Boston Children's Museum

308 Congress St
Boston, MA 02210
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Date Posted:
May 05, 2017

Region:
Eastern Massachusetts

Category:
Artistic/Programming

Type:
Full-Time

Arts Educator

Description:
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 makers.
Qualifications:

· 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 computer skills.

· Weekend, school vacation, and holiday hours are required.

How To Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to Jobs@BostonChildrensMuseum.org
Apply by:
June 30, 2017
About this Organization:

OUR MISSION

Boston 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.

OUR VISION

Boston 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 VALUES

Creativity. Respect. Excellence. Accountability. Thoughtfulness. Equity.

Boston 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.