Visual and Performing Art Instructor

  • Sunnyvale, California
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time Education and Training Museum and Arts
  • Salary: $35.00 - $48.00 Hourly USD

Job Description





Note: Casual non-benefited employees are limited to working no more than 900 hours in a fiscal year (July 1-June 30).

The City of Sunnyvale's Recreation Services Division is expanding its class offerings. Under general supervision of the Recreation Services Coordinator II instructors lead classes for youth and/or adults. Subject areas include, but are not limited to, painting, drawing, printmaking, crafting, photography, collage, culinary arts, jewelry making, beading, fiber art, music, drama and voice.
Essential Job Functions
(May include, but are not limited to the following)
  • Develop curriculum and supply lists for each class.
  • Report to work in a timely manner and appropriately prepared.
  • Provide instruction by leading and demonstrating techniques associated with the subject matter.
  • Maintain a safe, friendly and inclusive class environment for all participants.
  • Adjust class to meet the various skill levels of participants.
  • Develop curriculum for each class.
  • Develop projects to keep class interesting for both regular and repeat participants.
  • Maintain documentation as required.
Position requires regular sitting, standing, walking, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, squatting and stooping in the performance of activities. The position also requires grasping, repetitive hand movement and fine coordination. Additionally, the position requires near and far vision in reading reports and work-related documents and using a computer. Acute hearing is required when providing personal customer service. The need to lift, drag and push, pull objects weighing up to 25 pounds is also required. Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodation.
Minimum Qualifications
Education and Experience
The minimum qualifications for education and experience can be met in the following way:
  • Graduation from high school or tested equivalent; AND
  • Previous teaching experience
  • Minimum of one year of experience working with children (if teaching youth classes)
  • Knowledge of subject matter techniques
  • Knowledge of subject matter supplies
  • Ability to work autonomously and as a team player
Licenses and CertificatesPossession and continued maintenance of a valid class C California driver's license and a safe driving record, or the ability to provide alternate transportation which is approved by the appointing authority.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONSAssociate, Bachelor's, or Masters of Art degree in the fine arts or a closely related field
Application and Selection Process

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a City of Sunnyvale employment application and responses to the supplemental questions to be considered for a position.

City application forms, completed in full, are required, as well as responses to the required supplemental questions . Electronic applications may be submitted on-line through the City's employment page, go to, Search: Jobs or application materials may be submitted to: Department of Human Resources, 505 West Olive Avenue, Suite 200, Sunnyvale, CA 94086. Candidates are asked to fully describe any training, education, experience and/or skills relevant to this position. Resumes are optional and are not accepted in lieu of the application. Please submit application materials as soon as possible to be considered for this position.

Applications will be competitively screened based on the minimum qualifications of this position. Based upon a review of the application materials, the most qualified candidate applications will be forwarded to the hiring department for review. Application materials will be evaluated for job- related skills, experience and education. Individuals with the best match to the position will be invited to participate in an interview.

Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis and information regarding next steps in the recruitment process will be sent via email. Please check y our email regularly for status u p dates . You may contact Faye Brand, HR Technician at: or 408-730-3015 for recruitment updates.

Any candidate that is selected by the hiring department will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, which may consist of a background history check, as well as a medical exam(s) administered by a City-selected physician(s) before hire. Prior to starting work, all newly-hired employees will be fingerprinted to check conviction history. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment; however, failure to disclose conviction history will result in refusal of employment or termination. Positions which are covered by the Department of Transportation regulations are required to submit to a pre-employment drug test and to random drug and alcohol testing.

Individuals receiving offers of employment are required to provide either proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination or receipt of a negative COVID-19 test within 7 calendar days prior to their start date. Individuals receiving offers of
employment from the City who do not comply with this policy will have their offer of employment rescinded.


For more information regarding this position, please contact Kristin Dance at (408) 730-7758 or by email: . For information relating to the application process contact Faye Brand, Human Resources Technician at (408) 730-3015 or email: .

The information contained within this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

No City benefits are offered with this Temporary Position.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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