The Sandra and David Bakalar Gallery and the Stephen D. Paine Gallery at Massachusetts College of Art and Design are home to the largest free contemporary art space in New England. The galleries showcase dynamic and thought-provoking contemporary art exhibitions by emerging to established artists.

Gallery Education at the Bakalar & Paine Galleries supports the mission of the Curatorial Programs Department through coordinating education programs for youth, MassArt, and the greater Boston community in line with department initiatives.

The Gallery Education Associate assists the Curator of Education in planning, coordinating, and implementing the Gallery Education programming and events in the Bakalar & Paine Galleries, including but not limited to teaching, curriculum development, general administration, and program support.

The Gallery Education Associate reports to the Curator of Education, and supervises interns, per-diem, work-study and/or graduate assistants.
The Gallery Education Associate:
• Oversees all administrative aspects of gallery education programs
• Coordinates recruitment, orientation, weekly meetings, and evaluation of the Gallery Attendant Program
• Assists with curriculum development, classroom and gallery teaching, recruitment, and visits to partner schools for the Looking to Learn Program
• Helps with curriculum development and planning, including art-making activities in collaboration with Art Education faculty and students for biannual Family Day
• Assists with teaching in the galleries as needed
• Collaborates with MassArt departments, faculty, and staff to develop gallery education initiatives, professional development offerings, internships, and/or special projects
• Coordinates outreach, marketing, and interpretation materials for Gallery Education programs and works to enhance program visibility both within and outside the college
• Aids conception, development, and execution of new program ideas
• Assists Curator of Education with formal evaluations and assessments
• Maintains relevant webpage content
• Accountable for ensuring that affirmative action, equal opportunity and diversity are integrally tied to all actions and decisions for which they are responsible and that fall within the scope of the Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Diversity Plan
• Other duties as assigned

Review of applications will begin on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

• Bachelor’s degree (in museum studies, art education or related field)
• Minimum two years’ professional experience in a museum or a cultural organization
• Direct educational/teaching experience with grades 4-12 as well as experience working with college students and adults
• Knowledge of art-making processes
• Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills
• Ability to physically lift and carry up to 25 lbs
• Flexibility to work some weekends, holidays, and evenings

• Masters degree in a related field
• Skills in current technology for design, photography, and the web
• Knowledge of contemporary art
• Ability to creatively interpret exhibitions of contemporary art for a wide range of audiences
• General knowledge of writing grant applications and evaluation processes

How To Apply:

Apply by:
June 17, 2015
About this Organization:
Founded in Boston in 1873, Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt)is the only independent public university of art and design in the US. The university enrolls approximately 1800 undergraduate students in 22 disciplines and 195 graduate students in top-ranked MFA programs, M.Arch, and Art Education program.