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
Creating lesson plans for personal use and to facilitate communication with support staff and supervisor.
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
Modeling best-practices in teaching for newer educators.
Observing, analyzing, and co-teaching with fellow CMNH educators
Actively participate in annual review with supervisors
Being observed by experienced CMOA educators.
In addition, the following responsibilities may be assigned to museum educators on a case-by-case basis
Developing and writing lesson plans that will be shared with other museum educators
Creating educational materials (such as manipulatives, diagrams, posters)
Writing descriptions for program brochures and online marketing
Preparing materials for use in the classroom and cleaning up
Other duties as assigned.