we’ve received your application and decided to move forward we will set up an interview to learn more about you and your skills. From there you’ll spend a day alongside our staff to get a hands-on understanding of what it’s like to work for Dragonfly Designs!
If this description doesn’t fit you exactly but you love our mission and believe you have a skill you can share with us apply anyway we’d love to speak with you!
Job Type: Part-time (Year Round)