Teaching Artist

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum

Organization Description: 
Established in 1950 by W. Parsons Todd (1877-1976), Macculloch Hall Historical Museum preserves and interprets its historic house and gardens, unparalleled collection of the work of political cartoonist Thomas Nast (1840-1902), fine and decorative arts collections and Macculloch family archives, inspiring visitors to experience everyday American history where it happened. The museum’s unique historic setting, its period rooms and professional galleries excite and educate visitors of all ages, connecting present to past in a dynamic cultural environment. On site, online and through outreach, MHHM serves local, state, national and international communities.

Position Description:
Working under the supervision of the Curator of Education and Community Engagement the Summer 2023 Teaching Artist at Macculloch Hall Historical Museum will lead art experiences for children and young adult audiences in the historic garden. The art experience is an integral part of the Museum’s summer garden program, “Dig it! Plant it! Eat it!,” which incorporates history, science, environmental awareness, and the arts.

Reports to:
Curator of Education and Community Engagement

Job Requirements & Responsibilities:
– Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
– Designing and teaching art lessons that encourage and support all students
– Generating art supply lists and sources for materials
– Communicating regularly with the Curator of Education and Community Engagement
– Arriving a half hour before each program is scheduled to assist with set up
– Assisting with clean up and program reviews after each program
– Attending one planning meeting and one wrap up meeting at the end the season
– Contributing to a positive environment by working collaboratively with MHHM staff and community partners’ staff and sharing feedback to improve participants’ experiences.
– Adapting activities based on participant feedback and as needed to accommodate different learning styles

Candidate Qualifications:
The successful candidate will have an advanced degree in art and education; five years’ experience teaching arts professionally in formal or informal learning environments; have enthusiasm for working with children; excellent verbal and written communication skills; work well independently and as part of a team; demonstrate punctuality, dependability, and flexibility; bi-lingual in English and Spanish is encouraged.

Position Type:
Temporary, Contractor

Union Status:

FLSA Status:

Salary or Compensation:
– $150 per program; $50 per planning meeting
– Typical summer schedule consists of two to four morning programs per week primarily in July and August.

Organization or Project Website:

Application Info:
A background check is required.
To apply, please email a cover letter detailing your interest in the position at Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, resume, and two references to: Patricia Pongracz, Executive Director, ppongracz@maccullochhall.org.