Educators are responsible for developing and delivering quality, educational, fun programs on a variety of topics for all visitors. The Culture and Performing Arts Educator is part of this team of Educators.
Essential Job Functions
- Develop and lead engaging, varied, educational and fun interactive experiences, public programs, and special events for children and families as an effective member of the Program team as directed by the Senior Manager of Public Programs.
- Develop and lead educational programs for students and teachers that support accepted learning standards.
- Act as lead planner and educator for special events and festivals focusing on, but not limited to, culture and performing arts.
- Assist with multidisciplinary programs, major events, school vacation week and summer programming as directed by the Senior Manager of Public Programs.
- Train and mentor other Educators, floor staff, interns and volunteers.
- Contribute ideas, creativity and perspective to Museum programming overall.
- Serve visitors from diverse populations with age appropriate programming in a courteous and professional manner.
- Act as exhibit mentor for assigned exhibits, which includes: managing programming in the exhibit; checking the exhibit regularly; communicating needs for restock and repair; keeping current, accurate documentation about the exhibit and related programming.
- With other BCM staff, act as liaison to cultural and performing arts organizations in the Boston community.
- BA/BS with a minimum of 2 year of experience in teaching, museum studies, cultural studies, performing arts, etc.
- Knowledge of music education and performance. Experience coordinating concerts, theater and large participatory family events with diverse cultural and performing arts organizations.
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of informal education and family learning in setting such as children’s museums is desirable.
- Bilingual or fluency in Spanish, Chinese, or other language desirable.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills. Comfortable presenting to large groups.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability work well with multicultural, intergenerational audiences, in an energetic, friendly, outgoing, and professional manner.
Excellent organizational and computer skills.
To Apply: Please email resume and letter of interest to Jobs@BostonChildrensMuseum.org; fax to 617-423-3213 or mail to Boston Children’s Museum, Attn: Human Resources, 308 Congress Street, Boston MA 02210.
Boston Children’s Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks diversity in its workforce.
July 09, 2014