Company Description: MASS MoCA is one of the world's liveliest (and largest) centers for making and enjoying today's most important art, music, dance, theater, film, and video. Hundreds of works of visual and performing art have been created on its 19th-century factory campus during fabrication and rehearsal residencies, making MASS MoCA among the most productive sites in the country for the creation and presentation of new art. More platform than box, MASS MoCA strives to bring to its audiences art experiences that are fresh, engaging, and transformative.
Special Projects Educator
Special Projects Educator
MASS MoCA is seeking an experienced, energetic, detail-oriented museum educator to join its collaborative working environment. The Special Projects Educator will work with the Director of Education + Curator of Kidspace to primarily support the coordination of special grant-funded projects. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Artist Services: liaison to artists; coordinate artist schedules, travel, and housing; co-design Kidspace artist residencies with artists; and oversee administrative details with artists who conduct artist talks.
Evaluation: oversee evaluation project with Goodman Research Group; collate data; coordinate evaluation needs with teachers and students; maintain evaluation records; and plan evaluation of future programs.
Curatorial Assistance: work with Curator of Kidspace to plan exhibitions with artists; coordinate installation schedule with artists; organize exhibition promotional information for Marketing-Communications and Development departments; oversee Education and Kidspace social media and DAM database; manage Kidspace archives; and maintain cleanliness of gallery and off-site art installation.
Art Assembly: coordinate school schedules for performances; work with Performing Arts department to select dates for programs and to write teacher's guides.
Grants: assist with grant administration including: oversight of project details and implementation to ensure grant compliance; documentation, promotional materials, and video; reporting; budgeting; ordering supplies; and writing contracts for consultants/artists/overhires. Assist with future planning of grants such as ArtInSight, Kidspace exhibition projects, and adult programs.
Budgets: assist with managing complex annual department budget, as well as specific restricted grant budgets, and oversee weekly invoices and staff timesheets.
Gallery Teaching: as Education Department staff, conduct tours as needed (at least one tour per week).
The candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in education (art or museum), arts administration, or art history, and at least 1 – 3 years’ experience. The ideal candidate should be an effective communicator and have strong writing skills; can work independently, but also as a team player; has an outgoing, positive personality and a knack for connecting with people of many backgrounds.
This is a full-time position to begin mid-December 2017. Please submit a cover letter and resume, or apply in person at the MASS MoCA Box Office. Application deadline is November 30, 2017.
No phone calls, please. MASS MoCA is an equal opportunity employer and seeks diversity in its workforce.