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

Submitted by ciadc on Sun, 03/04/2018 - 5:22pm

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

Candidate should have the flexibility to teach weekday evening class(es) and Saturday morning class times. 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 organization located in Rogers Park. Our mission is to provide education, working access, and community to 3D object makers working with materials and processes requiring industrial workspace, specialized skill-sets, and shop tools. We have a 10,500SF industrial facility housing 4 in-depth Departments: Casting & Molding, Metalworking & Forging, Technology & Design, and Woodworking. CIADC offers classes and community workspace use to the general public - any skill level and interest!

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

Skills & Qualifications: 
  • In-studio, group teaching experience
  • Working and teching experience in mold making: flexible, resin-bonded sand, investment
  • Working and teaching experience in cold cast materials: plaster, concrete, resin
  • Working and teching experience in foundry: aluminum, bronze
  • Working and teching knowledge of fiberglass cloth and carbon fiber molding a plus
  • Working and teching knowledge of kiln cast glass casting and cold working a plus
  • Stong communication 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
  • 3 professional references, including 1 teaching reference
Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Matthew Runfola
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