The Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy seeks a museum educator passionate about positioning the museum as an accessible, inclusive center on campus for self-discovery, teaching, and learning. The Educator for Academy Engagement is an 11-month, full-time position at the Addison and a unique opportunity for educators who are excited about the intersection of object-based learning, interdisciplinary practice, and arts education. We encourage those with a wide variety of experience to apply.
The Addison’s collection of American art is one of the most comprehensive in the world, including more than 25,000 objects spanning the 18th century to the present. Intended by museum founder Thomas Cochran “to enrich permanently the lives of students,” the Addison as teaching museum promotes and supports innovative methods of multidisciplinary, multimodal learning, working closely with Phillips Academy faculty in all disciplines, PreK-12 classes from surrounding communities, college groups, and adults. Exhibitions in the galleries are reinstalled several times per year, presenting the opportunity for continuous interpretation, research, and lesson planning.
As a member of the Addison’s Education Department, the Educator for Academy Engagement reports to the Head of Education and is responsible for bridging the connection between campus life and the museum, including designing and teaching museum visits for Phillips Academy classes across discipline, working with faculty to identify permanent collection works needed from storage for exploration in the Museum Learning Center, and developing programs for and with student clubs and groups.
Phillips Academy is an intentionally diverse residential school committed to creating an equitable and inclusive community in which students from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences learn and grow together. The ideal candidate supports this commitment.