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This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
The Assistant Educator, Learning and Interpretation is responsible for facilitating the Teaching in the Galleries student educator program and implementing a broad range of PK-12 school and teacher programs, including but not limited to teacher workshops, educator guides, and curriculum tours. The Assistant Educator, Learning and Interpretation is responsible for coordinating all tours for visitors from on and off campus, including scheduling student educators, overseeing events calendars, conducting related internal and external communications, and leading tours and workshops when necessary. This position also tracks education event attendance, assessment data, and departmental activities as well as assists in other areas of the education department as needed. Reports to the Head of Education and Community Engagement.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide tours of the permanent collection and special exhibitions to visiting groups and individuals, including PK-12 school groups, University classes, and community groups. Assist with developing a robust tour program for all audiences in conjunction with Museum reopening fall 2019.
Coordinate the Teaching in the Galleries student educator program, including but not limited to recruitment, training, scheduling tours, and, in conjunction with the Head of Education and Community Engagement, the Publications Office, and Museum curators, create teacher packets and other related permanent collection and special exhibition materials.
Implement and evaluate PK-12 school and teacher programs including workshops, tours, and open houses.
Under the direction of the Head of Education and Community Engagement, write curriculum-specific educator guides for permanent collection works as well as educator guides supporting special exhibitions.
Track and compile education department statistics, including numbers of programs and workshops and numbers of participants, to be used for Museum records and grant purposes.
Perform education department administrative duties as needed.
MA in Art History, Museum Studies or related field.
One (1) year working in an art museum education department or related work experience.
Previous experience teaching and experience developing and leading tours to all audiences.
3-5 years working in a university art museum education department.
Proven experience with PK-12 school and teacher educational program development and knowledge of PK-12 curriculum and lesson planning a plus.
Familiarity with Wash U and St. Louis PK-12 schools a plus.
Excellent teaching, organizational, communication, and writing skills.
Ability to work independently as well as collaborate with a range of individuals, including University faculty and students, PK-12 schools and teachers, museum professionals, and service providers.
Excellent speaking skills and the ability to engage with a wide spectrum of Museum tour participants.
Basic design skills preferred.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Ability to lead tours around the museum.
Evening and weekend hours as required.
The hiring range for this position is $17.14 - $21.85 per hour.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Human Resources website (hr.wustl.edu)
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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