Eco-Art Arts Educator
Artist Boat is seeking motivated, creative, and self-starting art educators with environmental background to deliver Eco-Art Residencies. Qualified candidate will be placed on campus full time in Houston delivering programs to K-5th grade students that result in public art based on the Houston economy and its reliance on natural resources.
Job Description: The primary duty is to deliver programs integrating arts and sciences through project-based learning that culminates in public art interpreting natural systems or wildlife life cycles.
Educator must be able to clearly and enthusiastically:
• Be able to design, implement, teach, and deliver hands-on arts activities for Eco-Art Residencies, Workshops, and Adventures;
• Present art skills and knowledge to students and adults in order to facilitate the creation of works of art interpreting the coastal margins and marine ecosystems of the Gulf of Mexico in classrooms, on campus habitats, and in the classroom;
• Interact with persons of all ages in a positive, professional, encouraging, and informative manner;
• Be able to work in the media of drawing, clay, printmaking, painting, and mosaic;
• Be able to install large scale public works, to build large scale mosaics and sculptures, and have experience working with electrical tools and kilns;
• Enthusiastically learn, acquire, and research new knowledge about arts media and trends;
• Enthusiastically learn, acquire, and research knowledge about native flora, fauna, and ecosystems in order to properly identify species and assist in interpretation of habitats;
• Represent the Artist Boat and the mission of the Artist Boat during events and in the community,
• Be willing and able to drive own vehicle to destinations through out the Galveston Bay region to deliver workshops and residencies;
• Be able to utilize personal cell phone to communicate with co-workers, partners, teachers, and some participants in the field;
• Be able to realize Artist Boat’s classroom is the five county region surrounding Galveston Bay and the campuses, Galveston Bay, and the Gulf of Mexico dune systems on Galveston and Follett’s Island;
• Be able to drive a standard truck;
• Must be able to lift 60 pounds, and obtain first aid/CPR certifications.
Other duties may entail:
• Developing curricula in conjunction with artists and other staff members;
• Assisting with the development of interpretive tools via signage or website; and
• Assure proper documentation of events, lesson plans, and demographics on a daily basis.
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