Call for Teaching Artists for Makerspace Programs

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Call for Teaching Artists for Makerspace Programs



The mission of the Middlesex County Office of Arts & History is to develop countywide programs and promote public interest in local, county history, the arts, and in the cultural values, goals, traditions of the community, the State and the Nation.

Our commitment to the public is to bring the highest level of professionalism to countywide cultural development through grants, programs, education, and collaborative projects.

Our vision is to see that all projects and programs make significant contributions to the field of arts, to culture and history, to provide a means to present this information to the public, and to generate long lasting benefits to the people we serve.


Our Makerspace program is a collaborative project where people gather to get creative with DIY projects, invent new ones, and share ideas. STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) related interactive workshops can include topics such as drama, watercolors, origami, poetry slam, mask-making, puppetry, woodwork, metalwork, recycled materials activity, nutrition, birding, technology and other creative activities.

Most workshops are offered at the Lodge in Thompson Park, Monroe Township, NJ 08831


The Middlesex County Office of Arts & History offers creative workshops through collaborations with local professional artists and engages with audiences of all ages.  Are you an active artist, musician, writer, actor, director, dancer or other creative professional? Are you interested in teaching and inspiring others to live creatively engaged lives? If so, we invite you to apply. We are seeking Teaching Artists in all disciplines for programming throughout the year.

Responsibilities include:

  • Designing and executing an age-appropriate, project-based arts or STEAM workshop
  • Preparing for and producing culminating presentations at assigned site
  • Collaborating effectively and communicating with County staff

Qualified Applicants will have:

  • Artistic Excellence, including quality and scope of professional artistic work, and depth of knowledge within an artistic discipline
  • Engaging Teaching style, especially incorporating the creative process, reaching participants across diverse developmental levels, yielding quality work and a strong understanding of learning standards in the arts
  • Professionalism, including abilities to plan, to articulate goals and objectives, and to adapt to varying populations and age groups


Compensation is based on experience and expertise and will cover the cost of supplies.


Please send a cover letter, resume, contact information for two references, and a work sample with up to five images. Please address the following in your cover letter:

  1. What art, design and digital media do you work in?
  2. What experience do you have working with students, adults, seniors and diverse communities?

Please send all materials via email and reference the job title “Teaching Artist” in the subject line.

The County of Middlesex, New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer