The Cleveland Museum of Art seeks an Education Art Collection Assistant to lead, administrate, and help to develop interactive, inquiry-based experiences for PreK-12 students and other audiences using objects and artworks in the museum’s Education Art Collection (EAC). This position develops and implements dynamic teaching strategies that inspire program participants’ wonder and curiosity, personal connections with art objects, and a strong desire to learn and discover more. EAC Assistants prepare materials, provide off-site transportation, and facilitate all EAC programs, including Art Cart, Art to Go, and community-based exhibitions. This position requires occasional evening and weekend hours.
Requirements and Key Competencies
Bachelors’ Degree in Art History, Museum Studies, Art Education, Education, or related field. Or progress toward a degree in one of the above-mentioned areas of study with at least two years of related experience and/or training. Experience working with teens and K-12 students preferred.
Valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and the ability to pass a background check.
Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills; Ability to communicate tactfully with colleagues, volunteers, community partners, program participants, and visitors. Fluency in Spanish, Mandarin, ASL or other languages in addition to English is strongly preferred.
Flexibility in scheduling works hours, and the ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours.
Ability to experiment, think creatively, and solve problems.
Evidence of strong collaborative skills.
Ability to receive input and feedback from a variety of sources, and channel feedback into actionable strategy.
Competency in Microsoft Outlook and Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.) and the ability to agilely learn new software programs as needed.
Co-presents EAC programs to PreK-12 students and teachers as well as a variety of other audience groups and communities with docent volunteers, at the museum and at off-site locations throughout the region.
Assembles materials needed for presentations including gloves, handouts, door passes, and others as needed.
Provides roundtrip transportation of artwork and docents from the CMA to schools, libraries, senior-living facilities, and other community centers within a 90-mile radius of the museum. Identifies location of presentation sites and plans routes to and from location. Communicates directly with colleagues and docents to coordinate transportation.
Attends and assists with all Art to Go training sessions and School Tour docent trainings, and docent coordination as available. Demonstrates safe handling techniques of artwork.
Occasionally staffs in-gallery Art Carts on evenings and weekends during special programs and events.
Assists with distributing and collecting program evaluation surveys.
Logs and shares accurate statistics for all presentations performed, including number of participants served at each site, miles traveled, and other program metrics.
Assists in the management and administration of the EAC.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Full-time Benefits include:
Partner-level membership to CMA
Free, unlimited admission to select Cleveland Museum of Art ticketed exhibitions (two adult member tickets per visit, subject to availability)
50% off admission to select ticketed exhibitions for members’ guests
Free admission to select ticketed exhibitions for unlimited children, 17 and younger, when accompanied by a member
Priority registration and discounts for museum art classes for adults and children
20% discount in the museum store
10% discount in the museum restaurant and café
Annual subscription to Cleveland Art members magazine
Free Garage Parking
Your employment relationship with the museum qualifies you for free or discounted admissions to other cultural institutions such as the Natural History Museum, Botanical Gardens, The Cleveland Zoo, etc.
Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
Short Term Disability
Long Term Disability
401(k) with company match
Critical Illness Insurance
Employee Assistance Program
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