Teaching Opportunities

K12 Gallery & TEJAS is growing and we are now looking for several teaching artists to join our team!

ABOUT K12 Gallery & TEJAS

Founded 25 years ago, K12 Gallery and TEJAS is a regional visual arts center offering innovative visual arts programs for all ages in Dayton, Ohio. These programs include art classes, in school and after school art education programs, summer art camps, field trips, professional exhibitions, public art, workshops, community outreach, and art parties for all ages. We are located in the heart of downtown Dayton at 341 S. Jefferson St.

Open Positions

  • Saturday Art Class Teaching Artists (please specify what age level and media you are interested in). 
  • Summer Teaching Artists
  • Special Workshop Instructors (please let us know what your ideas are!)
  • Artist in Residence

Required Qualifications

  • BFA or related level of artistic achievement
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Works well in a collaborative environment
  • Background check

Helpful Qualifications

  • Teaching Experience
  • MFA, M.Ed, or MA
  • State of Ohio Teaching Certification


To provide students with innovative art education experiences.


Please email a cover letter (in the body of email), resume, and your portfolio to: steve@k12tejasgallery.org 

Please include in your portfolio: 5 images of your artwork and 5 images of student work. (Please indicate if you have an artist website that we can reference, as well).

Please also include what class(es) you are interested in teaching.

Contact Steve Yates, Chief Operations Officer: steve@k12tejasgallery.org



Thank you for your interest in applying for a summer internship at K12 Gallery & TEJAS!

K12 Gallery & TEJAS internship program welcomes students age 16-21 who wish to supplement their education and professional experience by working in a nonprofit arts organization. We offer 2-3 paid internship positions during the summer ($8.50/hour) and 2-3 unpaid internship positions.. The successful applicants will gain valuable experiential education in a challenging, hands-on environment.

The summer internship involves assisting K12 Gallery & TEJAS staff and teaching artists with summer camp programming. This involves prepping materials, assisting in the classroom, cleaning, organizing, hanging artwork, helping during field trips & lunch times, etc

K12 Gallery & TEJAS Gallery seeks diversity in its intern staff and provides equal opportunity to its applicants.

The Application Process:

Applications may be submitted electronically by sending an email to steve@k12tejasgallery.org and attaching your application form by the deadline. You can also mail your application form.

Please address all application materials to:

Steve Yates, Chief Operations Officer

K12 Gallery & TEJAS

341 S. Jefferson St

Dayton, OH 45402

Once we recieve your application, we will follow up with you to schedule a meeting.

Download the application here:  Summer Internship Application

Students interested in cooperative education or academic credit should contact their college placement office or counselor for more information.

If you have questions about applying for an internship, please email steve@k12tejasgallery.org or call K12 Gallery & TEJAS at 937-461-5149

Application Deadlines (three yearly)

Internship Term                                            Application Deadline

Summer                                                             May 5, 2019