Clyfford Still Museum : Gallery Teacher

Position: Gallery Teacher
Application Deadline: Friday, July 12, 2019
Start date: August 19, 2019
Compensation: $19.00 per hour
Status: Part-time, Hourly, Non-Exempt

The Clyfford Still Museum’s Education & Programs department is seeking passionate and enthusiastic gallery teachers to deliver the Museum’s programs for students, families, and teachers. The primary thrust of this work is the Museum’s on-site school visit program, called inStill Gallery Experiences for Schools and inStill To Go, which occurs off-site at schools. Gallery teachers, through their love of learning and skilled teaching, sustain this innovative program and contribute significantly to the Museum’s relationships with the teaching community.

Primary Duties:

Program Facilitation:

  • Follow lesson plans to facilitate and conduct inStill lessons with visiting school groups at the Museum and inStill To Golessons at schools.
  • Facilitate family tours, family days, and family workshops.
  • Staff the Museum’s hands-on Making Space.
  • Facilitate events and professional development programs with teachers.

 Training Participation:

  • Participate in initial training (which includes a combination of lesson observations, workshops, and at-home readings or videos) to become skilled in the Museum’s lessons, teaching strategies, and content.
  • Participate in ongoing monthly training with the entire gallery teaching team to build teaching skills and comfort in a variety of relevant topics.

 Collaboration:

  • Work with a team of 10-12 gallery teachers to provide optimal experiences for all students, teachers, and families.
  • Collaborate with the Manager of Education & Programs, School and Youth about scheduling, training, and feedback.
  • Reflect upon teaching practices and lessons with other gallery teachers and education department staff regularly.
  • Work with other Museum staff to implement best practices in teaching and facilitation.

Work hours and duration:

  • Position is part-time, and on-call. Hours may vary from 0-24 each week depending on program requests, with an average of 5-12 hours per week.
  • Daytime availability during school hours is required.
  • Occasional evenings and weekends are required.
  • A flexible schedule is needed to accommodate various groups’ schedules and different types of offerings.
  • inStill session time will include time to prepare, conduct, and wrap-up the visits.
  • Most school visits occur during the school year; however, summer availability is required for other group visits.

Expectations:

Skills & Experience:

  • Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Spanish fluency is highly desirable.
  • Applicants should have teaching experience in either classroom or non-formal settings.
  • A love of teaching and comfort with groups of children of all ages required.
  • Applicants should be reliable, creative, flexible, reflective, and organized.
  • Applicants should be able to work independently as well as collaborate with a team of teachers.
  • Applicants must pass a background check.

Education and Programs Department Values:

  • Love for learning sustains our work.
  • Learning is an ever-changing process and a life-long pursuit.
  • Collaboration makes ideas better.
  • It is necessary to experiment and fail in order to innovate.
  • We are artist-centered and audience-centric.
  • Advocacy on behalf of our visitors is one of our core roles.
  • Interpretation and programming that are accessible, represent diverse perspectives, and are inclusive create a richer environment for learning.
  • We are committed to activity, research, and dialogue in the field of art museum education.
  • It is critical to allow time for collaborative evaluation and reflection.

To apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and answers to availability questions below by July 12, 2019

 Availability questions:

  1. Are there days or times during the weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. that you are not available?
  2. Are you available for occasional nights and weekends?
  3. How many hours per week are you interested in working?
  4. How much advance notice of scheduling requests would you need to ensure your availability for teaching sessions?
  5. Due to the complex nature of the work and in-depth training, the Museum expects that gallery teachers be able to commit to the position for a minimum of 2 years. For how long would you expect to remain a gallery teacher?
  6. What are your short-term (3-5 years) and long-term (5-10 years) career goals?

 

 

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