THE ORGANIZATION: The Frye Art Museum is a living legacy of visionary patronage and civic responsibility, committed to artistic inquiry and a rich visitor experience. A catalyst for our engagement with contemporary art and artists is the Founding Collection of Charles and Emma Frye, access to which shall always be free.
THE POSITION: Teaching Artist
REPORTS TO: Manager, Youth and School Programs
FLSA STATUS: Part-time temporary, non-exempt
RATE: $75–125/teaching session; $25/meeting and training hour
- Work with the Museum staff to create a visual arts curriculum for offsite programs based on Museum exhibitions and collections.
- Teach up to 25 elementary school level students at a time.
- Establish safe and encouraging learning environment that fosters the growth of 21st century skills.
- Be a positive role model for the students.
- Set up and clean up before and after each session.
- Document and display student work when appropriate.
- Maintain communication with Museum staff and on-site program coordinators.
- Fill out reflection and feedback form after each session.
- Participate in training and meeting when requested.
- Represent the Museum and help promote Museum programs and exhibitions.
- Travel to other locations for offsite programs when assigned.
- Must pass a background check.
- BA in art education, or equivalent.
- At least two years of experience teaching in an informal learning environment.
- At least one year of experience working with elementary school level and diverse groups of youth, including all demographics, cultural backgrounds, and abilities.
- Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and expertise in inquiry and object-based, student-centered teaching methodology.
- Strong desire for continued education and interest in personal growth as a teaching artist.
- Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and expertise in artistic development and visual arts.
- Strong classroom and time management as well as problem solving skills.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team; able to motivate self and volunteers.
- Ability to be flexible and adapt.
- Ability to appropriately manage confidential or sensitive information.
- Exhibit a professional, business-like appearance and demeanor.
Work areas are inside, in a climate-controlled environment with light background noise. Work is occasionally performed at other indoor and outdoor event sites. Work may require long periods of sustained standing during Museum events.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
- Sitting/Standing/Walking: Approximately 60% of time is spent seated while working at a desk. Balance of time (approximately 40%) is spent standing or moving around the work area. Ability to stand for extended periods of time when assisting at Museum events.
- Speaking/Hearing: Clear diction and acute hearing are necessary for effective communication with donors, members, the public, and co-workers.
- Lifting/Carrying/Pushing/Pulling: The ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds is necessary for moving material and equipment for events.
- Vision: Corrected vision close to 20/20 is necessary to effectively use the computer screens.
- Stooping/Kneeling: The ability to stoop and kneel is necessary for accessing files.
- Reaching/Handling: Good manual dexterity is necessary for computer keyboard use and for retrieving and working with appropriate paperwork, equipment, and supplies.
How to Apply
The Frye Art Museum will consider reasonable accommodations for those applicants with disabilities who may need reasonable accommodation to perform the essential functions/duties. Please contact the Museum for additional information.
This Job Summary is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of this role at the Frye Art Museum. Employees must maintain a high degree of flexibility in our rapidly changing environment and, as such, may be required to perform additional duties beyond the scope described here from time to time.