The Museum Educator for K-12 and Community Programs plays a vital role in the museum's Engagement Team in developing, implementing, and assessing programs for school-age and community audiences of all age groups, year-round, both on- and off-site. Reporting to the Assistant Director for Engagement and working with the Museum Educator for College and Public Programs, Designer, and Online Content Assistant, the Museum Educator for K-12 and Community Programs' responsibilities include program conception and development; teacher training; development of interpretive materials for community, school, and library programs; recruiting, mentoring and supervising college assistants and On-Call Art Instructors; keeping current with museum education best practices and theory; serving as a liaison between the Tang Museum and educators at the elementary and secondary levels to develop links between the Tang's exhibitions and the New York State Learning Standards; and marketing programs to appropriate audiences. The Museum Educator works closely with the Engagement Team, as well as with the exhibiting artists, to develop special programs in conjunction with all 9-12 exhibitions each year, including summer exhibitions and programs.
Master's degree in Museum Education or Museum Studies, or Art History or Studio Art with extensive experience in museum work.
2-3 years museum experience or similar cultural organization, including management responsibilities, in developing and planning programs and supervising individuals and projects.
Demonstrated knowledge of art history and studio art, especially contemporary art, and knowledge and understanding of current practices in art education, museum work, and theories of education and learning
Knowledge of a wide range of artistic processes, materials, and tools
Strong organizational and management skills
Proficiency with Microsoft Office, and familiarity with online and social media
Excellent verbal, writing and public speaking skills for diverse audiences, including students, educators, and community leaders
Knowledge of the needs of art teachers and other educators, including K-12 educators and New York State Learning Standards, and professors who teach emerging educators
Knowledge of Visual Thinking Strategies teaching methods
3-5 years of experience using Visual Thinking Strategies with diverse groups
Experience in using new technologies to deliver educational content
Experience in marketing, including social media, print media, email newsletters, and other digital content
Demonstrated history of developing and implementing art-making assignments for various groups
Demonstrated history of art making
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