Blanton Museum of Art, Gallery Teaching Fellow, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 8173
Tue, April 1, 2014
# OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE: 3-4
REPORTS TO: Andrea Saenz Williams, Museum Educator for School and Teacher Programs
DATES: August 27, 2014 – May 21, 2015
DESCRIPTION: Gallery Teaching Fellows work as a team to conduct tours for the museum’s multiple-visit elementary school program Art Central, oversee tour logistics on-site, prepare tour materials, visit schools, and maintain communication with teachers in the program under the supervision of the Museum Educator for School and Teacher Programs. Gallery Teaching Fellows will facilitate ArtLab studio lessons as scheduled for Art Central classes. The Gallery Teaching Fellow also attends team and all-staff meetings and docent training sessions and participates in program evaluation as needed. This position is not benefits eligible.
Graduate Fellows are invited to participate in a variety of enrichment activities at the Blanton, which may include professional development seminars, docent trainings, exhibition openings, public programs, and tours. Graduate Fellows also receive a discount in the Blanton Shop and Café, and free admission to B Scene.
• Provide tours for 4th and 5th grade students participating in Art Central, the museum’s multiple-visit school program, the social emotional learning program, and other K-12 tours as needed.
• Research and write K-12 curriculum for Art Central.
• Work to provide an optimal experience for students with special needs.
• Visit schools before their first Blanton visit in order to meet students and conduct lesson.
• Work with Education Department, Visitor and Volunteer Services, Security, and docents to coordinate tour logistics. Anticipate and problem-solve regarding group management as needed.
• Communicate with Art Central and social emotional learning program teachers about tour logistics, content, studio projects, and evaluation.
• Take an active role in Art Central program evaluation. This includes conducting gallery observations and analyzing findings. Provide feedback on program success in order to strengthen the program.
• Create and maintain program materials, such as studio projects and gallery activities.
• Facilitate ArtLab studio projects as part of Art Central program.
• Maintain ArtLab studio materials and tracking supply inventory; assist in ordering supplies.
• Work as support staff for teacher professional development events and programs.
• Work as support staff for family programs for Explore UT.
• Other duties as assigned by the Museum Educator for School and Teacher Programs.
• Graduate student in good standing at the University of Texas at Austin, making satisfactory progress towards an advanced degree
• Approval of the graduate, thesis, or dissertation advisor
• Must remain registered for at least 6 credit hours during the fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters.
• Must maintain at least a 3.0 graduate GPA.
• BA in art education, art history, fine art, education, or related area of study
• Strong communication, presentation, customer service, and interpersonal skills
• Experience with children or an interest in working with this audience
• Detail-oriented and organized
• Good problem solver with ability to make quick and sound decisions
• Available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 am-1 pm
• Ability to speak Spanish highly desirable
TO APPLY, PLEASE SEND:
• Resume with education, employment history, and contact information for 3 references
• 1 letter of recommendation
• Short sample of academic writing (10 pages maximum)
• Cover letter addressing your interest in the position. If applying for more than one Graduate Fellowship, please include order of preference.
Submit as PDF (please no doc files) to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 1, 2014. Ideally, interviews are conducted in person since each candidate is required to teach from a work of art.
Please note: 2014-2015 Graduate Fellowships are dependent upon confirmation of funding.
See BTT Gateway Job ID 8173. Application Deadline 4/1