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Education Associate

post date

4/11/24, 10:00 PM

Description

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 seeks a friendly, creative, outgoing Education Associate to assist the Director of K-12 & Adult Education. This is a part-time position (approx. 24-29 hrs/week) with a starting hourly rate of $17.


The Education Associate will assist in all tasks of classroom and event functions including but, not limited to:


IN-PERSON PROGRAMS:

  • Set-up and clean up for workshops.

  • Prepare supplies for workshops and help keep an inventory of supplies.

  • Lead and/or assist during all K-12 and adult workshops.

  • Assist during professional development workshops.

  • Plan and facilitate AVAM’s off-site after school program, Visionary Explorers.

  • Accompany the Education staff during outreach and off-site workshops.

  • Oversee artists during weekend workshops.

  • Assist with set-up/clean up/planning for AVAM events as directed by the Director of K-12 & Adult Education.

  • Assist with educational mailings as well as general Museum mailings.


VIRTUAL PROGRAMS:

  • Host virtual museum tours and workshops on Zoom with AVAM volunteer docents.

  • Prepare slide decks for virtual tours.

  • Prepare supplies for virtual workshops as needed.

  • Assist with planning virtual programming for all audiences.

  • Update Education databases as directed by the Director of K-12 & Adult Education.

  • Conduct general research as directed by the Director of K-12 & Adult Education.

qualifications
  • BFA/BA in related field.

  • Museum experience a plus.

  • Min. 3 years in art instruction.

  • Possess strong classroom management skills.

  • Experience instructing students of all ages.

  • Possess strong ability to function as a team player in a fast-paced environment.

  • Possess enhanced skills in creative problem solving and prioritize actions to effectively meet deadlines.

  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Possess enhanced analytical ability and decision-making skills.


Demonstrate the ability to keep pace with technology and continually enhance computer skills.

how to apply

To apply: Forward resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to jobs@avam.org.

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