Saratoga Springs, NY
About the Tang Teaching Museum
The Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College is a pioneer of interdisciplinary exploration and learning. A cultural anchor of New York’s Capital Region, the Tang’s approach has become a model for college and university art museums across the country—with exhibition programs that bring together visual and performing arts with interdisciplinary ideas from history, economics, biology, dance, and physics, to name just a few. The Tang’s K-12 and Community Programs extend the museum’s reach beyond its walls to regional schools, libraries, and community groups. The Tang Teaching Museum’s award-winning building, designed by architect Antoine Predock, serves as a visual metaphor for the convergence of art and ideas. The Museum is open to the public on Thursday–Sunday from noon to 5 p.m., with extended hours until 9 pm on Thursdays.
The Laurie M. Tisch Educator for K-12 and Community Programs (Tisch Educator) plays a vital role on the Museum’s Engagement Team in developing, implementing, and assessing programs for school, family, and community audiences of all age groups, year-round, both on- and off-site. Reporting to the Assistant Director for Engagement and working closely with the Engagement Team, the Tisch Educator also performs a critical role in advancing the Museum’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives. Responsibilities include program conception and development; teacher training; development of interpretive materials for community, school, and library programs; recruiting, mentoring, and supervising college assistants and On-Call Art Instructors; keeping current with museum education best practices and theory; serving as a liaison between the Museum and educators at the elementary and secondary levels to develop links between Tang exhibitions and New York State Learning Standards; and marketing programs to appropriate audiences. The Museum Educator works closely with all Museum staff, as well as with exhibiting artists, to develop special programs in conjunction with all exhibitions each year, including summer exhibitions and programs.
Master’s degree in Museum Education, Education, Museum Studies, Art History, or Studio Art with 2 to 3 years of experience of work in a museum, or similar cultural organization, and responsibilities in developing and planning programs and supervising individuals and projects. Demonstration of knowledge of art history and studio art, especially contemporary art, and knowledge and understanding of current practices in art education, museum work, and theories of education and learning. Knowledge of a wide range of artistic processes, materials, and tools. Strong management and organizational skills, with proficiency with Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google Suite, and a familiarity with social media. Excellent verbal, writing and public speaking skills for diverse audiences, including students, educators, parents, and community leaders. Knowledge of the needs of art teachers and other educators, including K-12 educators and New York State Learning Standards, and professors who teach emerging educators. Knowledge of Visual Thinking Strategies teaching methods.
3-5 years of experience using Visual Thinking Strategies with diverse groups. Experience in using new technologies to deliver educational content. Experience in marketing, including social media, print media, email newsletters, and other digital content. Demonstrated history of developing and implementing art-making assignments for various groups. Demonstrated history of art making.
Link to job description and application
Required documents needed to apply:
• On-line application
• Cover Letter
• List of Three References
Pay Range: $51,500 to $55,000, Commensurate with experience
In order to prevent or significantly reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission at Skidmore College and protect all members of the College community from infection, successful candidates will be required to submit proof of full vaccination as a condition of employment, unless exempted as a reasonable accommodation of a medical condition or sincerely religious belief or practice.
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