Fiber Arts Instructor

Opening: Part-Time Fiber Arts Instructor

To adults who are blind or visually impaired

 

Schedule: This is a part-time (20 hour per week) role with a flexible daytime schedule.

 

Description:The Fiber Arts Instructor provides a wide range of instructional activities related to weaving and other fiber arts, including teaching weaving, designing, setting-up looms, and overseeing volunteers.  

 

  • Plan, design and oversee weaving projects
  • Dress looms or supervise others doing the task
  • Teach, coach and train resident weavers; participate in project planning, etc.
  • Do finishing work, as needed
  • Prepare sale display of woven items and update seasonally
  • Prepare permanent exhibits of woven items around the building as required
  • Keep records, yarns and equipment in orderly fashion for ease of staff, residents and visits by the public

 

Main Qualifications

  • Skilled weaver.
  • High School graduate or equivalent. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 3 years’ experience teaching weaving, preferred
  • 1 year teaching (any content or material), preferred
  • Capable sewer
  • One year experience with persons with disabilities, preferred

 

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Beth Elman, Activity and Volunteer Director at beth@friedmanplace.orgor come in and complete an application

 

Located on the northwest side of Chicago, Friedman Place is a nonprofit residential community that serves adults aged 22 and up who are blind or visually impaired. Each resident lives in his or her own apartment - there are 81 in the building – with a full bathroom and kitchenette. The building is specially designed for people with visual impairments such as special lighting; changes in floor textures; high-contrast paint colors; handrails; and "talking" elevators so residents may move about safely and freely while at home. Staff, specially trained to work with adults with visual impairments, provides a wide range of services designed so residents lead as full and as independent lives as possible. The agency has 65 employees and 100 volunteers and is led by a volunteer board of directors. 

June 25, 2018

Requirements
Skills & Qualifications: 

Main Qualifications

  • Skilled weaver.
  • High School graduate or equivalent. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 3 years’ experience teaching weaving, preferred
  • 1 year teaching (any content or material), preferred
  • Capable sewer
  • One year experience with persons with disabilities, preferred
To Apply: 

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Beth Elman, Activity and Volunteer Director at beth@friedmanplace.org , visit our website, or come in and complete an application 

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
alexander
Contact Phone Number: 
773.989.9800
Organization: