Senior Teaching Artists for The Art Connection are the key implementers of this series of Saturday gallery-studio art classes at Carnegie Museum of Art. Each senior teaching artist is responsible for one grade level of students. They create lesson plans to implement the established curriculum that meet the program’s educational goals and its standard for innovation, imagination, and creativity in art museum education for children. They teach from these plans instructing, mentoring, and guiding students’ development as artists and enhancing their familiarity with art museums. They complete all tasks related to presenting their students’ work in the annual exhibition. They maintain creative studio spaces for their students, comply with logistical requirements of the program in terms of materials requests, collaboration with colleagues, and communication with parents, and supervise their volunteer assistants. Senior teaching artists report to the assistant curator of education for children’s and family programs who leads their training, guides program planning, and reviews and approves their work.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: BA/BS in studio art, architecture, or a related field; MA or MFA preferred; requires at least 2 years of experience teaching art to children in an art museum or cultural arts setting.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Must be a practicing visual artist with strong knowledge of the history of art preferably from university course work; must demonstrate the ability to teach from museum objects using discovery and inquiry teaching methodology. Strong studio/classroom management skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills; must enjoy children, have a flexible, congenial attitude, and thrive in an innovative, team work environment; must have the ability to follow operational guidelines and also demonstrate appropriate initiative and independence.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: A great deal of walking throughout the museum, carrying of equipment and art supplies typically not exceeding 10 pounds, ability to push carts through galleries and public spaces and travel stairs frequently.
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is interested in candidates who, through their experience and collaborations, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the Carnegie Museums community.
The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required beginning employment and as a condition of continued employment:
• Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
• Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
• FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Check
Obtaining the required clearances is completed as part of the new hire process. However, if you would like to apply for the documents on your own or for more information, please visit http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/clearances/index.htm
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Carnegie Museums is an EEO-1 Affirmative Action Employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability.
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