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Art Educator

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$33,280-$37,440
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5/14/2019

The Art Educator is a vital member of the Education Team and is responsible for implementing educational programs in accordance with KidsQuest Children’s Museum’s educational philosophy, lesson plans, and classroom standards. The Art Educator will maintain the high quality of our programs by providing museum visitors with engaging, process-oriented, creative experiences in the KQCM Art Studio, and by bringing art to life throughout the museum. This position utilizes an expert background in ceramics and fine arts in an informal learning environment, and must exhibit adaptability, a love of working with the public, and enthusiasm for teaching.

Responsibilities and Duties
Programming 70%

  • Plan and facilitate free and paid visual arts programs in the Art Studio, including Little Picasso and Summer Camps
  • Oversee program implementation done by other Museum Educators in the Art Studio
  • Oversee all kiln firing and manage kiln schedule
  • Collaborate with Education Manager to develop clay and art related programs and coordinate outside artists and partners
  • Maintain working order of the Art Studio, its equipment, and supply and material inventory
  • Instruct art-based outreach programs through our Field Trips to Go program
  • Develop content and secure vendors for annual Art-Tastic event
  • Facilitate activities at education and development event as requested

Visitor Experience 30%

  • Model exceptional educational approaches and train visitor experience staff and volunteers
  • Interact and react positively in a fast paced environment
  • Work alongside educators and visitor experience staff to keep spaces functional and inviting
  • Implementation of art, science, early learning, and other programs as needed including but not limited to leading field trips and museum gallery enhancement activities
  • Manage pick-ups of patron creations after firing

Perform other related duties as assigned

Experience and Qualifications

  • 3 years’ experience with ceramics and kiln management required
  • Bachelor’s degree in education or fine arts preferred
  • Comfortable leading children birth to ten years old, adults, and seniors in hands-on art experiences, using a variety of mediums
  • Experience educating children in classroom or informal learning environments preferred
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of individuals including teens, children, parents, and individuals of all ages with special needs
  • Friendly, outgoing, and enthusiastic personality
  • Detail oriented and extremely reliable
  • Ability to main current driver’s license required
  • Ability to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time, work outdoors, move from ground to above shoulder, ascend/descent stairs, position self to bend, stoop, sit, push, and pull

In order to serve the best interest of museum patrons, KQCM will:

  • Conduct a criminal background check on all prospective employees
  • Require proof of immunizations within thirty days of employment
  • Require certification in Adult, Child and Infant CPR, First Aid, and AED
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Class Coordinator at Textile Arts Center

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$17/hr
Application Deadline: 
5/10/2019

Job Title: Class Coordinator, Adult + Youth Education

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Reports To: Director of Operations

Status: Part-Time (17 hours per week), Regular, Non-Exempt

Schedule: Tuesdays 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Wednesdays 5:30pm - 10:00pm, and Saturdays 10:15am - 5:45pm, Tuesday 12-1pm bimonthly meetings (if under 2 meetings per month deduct 1 hour from pay)

Pay Rate: $17/hour for a total of 17 hours per week

 

About Textile Arts Center:

 

Textile Arts Center (TAC) is a NYC-based resource facility founded in 2009 dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of textiles through creative educational programs for children and adults. TAC’s mission is to unite and empower the textile community. We do this by providing accessible, skills-based classes, artist programs, and community events to reinvigorate engagement with traditional crafts. We’re proud to offer a diverse range of programming from a fully equipped 6,800 square foot studio in Brooklyn, and a 900 square foot studio in Manhattan.

 

After 10 years of operation, 2019 marks an exciting moment of change for TAC - including Brooklyn studio renovations, improvements to a number of programs and classes, and the implementation of a long term strategic plan.

 

As we turn toward the next 10 years, we’re looking for passionate textile enthusiasts to join our committed, small team in moving the organization forward.

 

Position Overview:

 

Since our founding in 2009, TAC has offered a wide range of textile classes, including after school, mini camp, and summer camp options for kids, along with month-long, weekend, and drop-in workshops for adults. With over 200 adult classes per year and ongoing youth programs, we reach over 900 children and 1200 adult students across our Brooklyn and Manhattan locations each year.

