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Art Educator for Looking to Learn program at MassArt Art Museum (MAAM)


  • Mass College of Art and Design
  • 11/26/19
  • Boston, MA
  • 02215
  • Part-Time
OVERVIEW:
Opening in February 2020, MassArt Art Museum (MAAM) at Massachusetts College of Art and Design is Boston's newest museum featuring artists at the forefront of contemporary art.

Looking to Learn at MAAM is a visual learning program for Metro Boston Area school students enrolled in 4th through 12th grades. It inspires the student participants to use their imagination and develop lifelong skills, such as collaboration, critical thinking, questioning, and reflection. For more than two decades, the program has remained a core component of MassArts commitment to offering high-quality visual art experiences to external communities.

Looking to Learn is an experiential learning opportunity featuring a two-visit model:
1. The first visit by the educator to the school is a classroom orientation on MassArt and the ongoing exhibitions at MAAM (1 hour).
2. The second visit by the same class to MAAM is focused on close looking, learning, and art making (1.5-2 hours).

The Looking to Learn educator works as a member of the Museum Education team. This is a part time, paid position, 20-25 hours/week, starting in February 2020. Contract is renewable after assessment at the end of the year. Ideal candidate has a combination of studio artmaking, curriculum-development, and teaching skills & experience.

For additional information on MAAMs educational programs, visit: https://maam.massart.edu/learn
General information about the museum: https://maam.massart.edu

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Design and implement Looking to Learn curriculum under the direction of the Curator of Education and in collaboration with the Museum 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 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 classroom arts education, art-museum education, or related field;
At least 3 years of direct teaching experience with youth (4th-12th grades);
At least 2 years of experience in curriculum design and implementation;
Current studio art practice (painting/sculpture/ceramics/printmaking/mixed media/interdisciplinary; digital and/or analog portfolio required);
Demonstrable ability to work independently and collaboratively on program planning, curriculum-development and teaching;
Proficiency in internet research and Microsoft Office;
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
Flexible work schedule.

Preferred Qualifications:
Masters degree in Museum Education or related field;
Experience teaching in museums and/or similar cultural organizations;
Experience teaching in Boston area schools (including but not limited to BPS);
Demonstrable ability to creatively interpret contemporary art for a broad range of learners;
Experience working with underrepresented communities and/or inner-city youth.

Accepting applications until January 10, 2020.

To apply send the following to lookingtolearn@massart.edu:
1. cover letter
2. rsum
3. studio art portfolio/weblink

Compensation commensurate with experience. This is a part-time, non-benefited position.
Hours are flexible and negotiable.
Applicants must meet ALL Required Minimum Qualifications to be considered for interviews.
No phone calls or email inquiries, please.


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