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External Affairs Manager

Description & Qualifications

The External Affairs Manager is responsible for building and managing relationships with CMA’s audiences, through marketing and public relations, as well as the development and execution of external partnerships with cultural organizations and businesses. This position oversees the Marketing & Graphic Design Manager on all elements of marketing, design, and public relations and works closely with the programs staff to ensure CMA is delivering the highest quality programming for external events.

 

Reporting to the Executive Director, this position works closely with each of the museum’s core departments, including development, programming, exhibitions, and visitor services to promote all activities occurring on- and off-site.

 

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

 

Marketing and PR

  • Sustain and promote CMA’s brand across all platforms, working under the guidance of the Marketing Committee
  • Oversee and work with Marketing & Graphic Design Manager on soliciting, writing and managing content for all museum communication pieces, ensuring consistent style and messaging
  • Oversee maintaining the graphic identity for the museum across its digital and print platforms
  • Supervise design, development, and budget of museum communication pieces including postcards, MailChimp emails, catalogs brochures, invitations, exhibition pieces, in house signage, social media, and website
  • Oversee development and maintenance of creative content on CMA’s social media, website, and blog
    • Track metrics to measure the effectiveness and outcomes of social media and digital marketing efforts
  • Maintain a year-long communications schedule for both print and web
  • Work with the Marketing & Graphic Design Manager to write press releases and listings, as well as manage media relations and cultivating press relationships, responding to media inquiries and managing interviews and photo opportunities
  • Manage all advertising and promotion for museum programs, including marketing and promoting earned income programs to ensure alignment with budget and strategic goals
    • Negotiate advertising contracts and managing annual advertising budget
  • Manage and maintain email mailing lists through PatronManager

 

 

External Partnerships/Community Relations

  • Develop, organize, and execute paid external partnership events with cultural organizations and local businesses
  • Negotiate agreements with external partners
  • Plan and manage all aspects of events in relation to deadlines, budget, and logistics, including work with other CMA staff on planning programming, scheduling staff, and gathering/ordering workshop materials
  • Maintain strong relationships with external partners and solicit new ones annually in order to meet income goals
  • Promote CMA’s brand and programs at all external events

 

 

 

Qualifications

  • BA/BFA in Marketing, Communications, Art History, Graphic Design, or related field preferred
  • 3-5 years of marketing, design, or related experience
  • Proven ability to foster relationships with internal and external partners. Ability to work both collaboratively and coordinate within a team, while also maintaining a proactive and solution-oriented approach to individual responsibilities
  • Ability to assess priorities and work well under pressure; excellent time management, problem solving, and analytical skills. Must be able to multi-task across a variety of projects at once. Proven project management skills essential
  • Success in the creation and execution of multi-channel marketing campaigns, including print advertising, social media, digital media, email, and direct mail preferred
  • Knowledge and passion for social and digital media technologies and their applications
  • Tech savy. Proficient in Google Analytics, WordPress, Google Adwords, social media, and email marketing software, preferably Mailchimp, Adobe Creative Suite, and customer relationship management software, preferably PatronManager

 

Working Conditions: We are a motivated group of high-achieving and creative managers. Occasional weekend or evening hours are required of all staff. CMA is a fun and exciting place to work and there is room for promotion and growth.

 

This is a full time position. Salary range is $45,000-$50,000, based on prior experience. CMA also offers a highly competitive benefits package.

How to Apply

To apply, please send resume and cover letter with the subject “External Affairs Manager” to HR at hr@cmany.org

All applications will be kept in confidence. No call, please.

 

CMA is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage candidate from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds to apply.

Events & Individual Giving Associate

Description & Qualifications

Children’s Museum of the Arts is searching for an Events & Individual Giving Associate to play a key role in CMA’s fundraising. Reporting to the Director of Development, he/she will be responsible for two major fundraising events that account for a major portion of the museum’s fundraising. The Events & Individual Giving Associate will be detail-oriented, a problem-solver, and a creative thinker. He/she should be comfortable both with deskwork and public events, can work independently while being part of a team, be able to manage interns and co-workers in event planning, and possess a mature attitude reflective of the professional standards of the museum. At least three years of progressively responsible experience in non-profit events is required.

 

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

Special Events:

 

The Events & Individual Giving Associate will be primarily responsible for managing and overseeing fundraising special events, including a family-focused Spring Benefit and a Fall Art Auction and Cocktail Party.

