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School & Family Program Educator [Nassau County Museum of Art]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on April 20, 1974 in job announcements |

Position Description: The education department at the Nassau County Museum
of Art is dedicated to fostering a deeper understanding of the arts through
an active schedule of exhibitions and educational experiences for people of
all ages and backgrounds. Education programs for students, families, and
adults are designed to provide our visitors with opportunities to view,
discuss, and make visual art through lectures, guided tours, and hands on
workshops. NCMA seeks a dynamic, creative, and organized individual to
conduct gallery tours for visiting school children and to design and
facilitate hands on workshops for family audiences. The person in this
position will report directly to the Director of Education.
Responsibilities- Work in collaboration with education staff to design
gallery and studio experiences for students and families through the
museum’s school and family programs utilizing the museum’s many resources,
including exhibitions on view in the building, works in our sculpture park,
formal garden, and diverse eco systems found on museum grounds, – Lead
gallery tours for visiting students Pre-K-12.- Plan and lead weekend
art-making workshops on Sundays for families with children ages 5 to 12 and
their adult companions.- Lead art making activities during holiday and
summer programs- Represent the department at trade shows, teacher events,
fairs and community events- Work in partnership with all museum departments
- Help to conceptualize professional development for the museum educators
and teaching artists- Understand historical and current research in museum
education – Network with peers from museum education departments; expand
the museum’s visibility within the community.- Assist with funding
proposals and reporting- Participate in relevant professional development
activities to maintain an awareness of current practices and issues in art,
art education and museum education.Qualifications:- Outstanding
interpersonal skills- An acute desire to learn and grow this museum work-
Formal teaching experience with students Pre K- 12 art materials and hands
on activities- Knowledge of child development and familiarity with state
learning standards BS/MFA/MA background in museum education, art education,
art history, contemporary art, 2+ years teaching experience, including work
specifically with families, and/or early childhood and elementary age
children; strong organizational and effective communication skills. The
successful candidate will have sound knowledge of educational and
developmental theory, a passion for classic and contemporary art,
experience leading hands-on art making workshops and will be flexible and
able to work well in a group.*Qualifying candidate will be required to lead
a short sample tour of their choice in the museum’s galleries to
demonstrate presentation skills, pedagogy, and group management
techniques.Basic DetailsApplication Info: Interested candidates should
email a cover letter, resume and any recommendations to

Salary: Full time position and benefits – Mondays -Thursdays & Sundays 9:00
- 5:00. Some evenings

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