Job Title: Remote Art Instructor (Adult Classes)
Department: Education and Engagement
Reports to: Youth & Family Programs Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Job Status: Part-Time, Contract
Duration: Fall 2020, typically a few hours weekly for approximately 10 weeks starting in September 2020
Since our founding in 1901, the Toledo Museum of Art has earned a global reputation for the quality of our collection, our innovative and extensive education programs, and our architecturally significant campus.
And thanks to the benevolence of its founders, as well as the continued support of its members, TMA remains a privately endowed, non-profit institution and opens its collection to the public, free of charge.
The Remote Art Instructor develops and delivers remote virtual art classes to adults, leveraging themes or topics relating to the Museum’s collection, exhibitions, and other public offerings. Contracts for this position are issued per class each term, dependent upon class enrollment. Instructors work remotely.
-Presents Museum classes by creating and delivering remote virtual art lessons based upon a theme or topic related to TMA’s collection or exhibitions.
-Performs related administrative duties preliminary and/or following class sessions, including but not limited to submitting lesson plans for in advance.
-Attends training and evaluation meetings as scheduled.
-May work with assistants to communicate need for supplies and request other program maintenance.
-May be required to observe and attend to students during breaks.
-Performs other duties as assigned.
-As a public benefit corporation, the Museum requires every staff member to act as a visitor advocate at all times. This includes acknowledging visitors and striving to make them feel welcome, comfortable, and eager to return.
EDUCATION, SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE, COMPETENCIES AND ABILITIES
-High school diploma or equivalent and two years’ teaching experience, preferably with adult learners.
-Familiarity with digital technology for art making and education methods.
-Willingness to adjust and adapt methods to accommodate emphasis on Museum pedagogy and resources.
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and ability to work with people of a wide variety of ages, abilities, and backgrounds.
-Experience, interest and enthusiasm in working with adult learners in an art museum, classroom or cultural setting.
-Knowledgeable of or willing to learn about the Museum’s collections.
-Basic computer skills: ability to use internet and e-mail; knowledge of Microsoft Office preferred.
-Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.
-Ability to successfully complete a background check and drug screen.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
Position requires stamina to stand for long periods of time. Must be able to communicate verbally person‐to‐person.
The Toledo Museum of Art provides equal opportunity for employment and promotion to all qualified employees and applicants. No person shall be discriminated against I employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal or state statutes the Museum is committed to maintaining an environment in which all employees are treated equitably and given the opportunity to achieve their full potential in the workplace.
About The Toledo Museum of Art
WHO WE ARE: Since our founding in 1901, the Toledo Museum of Art has earned a global reputation for the quality of our collection, our innovative and extensive education programs, and our architecturally significant campus. More than 25,000 works of art represent American and European painting, the history of art in glass, ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian works, Asian and African art, medieval art, sculpture, decorative arts, graphic arts, and modern and contemporary art.
To accommodate the ever growing collection and demand for art education, the Museum campus has grown exponentially since its founding. From its humble first exhibition space in two rented rooms, the Museum has grown to cover approximately 36 acres with six buildings.
Thanks to the benevolence of its founders, as well as the continued support of its members, the Toledo Museum of Art remains a privately-endowed, non-profit institution and opens its collection to the public—free of charge—six days a week, 309 days a year. We are closed on Mondays and major holidays.