Teaching Opportunities at The Arts Center – *GRAPHIC DESIGN TEACHER NEEDED!

If you are interested in teaching opportunities at The Arts Center or have an idea for a class that you’d like to teach, please click here to submit a class proposal form.

We are interested in experienced, imaginative and collaborative Teaching Artist’s who want to become a part of our diverse and talented artistic family. Dedication to the craft, a desire for excellence, a generosity of spirit, and a love of sharing what you know with others are traits that define our most successful Teaching Artists. Must be willing to partner with us, creating a buzz in your medium’s network,  in order to build a strong student base.

Interested applicants must submit a completed class proposal, a current resume, a list of at least two professional references, and a portfolio (or link to website) or creative/professional work, if applicable. Please send/upload all requested materials via the online form. Once all documents are received they will be reviewed by the Director of Education, and you will be contacted for an interview if your services and proposal fit our current needs. Please understand that we can not accept or use all proposals, as much as we would like to. If the need for your specific discipline or area of expertise is not asked for below, it is highly suggested that you review our current offerings, and propose something that fills a niche we do not serve at the moment.

We are currently looking for part-time instructors for the following discipline areas, but if you do not see your discipline and have a great idea, send it in!

DIGITAL ARTS:  Needed Immediately!

  • Graphic Design

  • Adobe CC In Design

  • Digital Music
  • Tech Art / Electronic Arts
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (Any specific focus of one of the programs offered)
  • Film making


  • Chef’s who specialize in any specific ethnic cuisine
  • Chocolate Making
  • Meat/Fish curing
  • Cider, Beer or Wine making


  • Fiction: Mystery, Thriller, Romance, Erotica…
  • Non-Fiction: Travel Writing
  • Screenwriting


  • Bollywood
  • Any new an interesting fitness or dance type


  • Fashion Design
  • Artisan Quilt making


  • Stained Glass
  • Wood carving- daytime/evening
  • Woodworking / furniture making


  • Abstract
  • Acrylics

Figure Drawing Models Wanted

The Arts Center of The Capital Region is hiring male and female models for drawing/painting classes.  People of all ages and sizes are encouraged to apply. Models are expected to be able to hold poses from 30 seconds to as long as 45 minutes. While athletic ability is not required, body awareness and the ability to twist, turn, bend and accentuate the 3-dimensional qualities of the figure in poses is highly desirable. The work is performed under supervision of the class instructor during class hours and models must be able to work collegially with instructors, be punctual, and record hours after each working session. Must be comfortable posing clothed or nude. Work is part-time and requires a flexible schedule. Must be at least 18 years of age.
Compensation: This is a paid position. Compensation varies dependent on experience. 

For More information or to apply please contact, Joseph Mastroianni or by calling (518)273-0552 x233.

Open Studio Assistants Wanted

This volunteer position provides direct services to students in studio, provides assistance for students concerning equipment, and assists in organization of the studio space, clean-up, and closing of the studio.

Qualified Studio Assistants are needed for the following areas:

-Digital Arts

Compensation:  Once you are approved to be a Studio Assistant you will receive an equal amount of hours in studio time for your assistance. 

Please Note: Studio Assistants must provide their own materials.

To volunteer as an open studio assistant, contact Joseph Mastroianni or by calling (518)273-0552 x233.




Artist in Residence Program @ The Arts Center of the Capital Region


The Arts Center of the Capital Region is pleased to announce a new Artist in Residence (AIR) program beginning January 5th, 2015. These residences will run for three months and are offered three times during the calendar year. Awarded artists are given a 553 square foot private studio and granted full access to the The Art Center’s dynamic and diverse facilities, studios and talented instructors.

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One selected Artist in Residence will also have the opportunity for full access to the maker space at The Tech Valley Center of Gravity in addition to The Art Centers resources, made possible by a generous partnership with The Center of Gravity. This unique duel residency is a truly remarkable opportunity and further explores the impact science and technology can have on art. It is the goal of the The Arts Center and The Center of Gravity to support local, innovative artists in the creative process by providing them with an opportunity for growth and experimentation in this cross-medium platform residency, and foster the development of new work.

Regional artists, of any media are welcome to apply. (visual artists, writers, multimedia artists, designers and musicians, etc are all welcome.) Artists must live within the following counties; Rensselaer, Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga, Warren, Fulton, Montgomery, Schoharie, Columbia or Greene, and may NOT be enrolled in a college or university at the time of residency. The Application Process for the 2014 residencies will begin on August 18th, 2014, when the submission link goes live, and the deadline for submissions is October 6, 2014. Final Selection will be completed by November 21st, 2014.