The Baum School of Art is always searching for talented artists to join the team, to bring their love for art and share it with others.

To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Shannon Fugate, Executive Director.

Email: Shannon Fugate at shannon@baumschool.org

Fax: 610-433-3417

Mail: The Baum School of Art, PO Box 653, Allentown, PA 18105

No phone calls please.

The following positions are currently open:

+ Children’s Art Instructor

Job Summary

The Baum School of Art, a non-profit community visual arts school in Allentown, PA, seeks part-time instructors for children’s classes. The ideal candidate is a talented artist and educator, passionate about teaching and encouraging young people to develop their creativity and skills in visual art and design through exciting and innovative lessons that build confidence in artists of all abilities. In addition to having excellent technical skill as artists, Baum School instructors must be personable, punctual, organized, have a positive classroom management strategy, and love working with youth.

Class hours typically include Monday-Friday 3pm-6pm during the school year, and hours between 9am-4pm for Saturdays and also for our summer camp schedule.

Responsibilities and Duties

Children/Teen instructors will plan and lead lessons to students ages 3-17. Planning includes developing lessons and demonstrations and working with the program coordinator to ensure appropriate supplies are ordered. Leading classes and camps will include taking and monitoring attendance and student safety at all times, interacting with parents, and creating fun, memorable, and educational camp experiences for all children. Must have reliable transportation as programs are held onsite and offsite.

Qualifications and Skills

Bachelor’s Degree required. Certification in Art Education is preferred.

Job Summary

Applicant should have a pleasant personality, be enthusiastic about art, and enjoy working independently and with customers in a busy office and community visual art school environment. Skills required: customer service, operating a multi-line phone system, point of sale/cash register operation, working proficiency of Microsoft Office software including Word and Excel. Light office work including student registration, mailings, and other special projects as assigned. Visual arts knowledge necessary. Candidate should enjoy working with a diverse community including artists, parents, students, and visitors. Bilingual (Spanish) helpful.


Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-1:00pm | September-June
Monday-Friday 8:30am-1:30pm | June-August

Job Summary

The Program Coordinator will be responsible for the day to day coordination, implementation and evaluation of on site and off site visual art education programs at The Baum School of Art. Duties will include, but are not limited to, scheduling and confirming programs, managing art supply inventory and faculty supply requests, registering and assisting students, managing student records, developing program plans and outreach with community partners, leading parent meetings, supporting faculty during children’s programming, administering evaluation tools, analyzing program outcomes, and reporting. Additional duties may include but are not limited to fielding telephone calls, assisting and greeting visitors, and other duties as assigned.

Nights and weekends may be required for special events, meetings, and other duties as required – flexibility and adaptability are ideal qualities in a successful candidate. The ideal candidate will have a passion for community arts education, and a desire to learn and grow with a thriving community visual arts school, while maintaining superb attention to detail and excellent interpersonal communication skills. This position will report directly to the Director of Operations and Marketing.

This is a full time, exempt position with benefits package. Salary commensurate with experience. The Baum School of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Hours will be as follows and are subject to change as school needs change:

Academic Year (September-June)

10:30am-6:30pm Monday- Thursday
9:00am-4pm Saturdays

Summer (mid-June through August)

8:30am-5:30pm Monday-Friday

The Program Coordinator will be responsible for but not limited to the following:

Program planning and scheduling, registration, implementation, and evaluation of:

  • Tuition Programs and Summer Camps
  • On Site After School Programs
  • Off Site Programs
  • Partnership Programs and events
  • Field Trips
  • Youth Scholarship Awards

Other Requirements:

  • Position will be on call as a substitute instructor for youth and community programs
  • Answer phones, greet visitors, and assist students and faculty
  • Assist with school special events – specifically the Annual Gala (October) and Auction (3rd Saturday in May)
  • Other duties as assigned

Physical Requirements:

  • Position requires the ability to sit, talk and hear. Requires some walking and standing. Occasionally required to lift up to 25lbs. Some local travel required. Employee must have own transportation.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education, Studio Art, or related field
  • 2-4 years’ experience in education or nonprofit administration
  • Computer proficient, particularly MS Office – Word, Outlook, Excel
  • Experience with and enthusiasm for working with children
  • Read, write, speak and understand the English language at a level adequate to perform the job; Bi-lingual in Spanish a plus
  • Strong organization, interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal
  • Team player willing to pitch in and help where needed
  • Ability to work independently
  • Applicant must complete PA Criminal and Child Abuse Check, TB Test, and FBI fingerprinting
Dana Van Horn
Rosemary Geseck
Tom Unger
Renzo Faggioli
The Baum School of Art is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace - M/F/D/V.


Maybe you have never picked up a brush, a pastel, a stick of charcoal, or a slab of clay – or maybe you have been creating art for years. Either way, everyone can make a mark at The Baum School of Art. How will you make yours?

— Artwork by Oona Brayshaw, Student