The Arts Educator/Gallery Curator will be part
of the STEAM team, contributing their expertise in Visual Arts and Art
Education. Working with the team, the Arts Educator will be in charge of
programming in the Museum’s combined Art Studio and Maker Space, and
exhibit-based arts programming throughout the Museum. They will directly lead
programs for the public and train other education staff to do so. The Arts Educator will manage and curate the
Boston Children’s Museum Gallery, including finding and working with visiting
artists. Overall, BCM Educators are
responsible for developing and delivering quality, engaging, meaningful and
enjoyable programs for all visitors. In addition, Educators are responsible for
insuring their exhibit spaces are functioning properly, and periodically
participating on relevant exhibit teams and developing new exhibit
components. Applicants should have
strong experience working with young children, an understanding of informal
educational settings, a good sense of interesting voices in the vibrant Boston
arts community, and a proven record of networking and working with artists and
· BA/BS, preferably Masters, in Arts
Education (or degree in related field plus commensurate experience)
· Minimum of 2 years’ experience in
museum education (or classroom teaching plus demonstrated understanding of
community/informal educational settings.)
· Strong Visual Arts skills and
ability to work with a variety of media and materials (portfolio required).
· Experience with Arts education with
young children (0-7).
· Ability to network and forge
collaborations with artists and makers.
· Excellent written and oral
communication skills. Comfortable presenting to large groups.
· Experience with community art and
culturally responsive art projects.
· Bilingual or fluency in Spanish,
Chinese, or other language spoken by new Bostonians is desirable.
· Excellent interpersonal skills and
the ability work well with multicultural, intergenerational audiences, in an
energetic, friendly, outgoing, and professional manner.
· Excellent organizational and
· Weekend, school vacation, and
holiday hours are required.
About this Organization:
Children’s Museum engages children and families in joyful discovery experiences
that instill an appreciation of our world, develop foundational skills, and
spark a lifelong love of learning.
Children’s Museum is a welcoming, imaginative, child-centered learning
environment that supports diverse families in nurturing their children’s
creativity and curiosity. We promote the
healthy development of all children so they will fulfil their potential and
contribute to our collective well-being and future prosperity.
OUR VALUESCreativity. Respect. Excellence. Accountability. Thoughtfulness. Equity.
Children’s Museum is a curious, experimental, and creative learning
organization. We have a child and family centered focus, welcoming and
respecting all Museum audiences. We collaborate and show mutual respect and
support for our colleagues. We recognize that each person has equal, intrinsic
worth and deserves to be treated with dignity. We are a culture that innovates,
changes and pushes boundaries to keep the museum relevant. We are responsible
to each other and strive to keep our commitments to our colleagues. We have a
commitment to high ethical standards. We recognize the importance of work-life
balance, respecting the importance of personal growth and family. We have an
ongoing commitment to fairness in all aspects of the Museum and we embrace
alternative ways of thinking.