Why Work for The Marvegos?
Art teachers inspire children to exercise their creativity in making art. As a teacher you will learn how to facilitate their students’ art-making — a two-way process that builds confidence in both students and teachers to take on life’s challenges with enthusiasm.
Our teachers exercise their creativity designing art projects and fashioning the demonstrations that inspire the students to follow their vision of the project and create their own unique work. A wide variety of projects and media provide teachers with opportunities to expand their own art-making horizons. Teaching students ages 4.5 to 18 employing age-appropriate curricula makes teachers aware of children’s developmental stages and how to interact with them in meaningful ways. Staff meetings and special events for staff, such as an annual staff exhibit, offer connections to the local art scene through other staff members.
Our mission is to empower creative choice within a safe and supportive art-making environment.
The Marvegos values the individual’s ownership of their artwork, the development of each student’s style of art-making, the students’ interests in art-making as they vary by developmental stage, the intrinsic value of each student’s work, facilitating creative choices on the part of students and teachers, and a safe and conducive environment for making fine art.
Teachers prepare and teach their own classes typically from 3 to 6 pm on weekdays and 9 am to 4 pm on Saturdays. A 10 minute demonstration of the project is followed by individual support and supervision of no more than 7 students, usually fewer. Classes last from 1 to 1.5 hours and occur weekly during the school year. Our summer programs occur on a weekly basis and include both camps and 1 to 3 hour classes. Teachers are responsible for setting up, cleaning up, monitoring the use of supplies, dialoguing with parents and taking attendance. Teachers also prepare the studio for the annual student exhibit in June.
Studio Managers are the perfect blend of artist, operational expert and inspirational leader. Each studio manager oversees operations at his/her location which includes staffing the classes, communicating and building rapport with parents, talking to new families about The Marvegos, maintaining the flow of supplies, distributing notices/flyers, monitoring the online software system for leads/registrations/free intro lessons, processing checks and forms, and, most importantly, teaching their own students. The smooth operation of each studio allows every artist teacher to do what they do best – teach students about creativity through the experience of art making.
Many of our Studio Managers have started as artist teachers and have been promoted as they show the skills necessary to be a manager and leader.
- Qualified staff may elect to receive health insurance through The Marvegos and participate in our 401K retirement plan.
- Staff earn sick leave hours at the rate of 1 hour for every 30 hours worked.
- Our teachers receive intensive training during a one-month probationary period and on-going training in teaching fine art The Marvegos Way.
- All staff are encouraged to participate in a Christmas brunch and gift exchange in December.
- All staff may exhibit one or more works of art at the annual staff exhibit and art sale in the Spring.
- All staff have an annual performance review to determine if they qualify for a pay raise. Periodically, pay rates are increased to keep pace with inflation.