 

  • Work with Development and Executive team to develop event theme and structure, build host committees, and solicit major sponsorships.
  • Independently manage vendors and contracts, income tracking and attendance, food, beverage, and entertainment.
  • Work with Marketing/Design team to develop invitations, programs, corporate decks, and e-communications schedule around the events.
  • Maintain the invitation and RSVP lists for events.
  • Manage special events budget.
  • Solicit individual, corporate and in-kind donations, alongside other members of the Development and Executive team.
  • Engage volunteers and staff members for event activities; oversee a special event intern each semester.
  • Ensure donor experience is of the highest quality.

 

CMA also hosts cultivation events. The Events & Individual Giving Associate will be responsible to work with other organizational departments to plan and coordinate other special events, including exhibition openings, corporate events, and other development events.

 

Individual Giving:

 

  • Work with other revenue-generating departments to identify and cultivate new individual donors.
  • Draft mail & email appeals; manage solicitation list.
  • Use PatronManager database to track individual cultivation touch points for the Executive Director and Director of Development.

 

Administrative:

 

  • Manage donor data input and pull reports for PatronManager database.
  • Maintain event files and records, ensuring digital and hard copy files are up to date.
  • Manage donor acknowledgement and stewardship; ensure that proper acknowledgments and recognition opportunities are extended; and implement appropriate follow-up activities.
  • Develop a strong connection with institutional communications/marketing to help ensure key messages and design standards are maintained and that appropriate donor recognition and announcements are handled in accordance with the donor’s wishes.
  • Perform other related duties as asked by the Director of Development.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • At least 3 years of progressively responsible development experience;
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Articulate with proven ability to write effectively and speak persuasively;
  • Solid integrity and devotion to team efforts;
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and exceptional organizational skills;
  • Pro-active approach, flexibility, and positive, can-do attitude;
  • Ability to learn new procedures on the job without formal training;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and attention to detail;
  • Ability to work calmly within a fast-paced environment;
  • Knowledge of NYC arts/youth funding community is a plus;
  • Bachelor’s degree required.

 

Core Competencies:

  • Pro-active team player;
  • Highly organized with superb attention to detail;
  • Resourceful and creative problem-solver;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and meet deadlines;
  • Consummate relationship building skills within and outside the organization;
  • Must be able to work in a highly entrepreneurial environment;
  • Sense of humor and ability to work calmly and resourcefully within a high-pressure environment and adapt quickly to changing needs;
  • Thorough proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint a must;
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse backgrounds of children and families;

This is a full time non-exempt position. Salary range is $42,000-$45,000, based on prior experience. CMA also offers a highly competitive benefits package.

How to Apply

Please send a resume, two original, unedited writing samples, and cover letter including salary requirements to: hr@cmany.org.

All applications will be kept in confidence. No calls, please.

Eligible candidates will be contacted by phone or email for an interview. CMA is seeking to hire immediately. We are only seeking full time employees, not contracted firms. No recruiters, please.

CMA is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage candidates from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds to apply.

Grants & Administrative Assistant

Description & Qualifications

Children’s Museum of the Arts is searching for a Grants & Administrative Assistant to play a key role in CMA’s fundraising. Reporting to the Director of Development, he/she will be responsible for drafting grant application and reports, maintaining a grants calendar and tracking grants in Salesforce, and administrative duties. The Grants & Administrative Assistant will be detail-oriented, a problem-solver, and a creative thinker. He/she should be comfortable working independently while being part of a team, and possess a mature attitude reflective of the professional standards of the museum. This is an entry level position for someone who will receive on-the-job training.

 

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

 

Grant Writing:

 

  • Under supervision of the Director of Development, draft new and renewal solicitations, reports, acknowledgments, and updates.
  • Maintain and update government prequalification requirements.
  • Maintain supplemental/attachments folder, log-in and password updates, and specific organization and program info that may be useful for proposals and reports.
  • Research and identify new institutional prospects as suggested by the development and artistic team.
  • Coordinate site visits and meetings for the Director of Development; help prepare presentations for donors as needed.
  • Maintain oversight of all credits including online, flyers, programs, signage, etc.
  • Help Director of Development maintain a fundraising calendar, including gift tracking, updates on donor information, acknowledgment and donor credits.
  • Use PatronManager database to track individual cultivation touch points for the Executive Director and Director of Development.

