Job Description: This is a part time, non-benefited position-typically 16-20 hours per week with occasional weekend or evening hours. The Education Assistant (EA) will be responsible for a variety of duties, both administrative and programmatic, within the educational department at the Salt Lake Art Center. The EA will report to the Curator of Education to reach the departments objectives.
Responsibilities and Tasks
•The EA will be responsible developing content for school, family, tour and community programs in conjunction with the Curator of Education. This includes content for school aged youth as well as adults based on current exhibitions & programs.
•The EA will coordinate and lead public tours. Additionally, the EA will play a role in activity and lesson plan preparation and teaching related to tour & family programs. This includes exhibition related research.
•Administrative areas of responsibility include managing correspondence, scheduling and invoicing for all education programs; maintaining department records, contacts, databases and calendars; and outreach to new community contacts.
•Additional duties will include maintaining supply inventory, program documentation, art studio maintenance, activity preparation, contribution to the writing of promotional educational materials, and related duties as required.
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
•A welcome and professional manner
•Strong organizational and administrative skills; attention to detail; prompt and reliable
•Strong interpersonal & dynamic public speaking skills. Must be diplomatic in working with diverse constituencies.
•Flexibility and reliability to multi-task and meet deadlines; strong ability to prioritize
•Ability to work well with staff, artists, schools, and the general public to promote the philosophy and goals of the education department.
The ideal candidate will have experience teaching or touring children, high-school students, and adults in a museum or arts setting; familiarity with curriculum guidelines and lesson plan development; experience with art materials; and excellent writing and communication skills. A B.A. degree in art history, art education, museum education, or related field is preferred. Administrative experience and proficiency in Microsoft Office is highly desirable.
How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume by June 15th, 2011 to:
Curator of Education
Salt Lake Art Center
20 S. West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Closing Date: June 15th, 2011
Salary: $10.00-13.00 hrly DOE