K-12 Gallery Educator (Part-Time), Barnes

Posted by The Barnes Foundation on January 25, 2022

The Barnes Foundation seeks two Art Gallery Educators for K-12 school groups.

The Gallery Educator is a member of the School Programs team that provides in-person and online programming for PreK12 students and teachers about the Barnes Foundation’s collections and special exhibitions. The School Programs team creates interactive lessons grounded in the Barnes Foundation’s objective method incorporating inquiry-based learning, Universal Design for Learning, trauma-aware, and anti-racist teaching strategies. Gallery Educators use developmentally appropriate teaching strategies and best practices in museum education to facilitate in-person lessons in the Barnes galleries, and co-host [45min weekly] virtual programs for PreK-12 students. They also assist with scheduling school groups who visit the Barnes Foundation. This role requires staff who work well both independently and as part of a team; who possess outstanding organizational and written/verbal communication skills; who work accurately, with close attention to detail; and who demonstrate flexibility, creativity, dependability, and punctuality. This is a 10-month position, working 30 hours per week ($18-20/hr) from September- June annually.

Established as an educational institution, the Barnes Foundation carries out its mission by promoting appreciation of the arts and horticultural science, through the preservation, presentation, and interpretation of the collections of Albert C. and Laura L. Barnes.

Celebrated for its exceptional breadth, depth, and quality, the Barnes Foundation’s art collection includes works by some of the greatest European and American masters of impressionism, post-impressionist, and early modern art, as well as African sculpture, Pennsylvania German decorative arts, Native American textiles, metalwork, and more

The Foundation engages diverse audiences through its exceptional collections and related high-quality programs that reflect a broad range of periods and cultures and build on the founders’ innovative educational vision of transforming lives through the arts and horticulture. 

Job Specific Competencies:

  • Implements and adapts inquiry-based, developmentally appropriate gallery lessons and other activities for students in grades PreK-12.
  • Moderates and co-hosts virtual learning programs for students in PreK-8th grade.
  • Assists in scheduling school groups and online programs.
  • Participates in training and continuing education on best practices in gallery education.
  • Conducts independent research on artists and artworks in the Foundation’s collection and special exhibition galleries.
  • Works occasionally at Free First Sunday events.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned by PreK-12 Programs Manager or the Director of PreK12 and Educator Programs. 

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