We're always on the look out for enthusiastic Teachers to join the Shillington Education team and contribute to the successful running of our graphic design course.
Shillington is the original graphic design bootcamp – as designers from day one, our students graduate industry-ready within just 3 or 9 months.
Our purpose is to provide a world-class design education to students all around the globe and provide the canvas for confidence, creative success, career growth and community. We are a catalyst for positive change - in the lives of our students, our employees, the design industry and the education sector.
Give back and get back, with a rewarding career at Shillington!
Teaching Role Overview
One of our core messages for prospective students is that no experience is necessary to study at Shillington. The same goes for our teachers. If you’re a practicing designer, you have a current folio to show us and you’re passionate about design and mentoring others - you have everything you need to become a teacher at Shillington.
In the role of teacher you are primarily responsible for the successful running of the 3 month full-time course or 9 month part-time course. This includes all aspects of course delivery, content preparation and classroom management to ensure Shillington teaching standards are upheld and students achieve the best possible outcomes. You are also expected to play a pro-active role in the constant development of course content both inside and outside of the classroom.
Full-time teachers: Approx. 40hrs a week with flexible WFH days
Part-time teachers: Approx. 10hrs a week
A typical day as a Shillington teacher
Collaborate with your teaching team to discuss the lesson ahead, learning objectives and desired student outcomes
Bring a lecture or technical demonstration to life showcasing practical skills and design foundations
Create classroom discussion and encourage student engagement. Delve into Design Principles, Typography, Color Theory, Design Thinking, Branding, Packaging, UX/UI, Grids, the Adobe Creative Suite, Figma, conceptual development and much more!
Take on the role of a client and deliver a brief to your class
Create a fun studio like environment and provide industry context
Provide critique and technical support to students
Contribute feedback and suggestions on course content to help refine and develop the curriculum
Prepare and plan for future classes, guest lectures or Shillington projects
To be successful in this role
4+ years of graphic design experience (Mid - Senior Graphic Designer level)
Beautiful body of design work showing your skills in conceptual thinking and technical execution
Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite specifically InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator, experience with Figma is a bonus
Passionate about all things graphic design with a love of process and ideation
Generous, caring, friendly
Organized and good with time management
Eager to learn new skills
Working full-time at Shillington
8 week paid vacation per year
Yearly professional development allowance
Weekly company lunches
Employee Referral Program
Flexible wellness days
Work laptop (MacBook)
We are looking for Designers who have a knack and passion for mentoring with the long-term goal of joining our lecturing team. Even though there are no current openings, feel free to send us your resume and let us know why you would be a great fit for our team. As part of your application, please include a cover letter, portfolio of work and resume highlighting why you would be the perfect fit at Shillington.
Stage 1—If your application is successful, you will be invited to an initial interview video call with the Head Teacher.
Stage 2—Invited to join the Shillington Incubator Program, where you will shadow a class. This is about seeing if the fit is right. In this stage, you would simply be observing and inspiring the class.
Stage 3—Actively participate in class and start working with the students. Inspiring and helping them develop their ideas, helping with technical and creative feedback.
Shillington is an equal opportunity employer—we celebrate diversity in both design and within the workplace. We welcome people of different backgrounds, educational and vocational experiences and creative perspectives. Please let us know the pronouns that you use and note that interviews may be conducted virtually.
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