We're always looking for qualified teachers of the arts and sciences.

LASC Arts and Science Instructors

The Living Arts and Science Center (LASC) accepts applications year-round for instructors in the arts and sciences. All teaching positions are part-time, as needed.

Potential teaching opportunities include:

  • On-site classes and workshops for toddlers, children, teens, or adults
  • Outreach programs for at-risk, special needs, and other underserved populations
  • “Wonders on Wheels” travelling art and science programs
  • Art and Science field trip programs
  • Off-site after school programs
  • Private Tutoring , Birthday Parties, and Special Events

Job description varies by program. Instructors may be asked to:

  • Research and develop curriculum, lesson plans, and project samples for classroom use
  • Collaborate with LASC education coordinators to develop or revise lessons to meet the needs of specific host organizations, student populations, or LASC programming needs
  • Participate in group training sessions to learn procedures and curriculum designed by LASC staff
  • Take ownership of any LASC curriculum, contributing personal experience, ideas, and teaching styles to provide a unique and engaging experience for students
  • Submit availability and teaching interests for scheduling consideration on a seasonal basis
  • Submit class descriptions, lesson plans, material lists, and other supporting materials in accordance with seasonal deadlines
  • Pick up and transport supplies and equipment for off-site programs and return these items to the center in a timely manner
  • Support marketing and fundraising efforts by sharing photographs, participating in interviews, distributing print materials, or engaging in social media campaigns

In addition, all instructors are expected to:

  • Bring energy, enthusiasm, and innovation to the classroom, engaging students in creative and meaningful hands-on learning
  • Be organized, reliable, and professional, meeting deadlines and demonstrating thoughtful planning and preparation for classes
  • Prepare classroom materials, set up and clean up shared workspaces, and demonstrate proper care and maintenance of materials, tools, and workspaces
  • Attend seasonal orientations, professional development, and performance reviews
  • Serve as a representative of the LASC both on-site and within the community
  • Demonstrate commitment to LASC’s mission and maintain up-to-date knowledge of LASC programs and events

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching and/or working with children
  • Ability to provide a safe, welcoming, creative, and engaging environment for students
  • Bachelors or higher in Art, Science, or related disciplines and/or significant professional experience within the fields of art or science
  • Demonstration of knowledge, skill, and continual professional growth within your discipline — Visual arts are frequently the focus of LASC arts programs, however, dance, theater, creative writing and other art forms are also welcome!
  • Ability and desire to make interdisciplinary connections and relate material to current events and students’ real-world experience
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, meet deadlines, and perform duties reliably and in a professional manner
  • Effective communication with students, families, and coworkers
  • Have reliable transportation to and from the LASC and any host organizations

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience integrating multiple disciplines, particularly science and visual art
  • Experience with students of diverse backgrounds including students with physical, mental, and emotional/behavioral disabilities
  • Experience planning and implementing curriculum
  • Experience creating and exhibiting visual art and/or actively participating in arts community (for art instructors)
  • A desire to teach in multiple capacities at the LASC (such as on-site classes plus field trip programs and community outreach) and to actively participate in LASC’s community events (Gallery Hops, Discovery Nights, Family Fun Day, H’Artful etc.)

To apply:
Please mail a cover letter, resume, references and supplemental materials* to:
Living Arts and Science Center
362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Lexington, KY 40508

Or e-mail: info@lasclex.org

*We encourage you to submit any additional materials that may illustrate your qualifications such as letters of recommendation, a teaching philosophy, an artist statement, a portfolio of personal or student work, sample lesson plans, etc.