Summer Youth Programs Instructor
The Summer Youth Programs Instructor is an integral staff member of The San Diego Museum of Art’s Summer Youth Programs team. The programs are held in Balboa Park, within the Museum galleries and the classrooms located at the Museum Art School. The Instructor leads daytime classes in collection-inspired art making for youth in kindergarten through fifth grades. The programs run from August 4–29, 2014, with individual camp topics assigned to each instructor within but not necessarily throughout the program timeframe. All Instructors are responsible for participating in a pre-program training day in late July 2014 and for developing curriculum plans for their assigned camps prior to the start of the program.
- Develop and implement creative and engaging Museum-related, age-appropriate curriculum for program participants
- Work effectively in a team-structured work environment and maintain a positive and enthusiastic attitude when working with staff, parents, and program participants
- Ensure that activities are effectively and safely implemented following Museum-suggested risk management protocol
- Demonstrate effective problem–solving skills and flexibility, as well as, a desire and ability to work well with children
- Demonstrate ability to work with the following: under-served audiences, audiences new to the Museum, diverse audiences where English is the second language
- Other responsibilities and duties as requested
- Must pass background and finger printing clearance
- B.A. or B.F.A. in Studio Art, Art Education, Museum Education, Elementary Education preferred.
- Previous experience teaching or working with elementary students and curriculum planning for that age group preferably in a museum setting.
- First Aid and CPR certification preferred.
- Ability to work independently and exercise good judgment.
- Creative, enthusiastic, and responsible team player.
- Detail oriented, patient, and flexible.
- Ability to work in culturally sensitive ways and respect diversity.
- Bilingual in Spanish preferred.
- Strong skills in communication, teaching,presentation, and writing.
- Effective organizational and administrative skills.
- Some carrying and lifting up to 30 Pounds.
- Daily walking from the Museum to MAS (Museum Art School), which include stairs and parking lots
- Office space is located in the basement of the House of Hospitality in Balboa Park. Noise level ranges from quiet to moderately noisy.
Position open: April 14, 2014. All interested candidates must apply before: April 28, 2014
If interested, please submit cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.