Youth and Family Programs Teaching Artist—Education

Brooklyn Museum

Position Description:
We seek a warm, energetic teaching artist to collaborate in designing and teaching our Sunday family programs, including F.A.M. (Family Art Magic), birthday parties, and our new weekend art-making program.

Reports to:
Family Programs Coordinator

Job Requirements & Responsibilities:
F.A.M. (Family Art Magic)
– Work in educator pairs to plan a 90-minute program for 4-6 year olds with an adult companion; lessons are inspired by the semester’s theme, the Museum’s collection, and/or studio art materials and processes
– Co-teach the lesson’s gallery and studio components, which include:
– Gallery discussion with participants that is age-appropriate, family-friendly, focuses on Museum objects, and explores the goals of the lesson
– In-gallery independent family activity (e.g., sketching, material explorations, gallery hunts)
– Studio activity linked to the gallery objects/tour theme, as well as studio prep and clean-up
– Session-end program evaluation and promotion of other Museum programs to the audience

Free Weekend Program (new):
– Work with families (all ages) in a gallery or studio setting using art supplies for open and creative exploration or artist-designed projects in partnership with visiting artists or community partners
– Collaborate on program and printed materials
– Assist with studio prep and cleanup
– Support Museum’s goals by sharing program information and/or assisting with evaluation process

Birthday Parties:
– Plan and facilitate age-appropriate learning experiences for ages 4 and up with gallery exploration and art-making, focusing on Museum objects and tour theme
– Adapt lessons as needed
– Assist with studio prep and cleanup
– With Coordinator, act as co-host for families
– Meetings and Professional Development:

Annual all-staff training (2 hours):
– Research, prepare, and plan meetings (minimum 3 hours/month for 7 months)

Candidate Qualifications:
– A demonstrable commitment to our vision of art as a catalyst for a connected, civic, and empathetic world
– Bachelor’s degree or BFA in visual arts, education/early childhood education, art history, or a related field
– Minimum of one year’s experience in museum teaching
– Gallery and studio teaching skills with experience in a variety of media
– Comfortable collaborating as well as working independently on lesson development and delivery
– Strong working knowledge of education theory and childhood developmental stages
– Excellent group management, communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
– Bilingual candidates encouraged

Position Type:

Union Status:
Union—UAW Local 2110

FLSA Status:

Sundays: F.A.M. (18 days/year): 10 am–1 pm, October 16–November 20, 2022; January 8–February 12, 2023; March 5–April 2, 2023; Free Weekend Program (new): (20 Sundays/year): dates TBD; Birthday Parties (up to 4/year): 3–6 pm, various Sundays

Salary or Compensation:
$50/hr teaching (includes set-up and clean-up); $40/hr research, prep, planning; Free Weekend Program (new): $40/hr teaching (includes setup and cleanup)

Organization or Project Website:

Application Info:
Start date: September 19, 2022

Reports to: Family Programs Coordinator

Application deadline: August 14, 2022

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