Education Fellowship [Westport Arts Center]

The Westport Arts Center is a non-profit visual and performing arts organization dedicated to creating arts experiences that enrich the lives of area residents and the entire community. For information, go to the website at ww.westportartscenter.org <http://ww.westportartscenter.org> .  Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. to 2p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., at 51 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT.

The Westport Arts Center seeks a skilled and innovative art educator to manage and implement after-school programs and workshops. Reporting to and in collaboration with the Director of Education, the Westport Arts Center Education Fellow will design, manage, and implement the following:

*   Perform a variety duties including researching, planning, organizing and teaching on-going art education programs for a wide range of audiences, including children ages toddler-13 and families, school and home school groups; senior citizens, scout and other interest groups.
*   Lead inquiry-based school-group tour and classroom visits that are designed to re-enforce 21st Century Skills relevant to art and to core curriculum in a number of k-12 subject areas.
*   Assist with administrative needs related to all areas of Youth and Adult Education programs.
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*   Develop educational materials, templates and curricula to be used in WAC’s galleries, on the WAC website (e.g. gallery aides, activity-guides and teacher materials).
*   Lead workshops during scheduled community outreach events and festivals.
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Qualifications:

*   Undergraduate or master’s degree in education, museum education or art education.
*   Excellent written, verbal, artistic, and administrative skills; attention to detail.
*   Proficient in adobe programs, including InDesign.
*   Ability to initiate, implement, and deliver innovative education programs as part of a creative and collaborative team.
*   Must have the ability to interact effectively with all age levels, need levels, and cultural backgrounds.
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*   Must  work a flexible schedule, including some weekends and/or evenings as necessary.
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*   Must be innovative, self-motivated and have the ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
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Part-time position (25 hours/week) Monday-Friday, with occasional weekend and evening events.  12-month – September 2012-September 2013

Stipend:$15,000

Please send a cover letter and resume to:

Danielle Ogden
Director of Education
Westport Arts Center
51 Riverside Avenue
Westport, CT 06880