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Museum Educator for Studio Programs and Special Projects

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Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Administrative/Office Support, Arts/Theater/Museum, Education

Department: UO Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
Classification: Education Program Assistant 2
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $16.68 - $25.22 per hour
FTE: 1

Review of Applications Begins
Position closes on June 28, 2017

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please respond to the following supplemental questions, and submit your answers with your application.

1) Describe your experience managing art education/studio projects, planning comprehensive art events, and monitoring multiple projects for diverse audiences. Elaborate on your project management skills.

2) This position requires the studio manager to teach studio art classes throughout the year for children and adults, including summer camps, after school classes, workshops for Latina women in our “Club de arte para Mamás” and off site at community events. Please describe how you have related experience leading visual arts classes for diverse audiences.

3) The museum uses a teaching approach called Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) in our tour program, teacher professional development, and supportive education programs. How familiar are you with VTS and what has been your training in this area?

4) Describe your experience in writing curriculum for arts programs.

Department Summary
The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art’s (JSMA) Education Department is integral to the museum’s mission. It provides art production programs in the studio and at many offsite locations as well as professional teaching training and Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) training for schools throughout the state. The JSMA serves an increasingly diverse audience, including K-12 students and teachers, families, visitors with special needs, and the community at large.

Position Summary
The purpose of this position is to support education programs through the delivery of program curricula and coordination of K-12, studio programs, and special projects and develop and implement studio and K-12 programs and collaborative community partnerships independently. The position coordinates and delivers intensive and sustained professional development to teachers and administrators in evidence-based strategies (Visual Thinking Strategies) for teaching the visual arts, coordinates all studio classes and camps for the JSMA, and assists with artist in residencies and museum education program development for K-12 audiences and community outreach. This position aligns education programming and post-tour art activities with Common Core Standards, teaches and coordinates classes and supervises, trains, provides lead work, and hires UO students and community members who teach in both the museum and off-site. The position assists with the assessment, design, implementation, and evaluation of studio programs and special projects.

This position serves as the lead art instructor, educator, and studio coordinator under the supervision of the Director of Education. This position will write and design post-tour activities, develop Family Day workshops, manage and teach after school-classes, summer camps, the Club de arte para Mamás and Dia de los Muertos and provide teachers with professional development and training in VTS arts curricula. This position is also responsible for managing all off-site art classes, outreach programs (including those funded by federal grants), community arts events, artist residencies, Family Days, on-site studio programs, offsite studio programs, and post tour programs. This employee provides administrative support and coordination for ArtsAsia, a K-12 curriculum program, and other program support for the director of education.

Minimum Requirements
• Associate's Degree and three years of work experience (paid or volunteer) supporting community programs that serve children, youth or adults
OR
• Bachelor's Degree and one year of work experience (paid or volunteer) one year of which must be working in youth development programs, adult education, teaching, program delivery or related functions
OR
• Five years experience in a field related to the duties of the position AND a high school diploma or equivalent.

AND

• Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
• Demonstrated skill to work with diverse audiences.
• Demonstrated skill to use computers for word processing, data management, and communications.

Professional Competencies
• Superior art education program design ability, stellar communication skills including writing and oral communication.
• Computer proficiency including database management.
• Trained in Visual Thinking Strategies.

Preferred Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in Arts and Administration, Art History, Art Education or Fine Arts.
• Spanish Language fluency.

FLSA Exempt: No


All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union. 

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA.  The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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