The Chesapeake Arts Center (CAC) seeks candidates for a MakerSpace Coordinator position. The Coordinator will oversee the day to day management of the new MakerSpace at CAC’s facility in Brooklyn Park, MD. The official opening of the MakerSpace is scheduled for late September 2017. The CAC MakerSpace will integrate STEM and the Arts by providing an environment that supports the development of skill sets that use both conventional and digital machinery, hand and power tools, and computer technology to facilitate both workforce development and artistic initiatives. The MakerSpace will serve a diverse population of users, from children to adults and beginners to experienced makers.

The MakerSpace Coordinator will manage all aspects of the MakerSpace, including materials, inventory, equipment maintenance, and supervising MakerSpace instructors. He or she will provide insight into technology education, and in conjunction with CAC’s Education Director plan for workshops and classes that align with industry standards.  He or she will provide training on a regular basis for MakerSpace users to become qualified to operate machinery and tools, and continue to evaluate and monitor users to ensure a safe workshop area. The Coordinator will be the primary staff member assigned to the MakerSpace and ultimately responsible for its use at all times.



-High School Diploma minimum education level

-Desire to seek and pass on knowledge to others

-Expert in handling, maintaining, and teaching the Industrial Arts including the use of Machine and Power Tools.

– Familiarity in the Digital Arts and maintaining computer based systems and labs

-Strong organizational, interpersonal and communications skills

-Applicants must have reliable transportation and pass a background check.        


-Previous teaching experience and familiarity with Technology Education

-Bachelor’s degree or higher education level

-Experience in maintaining PC’s and LANs (your home and PC LAN may be sufficient)

-Applicants with prior office experience, arts administration, or education (especially K-12) with a passion for the arts are preferred.  Interest in working in the non-profit sector is also strongly desirable.




$20-$25 per hour commensurate with experience



Interested applicants must provide:

– A cover letter expressing interest in the position

– A current resume with accurate contact information, work, and volunteer experience

– Three references

Applications can be sent by email to Mollie McElwain, CAC Education Director at with the subject line, “MakerSpace Application.” Application Deadline: June 9.


The Chesapeake Arts Center is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. Accordingly, all terms and conditions of employment will be carried out without regard to race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, marital status, age, or disability.



The Chesapeake Arts Center (CAC) is a 58,000 sq. ft. multi-discipline arts facility located in Northern Anne Arundel County, just inside the Baltimore beltway. Our facility houses a 752-seat Hammonds Lane Theatre, a 120-seat Studio 194 Theatre, professional ceramics lab, two gallery spaces, two dance studios, multiple music rooms, traditional art classrooms, and MakerSpace. Visit our website at for more information.


Chesapeake Arts Center Mission Statement: Chesapeake Arts Center will use the arts to excite, educate, engage, inspire and grow this community’s people, it’s artists and the region through performances, exhibitions, classes, and collaborations with artists, educators, business and community leaders and organizations.




Chesapeake Arts Center is a community arts center operating year round in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Located just south of Baltimore, the Center has free and ample parking for both crew and patrons.
The Center employs positions in stage and event management, lighting, sound and general crew labor, house management and box office attendants.

All employees must submit to a background check (paid for by the Center).
All of our shifts are based on 4 hour minimums, with $15 per hour.
Please submit your resume and references to:
Please use “Free Lance Technician” in your subject line.

Chesapeake Arts Center is located at 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park, Maryland 21225.  View our upcoming events and classes at

Now Hiring Administrative Assistant!!!


The Chesapeake Arts Center (CAC) is a 58,000 sq. ft. multi-discipline arts facility located in Northern Anne Arundel County, just inside the Baltimore beltway. Our facility houses a 752-seat Hammonds Lane Theatre, a 120-seat Studio 194 Theatre, The Hal Gomer Gallery, a large ceramic lab, two dance studios, multiple music rooms, traditional art classrooms, and maker space.

Our Mission Statement
Chesapeake Arts Center will use the arts to excite, educate, engage, inspire and grow this community’s people, its artists and the region through performances, exhibitions, classes, and collaborations with artists, educators, business and community leaders and organizations.

The Administrative Assistant provides administrative support and works closely with the Executive Director and Education Director in regards to general organizational tasks at Chesapeake Arts Center. This position is dual in assisting the daily functions of the both departments.
Executive Director tasks: Administrative support for Executive Director’s calendar, prepare for board meetings, thank you letters to donors, oversee membership, etc. and other special projects, and or job duties assigned by the Executive Director.
Education Director tasks: Candidate will manage the customized student registration database, working closely with the Education Director to assist with enrollment of classes, manage confidential student scholarship information, and track student tuition payments. Must have strong customer service skills to assist students and parents.

Reporting to: Executive Director and Education Director

Oversee aspects of a customized database, which includes timely and accurate data entry, updating records, organizing/coding, retrieving reports from the system, while maintaining an overall understanding of database.
Maintain data correctness by routinely checking information for errors and duplicate files, while maintaining an organized system of information.
Handle all student membership, class registrations, and scholarship recipients.
Generate and send monthly renewal mailings and communications.
Track memberships relating to Education and donation statistics on a monthly and annual basis.
File hard copies and digital copies of registration records, financial records and other educational documents.
Assist the Executive Director with administrative tasks and special projects as needed.
Attend events as needed.
Assist with educational event planning, such as recitals, career day, communications, volunteer coordination.
Additional duties as assigned; this may include processing class evaluations, taking supply inventory, answering phones, assisting in selling show tickets, etc.