 

Administration:

 

  • Assist with donor data input and pulling reports from PatronManager database.
  • Assist with prompt donor acknowledgement; ensure that proper acknowledgments and recognition opportunities are extended.
  • Maintain institutional files and records, ensuring digital and hard copy files are up to date.
  • Assist the Director of Development on receipts processing, expense tracking, and reconciliations.
  • Perform other related duties as asked by the Director of Development.

Children’s Museum of the Arts is searching for a Grants & Administrative Assistant to play a key role in CMA’s fundraising. Reporting to the Director of Development, he/she will be responsible for drafting grant application and reports, maintaining a grants calendar and tracking grants in Salesforce, and administrative duties. The Grants & Administrative Assistant will be detail-oriented, a problem-solver, and a creative thinker. He/she should be comfortable working independently while being part of a team, and possess a mature attitude reflective of the professional standards of the museum. This is an entry level position for someone who will receive on-the-job training.

 

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

Grant Writing:

  • Under supervision of the Director of Development, draft new and renewal solicitations, reports, acknowledgments, and updates.
  • Maintain and update government prequalification requirements.
  • Maintain supplemental/attachments folder, log-in and password updates, and specific organization and program info that may be useful for proposals and reports.
  • Research and identify new institutional prospects as suggested by the development and artistic team.
  • Coordinate site visits and meetings for the Director of Development; help prepare presentations for donors as needed.
  • Maintain oversight of all credits including online, flyers, programs, signage, etc.
  • Help Director of Development maintain a fundraising calendar, including gift tracking, updates on donor information, acknowledgment and donor credits.
  • Use PatronManager database to track individual cultivation touch points for the Executive Director and Director of Development.

Administration:

  • Assist with donor data input and pulling reports from PatronManager database.
  • Assist with prompt donor acknowledgement; ensure that proper acknowledgments and recognition opportunities are extended.
  • Maintain institutional files and records, ensuring digital and hard copy files are up to date.
  • Assist the Director of Development on receipts processing, expense tracking, and reconciliations.
  • Perform other related duties as asked by the Director of Development.

How to Apply

Please send a resume, two original, unedited writing samples, and cover letter to: hr@cmany.org.

All applications will be kept in confidence. No calls, please.

Eligible candidates will be contacted by phone or email for an interview. CMA is seeking to hire immediately. No recruiters, please.

CMA is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage candidates from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds to apply.

Teaching Artist (multiple positions)

Description & Qualifications

CMA’s Teaching Artists are practicing artists and educators who facilitate multi-sensory learning and support creative problem-solving skills. Teaching Artists are essential to CMA in that they offer insight into studio programming, exhibitions, and cultural festivals from the perspective of a practicing artist. Within the framework of CMA’s programming, Teaching Artists are encouraged to incorporate their own art practices into creating hands-on artmaking workshops. Additionally,Teaching Artists lead inquiry-based dialogue in the classrooms, gallery, and studios encouraging children and families to apply critical thinking to investigating and creating art.

 

The successful candidate will work to strengthen CMA’s fine arts and media lab offerings as well as to develop new programming initiatives that will keep CMA current and innovative. Ideal candidates are warm, outgoing, collaborative, flexible and creative.

 

CMA has the following open positions:

 

Fine Arts Department Teaching Artist (Weekends)

  • Create and facilitate hands-on workshops in the museum’s Fine Arts Studio, including drawing, painting, sculpture, and printmaking.

 

Media Lab Department Teaching Artist (Weekends)

  • Create and facilitate hands-on workshops in the museum’s Media Lab, including stop-motion animation, sound recording, set building, and live action filmmaking.

 

 

Key Skills, Abilities, and Experience:

  • Must have a passion for working with children and families, and understanding visitors’ needs, engagement strategies, and educational principles
  • Strongly believes in the core values of CMA and is driven by the mission
  • Ability to work as part of a team of dedicated professional. Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills, including the ability to build and cultivate relationships and work effectively with diverse groups
  • Commitment to efficient, equitable choice processes and excellent customer service
  • Comfortable working in a public setting with large volumes of people, particularly children ages 1-15
  • Must lead with positive approaches to behavior and customer service. Will be expected to apply museum guidelines for addressing challenging issues or emergency protocol
  • Ability to think strategically, anticipate future consequences and trends, and incorporate them into the plan for workshops. Must be open to learning and incorporating new tools, equipment and techniques. Enjoys working hard, looks forward to challenges, is a resourceful and creative problem-solver able to respond appropriately even if limited information is available
  • Preferred 1-2 years working experience in an community setting, arts or cultural organization, museum or educator position preferred and/or a genuine interest in teaching art to children ages 5-15
  • Experience writing curriculum embedded with complimentary classroom management and inclusion strategies
  • Ability to scaffold and pace instruction for a variety of ages, development/physical abilities and settings. When required provide visual supports (i.e. signage, schedules, process)
  • Genuine interest in supporting the social-emotional development of children learning in a community setting
  • Maybe expected to collect pre/post evaluation data, document sessions and provide reflective notes
  • BA, BFA in fine art, design, illustration, art history, education, or related field preferred
  • Ability to speak a second language is a plus
  • Must be reliable and punctual; able to meet the needs of your committed shifts

