Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
www.mfa.org

Date Posted:
June 13, 2017

Region:
Eastern Massachusetts

Category:
Education/Instruction

Type:
Part-Time

Artful Healing Museum Educator

Description:

Engaging. Dynamic. Fun.


As one of the world’s renowned art museums, the MFA boasts a collection that spans nearly all cultures and time periods—ranging from the art of ancient Egypt to French Impressionism to Contemporary. There’s art and so much more to interest people from all walks of life. The Museum is a lively social destination that offers concerts, films, and lectures while also serving as an important community and educational resource for schools and families.


Our mission is to preserve and share our treasures with Boston and beyond while providing an engaging and memorable experience for all our visitors. This would not be possible without our talented staff, volunteers, donors, members, and community partners.


Our culture is built on scholarship, collaboration, trust, and mutual respect. We embrace change and the opportunity it brings and are committed to develop, reward, and retain our valuable staff.


Join us for what promises to be an enriching, vibrant, and ever-changing experience. And, yes, a fun place to work!


The Artful Healing Program is a unique opportunity for art educators who are interested in the application of the arts in the community, and encouraging participants of all ages in healthcare settings, to engage with the diversity of the MFA encyclopedic collection. Under the direction of the Artful Healing Coordinator, the educators will teach in various Artful Healing programs taking place mainly off-site at neighborhood health centers and hospitals, including: Boston Children’s Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and Massachusetts General Hospital.


Essential functions include: facilitate Artful Healing sessions, to include a presentation of the MFA collection with participants in group setting or at bedside, followed by a related hands-on art activity; plan visits and curricula with staff members at healthcare partners and report on participant engagement; attend meetings, trainings, and workshops as requested.

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in art therapy, art education, education, or studio art; experience teaching and working with groups of children; strong organizational and interpersonal skills; flexibility, patience, and self-motivation; 1 to 3 years of art education experience preferred; experience working with people with disabilities preferred; must be available to work at least 2 weekdays (Mon-Fri) per week.
How To Apply:

For consideration, please submit your cover letter and résumé to: resumes@mfa.org. You may also submit your materials via postal mail to: Human Resources Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.


Apply by:
June 30, 2017
About this Organization:
Fine arts cultural and educational institution.