Museum Educator (Arts Access)
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is committed to diversity and inclusion, and its arts access programs have been at the national vanguard of such efforts. The Cummer Museum seeks a Full-Time Museum Educator (Arts Access) who will cultivate a love of art in visitors by facilitating art-looking and art-making experiences primarily for differently-abled populations both at the Museum (galleries and gardens) and in communities. The ideal candidate will develop welcoming and inclusive programs for visitors from diverse communities and with unique abilities, including visitors with special needs, families, school groups, teachers, and adults.
- Support the Cummer Museum’s mission, vision, and values by exhibiting the following behaviors: excellence and competence, collaboration, innovation, respect of individual, commitment to our community, and accountability and ownership.
- Serve as the Museum’s Accessibility Coordinator; collaborate with Museum Educators and other departments to adapt experiences (i.e. school tours, public tours, curricula, programs, teaching methods, communications, and exhibition labels) to make them accessible to and relevant for visitors with diverse abilities.
- Assist in creating, designing, and implementing curricula and programs for school tours and Camp Cummer.
- Assist with daily set-up of gallery and studio activities used on tours.
- Serve as a Museum teacher/educator for family programs and outreach into neighborhoods and communities and as the lead educator on programs for people with disabilities, including the annual Arts4All Festival (formerly VSA Festival), Women of Vision program, and the collaboration with Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind.
- Create, design, and teach integrated art and garden classes based on local and national education standards.
- Collaborate with Museum Educators to develop and deliver trainings for docents, junior docents, and Museum staff members.
- Work with Director of Education and Museum Educators on evaluations and assessments for relevant programs.
- Required participation in Museum events such as general member openings, EnviroFest.
- Assist with planning and designing Art Connections exhibitions.
- Other related job duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- BS or BA in Education or African American Studies, Asian Studies, Art History, or another humanistic discipline preferred.
- Flexibility and respect for cultural diversity.
- Knowledge of and experience in art education, art history, studio art, or arts and healing.
- Knowledge of current education practices, education for individuals with disabilities.
- Three years of experience teaching or working with individuals/families/community members in the visual arts or with ESE grades pre-k – 12 in an arts center, school, after school, museum, etc.
- Demonstrated understanding of and familiarity with implementing age-appropriate, interactive teaching practices.
- Computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook).
- Ability to coordinate multiple tasks and priorities in a fast-paced work environment.
- Basic problem-solving skills, ability to respond to customer service needs, be reliable, have an outgoing attitude and a welcoming nature.
- Ability to communicate in the written and spoken word with tact, diplomacy, and/or authority when necessary.
- Ability to work with co-workers, volunteers, and the public in a professional manner in a variety of tasks.
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively on project teams. Be self-motivated and goal oriented.
- Be open to learning and adapt to changes as they arise within the museum.
- Ability to frequently lift and carry up to 25 lbs.
- Ability to bend, stoop, lift, reach, push, pull, twist, walk, crouch, and squat.
- Valid Florida driver license.
Qualified applicants send cover letter, resumé and salary requirements to the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, Attn: Human Resources Department, 829 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32204 or firstname.lastname@example.org.