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Coordinator of Family Studio Programs

How You Will Contribute
As part of the Family Programs team within the division of Education, this person will report to the Manager of Family Programs and is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the team’s various studio programs. This work includes, but is not limited to: administrating Children’s Art Classes, teaching in the studios and galleries, contributing to the planning and implementation of monthly Family Festivals and coordination of the summer-long Art Splash program.

This position is full-time, working a minimum of 35 hours a week. In addition, frequent weekend and some evening work is required in this position. The Coordinator of Family Studio Programs will work the first Sunday of every month, multiple Saturdays when Children’s Art Classes are in session, and Saturdays during Art Splash.

Specifically, you will…

  • Coordinate the planning, preparation and implementation of a robust range of family and children’s studio programs at the direction of the Manager of Family Programs.
  • Supervise the Studio Monitor, part-time teaching artist staff, and interns who are associated with Family Programs.
  • Work with the Manager of Family Programs to design innovative art activities for children ages 3-12 and their families, with the purpose of making strong connections to the Museum’s collections.
  • Provide administrative support for the Family Programs’ office, including management of materials and supplies.
  • Maintain internal communications between Family Studio Programs and other departments throughout the Museum.

Your diverse background includes…

  • Master’s degree in art, art education, or museum education with knowledge of current practice and theory.
  • 3-5 years of Art Education and Museum experience, working with families or youth audiences.
  • Experience writing art education curriculum for preschool and elementary school age students.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an outgoing and engaging personality; the ability to interact with audiences of all ages is essential.
  • Excellent organizational, creative, and writing skills.
  • Prior experience supervising interns, volunteers, and/or part-time staff.
  • Strong record of teamwork, ability to collaborate effectively, and work creatively with others.
  • Physical Requirements:
    • Minor lifting and bending (lifting of no more than 25 pounds).
    • Ability to stand up for two hours at a time.
    • Able to sit on low stools or on the floor to interact with children.
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