Gallery Teachers work with the Manager of School and Community Outreach, Gallery Teaching Lead, and the Gallery Teacher Specialist to develop and facilitate experiences for PreK–12th-grade students onsite at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art and offsite at schools and community organizations.
In coordination with and as directed by the Gallery Teaching Lead, Gallery Teachers will:
• Contribute to the development of and facilitate tours of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art for students from district-wide PreK–12th-grade programs, individual schools, and homeschool and day care groups.
• Contribute to the development of and facilitate offsite student-oriented programs at schools and in the community, including pre-visits, fine arts events, and in-classroom outreach.
• Attend all education sessions in order to learn about the objects in the collection and special exhibitions, and participate in specialized professional development related to teaching techniques and strategies.
• Stay informed of school curriculum, state standards, technology, and art materials relevant to museum experiences.
• Help facilitate public programs, as needed.
• Help facilitate professional development for educators, as needed.
• Be an ambassador for the museum, and promote museum programs and exhibitions to teachers, students, and museum visitors.
• Communicate pertinent tour information to frontline staff (security personnel, Visitor Services Representatives, Museum Store staff, etc.).
• Conduct unscheduled and last-minute student tours upon request.
• Routinely check email to stay informed about museum and school program news.
• Maintain confidentiality of museum information; other duties as assigned.
Skills and Requirements
• Spanish language fluency required.
• Experience using ESL teaching strategies and knowledge of special needs and PreK audiences preferred.
• Strong public speaking and presentation skills.
• Knowledge of various learning styles and strategies to engage students of all ages, knowledge of current educational practices, and experience with developing museum and classroom curricula.
• Computer literate; experience with Windows and MS Office.
• Proven organizational skills
• Ability to work comfortably with interruptions in a shared work environment and to meet scheduled deadlines
• Ability to collaborate with a dynamic team and work independently.
• Ability to use good judgment and work congenially and productively with museum staff, visitors, and volunteers.
• Professional presence and appearance; diplomatic and flexible; comfortable in dynamic and challenging situations.
• Ability to promote the museum effectively with the general public.
• BA degree in art education, museum education, fine arts, art history, American history or studies, or another related field; knowledge of American art preferred.
• 1–2 years of experience as a museum docent or gallery teacher and/or teaching students in a classroom or informal learning environment.
Other Job Requirements
• Successful completion of pre-employment background and drug screen.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and 3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax to 817-665-4315 or mail to Human Resources, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, Texas 76107. No walk-ins.
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