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Art Educator for Looking to Learn at Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) is home to the largest free contemporary art space in New England. The Bakalar & Paine Galleries are a public cultural and educational resource at MassArt. They showcase dynamic and thought-provoking contemporary art exhibitions by emerging to established artists, and designers in all media.

Now in its 22nd year, Looking to Learn in the Bakalar & Paine Galleries is a visual learning program for Metro Boston Area public and private school students enrolled in 4th through 12th grades. This program uses contemporary art as a gateway to imagination, creative skill-building, and personal understanding in a two-visit learning format:
1) The first visit is a school classroom orientation;
2) The second is a visit to MassArt focused on close looking, learning, and art making.

The Looking to Learn educator works as a member of the Gallery Education team. This is a part time, paid position, 20 hours/week, September 2018 "March 2019. Planning sessions begin in August 2018.

Between summer 2018 and fall 2019 the Galleries will undergo a major renovation and a transformative revitalization. While there will be no formal exhibitions on view during this period, Looking to Learn will explore studio art practices at MassArt for the Metro Boston Area public and private school students through the two-visit model.

For additional information on the program, visit: www.massart.edu/lookingtolearn

REPORTS TO: Curator of Education

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Design and implement Looking to Learn curriculum under the direction of the Curator of Education and in collaboration with the Gallery Education staff;
Teach Looking to Learn curriculum in school classrooms and on MassArt campus;
Initiate and maintain communication with participating schools and act as a liaison between the schools and MassArt;
Ensure maximum participation from area schools;
Organize and transport teaching supplies/materials to the school classroom as well as at MassArt;
Coordinate and book bus trips and/or MBTA passes between participating schools and MassArt;
Set up and clean up for all teaching sessions at school classrooms and at MassArt;
Prepare and coordinate program evaluation;
Be able to work with a flexible schedule and to travel independently to participating schools;
Be able to lift and carry up to 25 lbs;
Other duties as assigned.

Required Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelors level degree and/or ongoing study in art education, museum and community education studies or related field;
Direct teaching experience with youth (4th-12th grades);
Experience in curriculum design and implementation;
Knowledge of studio art making processes;
Ability to work independently and collaboratively on program planning and teaching;
Proficiency in internet research and Microsoft Office;
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
Flexible work schedule.

Preferred Qualifications:
Previous experience in museums and/or cultural organizations;
Previous experience with Boston area schools;
Demonstrated high standards in classroom and/or museum education practice;
Demonstrated ability to creatively interpret contemporary art for a broad range of learners;
Experience working with underrepresented communities.

For more information visit http://www.massart.edu/Galleries/BakalarandPaine.html

To apply, send a cover letter and rsum to Curator of Education by Friday, May 11, 2018.
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