The Museum Educator (Pre-K-12) is a member of the Public Engagement team with a focus on implementing high-quality programs for students, educators, and families in the museum community.  The individual in this role, along with the Youth and Family Education and Program Coordinator, will curate and deliver dynamic programming and educational opportunities which introduces diverse audiences to new modes of thinking, playing, and working creatively in the promotion of building lifelong learning relationships with the Museum audiences. The Museum Educator is responsible for curating programs and educational initiatives that deepen the relationships between the Museum and the wide range of communities that the Museum serves.

Job Type: Part-Time, 15-20 hours a week (primarily weekend hours with one weekday)

Job Responsibilities

Key Programs:

  • Weekend programing for families (primarily on Sundays for ArtVentures and gallery treasure hunts)
  • Crayola Classroom: Supply management and overall organization and use of classroom
  • Arte En Español: Pre-K program in partnership with PBS 39
  • Head Start: Pre-K program
  • School tours and other tours as needed

Key Program Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and collaborate with team and other Museum personnel to deliver programming and educational initiatives and opportunities that create visibility and exposure of the Museum, align with the Museum’s overall strategic vision and plan, connect with a wide-range of stakeholders including children, teens, families and the overall community, enhance themes in Museum exhibitions and offer diversity, educate, inspire, and engage audiences, both members and non-members, through a variety of different formats and platforms, and drive attendance, strengthen visitor experience, and deepen connections to the community in and throughout the downtown and surrounding regional area.
  • Develop and coordinate new and established programs aimed at promoting learning in informal education settings and fostering intergenerational learning communities, while encouraging innovation and creative thinking skills with youth in our Art Ways interactive family gallery and Crayola Classroom.
  • Facilitate the partnerships and the overall implementation of the Arte En Español and Head Start programs.
  • Maintain knowledge of current best practices in Youth and Family Programming.
  • Retain records of youth and family programs including enrollment and attendance numbers as well as evaluations and program impact records.
  • Work closely with the museum volunteers and docents to ensure an overall dynamic experience for visitors and the public as whole.

Administration, Operations, and Other Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the organization, supply inventory, and overall procedures and aesthetics of the Crayola Classroom.
  • Collaborate with members of the Public Engagement Team as well as members of Development, Marketing, Curatorial, Operations, and Administration teams.
  • Work with and develop sustainable and dynamic relationships within the community.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma, associate degree, or bachelors degree with relevant experience (work or volunteer) in studies or areas related to Pre-K-12 education, art education, museum studies, studio art, camps, and community settings.
  • Willingness and passion for engaging Pre-K-12 students of diverse ethnic, economic, and religious backgrounds and developmental abilities in discussions about art and creating art.
  • Experience in classroom management, engaging with the community, creating, and implementing hands-on and interactive learning experiences.
  • Openness to working with English language learners.
  • Idea generation, creativity, and solution oriented.
  • Passionate about the community, arts, and creating dynamic programming and initiatives that create impactful visitor experiences.
  • A compelling communicator with excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build strong relationships, work collaboratively across a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders, and infuse energy into innovative and creative initiatives.
  • A love of learning and deep interest in community and willingness to develop programming that centers around diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in society
  • Appreciating and understanding the role that cultural institutions can play in learning and development.
  • Demonstrated interest in working with diverse audiences.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Flexible and collaborative personality.
  • Willingness to work a weekend schedule.
  • Working knowledge and fluency in using Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Publisher, PowerPoint)
  • Bilingual (Spanish) strongly preferred, but not recommended.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume demonstrating how background aligns with the position requirements and responsibilities to hr@allentownartmuseum.org or mail to Human Resources, Allentown Art Museum, 31 N. Fifth Street, Allentown, PA 18101. This position is open to be filled immediately. No phone calls please.