Topic ID #41839 - posted 11/26/2019 4:53 PM

Associate Educator, Youth & Family Learning @ SLAM


Associate Educator, Youth & Family Learning

Summary: Provide dynamic learning experiences with art for youth, teens, and their caregivers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee learning initiatives for youth, teen, and family audiences related to the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions;
  • Manage the Museum’s established Family Sundays, Wee Wednesdays, Wee Weekends, Teen Arts Council, Teen Open Studios, Winter Celebrations and Kwanzaa programs and develop new offerings that align with the departmental philosophy and contribute to the advancement of institutional strategic priorities;
  • Establish and maintain strong cooperative relationships with cultural organizations and community groups; 
  • Present age- and audience-appropriate tours, classes, performances and other activities for youth and family audiences; 
  • Conceive of and implement promotional materials for programs;
  •  In collaboration with the Engagement & Interpretation department, develop interpretive materials for youth and family audiences;
  • Regularly evaluate and report on Youth & Family Learning initiatives;
  • Assist with preparation of Youth and Family program budgets, and manage budgets;
  • Supervise staff, contract staff, and volunteers in conjunction with Youth and Family Learning activities; identify and hire teaching artists and representatives from cultural or community organizations as program presenters;
  • Train docents, present occasional programs, lead tours, gallery talks, and assist with the delivery of other Learning & Engagement programs as needed.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in art history, art education, studio art, museum studies, or a related discipline. Three years of professional museum education and/or teaching experience with youth, teen and/or family audiences. Demonstrated ability in object-based teaching and knowledge of diverse learning and teaching styles. Excellent public speaking and writing skills.  Preferred: Master’s degree. Studio art experience. Budget experience. Experience working with docents.

Additional Details:

Minimum of Range:  $49,747/year

Status: Regular full-time (37.5 hours/week). Must be able to work weekends and some holidays and evenings.

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