The Walters Art Museum is looking for an enthusiastic and knowledgeable Education Coordinator, Family Programs for the Department of Education and Public Programs. We seek an organized and creative individual who will work with the 14-person Education team to develop, implement, and evaluate the following programs: Summer Camp, Birthday Parties, Art Methods Series, Drop-in Art Activities, Family Tours, and the Art Cart. The coordinator also provides support for on and off-site events and teaches in the galleries and art studio. The individual in this position is passionate about working with children and families and coordinates programs that emphasize the following initiatives: Activate the Collections; Engage through Personal Experiences; Create Innovative Partnerships; Strengthen Accountability and Sustainability; and Build a Dynamic Team.
- Oversee all aspects of Summer Camp program, including providing ongoing support during camp activities.
- Coordinate gallery and studio programs for children and families, including Birthday Parties, Art Methods Series, Drop-in Art Activities, Family Tours, and the Art Cart.
- Communicate with administrator to ensure spaces are booked, registration is available online, and statistics are tracked.
- Maintain program budget; order and organize supplies.
- Write and edit lesson plans; teach in the galleries and studios.
- Deliver positive experience by training and supporting museum educators, conducting and assessing program evaluation, and communicating with staff and caregivers.
- Collaborate cross-departmentally on initiatives related to audience development and family engagement.
Experience and Skills:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, Art Education, Museum Education, or Art History
- Minimum one year of demonstrated experience creating, organizing, and implementing art and/or educational programs in a museum setting.
- Demonstrated experience in studio art and gallery teaching; experience in event and camp planning and management preferred.
- General knowledge of educational pedagogy and art history required.
- Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, including lesson writing and planning.
- Studio art skills, including experience and skills in teaching a variety of techniques to varying ages.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite.
- Ability and enthusiastic desire to: work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment; interact with children of all ages, family groups, and diverse audiences; think creatively to inform and inspire museum audiences; provide positive customer service; tour groups in the museum galleries; and stand for long periods of time.
The Walters Art Museum provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, Prescription, Vision, subsidized Transportation & Parking, Museum Membership, Short Term Disability, FSA (Flexible Spending Account), 457b Retirement, and free professional Financial Management Counseling.
For consideration, send your resume and cover letter and salary requirement to jobs@thewalters.