Adjunct Museum Educator
Clyfford Still Museum
The Clyfford Still Museum’s Education & Programs department is seeking passionate and enthusiastic museum educators to deliver the Museum’s programs for students and families. Museum educators, through their love of learning and inclusive teaching, sustain CSM’s innovative programs and contribute significantly to the Museum’s relationships with the community. Due to the on-call nature of this position, the ideal candidate is looking for a position that would support their professional development in museum education or seeking to supplement other work. Our adjunct museum educator team includes a diverse range of professionals including practicing artists, university students, retired classroom or museum educators, and caregivers.
- Co-teach inStill Gallery Experiences at the Museum and virtual experiences for grades K-12
- Co-teach virtual and in-person family programs and programs for early learners.
- Facilitate events and professional development programs with teachers.
- Support other Museum events and community-based programming.
- Commitment to self-reflection.
- Ability to recognize and respond to children’s ever-changing interests and needs.
- Empathy for children’s unique and diverse cultural backgrounds and experiences.
- Participate in initial paid training on Tuesdays and Thursdays to become familiar with the Museum’s lessons, teaching strategies, and content.
- Participate in ongoing paid training sessions with CSM staff and other experts to build teaching skills and comfort in a variety of relevant topics including but not limited to art, equity, and accessibility.
- Co-teach alongside a team of museum educators to provide optimal experiences for all students, teachers, and families.
- Collaborate with the Director of Education and Programs and the Manager of Education and Programs, School and Youth about scheduling, training, and feedback.
- Reflect upon teaching practices and lessons with other museum educators and education department staff regularly.
- Collaborate with other CSM department teams to implement programs.
Work hours and duration:
- Position is part time, and on-call and seasonally dependent on school programs. Hours may vary from 0-15 each week depending on program requests, with an average of 5-12 hours per week.
- Daytime availability during school hours is required.
- Occasional evenings and weekends are required.
- A flexible schedule is needed to accommodate various groups’ schedules and different types of offerings.
- Facilitation time will include time to prepare, conduct, and wrap-up the visits.
- Most school visits occur during the school year, however summer availability is required for family programs and other group visits.
Skills & Experience:
- Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree or have equivalent teaching experience.
- Applicants should have a passion for teaching and comfort with groups of children of all ages. Experience working with children from birth through age 8 is a plus.
- Applicants should be reliable, creative, flexible, reflective, organized, and enthusiastic about inclusivity.
- Applicants should be able to work independently as well as with a team of teachers.
- Applicants must have experience or interest in learning about platforms we use (primarily, Zoom and Google Meet) to facilitate virtual programs.
- Applicants must pass a background check.
- Applicants must present proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before the commencement of employment or receive an approved exemption.
- Must occasionally lift and/or move items weighing 5-20 pounds.
- Uses technology that requires the use of hands and certain visual capabilities, and is often done seated for periods of time
- Leads programming which involves sitting, standing, and traversing between locations throughout the Museum.
Education and Programs Department Values:
- We love learning!
- We embrace established and emerging research and strategies in the field.
- We collaborate to generate new ideas.
- We innovate through experimentation and failure.
- We listen to our community and advocate for their needs and interests.
- We strive for a rich environment for learning which is accessible, represents diverse perspectives, and is inclusive.
- We allow time for collaborative evaluation, reflection, research, and sharing within the field.
- We think holistically about the folks in our programs; ensuring that we address social-emotional needs, learning styles, and barriers to participation.
*The described work requirements are representative of those an employee encounters in performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions wherever possible. Some duties are performed in a modified way during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please send a cover letter, resume, and answers to availability questions below to:
- Are there days or times during the weekdays between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. p.m. that you are not available?
- Are you available for occasional nights and weekends?
- Educators are scheduled based on requests, and adjunct educators can expect to work 15 or fewer hours per week, sometimes as few as zero hours. Does this meet your expectations?
- How much advance notice of scheduling requests would you need to ensure your availability for teaching sessions?
- This work is complex, and our training is in-depth. Because of that, we aim to keep educators on staff for at least two years. For how long would you expect to remain a museum educator?
- What are your short-term (3-5 years) career goals?
Diversity and Inclusion
The Clyfford Still Museum is committed to the goal of building a diverse staff to serve the needs of our visitors. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.
Non-Discrimination Statement – The Clyfford Still Museum bases its employment decisions on job-related qualifications and ability to perform a job, and therefore prohibits (a) making employment decisions or basing terms and conditions of employment, and (b) making contracting, admissions or facility use decisions or basing terms and conditions of contract or facility use on the basis of a person’s: race, creed, color, religion, sex, age 40 and over, height, weight, national origin, ancestry or ethnicity, sexual orientation, transgender status or gender identity or expression, marital status, military or veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information, or disability, as well as any other basis now or in the future protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation.
The Museum follows this policy in all terms and conditions of employment including, without limitation, recruitment, hiring, testing, training, certification, opportunities for advancement, promotions, demotions, terminations, performance evaluations, compensation, and leaves.