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Danforth Art School Summer Arts Coordinator (part-time, temporary)

Framingham State University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 27, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time
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Company Description:

The Danforth Art School at Framingham State University serves the public by providing non-credit community art classes to all ages. Our mission is centered on hospitality, inspiration and comprehensive fine studio art practice. Our students work in several large, sunny studios and enjoy learning from the incredible collection and exhibitions at the Danforth Art Museum. We are both located at the historic Jonathan Maynard Building on the Framingham Town Centre Common.

Framingham State University is a vibrant comprehensive liberal arts institution located in the MetroWest suburbs of Boston, which integrates an academically challenging liberal arts education with workforce preparation programs. Founded in 1839, FSU enrolls about 4,000 undergraduates and 1,200 graduate and professional students. FSU offers 35 bachelor's degrees with 55 specialized concentrations, 63 minors, and 26 master's degree programs, in a highly personalized teaching environment. Our community takes pride in empowering student success by providing a superior education, leading research and innovation opportunities, and a strong first-year experience.

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Job Description:


The Summer Arts Coordinator for the Danforth Art School is responsible for supporting overall operations for Summer Arts from June 19- August 20, 2022. The Coordinator is responsible for overseeing approximately 15 teen Studio Assistants, ensuring that they support teachers during instructional periods and monitor students during break periods. The Summer Arts Coordinator arranges the daily and weekly schedule for assistants, and holds daily meetings to encourage community, learning, and leadership. Additionally, the Coordinator is responsible for overseeing morning student drop-off, lunch period activities and participating as needed with student issues and supporting instructional efforts.

This part time, temporary position is for 10 hours/week from June 1- June 17 and 30 hours/week from June 19- August 20. The pay rate is $18/hr.


Assists Danforth Art School Director in providing direction to teen and college-aged studio assistants


Reports to Danforth Art School Director


  • Create daily and weekly schedules for studio assistants ensuring adequate coverage in studios and for break periods
  • Assign specific daily and weekly tasks for studio assistants, modifying and supporting as needed
  • Ensure studio assistants are prepared for their tasks and receive breaks during their shifts
  • Hold daily morning meeting to review issues and provide encouragement for the day
  • Support and mentor studio assistants
  • Provide written outline of specific contributions of each assistant
  • Oversee lunch period and activities, as well as break periods for all students in grades K-8
  • Oversee morning curbside drop-off procedures
  • Assist in facilitation of Friday Exhibitions
  • Assist with promoting programs at Framingham State University
  • Accountable for ensuring that affirmative action, equal opportunity, and diversity are integrally tied to all actions and decisions in areas of responsibility


  • Will need to work outside for student drop off, lunch period and occasionally for breaks.
  • May need to lift light objects



  • Bachelor's degree
  • Experience working in a museum or school setting
  • Evidence of consistent reliability and punctuality
  • An ability to adapt and respond to multiple tasks
  • Must be able to work independently and proactively
  • Must be willing to support the goals and objectives of the program


  • Experience working with children in an arts educational setting
  • Leadership or management experience

Additional Information:

This part time, seasonal position is for 10 hours/week from June 1- June 17 and 30 hours/week from June 19- August 20. The pay rate is $18/hr..

It is the policy of Framingham State University that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including booster if eligible, before they begin employment. Proof of the COVID-19 vaccine is required of all individuals hired by FSU, to be verified after a verbal offer of employment has been accepted, and before employment begins. Prospective employees may submit a request for a medical or religious exemption to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement to Human Resources. Furthermore, FSU employees must wear a mask inside certain campus spaces.

Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sexual offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final employment for all positions.

Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

Candidates must apply online by submitting:

  • Cover Letter,
  • Resume/CV,
  • *Equity and Inclusion Statement
  • Names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

*The Equity and Inclusion Statement is an opportunity for candidates to discuss professional skills, experience and/or willingness to engage in activities that would enhance the university's efforts to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Equity and inclusion statements will be considered as part of a transparent and comprehensive review of candidate application materials.

For best consideration, application materials must be received by May 20, 2022. However, applications may continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

Framingham State University only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you experience technical issues with the online application process, please submit a helpdesk ticket.

Framingham State University understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office at 508-626-4530 or


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