Casting & Molding Department Instructor | Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center

Submitted by ciadc on Mon, 09/17/2018 - 9:44am

The Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center (CIADC) is growing! To meet expanded needs, we are looking for an Instructor in our Casting & Molding Department starting January 2019.

Candidate should have the flexibility to teach weekday evening class(es) at a minimum. We are looking for someone who can teach fundamental skills to diverse audiences and interests, and who would bring a unique, creative mindset to our organization. This person should be enthusiastic in working within our industrial "maker space" and want to be a part of our creative community, helping the Department grow towards our goals.

Compensation is based on qualifications and experience.CIADC is an equal opportunity employer.

CIADC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization with a mission to provide education, working access, and community for 3D object makers working in materials/processes requiring industrial workspace, specialized skill sets, and shop equipment. We offer programming for both Teens and Adults in Casting & Molding, Metalworking & Forging, Technology & Design, and Woodworking, and cater to all interests and skill-levels!

For more information on CIADC, and to look at current class offerings, please visit

Skills & Qualifications: 

Ideal candidate has:

  • In-studio, group teaching experience, adult ages
  • Working and teaching experience in mold making: flexible, resin-bonded sand, green sand, and investment
  • Working and teaching experience in cold cast materials: plaster, concrete, resin
  • Working and teching experience in foundry methods: aluminum, bronze
  • Working and teching knowledge of fiberglass cloth and carbon fiber fabrication/molding a plus, but not necessary
  • Working and teching knowledge of kiln cast glass casting and cold working a plus, but not necessary
  • Teenage (12-17) teaching experience a plus, but not necessary
  • Stong communication (verbal and written) and organization skills
To Apply: 

Please send the following information to

  • cover letter
  • resume
  • 5-10 low-res images - or - url link of personally created objects from the last 2 years showcasing Casting & Molding processes
  • 3 professional references, including 1 teaching reference
Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Matthew Runfola
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