 

This is an hourly, part time position.

How to Apply

To apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, and online samples of your work to: TA@cmany.org

All applications will be kept in confidence. No calls, please. Eligible candidates will be contacted by email or phone for an interview. CMA is seeking to hire immediately. CMA is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage candidates from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds to apply.

Weekend Teaching Artists

Description & Qualifications

CMA’s Teaching Artists are practicing artists and educators who facilitate multi-sensory learning and support creative problem-solving skills. Teaching Artists are essential to CMA in that they offer insight into studio programming, exhibitions, and cultural festivals from the perspective of a practicing artist. Within the framework of CMA’s programming, Teaching Artists are encouraged to incorporate their own art practices into creating hands-on art making workshops. Additionally,Teaching Artists lead inquiry-based dialogue in the classrooms, gallery, and studios encouraging children and families to apply critical thinking to investigating and creating art.

The successful candidate will work to strengthen CMA’s fine arts and media lab offerings as well as to develop new programming initiatives that will keep CMA current and innovative. Ideal candidates are warm, outgoing, collaborative, flexible and creative.

CMA has the following open positions:

Fine Arts Department Teaching Artist (Weekends)

  • Create and facilitate hands-on workshops in the museum’s Fine Arts Studio, including drawing, painting, sculpture, and printmaking.

Media Lab Department Teaching Artist (Weekends)

  • Create and facilitate hands-on workshops in the museum’s Media Lab, including stop-motion animation, sound recording, set building, and live action filmmaking.

Key Skills, Abilities, and Experience:

  • Must have a passion for working with children and families, and understanding visitors’ needs, engagement strategies, and educational principles
  • Strongly believes in the core values of CMA and is driven by the mission
  • Ability to work as part of a team of dedicated professional. Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills, including the ability to build and cultivate relationships and work effectively with diverse groups
  • Commitment to efficient, equitable choice processes and excellent customer service
  • Comfortable working in a public setting with large volumes of people, particularly children ages 1-15
  • Must lead with positive approaches to behavior and customer service. Will be expected to apply museum guidelines for addressing challenging issues or emergency protocol
  • Ability to think strategically, anticipate future consequences and trends, and incorporate them into the plan for workshops. Must be open to learning and incorporating new tools, equipment and techniques. Enjoys working hard, looks forward to challenges, is a resourceful and creative problem-solver able to respond appropriately even if limited information is available
  • Preferred 1-2 years working experience in an community setting, arts or cultural organization, museum or educator position preferred and/or a genuine interest in teaching art to children ages 5-15
  • Experience writing curriculum embedded with complimentary classroom management and inclusion strategies
  • Ability to scaffold and pace instruction for a variety of ages, development/physical abilities and settings. When required provide visual supports (i.e. signage, schedules, process)
  • Genuine interest in supporting the social-emotional development of children learning in a community setting
  • Maybe expected to collect pre/post evaluation data, document sessions and provide reflective notes
  • BA, BFA in fine art, design, illustration, art history, education, or related field preferred
  • Ability to speak a second language is a plus
  • Must be reliable and punctual; able to meet the needs of your committed shifts

How To Apply

This is an hourly, part time position.

To apply: Please send a reume, cover letter, and online samples of your work to: TA@cmany.org

All applications will be kept in confidence. No calls, please. Eligible candiates will be contacted by email or phone for an interview. CMA is seeking to hire immediately. CMA is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage candidates from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds to apply.

Visitor Services Associate

Description & Qualifications

The mission of the Children’s Museum of the Arts is to extend the benefits of the arts to all children and their communities and to secure the future of the arts by inspiring and championing the next generation of artists and art lovers.

