The Education Coordinator works closely with the museum’s Executive Director to plan and execute a comprehensive education and outreach program that supports the mission of the Waterworks. The individual is responsible for exhibition interpretation and programs for adults, families, young people, and community outreach. The individual also writes grant proposals and manages grant funded projects. The individual functions as a knowledgeable and highly accountable museum professional and as an energetic self-starter who balances multiple projects simultaneously in a high pressure, demanding environment. This position reports to the Executive Director. This is a permanent part-time, hourly position (24 hours per week), requires some night and weekend responsibilities.
Major responsibilities include:
Develop and oversee school-museum-community curriculum-based programs (PreK-University levels)
Work with Exhibitions Assistant to coordinate annual School Exhibitions program for local and county public and private schools
Coordinate annual Dare to Imagine Award and related exhibition
Develop and coordinate teacher training workshops and programs
Conduct annual teacher training
Develop and foster relationships with teachers, school districts and education leaders
Community Outreach Programs
Coordinate the volunteer Docent program
Coordinate tours for community groups to develop local and regional audiences
Coordinate outreach lectures for community groups to develop local and regional audiences
Oversee workshops and classes for special and targeted adult populations through partnerships
On-site classes, workshops, public programs, and special events
Develop and coordinate classes and workshops for young people, teens, and adults on a trimester basis
Coordinate art activities for special events such as Family Fun Day, etc.
Oversee studio maintenance and the ordering of art supplies
Be able to provide replacement instructors or be able to substitute teach
Be able to conduct tours as necessary
Administrative and Publications
Evaluate and report program content and outcomes
Develop marketing and promotional materials and publications for classes/workshops, curriculum initiatives, and outreach programs in cooperation with other Waterworks staff
Contribute news and digital images for the museum’s Impressions newsletter, a trimester publication and for the web site
Develop, track, and report on project and program budgets in coordination with the Administrative and Executive Directors
Requirements: Bachelor's or Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, with classroom or museum education experience is required. Creative thinker, able to adapt to changing circumstances quickly, able to work well as part of a team. Demonstrated skill in writing and editing interpretative materials and/or lesson plans about works of art for diverse audiences. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills, ability to work with wide range of individuals including staff, donors, docents, volunteers, and the public.
Required Education: 4 year degree
TO APPLY: Mail cover letter of application and resume, along with three professional references to Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty Street, Salisbury NC 28144; Attention: EDUCATION COORDINATOR POSITION.
Please no phone inquiries or cold calls.
Volunteers are an integral part of our day-to-day activities at WW. Our volunteer team includes adults who work, or are semi-retired and retired, and students. Each year these volunteers provide an average of 4,500 hours of service.
Together we want to help ensure quality of life through the meaningful experiences and opportunities offered at Waterworks.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE:
Museum Docent / Tour Guide (tranining provided)
Studio Class Assistant
Greeter for Professional and Student Opening Receptions
Special Events Committee
INTERESTED? Click on the link below to complete an application.
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