Job

Instructor

Worcester Art Museum

Worcester, MA 01609

Deadline

Dec 01, 2021

Posted

Jul 27, 2021

Title: Adult/Teen Instructor – Sculpture/Mosaics

Education Division

Type: Part-time, Non-exempt

Reports To: Manager of Studio Class Programs

Direct Reports: None

Rate: $23.50 - $30.00

Purpose: To teach art courses to a wide variety of students and to remain current on subject matter and teaching styles.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Prepare and submit course syllabi, model requests, gallery requests, and equipment requests as requested.
Teach class(es) as agreed, giving individual and group instruction as required by the medium/subject of the class.
Keep up-to-date with new technology and software that could improve WAM class offerings.
Attending Classes: On-site Classes: Arrive at least 10 minutes before class starts, and depart within 15 minutes of the end of class, leaving the studio ready for the next class. Online Classes: sign in to class platform 10 minutes before class, close class within 15 minutes of class end.
Record Keeping: On-site Classes: Record attendance and return class roster to box daily for on-site classes / be able to report attendance to staff via email upon request and fully at the conclusion of class session for online classes.
Communication: Communicate professionally and in a timely manner with students and staff.
Scheduling: Inform Manager of Studio Class Programs of intended absences so they can be planned for. Notify all WAM Studio staff about emergency or sickness absence ASAP, teach scheduled makeup classes.
Integration with WAM Collection/Exhibits: On-site Classes: Lead students on gallery visits and lecture/facilitate conversations to educate participants on art history/genre/media/style/artist and inspire studio work. Online Classes: Utilize WAM’s collection via the current collection information platform (such as eMuseum) to lecture/facilitate conversations to educate participants on art history/genre/media/style/artist and inspire studio work
Review course materials (hand-outs, suggested texts, student supply lists) periodically and update as necessary
Attend Faculty meetings and Open Houses, schedule permitting
Perform other duties as necessary for class operation

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:

Strong speaking, writing, and listening skills.

Ability to work with and teach a wide variety of students of different backgrounds and at different levels of artistic development.

Strong knowledge of the course material to be taught and educational pedagogy.

Art education background.

Must pass a CORI and/or background check

EDUCATION:

BA/BFA or equivalent teaching experience required, MA/MFA preferred.

EXPERIENCE:

One to two years of experience teaching the applicable media/subject or one to two years of art education work in a PreK-12 educational setting for youth classes or adult education for adult classes, or both. Work in educational settings such as museums, public or private schools, or non-profit arts/community organizations preferred. A practicing knowledge of the media(s) and materials you will be teaching.

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