 

Front Desk Responsibilities:

  • Taking admissions and maintaining the cash register (PatronManager).
  • Understanding and operating museum technology, and troubleshooting issues.
  • Checking in members and groups.
  • Answer phones and directing calls.
  • Providing information on daily functions of the museum, as well as neighborhood directions and recommendations.
  • Gift shop sales.
  • Customer service.
  • Helping with administrative tasks including mass mailings and database entry.
  • Maintaining cleanliness of Museum entrance area

 

Floor Responsibilities:

  • Greeting visitors and guiding them to age appropriate areas.
  • Providing information on daily functions of the museum, as well as neighborhood directions and recommendations.
  • Answering visitor questions regarding museum programming including art exhibits, classes, and outreaches.
  • Ensuring museum safety, particularly in museum play areas.
  • Assisting children, parents, and teaching artists in workshops and art-making.
  • Assisting administrative staff.
  • Customer service.
  • Maintaining cleanliness of café, stroller parking, and other museum areas.
  • Understanding and operating museum technology, and troubleshooting issues.

 

Qualifications:

  • 1 to 2 years experience in a customer service or sales environment
  • Experience working on a PC
  • Personable demeanor
  • Self-directed and works well under minimal supervision
  • Experience with children and the arts preferable
  • Ability to handle a fast-paced and sometimes hectic atmosphere
  • Weekend availability preferred

 

Rate:

  • $13/hour

 

How To Apply

Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to Sean Gilfeather, Visitor Experience Manager at sgilfeather@cmany.org. 

Eligible candidates will be contacted by phone or email for an interview.

 

The Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA): Mission

The mission of the Children’s Museum of the Arts is to introduce children and their families to the transformative power of the arts by providing opportunities to make art side-by-side with working artists.

ARTogether Visit Facilitator

Description & Qualifications

The mission of the Children’s Museum of the Arts is to extend the benefits of the arts to all children and their communities and to secure the future of the arts by inspiring and championing the next generation of artists and art lovers. We work to fulfill our mission by providing authentic hands-on art experiences for children with artists, both in our art-filled interactive museum, in the community, and by collecting and exhibiting children’s art. We are committed to celebrating the artist in every child and promoting access to the arts for all children regardless of ability or socioeconomic status because we believe the arts are critical to child and youth development and to strong and vibrant communities.

The ARTogether program provides families who are receiving preventive services, in foster care working toward reunification, or building kinship relationships to bond, interact, and play together both on-site at CMA and off-site at different social service agencies. ARTogether is designed to provide engaging and interactive visits for families with children ages 1-12 years old.

The program is currently seeking a clinically trained facilitator to be paid hourly, according to contract. This position provides an opportunity to gain experience working in a unique community-based, family-centered program with families who are navigating NYC’s child welfare system. The facilitator will be scheduled to host visits on an as- needed basis and flexible weekend hours are required. Supervision by a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist is provided.

Responsibilities:

  • Engaging families in art and imaginative play activities in the museum and off-site at social services agencies
  • Working with participating heads of household to establish program participation 
goals
  • Providing feedback and support to families to ensure progress toward family 
goals
  • Documenting activities, observations, and family progress toward set goals
  • Collaborating with referring workers to best serve participants’ needs
  • Participating in community outreach opportunities

Qualifications:

  • Fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, or Spanish preferred
  • Flexible evening and weekend schedule
  • Art Therapy, Social Service, or Human Service background
  • Must have experience working with children and families
  • Able to travel to serve families in agency settings through out NYC
  • Strong documenting skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite

How To Apply

Please send your resume and a brief cover letter to Michelle López at ARTogether@cmany.org. 

All applications will be kept in confidence. No calls, please.

Community Programs Teaching Artist - Accessibility

Description & Qualifications

CMA’s community programs provide a supportive artistic environment for all children and families. Our programs inspire skills in looking, making and sharing ideas about art in a recreational setting. CMA’s current programs address the needs of families in the NYC child welfare system, families residing in public housing, as well as families of children with physical and developmental disabilities. Working with consulting professionals in art therapy and occupational therapy, CMA is considered a leader in building accessible art-based programming.

CMA’s key Community Programs include
ARTogether: CMA uses arts to rebuild trust and communication among families in the foster care system working towards reunification
RESTART: CMA brings multi-session free art programs for children living in transitional housing
INCLUSIVE WEEKEND CLASSES: Provides opportunities for children with physical disabilities and their siblings to participate in a family program.
Provides opportunities for children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and their siblings to participate in a family program. The Community Programs Teaching Artist plans and facilitates art-making workshops and classes for children and families in the above programs as well as new program initiatives in the community and schools throughout the year. The Community Programs Teaching Artists reports directly to the Director of Community Programs and work closely to collaborate with contracted occupational therapists and art therapists, fellow teaching artists and interns.

