Join our roster of talented teaching artists!

Textile Center is expanding its roster of contract Teaching Artists to lead engaging fiber art classes and outreach activities in the Twin Cities and across Minnesota. If you have a passion for fiber art and working with people of all ages, we invite you to apply!

As a teaching artist, you will help participants learn useful fiber art skills through hands-on projects that enhance wellbeing. You will build community through connecting learners and fiber art appreciators, and inspire them to create a beautiful and unique fiber art creations!

We seek Teaching Artists who:

  • are enthusiastic advocates of fiber art.
  • have experience with a variety of fiber mediums, including felting, weaving, and embroidery.
  • enjoy instructing groups of people of all ages and all levels of ability.

Artists who identify as indigenous, persons of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and/or members of other historically or systemically marginalized groups are encouraged to apply, irrespective of formal instructor education and/or teaching experience. If you have a strong skill set in fiber arts and are passionate about sharing your creative practice with others, please reach out to us!

View our recent Teaching Artist Townhall to learn more about teaching with Textile Center!

Teach Onsite at Textile Center in Minneapolis:

Textile Center’s onsite classes include both adult classes as well as intergenerational classes. (To view our current adult and intergenerational class list, click here.)

Textile Center’s Onsite Teaching Artists are compensated at a base rate of $35/hr + bonuses for enrollment and set up.

Proposals for new onsite classes are accepted three times per year for the Summer, Fall, and Winter terms. To submit a class proposal, please complete this proposal form. For any questions or to fill out the proposal form another way please email Cristin McKnight Sethi, Director of Education, at

We are currently accepting class proposals for the following terms:

Summer 2024 (May – August classes)Deadline February 15, 2024

Fall 2024 (September – December classes)Deadline July 15, 2024

Winter/Spring 2025 (January – April classes)Deadline October 15, 2024

Click to review the Instructor Policies and Handbook

Teach for our Outreach Program at various locations across Minnesota:

Textile Center’s outreach classes are marketed and contracted with organizations in the Twin Cities and across the state. (To view our current outreach catalogue, click here.)

Textile Center’s Outreach Teaching Artists are compensated $40/hr + mileage.

Interested in learning more about Outreach classes? Fill out the form below, or contact Chloe Russell, Education Associate, at

Outreach Class Teaching Artist Interest Form: