Art Instructor

Looking for meaningful, purpose-driven work? Friendship Community is a nonprofit cultivating the capabilities of Individuals with Intellectual Disability and Autism. Our faith-based disability services, including residential services, day programs, and life enrichment opportunities, help impact the World with Capabilities. Our Team Members provide exceptional care consistent with our values of Relationships, Integrity, Spirituality, and Excellence.

The Part-Time Art Instructor will instruct classes for Heart Artists in an effort to support their goals. This is a rewarding position offering ample self-direction and opportunity for input. The Art Instructor will be a part of a highly creative and dynamic team of community-focused staff working in an active art studio as well as in the community. The Art Instructor will have an opportunity to contribute on many levels to the growth of the program and the Artists

Your responsibilities as a Friendship Heart Studio Art Instructor will include:

  • Prepare lesson plans for Artists that can be “themed” projects, classes that center on the use of a particular medium – as they take into consideration the varying skill levels of the Artists and accommodate the projects according to varying skill sets, utilizing various techniques. These lesson plans should be centered to help meet the goals of the Artists listed in their ISP or that are vocalized by the Artist or communicated by their Supports if the Artist cannot articulate them directly.
  • Share specialized art skills with Artists to help teach basic strategies, such as composition, professionalizing work, and self-presentation as artists, as well as fostering the artistic potential of the program.
  • Observe and support the Individuals’ health and safety. May be required to administer medications upon necessary training. Changes in health or behavior will be communicated or documented to the Studio Nurse, Studio Manager, Gallery Manager, or Director of Operations to assess the Individuals’ overall wellbeing.

This is a part-time position, days will vary but the hours will be 8:00AM – 4:30PM.


  • $14.50/hr

Please contact Michelle Scerbo at or call (717) 656-2466 Ext. 1138 for more information.

Friendship Community is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, citizenship or veterans status.

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