Additionally, the Community Programs Teaching Artist would work with participating families for program evaluations and goal setting. Responsibilities include coordinating documentation, photos and reports necessary for successful programming.

Within the framework of CMA’s programming, Teaching Artists are expected to incorporate process, multi-sensory layers and visual supports into workshop designs and curriculum. Weekend hours are required. The Community Programs teaching artist position is paid hourly with approximately 15-20 hours per week. Initiatives may take place at the museum or at an off-site location.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 2 years experience teaching art to children with special needs between the ages of 10 months-15 yrs as well as working with at risk families.
  • Graduate degree, or related experiences in fine arts, art therapy, special education, social work, or museum education.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, Film/Media or Multi-media is required.
  • Must have strong people skills and the ability to work well with both children and adults.
  • Must be able to work independently as well as collaboratively on projects with staff and students.
  • Knowledge of NYC arts community as well as an appreciation and knowledge for traditional and contemporary artists and practices (in Fine Art or Media Arts).
  • Must be outgoing, friendly and team player.
  • Strong written and verbal skills and able to communicate well with both adults and children.

 

How to Apply

Please send your resume, a brief cover letter, and samples of your artwork to: Michelle López, Director of Community Programs at mlopez@cmany.org. No phone calls please.

Education Internship

Description & Qualifications

Group Visits (Pre-K – 12th Grade) from schools and organizations implement CMA’s pedagogy of LOOK, MAKE, SHARE through an interactive tour of our contemporary art gallery followed by hands-on art-making in the Fine Arts Studio or Media Lab. Art-making is inspired by interdisciplinary themes in the exhibit. Visits culminate in a share of students’ artwork. Job Description Under the supervision of CMA’s Manager of School Programs, the Group Visits Intern will have the following responsibilities:

Educational Responsibilities & Opportunities to Gain Skills:

    • Attend training and professional development sessions both on-site and off-site
    • Gain skills to co-teach and lead Group Visits and integrate own artistic practice into teaching
    • Learn Universal Design for Learning (UDL) strategies to collaborate on designing Project-Based Learning (PBL) opportunities for a variety of learning styles, abilities, ages, and developmental goals
    • Conduct preparation and adaptations of art materials for multiple groups of students and class sizes
    • Serve as a host for our group visit guests by greeting and checking in groups and introducing students to CMA
    • Experiment with methods used in Museum Education’s Gallery Practices by providing students with opportunities to interact and reflect on art in the exhibit by implementing inquiry methods such as visual thinking strategies, designing tactile models, and interactive looking
    • Discover ways that exhibits support interdisciplinary themes and strands in core subjects
    • Apply research in Common-Core to make learning relevant and an integral part of classroom learning, then cultivate opportunities throughout the lesson to draw on these connections
    • Encourage students to apply their observations, reflections, critical thinking, and creativity to make their own works of art
    • Implement classroom management strategies and systems such as Positive Behavior Support and Visual Supports while allowing for opportunities for students to be self-regulating and creative problem-solvers
    • Facilitate group dismissal process and encourage ways that school staff might continue the museum experience when they return to the classroom
    • Maintain a tracking system of reflections along with supporting scholarly research
    • Document art-making process through photography and reporting
    • Give a Collaborative Action Research (CAR) final presentation on internship findings and reflections to CMA Staff Additional Potential Responsibilities (in other areas of School Programs)
    • Teach arts partnerships that take place off-site at public, private, and special needs schools or community-based locations, which may require evening or weekend hours
    • Contribute to overall museum initiatives at the discretion of your supervisor

Requirements

  • Outgoing, energetic, self-motivated, and passionate about art and its various contexts
  • Organized and detail orientated
  • Possesses strong leadership qualities and experiences
  • Ability to collaborate with other
  • Open and receptive to feedback and suggestions
  • Flexible and determined to problem-solve
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills Time Commitment: Candidates must be able to commit to 3 – 5 weekdays for Group Visits from 9:00am – 1:00pm. Course Credit: This internship can, in some cases, be taken for in-program credit with the approval of your academic advisor.

 

How To Apply

Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, and images of personal artwork, and days of availability to zahmed@cmany.org.

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