Bilingual Museum Educator
Clyfford Still Museum
CLYFFORD STILL MUSEUM
Title: Bilingual Museum Educator
Compensation: $19.50 per hour
Status: Part-time (0-24 hours/week range; 5-12 hours/week average); non-exempt; eligible for part-time benefits
Application Deadline: June 18, 2021
Start Date: August 9, 2021
Reports to: Manager of Education and Programs, School & Youth
Schedule: Flexible, on call, daytime weekdays, occasional evenings and weekends
The Clyfford Still Museum’s Education & Programs department is seeking passionate and enthusiastic bilingual 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. The role of the bilingual educator is to facilitate CSM programs in English, Spanish, or in a bilingual format.
- Facilitate standard offerings (family programs, inStill School Experiences) in English and in Spanish.
- Collaborate with the team on the development of new program offerings/advise on strategies for program facilitation.
- Possible review and approval of Spanish-translated text as needed.
- Co-teach virtual and in-person family programs and programs for early learners.
- Co-teach virtual and in-person inStill School Experiences with K-12 students online, with visiting school groups at the Museum, and inStill To Go lessons at schools.
- Facilitate events and professional development programs with teachers.
- Support other Museum events and community-based programming.
- Commitment to self-reflection.
- Commitment to understanding and displaying empathy for children’s unique and diverse cultural backgrounds and experiences.
- Participate in initial training to become familiar with the Museum’s lessons, teaching strategies, and content.
- Participate in ongoing 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 with 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. Hours may vary from 0-24 each week depending on participant 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 have a proficiency in speaking and reading Spanish. The ability to review and edit written Spanish is a plus.
- 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 pass a background check.
- Applicants must have experience or interest in learning about platforms we use (primarily, Zoom and Google Meet) to facilitate virtual programs.
- Must occasionally lift and/or move items weighing 5-10 pounds.
- Uses technology which requires use of hands, 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:
- Love for learning sustains our work.
- Learning is an ever-changing process and a life-long pursuit.
- Internal and external collaboration makes ideas better.
- It is necessary to experiment and fail in order to innovate.
- We are artist-centered and audience-centric.
- Advocacy on behalf of our program participants and visitors is one of our core roles.
- When our interpretation and programming are accessible, represent diverse perspectives, and are inclusive, they create a richer environment for learning.
- We are committed to activity, research, and dialogue in the field of art museum education.
- It is critical to allow time for collaborative evaluation and reflection.
*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. that you are not available?
- Are you available for occasional nights and weekends?
- How many hours per week are you interested in working?
- How much advance notice of scheduling requests would you need to ensure your availability for teaching sessions?
- Due to the complex nature of the work and in-depth training, the Museum expects educators to be able to commit to the position for a minimum of 2 years. For how long would you expect to remain a gallery teacher?
- 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.
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