Sunday, May 13, 2012

Opportunity at Westport Arts Center

Westort Arts Center

Education Fellowship Position

Job Description

The Westport Arts Center is a non-profit visual and performing arts organization dedicated to creating arts experiences that enrich the lives of area residents and the entire community. For information, go to the website at  Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., at 51 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT.

The Westport Arts Center seeks a skilled and innovative art educator to manage and implement after-school programs and workshops. Reporting to and in collaboration with the Director of Education, the Westport Arts Center Education Fellow will design, manage, and implement the following:
  • Perform a variety duties including researching, planning, organizing and teaching on-going art education programs for a wide range of audiences, including children ages toddler-13 and families, school and home school groups; senior citizens, scout and other interest groups.
  • Lead inquiry-based school-group tour and classroom visits that are designed to re-enforce 21st Century Skills relevant to art and to core curriculum in a number of K-12 subject areas.
  • Assist with administrative needs related to all areas of Youth and Adult Education programs.
  • Develop educational materials, templates and curricula to be used in WAC’s galleries, on the WAC website (e.g. gallery aides, activity-guides and teacher materials).
  • Lead workshops during scheduled community outreach events and festivals.
  • Undergraduate or master’s degree in education, museum education or art education.
  • Excellent written, verbal, artistic, and administrative skills; attention to detail.
  • Proficient in adobe programs, including InDesign.
  • Ability to initiate, implement, and deliver innovative education programs as part of a creative and collaborative team.
  • Must have the ability to interact effectively with all age levels, need levels, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Must  work a flexible schedule, including some weekends and/or evenings as necessary.
  • Must be innovative, self-motivated and have the ability to work independently and meet deadlines.

Part-time position (25 hours/week) Monday-Friday, with occasional weekend and evening events.  12-month – September 2012-September 2013

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