Education Assistant

Institute of Contemporary Art

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Become part of the ICA Education Department in supporting and implementing a range of studio arts programming at the ICA and ICA/Watershed. The Education Assistant will support the development and implementation of studio arts programming for all audiences, including youth groups and families. The Education Assistant will organize supplies and manage the upkeep and presentation of tools and materials for studio programs at the ICA. They will also assist with artwork installations and upkeep in the Bank of America Art Lab. The Bank of American Art Lab Installations include collaborations 2–3x yearly between Education Department staff and artists, and are related to art works on view. The Education Assistant will also be the lead educator for Sunday public programs. The Education Assistant will work closely with the School, Family, and Art Lab Programs team to develop, prepare, and implement innovative, experiential learning opportunities that inspire and connect people of all ages to the art and issues of our time.

  • Work with ICA Education team in developing, preparing, and implementing studio programming at the ICA and ICA/Watershed

  • Facilitate art making experiences and support visitors of all ages in their art-making; lead art making experiences that are inclusive and developmentally appropriate

  • Maintain studio spaces and ensure that supply of materials are accessible, frequently replenished, well organized, and presentable

  • Train and support additional staff and volunteers in co-facilitating art making experiences

  • Maintain knowledge of related artists and artworks; foster connections with works on view at the ICA

  • Collect and enter data on studio programming

  • Strong interpersonal skills; background working with family and youth audiences a plus

  • Ability to teach studio-based lessons and workshops in visual arts to a range of audiences

  • Knowledge of studio art media, materials, and processes

  • Strong organizational skills; penchant for maintaining well-organized studio spaces

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment independently as well as on a collaborative team

  • Demonstrated interest in museum education, contemporary art, and/or creative youth development

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Ability to speak Spanish and/or Haitian Creole a plus

How to Apply

This position reports to the School and Family Programs Manager and requires a CORI screen. This position is part-time and hourly at 22.5 hours/week; must be available to work Sundays and preferably Wednesday afternoons (remaining hours per week will be set upon hire). The rate for this position is $15.30/hour.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to and Jessie Miyu Magyar, School and Family Programs Manager, at by January 7, 2020. Please include “Education Assistant, Studio Programs” in the subject line.

The ICA is located at 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, and is accessible by public transportation (Red and Silver Line).

The ICA is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment. Qualified candidates from groups historically underrepresented in the museum professions are strongly encouraged to apply.

The ICA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are an EOE/AA employer dedicated to fair and inclusive employment practices for all individuals.

Posted on December 19