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PPAC is always looking for HAPPY qualified individuals to work in a variety of capacities. We seek like-minded active individuals who are passionate about the arts, their profession, and the center.  You'll work with other staff/faculty that are professionals in their field and embrace the importance of the arts in our community.

Why is being HAPPY foremost for our job description? Because we know the most important person in the life of a community service organization is its PATRONS! Our front line to the arts center is EVERYONE we employ! Happy, friendly, positive people are an absolute requirement! If you don't smile naturally, NO NEED TO APPLY!

Application Process

To apply for a job at PPAC, please follow the specific instructions listed in the job posting. If no specific directions are listed, submit your current resume, cover letter and references to:

PPAC Executive Director, Lois Brace, by e-mail to: lois@presserpac.com
or mail to: 900 S. Jefferson Street, Mexico, Mo 65265 (Phone calls not accepted)


Available Positions

Dance instructor/Director

Positions concentrate on classical ballet training with the goal being productions. Experience with children is a must. Friendly but firm. Duties will involve teaching private, group classes, assisting with administrative work, marketing, participating in local events, able to teach other genres of dance, positive attitude, lead by example, M-F. Choreography a must. flexible hours   Senior classes are offered during the day and children/youth classes are evenings.


Movement/Dance Instructor

This position is for instructing adults during the day for a variety of classes. Those being requested are "Healing Movement" for Seniors, Music and Balance, Adult Jazz, Square Dance, Swing, Ballroom.


Infant/Toddler Music Instructor

This position is for instructing infants/toddlers and caregivers during the day for a variety of music based classes.


Jewelry Instructor

This position is for instructing adults during the day and evening for a variety of classes. Classes requested are: silver clay, beading, button rings, earrings, wireworking, Dichroic glass.


Theatre Instructor

This position is for instructing adults during the day and evening for a variety of classes. Classes requested are Melodrama for Seniors, Readers Theatre for Seniors, Storytelling for Seniors, Age Integrated classes, leading a Coffee Klatsch/Storytelling/Conversation Group etc.

Piano Instructor

We are in need of a third Piano Instructor. It can be either Suzuki Method or Traditional Method Instruction. We would prefer someone with experience. References required.


Voice Instructor

We are in need of a Voice Instructor with experience and references required.


Visual Arts Instructors

This position is for instructing adults during the day and evening for a variety of classes. Evening classes are open to all ages. Classes requested are Watercolor, Acrylic, Paper arts, etc.


Music Instructors

This position is for instructing adults during the day and evening for a variety of classes. Classes requested are: Instrumental ensembles, Jamming sessions, Bluegrass, Rock, Blues, Strings, etc.


Fiber Arts Instructor

This position is for instructing adults during the day and evening for a variety of classes. Classes requested are: Crochet, Knitting, basic weaving, sewing, quilting, applique, macrame.


Writing Instructor

This position is for instructing adults during the day and evening for a variety of classes. Classes requested are: Creative Writing and Poetry for Alzheimer's and Caregivers, Poetry/Prose.


Continuing Ed Instructor

This position is for instructing adults during the day and evening for a variety of classes. Classes requested are: Tech Talks, English as a Second Language.


Equal Opportunity Statement
Presser is an equal opportunity institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the bases of race, sex, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, and status as a covered veteran. This policy covers employment, and participation in the organization’s programs, activities, and services.