GET INVOLVED

VOLUNTEER & WORK OPPORTUNITIES

GET INVOLVED

VOLUNTEER & WORK OPPORTUNITIES

WORK OPPORTUNITIES:

ARTIST INSTRUCTOR

The Steel Yard seeks experienced artists to teach community courses in blacksmithing, welding, ceramics, jewelry, and iron casting. Instructors are needed for introductory, advanced, and project-based courses; new course ideas are welcomed. Courses run all year round and include weekend workshops, single-night events, and multi-week classes. Compensation is commensurate with contact teaching hours.

Steel Yard courses aim to give community members exposure to a range of industrial art forms in a safe, fun, welcoming, and creative environment. Interested artist instructors must have proven experience in their medium and teaching. This includes understanding process, ability to see a project through, correct and safe use of equipment, and ability to give clear directions to students of different ages with varying levels of experience and learning skills.

TO APPLY

Please provide:

  • Cover letter/ detailing your teaching methodology
  • Resume
  • 5-10 images of relevant work
  • Applications should be submitted via email to courses@thesteelyard.org with “Prospective Instructor” in the subject line.
PUBLIC PROJECTS METAL ARTIST (FABRICATORS WITH DESIGN SKILLS)

The Public Projects department at The Steel Yard contracts with artists on a project basis to design, fabricate and install high-quality functional public art. We look for artists who are creative problem-solvers, work well in a shared industrial shop, meet deadlines, and produce quality, long-lasting work. While some projects may require more than one artists, each artist is paid as an independent contractor. All work is performed in our fully equipped industrial arts shop.

Most projects require the following skills: Welding, Metal Fabrication, 3D Design

TO APPLY

Please provide:

  • Cover letter/ list of your relevant skills
  • Resume
  • 5-10 images of relevant work
  • Applications should be submitted via email to projects@thesteelyard.org with “Public Projects Artist” in the subject line.

VOLUNTEER

Want to get involved at The Steel Yard? Becoming a volunteer is the perfect start. The Steel Yard is a community and shared studio; we always need help with cleaning, organizing, building, painting, etc. We also organize a ton of creative projects throughout the year. It’s a BIG Yard and we need as much help as we can get!

Send us a message if you or an organization you are involved with would like to partner with The Steel Yard for a volunteer project!

Questions? Contact: volunteer@thesteelyard.org or call the office, (401) 273-7101.

The Steel Yard is committed to diversity and inclusion. It is the policy of the Steel Yard that there shall be no discrimination with respect to race, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, gender, age, physical limitations or military status.