Metalworking & Forging Instructor | Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center

Submitted by ciadc on Thu, 11/01/2018 - 10:59am
Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center

The Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center (CIADC) is growing! To meet our needs, we are looking for a Metalworking & Forging instructor. The ideal candidate would have the flexibility to teach Saturday morning class times at a minimum, with possible weekday afternoon and Saturday afternoon times as well. We’re looking for someone who can teach fundamental skills to a diverse audience, and who would bring a unique, creative mindset to our organization. This person should be enthusiastic in working within our dynamic industrial "maker space" and want to be a part of our creative community. 

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/processes requiring industrial workspace, specialized skill-sets, and shop tools. We have 4 in-depth Departments of Casting & Molding, Metalworking & Forging, Technology & Design, and Woodworking. CIADC offers classes and community workspace use for any interest and skill level!

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

Skills & Qualifications: 

Candidates should possess:

  • strong fabricated metalwork portfolio (primarily mild steel): sculptural, functional, and/or ornamental
  • stainless, aluminum, and bronze fabrication experience a plus
  • well versed in metal fabrication safety including personal protective equipment, proper shop and hand tool use, etc.
  • strong familiarity with oxy/acetylene welding, cutting, heating, and brazing
  • strong familiarity with ARC, MIG, and TIG welding, and Plasma cutting
  • familiar with various cold connections and metal manipulation techniques for barstock and sheet metal
  • strong forging background a plus
  • confidence to enforce safety and policies set by CIADC
  • teaching experience with adult age groups, all ability levels and interests
  • teaching experience with teens ages 12-15 a plus
  • exceptional organization and communication skills
  • desire to help grow the Department both physically and creatively
  • note: no foundry experience necessary
To Apply: 

Send cover letter, resume, low res images (or URL link) of 5-10 fabricated metal objects personally created within the last 3 years, plus 3 professional references including 1 teaching reference to:

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Matthew Runfola
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