 

The Class Coordinator serves as the main administrative point of contact for all youth and adult classes, and supports to the daily operations of the organization as needed. The Coordinator must be comfortable organizing and maintaining information across multiple platforms, both internally and externally (including an online registration system and the TAC website). The successful candidate will be highly organized, detail oriented, and committed to promoting and ensuring the success of all classes.

 

As the “face” of TAC, the Class Coordinator also provides responsive, high-quality customer service that enhances the general public’s understanding of TAC’s services and programs. The Coordinator will regularly respond to public inquiries made in person, online, and over the phone, working closely with other TAC staff to ensure the general public is informed about specific TAC classes, events, and programs. TAC students represent many diverse communities, abilities, geographies, and ages.  Sensitivity towards a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, and a willingness to listen to and support others, is crucial to this role.

 

The Class Coordinator reports directly to the Director of Operations, but also works closely with all members of the TAC team in regards to class management and daily operations.

 

Due to the Part-Time nature of this role, the Class Coordinator is ideal for someone with a flexible schedule and/or artist looking for consistent work outside of their regular practice.

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

 

Class Coordination:

  • Acts as main customer service  contact for all instructors, students, and TAC staff regarding adult and youth classes in our Brooklyn and Manhattan locations
  • Post all adult and youth classes to internal class registration system (Active), the TAC website, and internal calendar
  • Manage CourseHorse enrollments and all registration communications
  • Share weekly class status updates with staff, communicating cancellations to students and instructors as necessary
  • Own full cycle of student communications: facilitate student registration process, class transfers and cancellations, waitlist registrations, class reminder emails, and follow-up evaluations
  • Own full cycle of instructor communications: send class reminder emails, manage material requests with Studio Manager, and follow-up evaluations
  • Support Director of Operations in promotional strategy for classes on an ongoing basis
  • Manage all discount and coupon codes for classes; process gift certificates as necessary
  • Process internal class registration requests from staff and interns
  • Support Director of Operations in the annual scheduling process of all youth and adult programs
  • Pull regular reports from Active (including enrollment, class rosters, financial, and waitlist information)
  • Present a yearly adult class report to staff, analyzing data from the previous season and recommending any changes or enhancements to our adult class program
  • Manage and process youth scholarship applications
  • Post Open Studio sessions in Active and update Open Studio hours on the website twice a week
  • Update information on the website as needed
  • Perform other duties to support the Director of Operations of TAC as assigned

Customer Service:

  • Provide time-sensitive and knowledgeable telephone, e-mail, and online registration support to all student, parent, and general inquiries; manage front desk on assigned days
  • Support Director of Operations’ efforts to improve student experience and resolve escalated customer service issues
  • Serve as studio monitor during set hours: oversee Open Studio student check in, and payment at front desk
  • Provide studio tours and general TAC information to visitors as needed
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Knowledge, Skills, & Qualifications:

 

Required:

  • One (1) year experience in communications, customer service, office administration, or a related field
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience (4 years in a directly relevant field)
  • Proven skills and aptitude to excel in a customer-focused and results-driven environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well with others in a busy professional environment
  • Solid organizational skills, multi-tasking ability, and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated capacity to be reliable and highly productive
  • Must be a proactive problem-solver, adaptive to a growing, changing organization
  • Strong computer skills, with proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Strong people-orientation, with demonstrated consensus-building and conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrated effectiveness and ability with public speaking
  • Enthusiasm and dedication to the mission of Textile Arts Center

 

Preferred:

  • Administrative experience in an arts or educational environment
  • Experience in a public-interfacing position
  • A passion and knowledge of textile arts; curiosity to learn more and share information about our class offerings
  • Proficiency on a Mac platform; website and database management experience is strongly preferred

 

Pay Rate + Benefits

The hourly rate for this position is $17 per hour. TAC is closed during set holidays, including Labor Day Weekend, Thanksgiving Break (usually 5 days), and Winter/Christmas Break (usually 2 weeks), Easter Weekend, Memorial Day Weekend, 4th of July weekend. Some off-site customer communication may be required through these times.

