Museum Education Teaching Assistant (Summer 2023) – Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

Phillips Academy and the Addison Gallery of American Art seek a Museum Education Teaching Assistant with a strong interest in interdisciplinary teaching for Phillips Academy’s 2023 Summer Session, June 20-August 1.

One of the nation’s premier boarding schools, Phillips Academy’s Summer Session challenges students in an innovative five-week program, conducted on its campus just 21 miles north of Boston, Massachusetts. The Addison Gallery of American Art, home to a world-class collection of American art and major traveling exhibitions on the campus of Phillips Academy, works with classes across subject area, from computer programming to algebra, ESL to art, to support the development of students’ visual literacy, creative, and critical thinking skills.

The Museum Education Teaching Assistant (TA) will work closely with the Addison Gallery of American Art’s Education Department to support the availability of museum resources to Summer Session classes by researching, planning, and facilitating museum visits. Most TAs also coach an afternoon activity and serve as House Counselors in student dormitories. In this capacity, they are charged with creating a safe, supportive living environment and ensuring the health and well-being of the students in their care.

While teaching experience is preferred, candidates need not have museum experience, as training will include exhibition content and museum tour methodology.

TAs live in Academy-provided housing, either in student dorms (if serving as house counselors) or in faculty-only dorms, and have full access to all Phillips Academy facilities – including meals – for the duration of the summer. The program requires at least three years of undergraduate education completed by the time of employment; all TAs must be 21 years of age by the start of Summer Session.

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