Job Posting: Arts Class Assistants

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Seasonal Positions

(15-30 hrs/week)

Arts Class Assistants

Applications Accepted Through May 19, 2023


The Arts Center inspires creativity and contributes to community well-being through equitable access to and engagement with the visual arts in the Greater Corvallis area. We collaborate to offer exhibitions, learning opportunities, artist development, and cultural events centered on art, artists and art enthusiasts.

Commitment to Justice, Equity, and Transparency

In the 1960s, the innovative, grassroots effort of artists, civic leaders, and multiple Oregon State University departments was quite radical: they set out to establish the Corvallis Arts Council as the first community-based arts organization in the State of Oregon, and 27th in the United States. In 2008, we changed our name to The Arts Center with the goal of becoming inclusive of all people and groups seeking connection with the arts. We believe that art is a welcoming portal for cross-cultural participation that connects people and creates community. 

In 2020, The Arts Center began an organization-wide process of learning and change to examine and address discriminatory policies, dominant cultural practices, and decision-making systems, with the goal of becoming a just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive arts organization. We are actively working to embed justice, equity, and transparency into every level of our organization. We invite individuals who share our commitment to this goal to join our team and to help shape a more just and equitable future for our organization as well as for the communities we serve.  

We welcome and encourage those from historically marginalized and excluded communities to apply!

(Relevant life/ work/ transferable experiences are welcomed and reviewed.)

Position Summary

Arts Class Assistants work with students to maintain safety, model positive behavior, and support creative exploration during Summer Arts Adventure weeks at The Arts Center. Follow directions from the program coordinator and support arts instructors.

Lead Assistant Roles and Responsibilities

  • Commitment to justice, equity and transparency in all practices.
  • Oversee student drop-off and/or pick-up  
  • Help coordinate coverage of program needs during class/shift transitions and breaks
  • Help maintain safety and supervise children 
  • Follow directions from staff supervisors and support classroom needs of instructors

Classroom Assistant Roles and Responsibilities

  • Commitment to justice, equity and transparency in all practices.
  • Assist teaching artists with materials prep before class & clean up after class
  • Help maintain safety for children
  • Supervise children during classes and breaks
  • Follow directions from staff supervisors and support classroom needs of instructors


  • Able to pass background check (for safety of children)
  • Must be able to arrive on time for shifts
  • Attend paid training before program starts
  • Interest in working with children and art
  • Ability to model positive behavior and creativity
  • Ability to work with a team
  • Good communication skills with supervisors

Application Process

  • To apply for this Seasonal Position Download the Position Descriptions.
  • Fill-in the Application Form and deliver in person or via email The Arts Center by May 19, 2023. (700 SW Madison Avenue, Corvallis)
  • For more information, questions, or accommodations to apply for one of these seasonal positions, contact: Carl Conner, Arts Learning Program Coordinator. The Arts Center, Email:, Phone:  541-754-1551  x.655


Wage Range $14.70-$15.20/hour

Equal opportunity statement

Our goal is to create a diverse organization that is representative, at all levels, of the communities we serve. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran status, HIV status, marital status, family medical history or genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. We strongly encourage people from historically excluded communities to apply, including those who have been formerly incarcerated.