Art Educator 

Position Overview
The art educator position facilitates a dynamic studio environment for children, families, school groups, and the general public through a growing number of educational programs at MOWA. The art educator will be responsible for planning and teaching the weekly Studio Saturdays program. Reporting to the youth education coordinator, the position will also assist with education activities including, but not limited to, school tours, summer camps, birthday parties, scout workshops, and other programs.

Essential Job Functions
  • Plan and lead weekly Studio Saturdays program featuring hands-on art projects for children and adults of all ages and abilities.
  • Provide art instruction for youth education programs, as needed, including school tours, summer camps, birthday parties, scout workshops, and others.
  • Welcome and communicate with caregivers, teachers, and volunteers while facilitating hands-on art projects for youth.
  • Create a positive studio environment, including set-up and clean-up.
  • Be an ambassador for the museum’s mission and youth education programs.
  • Collaborate with the curatorial, marketing, and development departments to advance MOWA’s educational initiatives.
  • Prepare and share program summary reports.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Outgoing, creative team player with exceptional teaching skills and a passion for working with children and families.
  • Skilled and innovative in various visual art techniques, mediums, and tools.
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and interpersonal skills.
  • Calm and flexible in hectic classroom environments.
  • Consistently works in a positive and cooperative manner.
  • Knowledge of or interest in Wisconsin art. Knowledge of Microsoft Office products.

Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent experience. Previous experience in an arts or educational organization preferred. Teaching experience utilizing effective classroom management skills. Experience with design and facilitation of programs for children, particularly preschool through elementary ages. Physical Requirements: Maintain a stationary standing or sitting position for extended periods of time. Be able to lift up to 30 pounds.

This position requires flexible hours scheduled out on a monthly basis, including Saturdays 9:30–2:30; Wednesday through Friday mornings; and some evening and other weekend hours, based on the needs of the museum. Totals up to 10 hours weekly.

All applicants are required to apply online and submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references.

Disclaimer: The preceding job description has been designed to describe a general summary along with essential responsibilities of work performed. It does not contain a comprehensive inventory of responsibilities, duties, and skills or qualifications required of an employee to do this job. This job description does not establish an agreement or contract for employment and position functions are subject to change at the discretion of the employer. The Museum of Wisconsin Art is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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