School Outreach Instructor | Albany, TX
OLD JAIL ART CENTER
School Outreach Instructor
Art-To-Go is the primary school outreach program for the Old Jail Art Center.
Instructors for the OJAC Education Department make monthly visits to various Region 14 Campuses, providing thematic lessons to K-12 audiences that address current social and cultural issues as referenced in the museum collection.
At each monthly program, Art-To-Go instructors lead observation and discussion of educational videos, books and collection art works connected to that month’s theme, followed by a studio making activity.
This program is provided free to participating schools; including 8 monthly visits and a travel stipend encouraging a field trip to the OJAC in the final month(s) of the school year. Contracted ATG Instructors travel to participating schools for 8 monthly visits, and to the OJAC in the final month to lead a concluding tour and making activity.
The Art-To-Go instructor is a contracted employee of the museum, working through the Education Department. Instructors gain:
Valuable practice in K-12 classroom instruction and management
Networking opportunities with area K-12 campuses and teachers
Resume building in fields of Classroom Education, Museum Education, Art Education
Personal arts and culture enrichment
Attend a monthly training and review session at the OJAC
Conduct monthly, classroom art instruction including discussion (using Visual Thinking Strategies) and art activities for K-12 audiences
Manage classroom dynamics
Conduct tours and making activities on-site at the museum during final month of program
Promote education programs, policies, and mission of the OJAC
Candidate must possess or be pursuing a Bachelors degree in Education or Visual Art.
Candidate must have reliable transportation.
Some form of teaching experience required. (camp/workshop, classroom, etc.)
Schedules are very flexible. [Instructors may choose to work between 1-5 days per week, but must be available from 8am-4pm on those days]
Between 1-5 days (up to 35 instruction hours) available per week
Instructors must be available from 8am -4pm on the day(s) of their choice
$100 full school day
$50 half school day
Plus Full Travel Reimbursement at current State Rate
August 2023 (for the 2023-2024 School Year)