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Holiday Market Booth Manager

Description & Qualifications

CMA is seeking a seasonal employee to serve as a Manager for CMA’s Art-making Booth & Shop at the Union Square Holiday Market. A cheery and welcoming disposition are essential, as is taking pleasure in working with children in a high-energy environment. The position requires someone who is responsible, reliable, proactive, works well with others, and is comfortable dealing with the public and large crowds. The Holiday Market runs November 15-December 24 (closed Thanksgiving Day). Training at CMA prior to the opening of the market is required.

Responsibilities

  • Greeting visitors
  • Taking payments for store items and donations
  • Maintaining cash register and inventory
  • Managing crowds
  • Answering visitor questions regarding programming at the market, store items, and CMA programming, including how to visit the museum, exhibitions, classes, and community programs
  • Assisting children, parents, and Teaching Artists in workshops and art-making
  • Customer service
  • Maintaining cleanliness of the booth

Qualifications

  • 2+ years experience in a customer service environment
  • Personable demeanor and thrives in a busy, bustling atmosphere
  • Self-directed and works well under minimal supervision
  • Comfortable engaging parents, children, and families
  • Experience with children and the arts preferable
  • Must be available between November 15 and December 24. Preference will be given to someone available for the full length of the market
  • Must be able to work outdoors in the winter. Heaters will be provided in the booth, but it is not a completely enclosed structure

How to Apply

This is a seasonal position, November & December 2018.  Rate: $18 per hour

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to ta@cmany.org with “Holiday Market” in the subject line.

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

Seasonal Fine Arts Teaching Artist

Description & Qualifications

CMA is seeking a seasonal employee to serve as a Fine Arts Teaching Artist for CMA’s Art-making Booth & Shop at the Union Square Holiday Market. The Fine Arts Teaching Artist is responsible for running art-making workshops for children of all ages and families in CMA’s booth at the Union Square Holiday Market. Workshops will be created by CMA Staff in advance and implemented by seasonal Teaching Artists. A cheery and welcoming disposition are essential, as is taking pleasure in working with children of all ages in a high-energy environment. The position requires someone who is responsible, reliable, proactive, works well with others, and is comfortable dealing with the public and large crowds. The Holiday Market runs November 15-December 24 (closed Thanksgiving Day). Training at CMA prior to the opening of the market is required.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Work with other Teaching Artists to teach children of all ages holiday-themed fine arts projects.
  • Answer visitor questions regarding programming at the market, store items, and CMA programming including how to visit the museum, exhibitions, classes, and community programs.
  • Assist Booth Manager with greeting visitors, taking payments, customer service, and maintaining cleanliness and organization of the booth.
  • Assist in managing materials and arranging delivery of needed materials from the museum.

 

Qualifications

 

  • Must be outgoing, energetic, flexible, positive, self-motivated and passionate about art.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience teaching art to children between the ages of 1 and 15.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, Film/Media or Multi-media is required, an MA or MFA in related field preferred.
  • Must have strong people skills and the ability to work well with both children and adults.
  • Personable demeanor and thrives in a busy, bustling atmosphere.
  • Self-directed and works well under minimal supervision.
  • Must be available between November 15 and December 24. Preference will be given to someone available for the full length of the market.
  • Must be able to work outdoors in the winter. Heaters will be provided in the booth, but it is not a completely enclosed structure.

How to Apply

This is a seasonal position, November & December 2018.  Rate: $16.25 per hour

To apply, please send resume and cover letter ta@cmany.org with “Holiday Market” in the subject line.

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

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. Learn more at http://cmany.org

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

To apply, please send your cover letter & resume to Sean at sgilfeather@cmany.org.

Birthday Party Teaching Artist

Description & Qualifications

The Children’s Museum of the Arts is seeking a part time Birthday Party Lead Teaching Artist on Saturdays & Sundays for kids ages 1 to 14. Birthday Teaching Artists work together with birthday parents to ensure a fun, relaxed atmosphere for our art filled parties. Artists will not only act as party hosts, but also lead the party guests in group art workshops. The projects will typically be pre-determined, though the specifics of the project are up to the artists, allowing for maximum creativity with our ever-changing array of art materials, and each artist’s touch of personal style and expertise.

An energetic, cheery, and welcoming disposition is essential for this position, as is taking pleasure in working with children. The position requires someone who is responsible, reliable, punctual, and find more out about parties at http://cmany.org/rentals/birthdays/

 

Responsibilities:

– Team up and share responsibilities with partnering artist (there are typically 2 -3 artists per party).

– Party set-up and clean-up, including catering, art project prep, and logistics.

– Greeting the party family and guests, and acclimating them to the space and the party schedule.

