The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis seeks a Museum Educator to oversee and develop programs and initiatives that create meaningful opportunities for onsite learning in CAM’s galleries and Learning and Engagement Studio. The Museum Educator takes inspiration from the dynamic and complex artworks on view at CAM to craft tours, internships, courses, workshops, interpretive materials, and other special initiatives that engage with the full spectrum of visitors to CAM. This role reports to the Director of Learning and Engagement.
- Create and lead New Art in the Neighborhood, CAM’s renowned 12-week studio program that is offered to high school students in the fall and spring on Saturdays, 12:00–4:00 pm; responsible for instruction, programming, facilitation, and hiring guest speakers and teaching artists
- Hire and manage Resident Teaching Artist to teach LEAP Middle School Initiative, CAM’s 10-week, free studio program that is offered to middle school students in the fall and spring on Thursdays, 4:00–6:30 pm; responsible for setting the classroom space, co-teaching where needed, and overseeing the Resident Teaching Artist’s curriculum and teaching
- Create and lead Teen Museum Studies, CAM’s summer intensive internship for high school students; responsible for instruction, programming, and facilitation of the 42-hour program, including the teen-led selection of an artist and the coordination of their corresponding exhibition at CAM
- Recruit students, teaching artists, and guest speakers for New Art in the Neighborhood, LEAP, and Teen Museum Studies
- Lead tours of current exhibitions for K–12 students, university classes, and other tour groups; responsible for receiving and responding to all tour requests and maintaining clear communications internally to coordinate tour bookings
- Craft in-gallery programs for adult audiences, such as First Friday workshops and drawing workshops
- Create an interpretive resource each exhibition season for family groups and youth visitors
- Collaborate with Community Access Coordinator on annual Family Day and programs for children and adults with disabilities, including but not limited to visitors with Autism Spectrum Disorder, visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing, and others by request
- Develop budgets for programs and track, monitor, and report on expenses
- Conduct documentation, evaluation, and reporting of all programs
- Maintain a thoughtful, reflective practice to CAM’s approach to gallery-based teaching, and share these skills and approaches with fellow Learning and Engagement colleagues, Visitor Service Associates, and other CAM staff
- Other duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s degree in fine art, art history, art education, or related field; equivalent experience will also be considered as commensurate with a degree
- A strong commitment to art education and appreciation, especially with teens and adults
- Direct teaching experience with middle and/or high school aged students is required, and experience teaching adult audiences is preferred
- Knowledge of contemporary art and culture
- Demonstrated commitment to values of diversity, equity, access, and inclusion
- Strong communication skills and attention to detail, particularly with administrative tasks, including spreadsheets, processes, budgets, and policies
- Ability to present programs and tours both virtually and onsite
- Ability to think strategically and manage multiple competing priorities
- Responsive, flexible, and collaborative with a positive attitude
- Ability to self-initiate and work independently as well as work collaboratively with colleagues in a fast-paced, high energy environment
- Proficiency with Google Apps, Microsoft Office Suite, and videoconferencing
- Ability to use and/or learn photo and video editing software (Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Pro)
- Ability to lift up to 40 pounds
- Must be able to work Thursday evenings (until 6:30 pm) and Saturdays
Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion
CAM commits to creating environments that are equitable, just, and accessible without discrimination toward a person’s race, gender identity, class, sexuality, ethnicity, religion, age, ability, and national origin. Employees at CAM are expected to contribute to the advancement of equitable, inclusive organizational practices.
This is a full-time position. Compensation, including benefits, is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The salary range for this position is $42,000–$48,000.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com with the subject line “Museum Educator.” All inquiries and materials will be confidential. Applications will be acknowledged.
About the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis works to enrich lives and inspire curiosity, creativity, and learning through experiences with contemporary art. Focused on a dynamic array of changing exhibitions, the Museum reflects and contributes to the global cultural landscape while engaging thousands of visitors through a wide array of public programs. CAM nurtures the creative minds of our city’s youth through free, in-depth art education, making a long-lasting impact on the community. We are a site for discovery, a welcoming space, free and open to all.
CAM is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age, family responsibilities, national origin, or veteran status. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture.