• The Old Jail Art Center (map)
  • 201 North 2nd Street
  • Abilene, TX, 79601
  • United States

The Old Jail Art Center is currently seeking part-time instructors for its Art-To-Go school outreach program. 


Art-To-Go is the primary school outreach program for the Old Jail Art Center.

Representatives from/for the OJAC Education Department make monthly visits to various Region 14 Campuses, providing thematic lessons to K-12 audiences that address current social and cultural issues as referenced in the museum collection.

At each monthly program, Art-To-Go instructors lead observation and discussion of educational videos, books and collection art works connected to that month’s theme, followed by a studio making activity.

This program is provided free to participating schools; including 8 monthly visits and a travel stipend encouraging a field trip to the OJAC in the final month(s) of the school year.  Contracted ATG Instructors travel to participating schools for 8 monthly visits, and to the OJAC in the final month to lead a concluding tour and making activity.


Attend a monthly training and review session at the OJAC

Conduct monthly, classroom art instruction including discussion (using Visual Thinking Strategies) and art activities for K-12 audiences

Manage classroom dynamics

Conduct tours and making activities on-site at the museum during final month of program

Promote education programs, policies, and mission of the OJAC


Candidate must have, at minimum, a Bachelors degree. (Degree in Education or Art preferred)

Candidate must have reliable transportation.

Some form of teaching experience required. (camp/workshop, classroom, etc.)

Schedules are very flexible, but regular availability on weekdays before 5:00 PM is required.


Between 12-30 instruction hours per week [Instructors may choose to work between 2-5 days per week]


  • $90 full school day; $45 half school day

  • Full Travel Reimbursement at State Rate


2018-2019 School Year

Training August 2018


Serving a core audience of 25 rural counties, the Old Jail Art Center is one of the few accredited art museums between Fort Worth and El Paso. The mission of the Old Jail Art Center is to be the primary cultural resource for the region, providing visual art, performing art, and local history resources for residents and visitors alike, and fostering memorable experiences for all.


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