Museum Educator I

Carnegie Museum of Art

Museum Educator I is a Part-Time position that works collaboratively with Education and Programs staff to design and implement creative learning opportunities connecting art, artists and the museum to children, youth and families. Museum Educators co-lead instruction for educational programs throughout the museum and offsite, such as summer camps, school programs, tours, art classes, school programs, adult and family programs and community workshops. This position emphasizes relationship-building and connects various publics to artwork, artists, exhibitions, and museum programming.

Museum Educators are responsible for building relationships with students, families, and educators while working with a team of museum staff to deliver creative, multi-form, observation based, effective, engaging, and safe learning experiences.

Museum Educators are scheduled by program, availability, skill sets and teaching focus. Weekend and/or evening work may be required.


Principal Accountabilities:

Leading instruction

Working collaboratively with a team of educators, assistants, and volunteers to deliver effective, engaging, and safe learning experiences.

Applying knowledge of best-practices to create welcoming, age-appropriate spaces where participants feel cared for and are excited to learn about art, creative design and one another.

Designing and defining clear goals and creating opportunities for learners to receive feedback on progress towards goals.

Using a variety of strategies that engage diverse learners, including best practices for accessibility.

Planning educational experiences based on resources provided by CMOA staff

Supporting lesson plan development and adapts lesson plans from existing resources.

Collaborating with support staff to ensure that learning spaces and materials are prepared and returned before/after each program.

Coordinating with staff and volunteers to ensure that participants are greeted upon arrival and know what to do to get the program started.

For off-site programs, planning and preparation will include transportation of materials to the off-site location.

Supporting efforts to create a safe environment for all people, facilities, and natural resources

Following established procedures for safety, security, custodial, visitor service, and maintenance procedures. This includes providing clear safety expectations for participants in the context of educational activities.

Using appropriate procedures in emergency situations

Using appropriate reporting procedures for incidents and unexpected situations.

Ensuring that impact of educational activities on museum collections and exhibitions is minimized.

Ensuring that environmental impact of educational activities is minimized.

Developing pedagogy skills through ongoing practice, reflection, and professional development structured by CMOA

Attending CMOA Educator professional development meetings

Observing, analyzing and co-teaching with fellow CMOA educators

Actively participate in annual review with supervisors

Additional responsibilities may be assigned on a case-by-case basis.

This is a Union position.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Must be comfortable with multiple learning styles and teaching methods, able to adapt approach in a dynamic setting.

Experience facilitating informal learning (experiential, community-based, outdoors, in museums, after-school programs, or similar settings) is preferred.

Must demonstrate patience, care, ability to foster welcoming, safe, creative learning social settings that facilitate exploration of art, design architecture its relationship to ideas, everyday experiences, contemporary questions and self-expression.

Education and Experience:

High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Demonstrated knowledge of age-appropriate content and pedagogy for a variety of audiences.

Demonstrated aptitude for creativity, curiosity, passion, enthusiasm, integrity, and a strong professional ethic.

Documented ability to contribute within team settings.

Willingness to be open and respectful of all backgrounds.

Cultural competency and experience working with diverse communities.

Passion for/interest in Art, Design and Architecture. Educational certification valued, but not required.

Documented experience working directly with stakeholders or parents.

Fluency in language(s) other than English valued.


This position requires mobility around the program space and through museum exhibit halls for several hours at a time.

If unable to bend or lift items of 20–50lbs, must be willing to ask for assistance.

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Posted on August 2