The Learning & Engagement Assistant is a new position that will support a comprehensive project to build capacity, to develop new audiences, and to grow community outreach. This project will provide a foundation to allow the Museum to maintain and to build on its commitment to providing high-quality, inclusive, and innovative arts educational programming, exhibitions, and cultural engagement opportunities for all of WNC and the region, including residents of all ages and our area’s many visitors.
With Learning & Engagement staff, support pre-K outreach programs (early childhood outreach, Storytime & Art) by preparing and implementing lessons offsite (libraries, schools, community centers, etc.). Grow pre-K outreach programs by determining need, establishing relationships with new sites, and coordinating regular or occasional programming.
With Learning & Engagement staff, support and grow onsite family programs by preparing and implementing fun, engaging, and intellectually stimulating learning activities that relate to the Museum’s Collection and special exhibitions. Ensure that the diversity of the Museum’s artists, media, materials, and community are reflected in offerings.
Teach K–12 studio add-ons as needed.
With Learning & Engagement staff, support the Adult Studio program. Help to build and maintain a diverse roster of teaching artists, coordinate weekly schedule of evening and weekend classes/workshops, and correspond with students. Manage studios during class time. Ensure that program information reaches diverse communities across the 24-county WNC region, and troubleshoot barriers to participation with Learning & Engagement and Development staff.
With Learning & Engagement and Development staff, determine need and plan for new arts educational programming that targets underserved populations in WNC (e.g. adult outreach program, people with disabilities).
Assist Learning & Engagement staff with processing registrations for ticketed programs, group tour requests/confirmations, and program evaluations as needed.
Assist Museum staff with programs and events (onsite and offsite) as needed.
Assist Learning & Engagement and Curatorial staff with docent training as needed.
Other duties as needed.
The Learning & Engagement Assistant is a year round, full-time position with full benefits. In the transition period, this position will follow the regular office schedule (Monday–Friday). When the new Museum opens, this position’s normal schedule will shift to either Tuesday–Saturday or Wednesday–Sunday, with some flexibility, to accommodate evening and weekend programs. The incumbent should have a valid driver’s license and be able to stand, walk, lift items up to 30 pounds, handle tools or controls, use close vision, and travel periodically for meetings or Museum business.
Undergraduate degree in studio art, art education, art history, or related field required; 3+ years’ studio or teaching experience (esp. children) preferred. Fluency in a second language (esp. Spanish) and/or American Sign Language, teaching certification and/or familiarity with NC Standard Course of Study, and/or interest/experience working with people with disabilities, are a plus.