Woodworking Instructor | Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center

Submitted by ciadc on Thu, 12/14/2017 - 7:42pm

The Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center (CIADC) is growing! To meet expanded needs, we are looking for an Instructor in our Woodworking Department.

The ideal candidate would have working and teaching knowledge with creative, industrial Woodworking, for furniture, sculpture, and product-oriented objects. Candidate should have the flexibility to teach Saturday mornings, with possible weekday evening class(es), and weekday morning class times as well. We’re looking for someone who can teach fundamental skills, process, and proper tool use to diverse audiences and interests, and who would bring a unique, creative mindset to our organization. This person should be enthusiastic in working within our industrial education facility and want to be a part of our creative community, helping the Department grow towards our goals. Compensation is based on qualifications and experience. CIADC is an equal opportunity employer.

CIADC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Rogers Park. Our mission is to provide education, working access, and community to 3D object makers working with materials and processes requiring industrial workspace, specialized skill-sets, and shop tools. We have a 10,500SF industrial facility housing 4 in-depth Departments: Casting & Molding, Fabricated Metalworking & Forging, Integrated Technology & Design, and Woodworking. CIADC offers classes and community workspace use to the general public - any skill level and interest!

For more information on CIADC, and to look at current class offerings, please visit www.ciadc.org.

Skills & Qualifications: 

Candidates should have:

  • working and teaching knowledge with industrial woodworking shop tools and methods for furniture, sculpture, and product-oriented objects
  • strong fine woodworking skills a plus
  • CNC routing experience a plus
  • strong communication and organization skills
  • confidence to enforce safety and policies set by CIADC
  • teaching experience with adult age groups (16+) of all ability levels and interests
  • teaching experience with teenage groups (12-15) a plus
To Apply: 

Please send the following information to info@ciadc.org

  • cover letter
  • resume
  • 5-10 low-res images - or - url link of personally created objects from the last 2 years showcasing Woodworking
  • 3 professional references, including 1 teaching reference
Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Matthew Runfola
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