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Job Position: Baltimore Jewelry Center Instructor

Location: Baltimore, MD

Job Start Date: TBD


We’re seeking an instructor who is passionate about metalsmithing and art jewelry and loves engaging with students in a variety of settings from the studio to community events. You’ll need a strong background in metalsmithing or art jewelry. You will work closely with a very small programming team to plan classes and workshops for the BJC and our partners.


  • Content Creation. You’ll be creating and/or editing worksheet, handouts, presentations and materials lists
  • Student Support. Answering questions, brainstorming and working one on one with students helps them succeed
  • Class Organization. Class flow and productivity to important to our students, the instructor needs to be on time an prepared.



We’re looking for a patient, people-oriented individual, who is able to create a safe space for students and artists at the Baltimore Jewelry Center. Here are the qualities we’re looking for in a new team member.

  • You have strong time management skills and the ability to work independently.
  • You’ll be a flexible worker in order to meet the demands of a fluctuating studio environment.
  • You have superb organizational and communication skills.
  • You’re passionate about education and making. Your core passion is the metals and jewelry field.
  • You truly enjoy assisting students and other users of a metals and jewelry studio.

This job includes non-traditional hours (nights and weekends). There will be occasional off-site educational events with partnering groups like the Walters Art Museum.  Attendance at onsite events, like exhibition openings and community potlucks, is strongly encouraged as your schedule allows.


Competencies and experience:

  • Background in metalsmithing/jewelry
    • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in Metals/Jewelry highly preferred, or comparable experience
  • Teaching experience (particularly in community and multi-generational settings)
  • Demonstrated problem-solving abilities


Pay and Benefits:

  • Pay will be dependent on experience and the course being taught

Application Process

Applicant must submit a full application packet via email to

  • A brief cover letter detailing why you want to work as an instructor at the Baltimore Jewelry Center, and why you believe your qualifications and past experience make you the ideal candidate for the position.
  • Your resume or CV which must list work experience and education, as well as related artistic experience (exhibitions, etc.)
  • 2-3 professional references (a list of names, telephone numbers, addresses, and email addresses).
  • Digital portfolio of 5-10 examples of your work (link or pdf with a maximum size of 10MB).
  • Optional:  Digital portfolio of work of students you have taught, 3-5 examples (link or pdf with a maximum size of 10MB)

Contact us at if you’re interested in this opportunity and for more information.