Worcester Art Museum

55 Salisbury St.
Worcester, MA 01609

Date Posted:
November 11, 2022

Central Massachusetts



Studio Programs Educator


Job Title: Studio Programs Educator

Employment Type: Part Time, Non-exempt

Department: Studio Classes

Division: Education & Experience

Reports to: Manager of Studio Class Programs

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Rate: $20/hour

Job Overview:

To teach art courses to students of a wide variety of ages, abilities, experience, and backgrounds for studio classes and public programs; to remain current on subject matter and teaching styles; and to assist with youth program planning. This position requires specialization in multiple media and the ability to plan and lead activities independently.


  • Teach visual art classes and workshops for Studio Programs and Public Education Programs, in coordination with the Manager of Studio Class Programs. Provide individual and group instruction as required by the medium/subject of the class.
  • Integrate with the Museum’s permanent collection and rotating exhibitions. This includes researching current and upcoming exhibitions; developing engaging lessons reflective of WAM exhibitions and collections; leading students on gallery visits; facilitating discussions on art history/genre/media/style/artist; and inspiring studio work.
  • Assist the Manager of Studio Class Programs with youth program development and curriculum planning.
  • Assist with processing, organizing, and analyzing program data.
  • Prepare and submit course plans and requests in a timely manner and periodically review and update course materials (hand-outs, suggested texts, student supply lists) as necessary.
  • Demonstrate and practice good care and stewardship of materials, tools, and studio spaces.
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance.
  • Keep current with new technology and software that elevate WAM’s virtual class offerings.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.


  • Ability to work with and teach students of varying backgrounds and at different levels of artistic development.
  • Foundational understanding of course material.
  • Substantial knowledge of educational pedagogy.
  • Strong speaking, writing, and listening skills.
  • Demonstrated experience with data analysis.
  • Teaching availability on Saturdays during the academic year (September – June) and Mondays – Fridays during school vacations and summer sessions.
  • Ability and willingness to learn new media, subjects, and educational methods.
  • Must pass a CORI and/or background check.
  • Embraces and promotes diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion initiatives

Education and Experience:

  • BA/BFA or more than 5 years of related art teaching and curriculum development experience required.
  • 1–2 years of art education work in a PreK-12 educational setting – preferably in museums, public or private schools, or non-profit arts/community organizations – required. Applicants fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, Vietnamese, or ASL also preferred.
How To Apply:
Apply by:
January 06, 2023
$20 / Per hour
About this Organization:

Collection Information

The Worcester Art Museum creates transformative programs and exhibitions, drawing on its exceptional world-renowned collection of 38,000 works of art spanning 51 centuries. Central to its mission is a focus on audience engagement, connecting visitors of all ages and abilities with inspiring art and demonstrating its enduring relevance to daily life. The Museum’s creative initiatives—from pioneering collaborative programs with local schools, to fresh approaches to exhibition design and in-gallery teaching, to a long history of studio class instruction—provide opportunities for its diverse audiences to experience art and learn both from and with artists.

Centrally located in New England, Worcester is an hour from Boston, Providence and Hartford, an hour and a half from the Berkshires, three hours from New York City, and is convenient to Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

The Museum is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.