During the academic school year (September – May), Teaching Artists lead tours and art activities aimed at introducing K-12 students to contemporary art and with the goal of encouraging the development of critical thinking skills. During the summer months (June – August) Teaching Artists lead on-site and off-site art-making and gallery experiences for summer camps and community groups serving youth in grades K-12. Teaching Artists also conduct museum and off-site programs for pre-K students, teens, families and multigenerational audiences. Teaching Artists must be available Monday through Friday, 9:30am – 2:30pm, the second Saturday of each month, and evening/weekend hours.
- Effective communication and public speaking skills
- Flexibility and ability to improvise
- Joy for working with young people
- Proven record of reliability and transportation for off-site assignments
- Ability to work as an active team member
- Successful candidates will have a BFA or equivalent experience
- A minimum 1 year of teaching in a classroom or an informal learning environment
- Maintain an active studio practice
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word/Excel) and Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop/Illustrator)
- Priority will be given to candidates who speak multiple languages
Essential Functions included, but are not limited to:
- Lead art-making and gallery tours for school, family and youth audiences
- Promote all PAMM education programs
- Work as a team to advance the mission of the museum
- Perform other tasks that pertain to the responsibilities of the Education Department
- Be an enthusiastic, helpful and positive member of the team
- Be professional, responsible and mature in conduct and behavior
- Be understanding of, encouraging to and friendly with all co-workers
- Be self-motivated and use time wisely
- Maintain open line of communications with each department
- Communicate pertinent information
- Respond positively to new ideas, and openly accept critical/developmental feedback
- Maintain effective communication through the use of meetings and memorandums
- Adhere to all work rules, procedures and policies established by the company including, but not limited to those contained in the associate handbook.
- Walk, bend, lift (up to 25 pounds) files, office supplies an electronic equipment.
- Finger dexterity to pick up paper and use computer keyboard.
- Close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.
- Ability to hear in normal tones including telephone and face-to-face conversation.