By creating experiences at the intersection of the arts, sciences and the humanities, the Children’s Museum of
Manhattan (CMOM) helps children and families thrive at home, at school, and in the community. These experiences include exhibitions, classes, workshops, performances, and festivals. Based on research, evaluation, and testing, our programs and exhibits are designed to address the multiple ways children learn and to help parents understand and support their children’s development. The Museum’s special areas of focus—selected for their ability to benefit children throughout their lives—include early childhood education, arts and creativity, health and the environment, and world cultures.
The Children’s Museum of Manhattan is seeking teaching artists in the visual arts and design to facilitate activities, programs, workshop and provide art assistance to children and visiting families in the Museums upcoming exhibit and program experience Art, Artists & You.
Located on the Museum’s premier exhibit space, Art, Artists & You is dedicated to the presentation and exploration of art through direct access to working visual artists, an exhibition of contemporary art, and opportunities for collaborative art making. Art, Artists & You will exist as part exhibit, part art studio where museum visitors will find a creative outlet for individual as well as collaborative art making. Integrated throughout Art, Artists & You will be a series of art-making stations. Each will be designed to feature exploration in specific media (assemblage and collage, paper, fiber arts, as well as technology and new media), mirroring the practices and materials of artists who will also be creating work in the exhibit through an Artists in Residence Program.
Reporting to the Coordinator of Public Programs the Art, Artists & You Art Studio Leaders will be the primary point of contact and facilitators in this exhibit and programs space. Art Studio Leaders will guide visitors through the exhibits collection of contemporary art, while helping them explore a variety of art making practices and different approaches to manuliapting a variety of materials. Art Studio Leaders will facilitate drop-in studio sessions and workshops for the Museum’s general public. They will develop lesson plans, engage in customer service, act as peer mentors, and assist in the supervision and maintenance of exhibition space, as well as lead sessions for guided group visits from schools and camp groups (pre-K—6 th grade). Art, Artists & You Art Studio Leaders are overseen by the Manager of Public Programs and attend mandatory professional development sessions as scheduled.
Art Studio Leaders are required to work a minimum of 30 hours per week at 8 hours a day, with breaks. Art Studio Leaders are required to work weekdays and either Saturdays or Sundays. Some evenings required. Hourly wage: $18 per hour. Additionally, Art Studio Leaders are expected to start mid-May.
● Experience as a teaching artist or arts educator with PreK-6th Grade students (ages 3 – 11).
● Ongoing personal visual art practice a plus.
● Undergraduate degree in fine arts, design, arts education or museum education preferred. Students
who are currently enrolled in related programs will be considered.
● Ability to engage with children and adults in a welcoming energetic, friendly, outgoing, and
● Flexibility and ability to adapt quickly in a fast-paced environment.
● Art making and facilitation of visual arts workshops using a variety of materials such as fiber, paper
products, wet media, and technology is preferred.
● Ability to work with colleagues and families from diverse backgrounds is a must.
● Strong background in arts and theater is a plus.
● Understand how to teach with museum objects, artworks, unusual materials, and primary sources.
● Experience developing and implementing lesson plans is a plus
● Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
● Proven ability to work independently and prioritize responsibilities.
● Experience working in museums preferred.
● Bilingual in Spanish/ Mandarin and English is a plus.
● Attend professional development as scheduled.
● Background checks will be completed on all employees.
● Flexible schedule; holidays and evenings required.
MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED
HOW TO APPLY
Please mail, email or fax resume (no calls please) and letter of interest to:
Include: YOUR NAME – Art Studio Leaders Position in the subject line.