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EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM SPECIALIST

The American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) is the national repository for self-taught artistry and intuitive thinking. AVAM is dedicated to our Educational Goals and inspiring visitors to seek their own creativity and recognize wonder in the world around them.

Overview

The American Visionary Art Museum is seeking a dynamic, articulate, organized and creative person for a contract position of Early Childhood Program Specialist. This position will collaborate with both AVAM’s Education Team and a Baltimore Head Start facility or local library in research, outreach and creating and conducting various workshop sessions serving the 0-5 age group.

This is a contract position that is grant funded. The contract period is August, 2018 – April, 2019. A stipend will be paid over the course of the contract.

Responsibilities

  • Research ways in which other museums are serving the 0-5 age group.
  • Create and conduct 9 hands-on workshop sessions at a Baltimore Head Start facility or local library over the course of 3 months.
  • Represent AVAM, answer questions and be a spokesperson for our programming.
  • Support students in their creative endeavors, encourage them and build up confidence.
  • Create 2 lesson plans for 0-5 age group inspired by AVAM’s Parenting exhibition and permanent collection.
  • Conduct outreach to local 0-5 educators.
  • Assist in the planning and facilitation of AVAM’s Pre-K programming.
  • Assist with planning and facilitation of AVAM’s Educator Open House on October 25, 2018.
  • Offer recommendations as to how AVAM can better serve 0-5 aged visitors.


Qualifications

  • Undergradudate degree (masters, preferred) in Early Childhood Education.
  • Experience teaching and working with students.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability.
  • Experience with public speaking.

To Apply

Forward resume, cover letter, and 3 references to jobs@avam.org. Please include your first and last name plus “Early Childhood Program Specialist” in the subject line. No phone calls please.