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MIT Museum Studio Assistant

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August 1, 2019

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Job title: MIT Museum Studio and Compton Gallery Assistant

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to provide general assistance in running the Studio, e.g., assisting students with engineering design, use of design software, use of rapid prototyping tools at the Studio and other MIT facilities; promoting and running events, facility maintenance and exhibit installation.

The MIT Museum Studio and Compton Gallery is a program connecting the rich resources of the MIT Museum (interpretive galleries, historical collections, etc.) with forefronts of MIT education and research. It operates at the intersection of art, science and engineering; practice-based learning integrates artistic and scientific methods and content. Undergraduate and graduate students from all fields of study pursue original technology projects for experimental exhibition at the Compton Gallery and to advance the multi-sensory learning environment of the MIT Museum. 

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-knowledge of engineering design, mechanical design

-experience with shop tools ranging from hand and basic machine shop tools to rapid prototyping tools (laser-cutter, waterjet, additive manufacturing, etc.)

-experience working with small mechanical and electro-mechanical systems (arduino, sensors, motor controllers, dynamic LED lighting, simple electronic prototyping, etc.)

-physical computing programming experience

-facility with Adobe Creative Suite

-comfortable using both Mac and Windows systems

-experience with 3D modeling software (e.g. Vectorworks, Solidworks, Autocad, Rhino 3D, etc.)

-comfortable learning new tools as needed

-familiarity with MIT rapid prototyping and shop facilities a plus 

-teaching experience a plus 

How to apply: send resume and cover letter to Seth Riskin at riskin@mit.edu

Apply by date: July 31, 2019

Salary range: 40 hours/week, hourly rate based on experience 

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Senior Administrative Assistant

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The Senior Administrative Assistant assists with the day-to-day operation of the Instructional Media & Technology Services department, which powers the Elsie K. Sloate Media Center, and manages the operation of the IMATS Equipment Room and its student worker team. In addition, the Assistant works on various media production projects as assigned, and has the opportunity to participate in media instruction, center programming, and other operations.

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Studio Art Technical Assistant

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The Studio Arts department in the Sarofim School of Fine Arts at Southwestern University invites applications for a Studio Art Technical Assistant.  This is a 10-month, full-time professional staff position with benefits.  The work schedule will be August 15-June 12, M-Th, 12:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Friday hours flexible.

    

This position provides technical assistance to the faculty in Studio Art in support of their classes in sculpture, ceramics, design, photography, digital arts and architecture and co-teaches a Professional Practices course each semester.    

    

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  supervise evening labs in ceramics, sculpture, design, digital photography and computer animation and architecture; inventory, order, deliver, store and maintain supplies and materials for ceramics, sculpture, design, photography, digital imaging and architecture studios; prepare classroom materials; maintain and repair tools and equipment in the studios; maintain, load and fire kilns; co-teach a Professional Practices course each semester; supervise student workers and enrolled students in the studios; assume sole responsibility for HAZMAT, OSHA, and safety programs in all assigned studios and the teaching of safety/HAZMAT procedures to students and faculty (training provided); construct and repair studio furniture; assistance with student exhibitions in assigned media.

    

Primary qualifications:  MFA in ceramics or sculpture; knowledge of the function of various tools used to work in the following media: clay, stone carving, metal fabrication, wood fabrication, wax and bronze casting; knowledge and ability to operate and maintain gas and electric kilns, electric and pneumatic tools, wood shop tools, oxyacetylene welding and arc cutting tools; strong design and carpentry skills; ability to weld; ability to surface finish all types of wood; ability to demonstrate use of shop equipment to students; strong organizational skills; familiarity with Photoshop and Carrera software and willingness to learn new software; knowledge, understanding, and acceptance of cultural differences and the diversity within the campus and community.  Must also be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.  Prior experience working in ceramics or woodworking is preferred.

    

Southwestern University offers competitive salary and benefits including health, dental, life, long term disability, retirement, 15-paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, tuition assistance, access to athletic facilities, free parking and discounted meal rates.  Southwestern University is a selective, undergraduate institution committed to a broad-based liberal arts, sciences, and fine arts education.   Southwestern University is deeply committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and especially encourages applications from members of groups traditionally under-represented in academia.  For information concerning the University, visit our Web site at www.southwestern.edu.

    

 

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Art teacher - no experience needed - relocate to China

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9000 - 12,000 CNY monthly
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01.09.2019

No experience required, great benefits offered!

Pioneer & Beyond can make your dreams of teaching in China come true! We have a range of ESL Teaching positions available in cities across China, teaching students of all ages. We will support you during each step of the journey, from the initial interview until you have finished your 12-months contract.

Contracts include:

Competitive salary

No fees

Flight reimbursement

Free pick up upon arrival in China (airport or train station)

Introductory free hotel accommodation in the first few days (if applicable)

Free accommodation/ housing allowance

Assistance acquiring visa

Health insurance

Free Mandarin Chinese lessons (depending on the job role)

Key role and responsibilities for this Teacher role;

Contract Length: 12 months with Subject: Art

Working hours: Up to 40 hours per week

Working Days Per Week: 5 days

Duration of Each Class: 45 minutes – 1 hour

Students: adults, teenagers or children renewable contract

Location: many cities across China

Salary: 9000 - 12,000 CNY monthly (approx. £1,050 - £1,350) - Based on qualification and experience 

* The average monthly salary in China is between 4000- 5000 CNY (£560) per month.

Eligibility

We are looking for candidates that are full of enthusiasm and willingness to learn, open-minded and able to embrace a new culture. The minimum requirement to apply:

-  Art degree or 2 years experiance with a Bachelors in any feild

-  the ability to commit to a 12-month contract

- applicants must be between the age of 21 – 54 to meet China’s visa regulations

-  applicants must hold a passport from the United Kingdom, United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand or South Africa, or be a European citizen with a degree from one of the seven countries mentioned above to meet China’s visa regulations

-  ability to obtain a clear background check

- English proficiency: native level

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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
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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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