Fitchburg Art Museum

185 Elm Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420
www.fitchburgartmuseum.org
info@fitchburgartmuseum.org

Date Posted:
July 20, 2020

Region:
Central Massachusetts

Category:
Education/Instruction

Type:
Full-Time

The Clementi Family Education Fellowship, re-opened

Description:

The Clementi FamilyEducation Fellowship at the Fitchburg Art Museum (FAM) is designed to launch emerging art museum educators into substantial museum careers by providing a 12-month, full-time, immersive professional experience in the Education Department of a regional, community-focused art museum. The position begins late September/early October, 2020. FAM is conducting business in full compliance with state COVID-19 safety regulations, including mandatory mask-wearing for all staff and visitors, social distancing, and frequent cleaning.

FAM has a strong commitment to serving its community. Area schools, community groups, and artist organizations organize exhibitions for FAM’s Community Gallery, and the Museum maintains active educational partnerships with public and private schools, and Fitchburg State University. All of FAM’s gallery labels are bilingual (English/Spanish). FAM also participates in efforts to stimulate the local creative economy. FAM is fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

The Clementi Family Education Fellowship is a 12-month, 40-hour per week appointment for a recent M.A. in museum education, art education, or education technology. The Fellow will participate in a range of educational activities, with primary responsibilities for assisting the department’s transition to online programs through video production and editing. Other duties include overseeing FAM’s Community Gallery, organizing online art classes, researching and writing educational materials, and generally assisting the Director of Education and Director of Docents as needed. As the fellowship progresses, the Fellow will have increasing responsibilities and autonomy.

The Clementi Family Education Fellow works directly under Director of Education Laura Howick, and collaborates with the Director of Docents and other members of the FAM team as needed. FAM has a collaborative, convivial, and creative workplace culture, with on-going training and policy changes to promote racial equity and justice.

The Clementi Family Education Fellow will be paid a stipend of $30,000, with additional benefits of health insurance and two weeks paid vacation.
Qualifications:

Qualifications: Candidates must have completed graduate studies in museum education, art education, or education technology, and have experience working in museums or art education (such as recent internships). Video production and editing skills are required, as are excellent writing, communication, and organization skills. Abilities to multi-task, follow up on details, and work as part of a team. Commitment to working for, by, and with the community. Flexibility to work from home in response to the fluctuating pandemic. Basic knowledge of art history and teaching experience is preferred. Studio art, graphic design, and/or Spanish language skills a plus. The Clementi Family Education Fellow may be asked to work an occasional weekend day or evening during the school year. A car is necessary for commuting.

How To Apply:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV, three writing samples (1-5 pages each), and the names and contact information for three references by email to Director of Education Laura Howick (lhowick@fitchburgartmuseum.org), and put “Education Fellowship” in the subject line. Deadline for submissions is August 31, 2020.

Apply by:
August 31, 2020
Salary:
$30,000
About this Organization:

The Fitchburg Art Museum is a catalyst for learning, creativity, and community building. We accomplish this mission with art historical collections and exhibitions, special exhibitions of contemporary New England art, education programs, public art projects, community partnerships, and creative economy initiatives. All decisions, initiatives, projects, and programs at the Fitchburg Art Museum reflect our commitment to art, education, and the greater community.

Founded in 1925, FAM is located in four buildings across a city block in downtown Fitchburg, in North Central Massachusetts. Its varied collection of over 6,000 objects includes particular strengths in American Art, African Art and photography. FAM maintains 12,000 square feet of exhibition space, presents three major special exhibitions of New England contemporary art annually, and periodically re-installs selected permanent collection galleries.

FAM is a national thought and practice leader in the growing movement to make art museums more relevant and responsive to their immediate communities. FAM works closely with the City of Fitchburg, the Fitchburg Public Schools, Fitchburg State University, and many other partners to improve the quality of life and community health in our region. FAM is a visionary leader in developing programs for underserved audiences, including our city’s 35% Latinx communities. For more information about FAM, please visit www.fitchburgartmuseum.org.