The Gallery Teacher will facilitate gallery and studio experiences relating to special exhibitions and the Museum’s permanent collection for groups of various ages.
In particular, OKCMOA seeks a Gallery Teacher to lead one or more of the following programs:
- Babies at the Museum, a regularly-scheduled gallery program for children 0-24 months and their caretakers
- Gallery + Studio, a tour and art-making program for children and adult groups, booked upon request
- Gallery + Studio Birthdays, a version of the program geared towards children celebrating birthdays at the Museum
- Special events that involve a gallery tour component, booked on an individual basis
Gallery Teacher is a part-time, on-call position that requires weekday and/or weekend availability. The number of hours per month varies based on program needs and availability. While some previous education experience is required, training will be provided to Gallery Teachers before they take responsibility for leading programs.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Facilitate inquiry-based gallery experiences for adults, children, and/or intergenerational groups
- For select programs, lead on-site hands-on art lessons
- Create a positive, well managed studio/classroom environment for groups
- Prepare materials prior to programs and clean up afterward
- Record observations and program attendance after each program
- Engage in regular self-evaluation with Museum Learning and Engagement staff
- Conduct independent research on all artists and artworks in gallery
- Participate in required exhibition training sessions, staff meetings, and continuing education sessions
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Ability to maintain flexibility and composure while providing a high-quality gallery experience for a wide variety of people
- Knowledge of developmentally appropriate teaching methods for at least one of the following age levels: early childhood, elementary, middle/high school, and adults.
- Strong communication skills with the ability to speak effectively with people at any level
- Proven ability to efficiently multi-task and maintain a positive attitude
- Able to prioritize and coordinate projects and workload
- Strong organizational ability and detail oriented
- Excellent listening skills
- Ability to work collaboratively and build strong relationships with all levels of staff
- Strong work ethic and self-motivation to complete tasks without direct supervision
- Excellent problem solving and judgment skills
- Interest and/or knowledge of art history and art making methods and materials
Qualifications and Experience Requirements:
- Minimum Associates Degree or equivalent required; Bachelor’s Degree desirable
- Require previous experience working with one of more of the following groups in an educational setting: adults, early childhood (children ages five or younger), elementary-aged children, middle/high school.
- Prefer previous experience in a museum or arts/gallery education setting
This is sedentary work that requires the following physical activities:
- Sitting or standing for long periods, walking, finger dexterity, repetitive motions, talking, hearing, and visual acuity including close vision
- Occasional lifting (up to 10 pounds of office supply boxes or paper)
- May be required occasionally to stoop or kneel
- Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation
Working Conditions: Museum galleries and classroom/studio spaces
How to apply: Interested candidates may submit resume and cover letter by e-mail to [email protected]