Crow Collection of Asian Art
Department of Learning and Engagement
Reports to: Visitor Experience Manager
Status: Part-time, non-exempt
Schedule: Educators must have regular availability and flexibility Wednesday-Friday; occasional Saturdays and evenings.
Museum Educators engage K-12 students, higher education, and adult groups on innovative tours using participatory discussions and activities within the galleries that encourage curiosity, observation, critical thinking, and mindful being. Additionally, Museum Educators facilitate art making activities in the Pearl Art Studio, public festivals, and other locations. This position represents the vision of the museum to the diverse population of the Dallas Metroplex.
We are committed to diversity, equity and equal opportunity in our hiring. Qualified candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
-Facilitate age-appropriate engaging experiences with art for various school groups and other specific audiences, onsite and offsite.
-Support Pearl Art Studio programming by serving as studio assistant preparing materials, facilitating art-making experiences for individuals and groups, and restoring environment upon completion of event.
-Participate in regular Museum Educator trainings based on contemporary methods of learning and engagement, visitor experience, exhibitions and multiculturalism.
-Research artists, art, art processes, and histories in temporary exhibitions and the collection to prepare for tours and programs.
-Research, explore, and integrate art museum education practices and evidence-based mindfulness practices.
-Develop lesson plans, curriculum and art-making activities for education-related programs.
-Follow safety policies and procedures to ensure a safe work environment.
-Perform administrative tasks as assigned.
-Other duties as assigned relating to museum programming or special events.
-An undergraduate or higher degree from an accredited school.
-Background and teaching experience in a creative endeavor, wellness or applicable subject (visual arts, performing arts, poetry, writing, music, history, museum studies, education, yoga, meditation, etc.)
-A love and appreciation of the arts and an incredible curiosity about humanity and the objects we leave as our history.
-An outgoing personality, strong public speaking skills, and comfort meeting new people and interacting with all levels of employees and visitors.
-Ability to be flexible and adapt quickly to groups and teaching environments
-Ability to see, listen, and talk for extended periods. Ability to stand and walk for extended periods. Candidates must be able to lift arms, bend down, sit on knees on the floor, lay down flat, stretch, turn, and twist.
Applications will be accepted until: 5PM on July 20th, 2018. Applications will be reviewed after the close date.
Criminal background check, drug test, and fingerprint clearance will be required. Successful applicants will be required to complete these within 3 days of job offer acceptance.
E-mail resume and personalized cover letter to:
firstname.lastname@example.org with “yourname_museum educator” in Subject field.
The Department of Learning and Engagement is committed to providing experiences for learners of all ages and communities. Our exhibitions and programs facilitate love and celebration of the arts and cultures of Asia by encouraging awareness, connection, and contributions from multiple voices and perspectives. We are dedicated to the responsible use of our platform to build open, playful spaces for critical thinking, creative exploration, and mindful presence. Through this we foster compassionate and curious dialogue that promotes acceptance and respect among oneself and one another.
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