Artist Educator Opportunities

Consider the rewards of sharing your talents with kids or adults in an educational setting! Our community needs your unique viewpoint, your mastery of technique and media, and your expressive voice! Most importantly, teaching is fun! It allows you to reflect on your own art practices and rediscover them through the eyes of your students.

Artist Daniel Finch and local homeschoolers working on the mural, April 2015.

Artist Daniel Finch and local homeschoolers working on the mural, April 2015.

The goal of experiential programs at SAM is to provide a deeper understanding of artwork and artists which SAM features in any of our rotating exhibitions. As artists and educators, we serve as invaluable resources for visitors who are looking for connections between art and their lives. We can empower our community family members with new ways for appreciating art and developing personal aesthetics.

Contact Tina Sell, Director of Education, at to propose a class or request a sample instructor contract.

Current Art education opportunities

with our Community partners

Jump Street

Attention Artists: Teaching Residency Info Session

Jump Street is hosting a free information session for professional artists who are interested in teaching their art discipline in schools, senior centers, or community facilities in Jump Street’s service region (Cumberland, Dauphin and Schuylkill counties). The event will be held on Tuesday, August 29 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Jump Street’s office, 21 S 3rd Street, Harrisburg.
Beginning at 5:30 p.m., Jump Street’s Associate Director Amy Beaver will explain what a residency entails, discuss eligibility requirements and provide guidance on how to complete the application process. This opportunity is available to visual, drama, music and literary artists, but not limited to these art disciplines. Artists considering this opportunity must have the ability to provide their own travel, commit to a 10-day teaching period and pass standard background checks.

Jump Street works in partnership with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts to place professional artists in classrooms for residencies of 10 to 20 days. Jump Street’s service region includes schools in Dauphin, Cumberland and Schuylkill counties

Teaching Residency Info Session is a free event but requires a RSVP. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP your participation by August 22 to Amy Beaver at 717-238-1887 ext. 1105 or Please share this invite with friends and/or colleagues you believe may be interested.

For more information on other programs & services provided by Jump Street, please call 717-238-1887 or visit Jump Street receives state arts funding support through grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

The Trout Gallery

The Trout Gallery at Dickinson College has posted its part-time educator position! The position is 20 hours a week (no benefits, sigh) in a dynamic campus art museum with a great budget for supplies, programs, and projects as well as a flexible art-making center. We do a lot of training college students in how to teach using art objects and have great relationships with local schools and community organizations who bring their groups to us. 
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