Gallery Teacher | Fort Worth, TX
Job Location: Amon Carter Museum of American Art - Fort Worth, TX
Position Type: Part Time
$20 per hour, M-F with minimal Saturdays 9:30 – 2:30 pm
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Gallery Teachers work with the Manager of Gallery Teaching Programs, and the Gallery Teacher Specialist to develop and facilitate experiences for PreK–12th-grade students onsite at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, offsite at partner schools, and supports educational experiences as part of the education team at the Carter.
In coordination with and as directed by the Manager of Gallery Teaching Programs, Gallery Teachers will:
- Contribute to the development of and facilitate tours of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art for students from district-wide PreK–12th-grade programs, individual schools, homeschool programs, and day care groups.
- Contribute to the development of and facilitate offsite student-oriented programs at partnership schools, including pre-visits, and fine arts events.
- Attend all education sessions to learn about the objects in the collection and special exhibitions and participate in specialized professional development related to teaching techniques and strategies.
- Stay informed of school curriculum, state standards, technology, and art materials relevant to museum experiences.
- Help facilitate both family and access programs, on an ongoing, regular basis.
- Participate in and help facilitate large scale education, both on- and offsite, and institutional events as part of the Carter education team.
- Help facilitate professional development for educators on a regular, ongoing basis.
- Be an ambassador for the museum, and promote museum programs and exhibitions to teachers, students, and museum visitors.
- Communicate pertinent tour information to frontline staff (security personnel, Visitor Experience staff, Museum Shop staff, etc.).
- Conduct unscheduled and last-minute student tours upon request.
- Routinely check email to stay informed about museum and school program news.
- Maintain confidentiality of museum information; other duties as assigned.
Skills and Requirements
- Strong public speaking and presentation skills.
- Knowledge of various learning styles and strategies to engage students of all ages, knowledge of current educational practices, and experience with developing museum and classroom curricula.
- Computer literate; experience with Windows and MS Office.
- The majority of this job function and responsibilities occur onsite, with the exception of Carter teaching and events held offsite.
- Proven organizational skills, ability to work comfortably with interruptions in a shared work environment and to meet scheduled deadlines, and ability to work with a dynamic team and independently.
- Ability to use good judgment and work congenially and productively with museum staff, visitors, and volunteers.
- Professional presence and appearance; diplomatic and flexible; comfortable in dynamic and challenging situations.
- Ability to promote the museum effectively with the general public.
- BA degree in art history, American history or studies, art education, museum education, education, or another related field; knowledge of American art preferred.
- 1–2 years of experience as a museum docent or gallery teacher and/or teaching students in a classroom or informal learning environment.
Other Job Requirements
- Successful completion of pre-employment and background screen. MVR also required.