All TAC staff have access to free adult classes and Open Studio use during the course of their employment.

 

Textile Arts Center seeks to hire staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.

All positions at Textile Arts Center are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.

 

To apply: Please send your resume and cover letter as PDF attachments in an email to submit@textileartscenter.com. Tell us why you want to be a part of this team, and why you think you’d be an excellent fit for this role. Your email subject should be titled as  “Class Coordinator - {your full name}”

 

We are looking to fill this position beginning in May. Please apply early!

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Education Program Fellow

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6 month stipend
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4/30/19

Temporary, part-time contract position with 6 month stipend

20-25 hours per week depending on schedule

 

Job Summary

This position will provide support for creative and innovative programming for the museum.

Working closely with the Director of Education, the Education Fellow will help develop creative programming including classes, public programs, docents, teen programs, as well as other administrative tasks. 

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist Director of Education in all outreach efforts to potential collaborators and partners
  • Help develop creative and innovative educational and interpretive programs for the museum 
  • Manage and cultivate docent program and train volunteers for school tours
  • Lead group tours for K-12 students and develop and prepare materials for field trips
  • Coordinate field trips (Art is for Everyone) and Arty Parties
  • Support Director of Education to grow and expand teen programs
  • Serve as the contact for students, parents, and teachers
  • Process and oversee materials for classes, group visits, and other special programs
  • Ensure accuracy of all education program marketing materials, website, and other outreach efforts
  • Assist with preparation for museum education internal reports and maintains general reporting records
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Work with instructors to develop and document creative and academically sound project-based curriculum specifically designed for each class and group of students
  • Assist with the management of the studios including accessibility, storage, and supplies

Skills & Qualifications

  • Current Master’s degree student or recipient from a regionally accredited institution in Art, Art History, Art Education, Museum Studies, or related field
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively present information and respond to art and education related questions from staff, students, and the general public
  • Ability to work well with children and families including special needs
  • Must display initiative, provide creative solutions, and utilize diplomatic skills with minimal supervision
  • Ability to maintain a high level of diplomacy and professionalism in all circumstances
  • Possess excellent organization and communication skills and strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evening, weekend, and holiday assignment
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Power Youth Coordinator

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$18.00-$20.00 per hour
Application Deadline: 
Aprul 1, 2019

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The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery is Canada’s leading public gallery devoted exclusively to the art of our time and is recognized as an important centre for contemporary art in North America and in the world.  Over the past 32 years, its reputation for presenting cutting edge exhibitions, superior catalogues and editions, and challenging special events has remained unparalleled.  Presenting contemporary art by living artists of local, national, and international stature, The Power Plant's mission is to present and disseminate the best contemporary art in all and any media within Harbourfront Centre and offsite through partnerships in Toronto, Canada and abroad.  

Harbourfront Centreis a leader in providing internationally renowned programming in the arts, culture and recreation across a stunning 10-acre site at the heart of Toronto’s waterfront. For more than 40 years, Harbourfront Centre has celebrated the best in Canadian culture and the rich mosaic of cultures from around the world by curating over 4000 events annually across its ten-acre site from music festivals to contemporary dance, to craft and design to sailing lessons.

ROLE STATEMENT

Position Title: Power Youth Coordinator

Department: The Power Plant (TPP)

Reporting to: Curator of Education & Public Programming

Direct reports: Power Youth Teaching Assistant

Key Relationships: Curator of Education & Public Programs, Power Youth Teaching Assistant, Grants & Sponsorship Officer, Marketing & Communications Officer, Harbourfront Centre staff

Wage:  $18.00 - $20.00 per hour

Type of Employment: Contract Full-time (35 hours per week) from 3 June 2019 to 31 May 2020

Summary of Function:

This position plays a fundamental role developing and implementing youth outreach programs at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery. Under the supervision of The Curator of Education & Public Programs, key responsibilities include coordinating all administrative aspects of the Power Youth program including communicating with external partners, interviewing and contracting artists, ordering supplies, scheduling transportation, organizing a year-end exhibition/showcase. The Power Youth Coordinator also supervises the Power Youth Assistant. The Power Youth Coordinator is required to be on-site at select community partner locations to ensure seamless operation, documentation of programs, and to confirm program goals are being met. This position is also responsible for preparing evaluation reports for each program cycle to inform key stakeholders of Power Youth activities, and assisting as needed in grant applications to secure future program funding.

