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DATE ADDED: Fri 05/10/2018

Art Instructor- Substitute

Los Angeles, USA


Job Description

Title: Art Instructor- Substitute

Location: 431 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Program Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM


Under supervision, the Art Instructor will teach art to consumers (adults with varying degrees of learning, behavioral, emotional, and intellectual disabilities) in the program. This can include but is not limited to the following; painting, drawing, mixed media. Will function in several media of artistic expression in addition to a concentration in at least one art specialty area. Implement special education and behavior treatment plans

Essential Duties:

55% Implement artistic, educational, and behavioral support plans for assigned consumers, referring to consumers IPP. Ensure consumers’ well-being during operating hours of the Art Center, while on the premises, and out in the community. Maintain case notes on a monthly basis and participate in meetings and other in-services as assigned. Ensure consumers’ attendance books are accurate and complete. Provide supervision during consumers’ arrival, departure, and lunchtime.

20% Give instruction in the proper use of materials, care, and protection of art work, production of saleable art, and help consumers to become proficient in at least one art media. Ensure the safe use of equipment, including basic safety measures to be used when working with various tools, machines, and materials, safe lifting procedures, etc. Create any protocols needed for increased safety. Monitor artist throughout their entire art project. Assist and instruct consumers on projects related to their IPP (Individual Program Plan).

10% Set up/prepare equipment to be used on a daily basis and maintain equipment; ensure supplies are ordered and maintained. Ensure all art equipment is being properly used and maintained by consumers and assigned studio area is maintained and clean. Organize consumers’ portfolios by properly labeling and storing artwork in the appropriate areas.

7% Participate in staff meetings to identify and implement artistic, educational, psychological and social objectives for each client.

3% Follow appropriate protocol and policies in assisting consumers during any incidents or seizures.. Employ NCI procedures as needed to assist consumers who are exhibiting aggressive behavior. Adhere to ECF’s Illness and Injury Prevention Safety Program and follow ECF guidelines for reporting medical emergencies, suspected abuse or neglect and unusual incidents to counseling or supervisory staff. Implement First Aid/CPR as necessary. Assist consumers with personal hygiene needs including toileting, illness, and incidents of incontinence.

3% Be available to help promote the Art Centers during work hours. This includes, but is not limited to informing the public of the Art Center mission and services when the public is touring Art Center facilities, asking questions during events, or inquiring about how they can support the program. Support Art Center events and programs through distribution of materials and information to all interested parties.

2% Staff and supervise special exhibits and Art Center work at various locations and times. Assist in organizing art shows and events which may include matting, framing, and installation and tear down of shows. Greet the public and assist consumers with presenting and discussing their work with the public.

Other Duties:

  • Staff and supervise special exhibits and Art Center work at various locations and times.
  • Assist in organizing art shows and events which may include matting, framing, and installation and tear down of shows.
  • Greet the public and assist consumers with presenting and discussing their work with the public.
  • Comply with ECF’s Injury and Illness Prevention Program. Ensure safe use and operation of tools and/or equipment.
  • Comply with ECF policies and procedures, including mandated reporting requirements.
  • Regular, reliable attendance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Education/Licenses/Certifications: Bachelor’s degree and one demonstrable art skill.

Experience: Six months in any combination of the following: studio work, teaching (including undergrad TA positions), work on public and private art projects, art installations, work in art museums, or any other directly related experience.


  • Knowledge in one art specialty area.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills to teach adult artists.
  • Ability to use public transportation or personal vehicle to transport consumers for community outings.
  • Availability to teach all consumers in the Art Center Program.


  • Portfolio of completed work.
  • Available for weekend and evening work for art shows at ECF’s gallery and other locations.
  • Pass a DOJ background investigation.
  • Provide evidence of a negative TB test.
  • Obtain and maintain NCI, First Aid and CPR certification.
  • Proof of auto insurance and insurable driving record if using own vehicle for business purposes.


Qualified applicants may submit an employment application by visiting our ECF careers page:


Exceptional Children’s Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or intellectual disability, medical condition (including pregnancy and medical conditions related to childbirth), military or veteran status, marital status, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other basis protected by state or federal laws.  

Company Description
Exceptional Children’s Foundation ( provides the highest quality services for children and adults who are challenged with developmental, learning and emotional disabilities - empowering them to reach their greatest potential. Each year, ECF serves more than 4,800 clients at 15 sites throughout Los Angeles County. Established in 1946, ECF is the only organization of its kind in California to provide a lifespan of services for children and adults with developmental disabilities.

Role: Art Instructor- Substitute
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Location: Los Angeles,

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