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Associate Educator of Family and School Programs [The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on August 8, 1973 in job announcements |

Founded in 1939 as one of the first institutions in the United States
dedicated to showing contemporary art, the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC)
seeks applicants for the position of Associate Educator of Family and School
Programs within the Education Department. The Center is looking for an
organized, detail-oriented and motivated applicant who can coordinate and
execute the logistics for two pre-existing family programs, a series of
college nights, and develop a concise school program. The ideal candidate is
meticulous, has strong interpersonal skills, prior experience as a classroom
or museum educator, experience with public programming, and is able to work
well in a collaborative environment. This position is best suited for
someone with a strong background in classroom based education or non-profit
programming.

SCOPE OF POSITION:

The Associate Educator of Family and School Programs will work primarily
with the Education Department.  The job includes the planning and
implementation of current family programming which includes contacting and
contracting artists, working with the marketing department to increase
attendance numbers, managing volunteers, and documenting and evaluating the
program.  The candidate will also be responsible for partnering with local
universities and schools to develop outreach opportunities.  Additionally,
this position is responsible for the maintenance of the UnMuseum, museum art
supplies and the development of school resources.

Key functions:

*         Develop, manage and implement current CAC Family Programs -
Thursday Art Play & Family Festivals.  Including, working with the marketing
department to find new ways to increase attendance and network with local
artists and art educators to find new contracted artists.

*         Manage, develop, and implement School Programs.  This includes
K-12 school programs, annual college nights, and teacher workshops.

*         Manage, develop, and implement Family Programs.  This includes our
existing programs, Thursday Art Play and Family Saturday as well as
potential future programs.

*         Develop and document evaluations for each program.

*         Develop resource materials for teachers and families such as
gallery guides, curriculum guides, slideshows, and lesson plans.

*         Work with the Curator of Education to develop touring strategies,
research, and materials to train all staff and docents

*         Work collaboratively with education staff to coordinate and
maintain the UnMuseum, the CAC’s interactive space for children and
families, including development of concepts, integration of tours, use of
the art lab space and programs.

*         Inventory and maintain art supplies needed for all programs and
maintain UnMuseum exhibitions.

*         Provide tours as needed and assist in art projects for tours.

*         Look for ways to better serve School and Family audiences through
altering or creating new programming and resources.

*         Assist the CAC development department and the Curator of Education
with grant writing and maintain relationships with foundations and other
funding organizations.

*         Undertakes other assignments as requested by the Curator of
Education.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

The CAC seeks an individual with knowledge and experience in museum
education, a far-reaching curiosity about contemporary art and its role in
culture today, and a desire to inspire life-long appreciation for the arts
in a broad and inclusive audience.  Must be a well-organized and
detail-oriented self-starter and possess excellent verbal and written
communication skills as well as a talent for conveying ideas to others and a
desire to grow professionally in the field of museum education.  The
applicant must be aware of current school practices, including educational
standards and benchmarks, as well as interdisciplinary-based art education,
and be able to incorporate inquiry-based teaching practices such as Visual
Thinking Strategies in program design and implementation.  The applicant
should have a minimum of a BA or BFA in art education, art history, museum
education or a related field and demonstrated success in developing and
implementing community-oriented museum educational initiatives.  The
applicant will also have at least two years experience in an educational
position.

INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS: Works closely with the Education, Visitors
Services, Marketing and Curatorial departments, and attends all CAC staff
meetings. The School and Family Program Manager will work self-sufficiently
to plan and execute their programs but will value teamwork and cooperation.

ALL OF THESE DUTIES ARE TO BE DONE WITH OVERALL CAC BUSINESS IN MIND.  THE
PERSON IN THIS POSITION WILL BE CONSCIOUS OF OTHER CAC PROGRAMS, EXHIBITION
NEEDS AND CAC POLICY AND PROCEDURES.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Two plus years experience in classroom or museum teaching with a
demonstrated success in visitor engagement.  Additional experience running
public programs is a plus. A minimum bachelor’s degree in education, art
history and/or art is required. With that said, this position requires an
appreciation of, sensitivity to, and insight into contemporary art.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Please send cover letter and resume by August 30th, 2013 to:

Contemporary Arts Center

Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art

44 East 6th Street

Cincinnati, OH 45202

Attn: Human Resources

Also, application materials can be emailed to
hc@contemporaryartscenter.org<mailto:hc@contemporaryartscenter.org>.  Phone
calls will not be accepted, nor returned.

The Contemporary Arts Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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