DUTIES  

Program Coordination & Administration

Developing program plans/ schedules and budget for each Power Youth cycle; tracking program expenses; filing program material; ordering art supplies; organizing field trips to the gallery (and/or other sites).

Writing and posting artist-in-residence call for proposals; collecting and reviewing proposals for each program cycle; coordinating the interview process; participating in the selection of the successful candidates; preparing and collecting artist contracts; issuing cheque requisitions; and, maintaining communication between contracted artists, TPP, and community partners.

Supervising the Power Youth Teaching Assistant in their daily tasks.

Working with TPP Marketing & Communications, Harbourfront Centre Production & Visual Arts, and independent contractors to produce and market the annual Power Youth spring exhibition/showcase.

Facilitating Off-site Programming

Maintaining communication with community partners, preparing and collecting youth participation permission slips.

Ensuring Power Youth Assistant helps Artist-In-Residence with set up and delivery of program to youth, documents weekly program sessions, provides youth with snacks and refreshments

Planning and organizing one (or more) events or exhibitions for Fall and Winter program cycles.

Coordinating regular documentation of the programs through observations, and photo/video documentation.

Program Evaluation and Reporting

Coordinating an external evaluator to evaluate the effectiveness and success of OTF Grow Grant activities.

Compiling information and data to write an “Annual Report” to be designed by an independent graphic designer to be shared with youth, partners, staff, funders and other key stakeholders.

Provide reports/updates to Grants & Sponsorship Officer and/or Curator of Education & Public Programs, as needed

Grant Writing Support

Providing support and content to the Grants & Sponsorship Officer and Curator of Education & Public Programs when writing grants to secure future program funding.

Workplace Health and Safety

All staff members are required to take reasonable care of their own health and safety and that of other personnel (including volunteers and interns) who may be affected by their conduct.

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Essential Criteria

Job requires a Bachelor’s degree in Art Education, Fine Arts or related field

Job knowledge and skills are normally acquired through a minimum of 2 years of experience in an arts organization, preferably non-profit

Job requires experience in gallery or museum education programming

Job requires previous experience working well with youth participants

Job requires an understanding of contemporary visual arts

Job requires the ability to organize and plan multiple and simultaneous activities, under pressure and to various deadlines

Job requires strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills to conduct  staff training and lead informative/interpretive discussions with youth participants

Job requires effective written communication skills for effective email correspondence, concise reports, and program documentation

Job requires the ability to train and coordinate staff/contractors

Job requires strong computer skills, familiarity with budgets, and technical aptitude to operate office equipment (computers, Fax)

Job requires attention to detail

Job requires the ability to work independently with minimal supervision

Job requires ability to maintain confidential information

Job requires proven ability to lead and supervise staff

Job requires Standard First Aid and CPR Training

Job requires Criminal Background Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening

Job involves travel to offsite locations 2-3 days per week.

Job sometimes involves overtime.

Desirable Criteria

Masters degree in Art Education, Fine Arts or related field

3+ years administrative experience in an arts organization, preferably non-profit

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ESL Drama Teacher

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hourly rate: NTD800-1,000
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2019/3/31

// Teaching Drama in Taipei //

Our aims are to provide a self-development through drama program for children, to encourage: Enthusiasm, confidence, and verbal communication.

【Job summary】

Training, lesson plans, curriculum and scripts are ALL provided.

  • Age groups: 3 to 12 years old

Class video:

  • https://youtu.be/nwHXL_q37Gc            
  • https://youtu.be/s4ocFoSb0Eg 
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