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Art Mentor 

Category Fine Arts  


Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Fine & Performing Arts the Artist Mentor is responsible for the supervision of adults and students with intellectual and developmental disabilities that participate in the Fine and Performing Arts program.


  1. Mentor and teach general art techniques to promote independent artistic creativity and oversee the daily operations of the program.
  2. Guide, support and train the art curriculum to staff and volunteers within the program.
  3. Implement requirements of Individual Support Plan (ISP).
  4. Facilitate art projects and classes at Opportunity Village and community sites.
  5. Participate in direct care ratio and assist in daily direct care duties (i.e. eating, toileting, daily activities and bus duties).
  6. Guide, support and train the art curriculum to staff and volunteers within the program.
  7. Work with Assistant Director to create awareness, special events and fundraising events to promote and display product sales.
  8. Execute the creation of artwork, commissioned artwork and other special projects.
  9. Represent the program on guest tours and art events as well as promote and perform sales transactions.
  10. Process weekly/monthly program progress reports and program updates.
  11. Order program supplies in line with program annual budget and conduct inventories and maintain up-keep of all program equipment.
  12. Attend weekly staff and one-on-one meetings.
  13. Provide weekly/monthly program up-dates, monthly newsletter articles and quarterly participant progress reports.
  14. Create product tags, artist biographies and other program materials.
  15. Create and prepare the mediums (i.e. stretches the canvas), frames, installs/displays and verifies sale prices for finished products.
  16. Comply and understand all Federal, State and OSHA laws, policies and procedures.
  17. Perform other duties as assigned.


The position supervises the Fine & Performing Arts Activities Supervisor.

Position Requirements


  • Ability to facilitate activities related to fine arts, music and/or recreational and life enrichment activities.
  •  Ability to communicate effectively with individuals, co-workers and supervisors (verbal and written).
  •  Ability to care, respond and work with individuals with developmental disabilities.
  •  Must possess social discernment to assess and understand other’s reactions and behaviors.
  • Must encompass professional demeanor.
  • Ability to define problems and draw valid conclusions.
  •  Ability to interpret instructions, gain knowledge and have initiative.
  • Ability to teach in a class room 80% of the day and to plan programs 20% of the day.


  • Required:  High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Required: One (1) year verifiable work experience as a Fine Art Teacher.
  • Required: Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid Certification is required or the ability to supply certification within 30 days of hire.
  • Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts.
  • Required: Drivers License and a clean three (3) year driving record along with an insured vehicle.


The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and functions of the position. The list below of minimum essential functions is illustrative of the minimums only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed.

  • Ability to lift and move boxes up to 40 pounds.
  • Ability to stand 90% of the work day.
  • Frequent bending, sitting, standing, lifting and walking.
  • Must have own transportation and the ability to drive to specific locations within the community.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Rate of Pay $16.00 per hour  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number FIN-23-00003  
Open Date 7/26/2023  
Location Engelstad Campus  
About the Organization Join Las Vegas' Favorite Charity! Here you can be proud to answer the question, 'Where do you work?' Opportunity Village (OV) is more than just a job; being a member of the OV team instills a sense of pride and purpose into your work week. Our motto for the people we serve is: Pride. Purpose. And a Paycheck. So it is no wonder that the same can be said for our employees who serve our clients.

Aside from the satisfaction of participating in a community that extends beyond our campuses, OV also offers a wide array of additional benefits including: health, dental and vision insurance, retirement savings account, training and development opportunities and much more!  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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