Arts Studio Coordinator
Hours: Sunday – Thursday, Full-time, exempt
BASIC FUNCTION AND SUMMARY
The Children’s Museum of Denver mission is to create a community where children newborn through age eight and their caregivers learn through play.
As an employee of the Children’s Museum of Denver, the Art Studio Coordinator is an ambassador of the Museum’s mission and brand, and will strive to spark children’s creativity and provide guest experiences that are inspiring, curious, welcoming, playful, inventive, and expert in nature.
The Art Studio Coordinator creates and facilitates a robust daily menu of walk up, facilitated, and registration based programs that serve the Museum’s diverse audiences, including very young children (infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school age children) and their adult influencers.
Program development, Implementation and Visitor Experience (approximately 60% of time)
- Deliver the museum’s mission by developing and implementing a robust calendar of activities and programs for the Art Studio. Programs proactively engage diverse ages and cultural groups.
Training, supervision and leadership (approximately 20% of time)
- Oversee staff and volunteers working in exhibit areas and delivering programs. Model appropriate facilitation both during training and on a day to day (on the job) basis.
Administration (approximately 15% of time)
- Collect and track data related to attendance and evaluation for the Art Studio programming for use in grant reporting, evaluation and other documents.
- Work a flexible schedule that meets the needs of the Museum audience and programs. Schedule and availability reflects that the organization is a 7 day a week operation
- Ability to load, unload and set up materials and equipment (up to 50 lbs). Able to stand for extended periods of time (up to 6 hours). Position duties also require kneeling, squatting, reaching and other physical activities.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
- Command of educational theories, practices, standards and resources related to content area.
- Demonstrate understanding of concepts and technical expertise related to content area, including a variety of art media. Expertise should include clay glazing and firing.
- Bachelors degree in the arts, education, or related field.
- 1 year + studio art experience; technical expertise in one or more art media.
- 1 year + experience working with young children and families in an informal educational setting, delivering similar content.
The Children’s Museum of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The Museum is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff committed to serving the needs of all our visitors and we encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds.
To apply please submit resume, cover letter and 3 professional references to Erika Weiss, Education Manager, at email@example.com by January 5, 2015. No phone calls, please.