Studio Programs Instructor
Tampa Museum of Art


Under the supervision of the Community Engagement Manager and Studio Programs Coordinator, the Studio Programs Instructor develops and instructs art-making sessions for special audiences that incorporate Museum studio pedagogy and art-therapy-rooted intervention techniques. This is a part-time position.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Development of art-therapy-rooted art-making interventions inspired by Museum exhibitions for designated programs:
    • Art Space
    • Early Education
    • Little Kids, Big Minds
    • Connections
  • Develop lesson plans, instruct classes, manage supplies, and prepare materials when needed.
  • Administrative work related to those programs including but not limited to; registration, data tracking, completing program documentation, etc.
  • Adhere to the programming budgets as set by the Museum.
  • Management of the Art Space program schedule and keeping key stakeholders up to date with session information.
  • Working with University of Tampa Art Therapy students in the evaluation of art interventions
  • Working with the Connections Program Intern, shadow Connections visits to the Museum, schedule, and lead art-making at partner locations.
  • Leading gallery visits for designated partner groups of all ages as a part of outreach programming.
  • Attend USF Connections Training Classes and UT Art Therapy Practicum classes held at the Museum as needed.
  • Assist in the evaluation of programs and the implementation of programmatic changes resulting from those evaluations as needed.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or higher in Art Education, Museum Education, Studio Art, Art History, Education, or other related fields in addition to some Art Therapy coursework, preferably at the master’s level.

Preference will be given to those with or seeking Provisional Registered Art Therapist credentials.

Valid Florida Class “E” Driver’s License or equivalent issued by another state by date of application.

Knowledge, Skills, Experiences

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in full Microsoft Office Suite
  • Familiarity with current museum teaching trends
  • Developing and implementing lesson plans and/or art therapy interventions
  • Understanding of best practices within the field of Art Therapy
  • Experience working with some or all of these key program groups:
    • Early childhood
    • Children in foster care
    • K-12 audiences
    • Displaced and migrant populations
    • Trauma groups
    • Children and adults with disabilities
    • Neurodiverse audiences
    • Individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and Dementia
    • Individuals in recovery
    • Homeless populations
  • Experience with registration software and applications (Siriusware, Wufoo, and Raiser’s Edge preferred)

Other Job Characteristics

  • Occasional lifting of supplies and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Must be available to work extended hours, weekends, evenings, and holidays
  • Must have reliable transportation to travel between sites

About the Tampa Museum of Art

Founded in 1920, the Tampa Museum of Art inspires the residents of the Tampa Bay region and others around the world by providing engaging exhibitions and innovative educational programs that emphasize ancient, modern and contemporary art. The Museum houses one of the largest Greek and Roman antiquities collections in the southeastern United States. As one of the region’s largest museums devoted to the art of our time, the Museum’s collection also embraces sculpture, photography, painting, new media, and more.

Year-round creative classes offered both on-site and at various locations throughout Hillsborough County provide children, teens, and adults with opportunities to discover new skills and learn different art-making techniques. The Museum brings together local, national and international artists and scholars to inspire visitors to take part in exhibitions and art discourse through lectures, tours, and community partnerships.

Located in the heart of downtown, next to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and Tampa’s Riverwalk, the Tampa Museum of Art leads as both a cultural institution and a community museum dedicated to celebrating the diversity of its home city.


Qualified applicants, please send your resume and cover letter to Indicate the job title ‘Studio Programs Instructor” in the subject line.