Part-Time General Museum Educator – University of North Florida

Job Title General Museum Educator
Department MOCA – Administration
Position Number 942013
Requisition Number 061571
Position Type Other Personnel Services Part Time
Full Time/Part Time Part-Time
Time-limited through
Hours 8am-3pm M-F; nights/weekends as needed
Hourly Rate $12.00
Job Summary/Responsibilities MOCA Jacksonville is looking for a Museum Educator to implement and support educational initiatives to serve the Museum’s mission and audiences with particular focus on school and adult tours:
Program assistance may include participation in one or more of the following:
– School Tours: Plan and serve school tour programs to PreK-12 students that align with state and national curriculum standards. Assist with material prep, set up, and classroom maintenance.
– Adult Tours: Deliver tours to adult groups based on current exhibitions. Share information and facilitate engagement through in-gallery discussion.
– Art Camp: Serve as art instructor for children ages 4-14. Plan and implement art making activities for different age and skill levels. Engage children through gallery interactions. Follow appropriate safety and emergency procedures. Art Camp occurs during scheduled school breaks, including Winter, Spring, and Summer.
– Other Education Programs: Assist with all Museum Education programs, including Voice of the People, Art Aviators, and other outreach efforts.
Hours will range in the weekdays from 8am-5pm (variable per needs of museum). This position requires the flexibility to work nights and weekends as needed.
Required Qualifications – Candidates must have a Bachelors in Art Education, Education, Art, Art History or a related discipline;
– Minimum 1 year experience working with children in an educational setting;
– Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills;
– Ability to enforce museum specific etiquette with students;
– Ability to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including students, teacher, museum staff and visitors;
– Must have a flexible schedule that will allow for some fluctuation due to school, event or museum variants;
– Must have reliable transportation;
– Cannot be a current UNF student.
Preferred Qualifications – Experience teaching in a classroom setting;
– Experience in a variety of art making skills including drawing, painting, ceramics, and sculpture;
– Experience in the arts or in cultural advocacy;
– Experience with children with Special Needs;
– Proficiency in a foreign language desirable. Spanish or Sign Language preferred.
Statement(s) of Understanding Background Check
Statement(s) of Understanding Definition This position requires a background check. In conjunction with the University’s policy, this position may also require a credit check.
EOD The University of North Florida (UNF) is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. The University of North Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not commit or permit discrimination or harassment on the basis of genetic information, race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, or veteran status in any educational, employment, social, recreational program or activity that it offers. In addition, UNF will not commit or permit retaliation against an individual who complains of discrimination or harassment or an individual who cooperates in an investigation of an alleged violation of University Regulation.
Carnegie UNF is a Carnegie Community Engaged Institution. This designation celebrates the University’s collaboration with community partners from the local to the global level. It reflects UNF’s mission to contribute to the public good and prepare educated, engaged citizens.
Faculty Initiatives The University of North Florida promotes the quality and effectiveness of education and strives to maintain the highest standards of academic excellence in all phases of instruction, research/scholarship/creative activity, and service.
Posting Detail Information
Anticipated Start Date 10/07/2019
Job Posting Date 09/09/2019
Application Review Date
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Point of Contact Information Kiersten Lampe at (904) 620-4204
Hiring Official Ben Thompson
Location if not Jacksonville
Special Instructions Applicants must complete an online application, as well as upload supplemental documents, at www.unfjobs.org in order to be considered for this position. Applicants who do not apply online and/or upload all the required documents will not be considered for this position. Once you submit both your completed application and uploaded documents you will receive a confirmation number. Keep the confirmation number for your records. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Kiersten Lampe at (904) 620-4204, or k.lampe@unf.edu.
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a current UNF student?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a Bachelor’s degree in Art Education, Education, Art, Art History or a related discipline?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have at least one year’s experience working with children in an educational setting?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have reliable transportation?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Interest

Optional Documents

Part Time Curator of Education – Museum of Peoples & Cultures, Brigham Young University

Job Summary:

The Curator of Education position manages the educational and outreach programs of the Museum. The position oversees students in developing, implementing, and evaluating programs that connect the Museum with various audiences on BYU campus and in the surrounding community.

Education/experience needed: 

Required: BA/BS in art history, anthropology, history, humanities, or other cognate discipline.  Two years of relevant experience in a museum.  Excellent writing skills, attention to detail, outgoing personality.  Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work within a team atmosphere.  Flexible work schedule (occasionally required to work an evening or weekends).  Excellent computer skills.

Preferred: MA or Certificate in Museum Practices.  Familiarity with archaeological and anthropological collections.  A high level of organizational and social skills to supervise up to 10 student employees.  Experience with evaluation and audience advocacy.

Skills, abilities, knowledge:

Required:

Driver’s license, self-starter and manager, able to work with minors.

Competent in professional writing and editing, basic evaluation data analysis skills.

Knowledge of current museum education theories and trends.

Preferred:

Knowledge of museum educational standards, such as AAM accreditation standards and Edcom best practices.

Relationship skills necessary to build strong relationships with faculty and students.

Experience with archaeological methods and theories.

Essential Functions:

25% Design and carryout educational programs for use in formal and informal curriculum.

25% Oversee and train students and volunteers as they research, implement, and evaluate the Museum’s programs.

20% Interact with faculty and other teachers to create learning opportunities that benefit their students (gallery teaching, class visits, writing interpretive materials, etc).

20% Provide assistance, expertise, and some instruction in museum practices classes (topics may include education, evaluation, audience advocacy, exhibitions, etc.)

10% Participate as approved in the intellectual museum community and ad hoc duties as assigned.

Employee Class: 1/2 Time (17.5 hour)

Work Location: Provo Campus

Desired Start Date:  ASAP

Job Close Date: Open until filled

Documents Required at time of Application:

Required: Cover Letter, Resume
Optional: Letter of Recommendation 1

Equal Opportunity Employer: m/f/Vets/Disability

For more information and to apply: https://hrms.byu.edu/psc/ps/PUBLIC/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Employee&SiteId=60&JobOpeningId=85393&PostingSeq=1