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Museum Educator

Employer
Dartmouth College
Location
New Hampshire, United States
Salary
Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 6, 2017

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Position Type
Jobs Outside Academe, Non-profit & Government Organizations
Employment Type
Full Time
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Please see Special Instructions for more details.
This position is a 24-month term position. Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Museum Educator Department Hood Museum of Art Position Number 1125749 Advertisement Text Position Purpose
To implement the Hood Museum of Art's gallery/studio programs for regional school children and to assist with other museum education programs.
Skills & Knowledge
• Strong organizational, interpersonal, teamwork, and writing skills.
• Demonstrated ability to make connections between works of art and the ideas they embody and diverse disciplines across the curriculum, and to create successful teaching strategies.
• Ability to work well with audiences of all ages, especially children.
• Ability to handle several projects simultaneously and meet multiple deadlines.
• Strong public speaking and writing ability.
• Ability to participate in evening and weekend events.
• Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse population.
Minimum Experience
• Five years of successful teaching experience with elementary and middle school age audiences.
• Studio art background and experience.
• Demonstrated interest in museums and museum education.
Minimum Education
• Bachelor's degree in art history or related field, or the equivalent.
SEIU Level Not an SEIU Position FLSA Non-Exempt Employment Category Regular Full Time Department Contact for Cover Letter Katherine Hart, Senior Curator of Collections and Barbara C. and Harvey P. Hood 1918 Curator of Academic Programming Equal Opportunity Employer
Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.
Special Instructions to Applicants
This position is a 24-month term position.

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.


Key Accountabilities

Key Accountabilities
Art Education Programming
• Teaches education programs, including Images and ArtStart, for elementary and middle school students and assists with other museum education programs.
• Develops and conducts orientation workshops for teachers participating in programs.
• Collaborates with the Associate Curator of Education to plan and develop educational programs.
• Teaches lessons in the museum's studio in conjunction with museum visits.
• Oversees the design, production, and distribution of informational materials about educational programs for the families of participating students.
• Prepares materials for studio projects that are part of lessons.
• Directs student workers and volunteers who assist with programs.
• Assists with docent training.
• Administers evaluation instruments to participating teachers and students to assess the impact of programs.

Other coordination
• Coordinates the general maintenance and stocking of the studio.
• Develops and maintains an annual calendar reflecting own teaching schedule and use of the galleries and studio and communicates with building management and other staff to ensure space availability.
• Assists with the development, implementation, and staffing of other museum education programs such as family programs and teen workshops.
• Is encouraged to continually expand knowledge of museum education theory and practice, attend professional conferences, and give presentations based on professional work.

Other
• Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.
-- Performs other duties as assigned.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Optional Documents
  • Additional Document #1
  • Additional Document #2

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