Composite Molding & Fabrication Instructor | Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center

Submitted by ciadc on Tue, 02/27/2018 - 3:17pm

The Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center (CIADC) is growing! To meet expanded needs, we are looking for a Composite Molding / Composite Fabrication Instructor. The ideal candidate would be have the flexibility to teach weekday evenings, with possible weekday morning and Saturday morning times as well. 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 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: 

Candidates should have:

  • strong Composite Molding/Composite Fabrication (carbon fiber and fiberglass) object portfolio: sculptural, functional, product-oriented, and/or decorative objects
  • working and teaching knowledge of hand lay-up, vacuum bagging, and vacuum infusion molding processes
  • 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 composite molded object
  • well versed in process safety including personal protective equipment, shop and hand tool use, etc.
  • working knowledge of CNC router use a plus
  • teaching experience with adult age groups (18+), of all skill-levels and interests
  • teaching experience with teenage groups (12-17) 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 Composite Molded objects personally created within the last 3 years, plus 3 professional references, including at least 1 teaching reference, to:

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Matthew Runfola
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