Bachelor’s Degree preferred
Experience working in a nonprofit organization preferred.
Excellent written and oral communication skills required.
Ability to create and adhere to schedules and deadlines required.
Strong interpersonal and time management skills; attention to detail is extremely important.
Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment, supporting shared ideas and goals.
Experience and comfort working on computers required (experience with Windows, Microsoft Office, database software, social media and different internet browsers).
Willingness to work some nights and weekends for events as required.
Flexibility to support staff and projects as needed for a small to mid-sized organization.
An interest in Chesapeake Art Center’s mission.

HOURS, SALARY AND BENEFITS: The Administrative Assistant position is a 25 hour a week position with the potential to grow into a full time salaried position with healthcare benefits within the next 12 months. Hours are 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Monday-Friday, and every other Saturday from 9:30 to 12:30.

HOW TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume to Education Director; Mollie McElwain via email at or by mail:

Chesapeake Arts Center
194 Hammonds Lane
Brooklyn Park, Md. 21225
Attn: Mollie McElwain

NOW HIRING! Chesapeake Arts Center has ongoing need for qualified, professional stage technicians.

The Chesapeake Arts Center has recently upgraded performance venues in both lighting and audio.  We staff our events with professional technicians that consistently exceed expectations of clients and promote a creative environment for artists.  We are located just south of Baltimore, and our complex has ample, free parking.  Our rates are based on 4 hour minimums at $15 an hour.  All our technicians are on a 1099 contract.
Ideal candidates have experience in theatrical technologies of live performances.  We are looking to fill crew positions in lighting, sound, stage management, carpentry, run crew, house management and box office.
Please send your resume with the subject line Over Hire Technicians to Mary Manning at

NOW HIRING: ART-ENTERTAINERS (ARTist, INstructor, and ENTertainers) and Assistants


NOW HIRING: ART-ENTERTAINERS (ARTist, INstructor, and ENTertainers)  and Assistants

We are looking to hire a part-time or on-call ART-ENTERTAINERS (instructors and assistants) who are fun, outgoing, and ready to make our customers feel welcome as soon as they come in!  An Art-Entertainer is an artist, instructor and entertainer all in one package.  Our model: Uncork’d Art teach a group of customers step-by step through the same piece of  simple artwork, as they drink wine and paint on canvas and listen to cool & groovy music during a fun night out!  This is not a serious painting class, but we believe that anyone can be an artist, and we still require quality instruction. We usually paint on 16×20 canvas with mid-grade acrylic paint.

Primary Instructor role (not limited to):

        Instruct and lead a group of 30+ beginner-level customers through the featured painting for the day/night.

        Create paintings that customers can personally execute in 1 Hour in order to ensure completion within 2 to 2.5 hours in front of a class.

        Balance between entertaining customers and instructing

        Follow all guidelines for instructing

        Be paired with an assistant for each art session.

        Assist with set-up and breakdown

        All other details upon hiring..

 Primary Assistant role (not limited to):

        Lead set-up and break-down

        Assist customers during session

        Assist instructor when needed

        Balance between entertaining customers and assisting

        Register customer at the beginning of the class

The required qualifications for all positions are:

     Artistic abilities (acrylic-medium)

     Instruction and leadership abilities

     Animated and Fun personality

     Entertainment background or the ability to entertain the crowd

        Comfort in large crowds and able to control the atmosphere

     Flexible Schedule

     Ability to create your own instructional piece (instructors only)

        Willingness to follow directions and teach according to our guidelines but able to add your own contributions

        Customer service

        Reliable transportation


When is hiring taking place?  We are recruiting now, to have all instructors or assistants in place by Mid October

When will the work be?  Work can be from one session a week to 5 sessions a week. Great for those who need extra cash, exposure, or want to fulfill their passion in art and working with people.

Where will I be working?  At the Chesapeake Art Center

 What is the pay rate for this work? Instructors will be paid $15/hr for each session worked .  Assistants will be paid $10/hr for each session worked.


CHESAPEAKE ARTS CENTER seeks Visual Arts Instructor

About the Chesapeake Arts Center:

The Chesapeake Arts Center of Brooklyn Park, MD, is currently looking for experienced instructors to create and teach a variety of classes in the visual and performing arts for our Fall semester! If you would like to be a part of a growing community arts center just outside of Baltimore and share your love of the arts with enthusiastic students of all ages, the Chesapeake Arts Center would love to hear from you!

We are currently accepting resumes and class proposals from interested candidates in all fields. Deadline for Fall class proposals is April 19th, 2013. All instructors must complete a background check run by CAC. For more information please call 410-636-6597 to learn how to apply.


The Visual Arts Instructor will write curriculum and teach weekly 6 or 12 week classes during the Fall and/or Spring semesters, and/or 5 day week long sessions in the Summer. Instructor will also research and provide a supply fee amount to CAC for each student when class is proposed. Instructor will encourage students to think creatively and teach visual art techniques they might not encounter in a traditional school classroom. The instructor will teach a variety of skills essential to the art form that they have expertise in that may include the history and important figures associated with the medium. Class must produce several pieces of artwork that clearly reflect the medium taught. An end of semester exhibit may be scheduled if enough student artwork is produced. Instructor will be involved in the organization and installation of the exhibit.


• Professional training in a visual or folk art and demonstrated expertise in the field. BA in Visual Arts or Education preferred.
• Demonstrated commitment to arts education for all ages
• Minimum of 1 year professional teaching experience in schools, community centers, studios, etc. 2-3 years or more of teaching experience preferred
• Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
• Pass criminal history background check
• Engaging personality and winning attitude