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Summer Administrative Assistant/Team Leader

Description & Qualifications

We are looking for an Administrative Assistant/Team Leader for each of our 103 Charlton Street and Governors Island day camp locations.

CMA’s Art Colony day camp allows children to immerse themselves in week-long innovative arts courses taught by professional artists here at 103 Charlton and Governors Island. Classes are offered in both the Fine Arts and Media Arts for students ages 5-15. This position assists in the daily operations and management of CMA’s largest program, Art Colony.

Administrative Assistants will work directly with CMA staff to manage registrations, answer email or phone inquiries, document class activities on CMA’s Blog and social media sites, assist in early and late dismissals, collect parent and student evaluations, and assist with other program administrative duties. In addition, Administrative Assistants will be responsible in leading College and High School interns in facilitating structured play-time for students in the beginning and end of day.

Who Should Apply:

This seasonal full-time position is ideal for recent graduates or current college students interested in careers in Arts Administration or Not-for-profit Management and looking to build experience in a museum/community setting.

Time Commitment:

June 4th – September 7th, 2018 (15 weeks), Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM- 5:30 PM. Admins have 1 hour break that can be taken throughout the day.

Key Skills, Abilities, and Experience:

  • Must have a passion for work with children and families, and understanding visitors’ needs, engagement strategies, and educational principles. Candidates should be naturally energetic, outgoing, self-motivated, and passionate about art
  • Experience working with children between ages 5-15 in a classroom or camp setting
  • Strongly believes in the core values of CMA and is driven by the mission
  • Ability to work as part of a team of dedicated professionals. Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills, including the ability to build and cultivate relationships and work effectively with diverse groups, such as teaching artists, interns, parents/caregivers, and students
  • Commitment to efficient, equitable choices processes and excellent customer service. Strong written and verbal skills and the ability to communicate clearly to both adults and children
  • Must lead with positive approaches to behavior and customer service. Will be expected to apply museum guidelines for addressing challenging issues or emergency protocol
  • Current undergraduate, graduate student, or recent graduate
  • Applicants must be able to commit to the entire summer

Reliability and enthusiasm is key! CMA offers a fun and casual working environment and you would be a very important part of our team.

Compensation:

CMA offers a stipend for these positions, relative to the level of responsibility of each position.

 

How to Apply

How to Apply:

To apply for these positions, please email a cover letter and resume to summer@cmany.org, with Summer Administrative Assistant/Team Leader in the subject line.

All applications will be kept in confidence. No calls, please. Eligible candidates will be contacted by phone or email for an interview.

CMA is an equal opportunity employer.  We encourage candidates from diverse cultural and ethnic background 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.

Media Lab STEAM Teaching Artist

Description & Qualifications

The Children’s Museum of the Arts is seeking a creative and enthusiastic part time Teaching Artist with a focus in 3D Printing, STEAM Technologies and Film/Animation. CMA’s Teaching Artists are practicing artists and professionally trained to develop and facilitate projects. Within the framework of CMA’s programming, teaching artists are encouraged to incorporate their own art practices into workshop designs and curriculum.

The ideal candidate will feel comfortable leading classes and workshops in one or more of the following: LittleBits, Video Game Design, Arduino, 3D Printing and Coding. The ideal candidate should also have an expressed interest or basic level of experience in: Animation, Sound Design & Music, and Sculpture as these are elements of our daily programming.

CMA is an exhibition and hands on art-making space for young people ages 1-15 and their families. 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. 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.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work directly with Media Lab leadership team to develop new programs.
  • Design curriculum and facilitate workshops and classes.
  • Attend CMA Media Lab department meetings and CMA all-staff meetings.

Qualifications

  • Must be outgoing, energetic, flexible, positive, and passionate about art.
  • Background working with art materials and media equipment.
  • Experience in softwares including: LittleBits, Scratch, Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro, GarageBand, iStopmotion, Processing, Coding.
  • Experience as an educator and/or a genuine interest in working with students from ages 5-15.
  • Comfortable working in a public setting.
  • Must be self-directed and work well under minimal supervision.
  • Experience with app design and web design is a plus.

 

How to Apply

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Chloe Sun at csun@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.

Media Lab Teaching Artist

Description & Qualifications

The Children’s Museum of the Arts is seeking a creative and enthusiastic Teaching Artist Assistant with a focus in sculpture and an interest in filmmaking/animation. This is an entry-level position, current students and graduates are encouraged to apply. CMA’s Teaching Artists are practicing artists and professionally trained to develop and facilitate projects. Within the framework of CMA’s programming, teaching artists are encouraged to incorporate their own art practices into workshop designs.The ideal candidate will feel comfortable leading classes and workshops in the following: Clay Sculpture and Stop Motion Animation. This is an hourly, part-time weekend position with potential for ongoing opportunities.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties

  • Work directly with Media Lab leadership team to develop new programs.
  • Design curriculum and facilitate workshops and classes.
  • Attending CMA Media Lab department meetings and CMA all-staff meetings.

Qualifications

  • Strong sculptural background.
  • Must be self-directed and work well under minimal supervision.
  • Must be comfortable working with large volumes of people, particularly children.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Experience as an educator and/or a genuine interest in working with students ages 5-15.
  • Comfortable working in a public setting.
  • Must be outgoing, energetic, flexible, positive, and passionate about art.

 

 

How to Apply

Please write a one-page cover letter responding to the following:

Your interest in the Children’s Museum of the Arts and in this position
Your availability (days/times)
Please email your resume, cover letter and online samples of your work to: Chloe Sun, Media Lab Manager, csun@cmany.org

Eligible candidates will be contracted by phone or email for an interview. No recruiters 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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