Requirements: The successful candidate for this position must have a B.A. or B.F.A. in art, education, or a related field; one to two years of experience working with toddler/early childhood or family audiences in a classroom, studio, or museum environment; strong oral and written communication skills; and an ability to multitask efficiently.
Responsibilities: Meet the Museum is a 90-minute art program for two- to three-year-olds and their adult companions. The successful candidate will assist the Family Programs Coordinator with the morning sessions and teach independently in the afternoons. Lessons are inspired by a monthly theme, the Museum’s collection, and/or studio art materials and processes. With the Family Programs Coordinator, the Instructor will prepare and set up lessons; plan and guide lesson-oriented, age-appropriate discussions with a focus on Museum objects; supervise a free choice of activities that include games, stories, material exploration, etc.; and lead a studio project that is linked to the gallery objects. The Instructor may administer program documentation and evaluations, and promote other Brooklyn Museum programs to the Meet the Museum audience.
Starting and ending dates: October 2013 through May 2014
Work schedule: Thursdays, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., with a two-hour midday break
Compensation: Teaching: $155 per diem; research: $50 per diem