Teaching Artist

During the academic school year (September – May), Teaching Artists lead tours and art activities aimed at introducing K-12 students to contemporary art and with the goal of encouraging the development of critical thinking skills. During the summer months (June – August) Teaching Artists lead on-site and off-site art-making and gallery experiences for summer camps and community groups serving youth in grades K-12. Teaching Artists also conduct museum and off-site programs for pre-K students, teens, families and multigenerational audiences.  Teaching Artists must be available Monday through Friday, 9:30am – 2:30pm, the second Saturday of each month, and evening/weekend hours.

Requirements: 
  • Effective communication and public speaking skills
  • Flexibility and ability to improvise
  • Joy for working with young people
  • Proven record of reliability and transportation for off-site assignments
  • Ability to work as an active team member
  • Successful candidates will have a BFA or equivalent experience
  • A minimum 1 year of teaching in a classroom or an informal learning environment
  • Maintain an active studio practice
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word/Excel) and Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop/Illustrator)
  • Priority will be given to candidates who speak multiple languages

 Essential Functions included, but are not limited to:

  • Lead art-making and gallery tours for school, family and youth audiences
  • Promote all PAMM education programs 
  • Work as a team to advance the mission of the museum
  • Perform other tasks that pertain to the responsibilities of the Education Department

Teamwork Skills:

  • Be an enthusiastic, helpful and positive member of the team
  • Be professional, responsible and mature in conduct and behavior
  • Be understanding of, encouraging to and friendly with all co-workers
  • Be self-motivated and use time wisely
  • Maintain open line of communications with each department
  • Communicate pertinent information
  • Respond positively to new ideas, and openly accept critical/developmental feedback
  • Maintain effective communication through the use of meetings and memorandums
  • Adhere to all work rules, procedures and policies established by the company including, but not limited to those contained in the associate handbook.

 

Physical Demands:

  • Walk, bend, lift (up to 25 pounds) files, office supplies an electronic equipment.
  • Finger dexterity to pick up paper and use computer keyboard.
  • Close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading. 
  • Ability to hear in normal tones including telephone and face-to-face conversation.