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Child Education Specialist

JOB SUMMARY

The Child Education Specialist will strive to ensure that the museum and its programs are accessible, welcoming, and engaging for children and families. As part of the education team, this position will primarily focus on developing programing for and facilitating our youngest visitors, their families, and elementary-aged students. A good fit for this position is someone with excellent communication skills and adaptability who is not afraid of getting messy.

The Child Education Specialist is the primary developer and educator for our programs designed for young audiences. This role includes the development and implementation of our First Saturday Biggs Kids workshops, our 10-week Summer Read and Make series, and assisting with the development and facilitation of our Summer and Winter ArtVenture Camps.

This position reports to the Curator of Community and Academic Programs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Develop and facilitate our First Saturday Biggs Kids workshops.
  • Assist in the development and facilitation of our Summer Read and Make series.
  • Assist in curriculum development and facilitation of our ArtVenture Camps.
  • Assist in the development and design of our family guides and i-spy pages.
  • Engage and educate children, students, and families about various art styles, techniques, periods, artists, exhibitions, and pieces in the collection through tours and hands-on activities.
  • Cather and prepare materials for the educational programs.
  • Assist in the creation of child and family friendly programs and activities.
  • Memorize and present tour and workshop curriculum.
  • Attend occasional on-site programs and assist with coordination; including but not limited to set-up and take-down of tables and chairs.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Enjoys working with children and families
  • 1+ years of visitor/guest services experience.
  • Applicant does not need to have museum or art-teaching experience but must have a basic understanding of art materials and art in general/demonstrate a desire to work in the art field with a community service-driven mindset and the creativity to flourish.
  • 1+ years working with youth or the general public.
  • Highly energetic with a positive attitude that is creative and resourceful.
  • Ability to interact effectively and appropriately with diverse group of colleagues and visitors.
  • Ability to make thoughtful decisions in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to lift up to 25lbs unassisted.
  • Must work independently with moderate supervision.
  • High School diploma.

WORK SCHEDULE

This is a part-time position 10 AM- PM 3 days/week. Each 7-hour shift includes a 1hour unpaid lunch period. Extra hours may be required in order to meet position requirement related to special event coverage. Working Saturdays is required but the two remaining week days will be determined based upon the needs of the museum.

PAY RATE: $15/hr.

TO APPLY: Email a cover letter and your resume to programs@biggsmuseum.org. No phone calls please. Position will be listed until filled.