Handwork Teacher

Handicraft Teacher

Art and Craft Teacher

Minimum M.A. in Fine Arts with B.Ed.

Preferably minimum 1-7 years of experience in relevant field

The tasks a Handwork Teacher is expected to perform include:

Imparting training to school students in handwork and handicraft

Teaching and developing sense of colour combinations, forms and shapes and three dimension visualization in students

Instructing students in handicrafts such as modelling, fret work, clay work, cutting forms and shapes in card boards, paper and plywood, toy making, designing simple artistic and decorative pieces, etc.

Instructing students in drawing and art subjects

Knowledge of colour combinations and three dimensional designs

Skilled in fret and clay work

Skilled in decorating and designing different pieces

Proficient in different form of handicraft making

Skilled in teaching the students the art of handicrafts

Not applicable

Coherent speech

Disciplined and emotionally stable

Cheerful, cool and friendly temperament


Manual dexterity


It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Schools usually work for 5/6 days a week and 7/8 hours everyday. This may vary from school to school

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes and vocal cord, mental and physical strain, etc. if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 16,000 to INR 58,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Education, Training & Research in India

According to a report by IBEF, India is an important educational centre in the global education industry. This is because the country has more than 1.4 million schools and more than 35,000 higher education institutes. Also, the vocational education and training is fast emerging as an important area of focus in India. According to data released by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), the total amount of foreign direct investments (FDI) inflow into the education sector in India stood at US$ 1,071.5 million from April 2000 to January 2015.

Under the new educational policy by the Government of India, a lot of initiatives are being adopted to boost the growth of distance education market, besides focusing on new education techniques, such as E-learning and M-learning. Furthermore, with online modes of education being used by several educational organizations, the higher education sector in India is set for some major changes and developments in the years to come. Therefore, the career of a Handwork Teacher has a bright future in India and opportunities are only going to rise in the coming years.

Government and private schools

Hobby classes


Cities and towns across India