Resin Casting and Resin Composite Molding Instructor | Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center

Submitted by ciadc on Thu, 11/01/2018 - 11:13am

The Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center (CIADC) is growing! To meet expanded needs, we are looking for a Resin Casting and Resin Composit Molding Instructor starting January 2019

The ideal candidate would be have the flexibility to teach Monday evenings. We’re 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 and help us grow. Compensation is based on qualifications and experience. CIADC is an equal opportunity employer.

CIADC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization with a mission to provide education, working access, and community for 3D object makers working in materials/processes requiring industrial workspace, specialized skill sets, and shop equipment. We offer programming for both Teens and Adults in Casting & Molding, Metalworking & Forging, Technology & Design, and Woodworking, and cater to all interests and skill-levels!

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

Skills & Qualifications: 

Candidates should have:

  • strong Resin Casting and/or Resin Composite Molding/Composite Fabrication (carbon fiber and fiberglass cloth + resin) object portfolio: sculptural, functional, product-oriented, and/or decorative objects
  • Working and teaching knowledge of resin and resin composite materials and applications for creatives
  • working and teaching knowledge of flexible and rigid mold making processes and materials for Resin Casting
  • working and teaching knowledge of hand lay-up of resin/fabric (fiberglass, carbon fiber) molding. KNowledge of vacuum bagging, and vacuum infusion molding processes a plus
  • strong mold/plug and pattern making skills, using a variety of materials suitable for the processes
  • understanding of fabrication/assembly and finishing methods pertaining to the resin composite molded object
  • well versed in process safety including personal protective equipment, shop and hand tool use, etc.
  • teaching experience with adult age groups (18+), of all skill-levels and interests
  • teaching experience with teenage groups (12-15) a plus
  • confidence to communicate and enforce safety and policies set by CIADC
  • exceptional organization and communication skills
To Apply: 

Send cover letter, resume, low res images of (or URL link to) 5-10 Resin Cast and/or Resin/Composite Molded objects personally created within the last 2 years, plus 3 professional references, including at least 1 teaching reference, to:

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Matthew Runfola
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