– Work with museum staff to ensure all party activities run smoothly with the day’s other programming.

– Lead a 20-30 minute group art workshop for party families (20-60 people).

– Assist with art material inventory and request orders for new supplies.

– Plan creative ways to re-invent old projects based on the materials at hand, and suggest new birthday projects.

 

Qualifications:

Communicates well with people and can work calmly and efficiently in a loud, hectic work environment.

Can interact with a diverse age range of children (ages 1-14).

Must be very self-guided, have a positive attitude, stamina, and a congenial, enthusiastic demeanor.

Can use a wide range of art materials to present age appropriate art projects for children in both a guided, and unguided setting.

Experience with children and an arts background required.

Experience teaching or in a service related field a plus.

A degree, or pursuit of degree in the visual, performing arts, art education, or related field is preferred.

Flexible schedule on evenings and weekends, especially Saturdays & Sundays

 

Hours/Hiring timeline/Compensation:

CMA is seeking an artist to take a regular weekend shifts . Shift hours are subject to party bookings, but can take place between the hours of 9am and 9pm. Additional shifts may also be available some Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and weekend evenings

Hiring will begin ASAP to begin shifts in September. Compensation starts at $16.25/hr plus tips.

How to Apply

To apply, please send your cover letter & resume to Sean at sgilfeather@cmany.org.

CMA is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage candidates from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds to apply. Please do not call.

 

Facility Maintenance Assistant

Description & Qualifications

The Facility Maintenance Assistant is responsible for providing basic and specialty cleaning services to all areas of the museum in order to maintain the facility in a safe, clean, and welcoming condition. Work is performed both independently and with support from a contracted cleaning company in accordance with facility standards and procedures.

The successful candidate will have experience servicing the needs of a facility of a similar size and/or operation, and will be comfortable with the following responsibilities. This is an hourly, non-exempt position. Candidates must be willing to work part-time. On occasion the candidate will need to swing morning hours or work later hours to accommodate evening events.

This position requires a person who enjoys working with others and is able to communicate clearly, as he/she will have to respond to the facility needs of 20 full time staff members. He/she should be a good task manager with strong initiative. He/she must be comfortable with physical labor and be willing to undertake hands-on cleaning tasks.

 

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • This position is responsible for continuously demonstrating proficiency in basic cleaning of the museum. Interaction/contact with patrons and staff can vary from limited to high.
  • Perform daily janitorial duties associated with shift assignments, which includes the general cleaning of the museum facility in assigned areas including (but not limited to): cleaning, sanitizing, dusting, and supplying restrooms.
  • Performs janitorial tasks such as sweeping and mopping of floors, cleaning of windows and walls in accessible areas, paint touch-up, and emptying trash. Including, maintenance of light bulbs for facility.
  • Responsible for facility repairs such as painting benches, walls, pedestals, wall patching, spot stain removal, and other surfaces. Maintain and adhere to painting guide for facility.
  • Perform work operating battery-powered, electric, and manual equipment; uses cleaning equipment such as: brooms, dusters; mechanical floor cleaners, vacuums, and mops.
  • Clean and maintain equipment and storage areas associated with position. Monitor assigned areas and equipment for damage or needed repairs and inform immediate supervisor. Perform minor repairs as assigned.
  • Coordinate delivery and storage of packages and shipments. Maintain supplies and equipment inventory. Order supplies with Finance Manager approval.
  • Consistently and routinely demonstrate both knowledge and skill in the same use and operation of cleaning products, equipment, cleaning techniques necessary to maintain the museum’s quality standards.
  • Oversee and coordinate with outside vendors including (but not limited to): electricians, plumbers, general contractors, etc. Manage & submit building workspeed requests.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age, high school graduate or equivalent.
  • Minimum of (1) year janitorial experience in a commercial, institutional, or healthcare setting. Vocational training and certification will also be considered.
  • Excellent housekeeping skills with a sharp eye for detail.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic cleaning techniques, proper storage methods, inventory control, and ordering procedures.
  • Highly motivated and able to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Ability to interact with the public and with staff professionally and tactfully.
  • Adhere to museum policies and support management decisions in a positive, professional manner.
  • Knowledge of museum policies and procedures as applicable to custodial duties and preservation of works of art.
  • Availability to work weekends, evenings, and special events as needed

How to Apply

Working Conditions: We are a motivated group of high-achieving and creative managers. We are fortunate to be surrounded by children ages 1-15 years old and their caregivers who are learning about and creating art – our tasks is to model professional behavior so mutual respect and fun can coexist.

Salary: $15/hour.

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

To apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter including salary requirements, to: hr@cmany.org

No calls, please.

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.

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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