Museum Educator (Part-Time and Full-Time)


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1040 MASS MoCA Way
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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.
Additional Business Name: MASS MoCA
Museum Educator (Part-Time and Full-Time)
$16.25 Per Hour
North Adams
Full / Part Time
High School or Equivalent
Up to One Year

The Museum Educator facilitates museum experiences primarily for students grades K-12 and college with the goals of building confidence in looking at contemporary art, providing tools for engaging with a wide range of visual art and media, and forging connections between visitors, the works of art on view, the history of art, and related contemporary topics.

The Part-Time position is up to 29 hours per week. The Full-Time position is 40 hours, Wednesday - Sunday. (Availability must include weekends).

This position requires the ability to work a flexible schedule, with availability on weekends and holidays, and for events, programs, and festivals, including those after museum hours.

As defined by the National Labor Relations Act, this position is part of the bargaining unit for UAW Local 2110

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Museum Educators lead a variety of museum-wide tours for school-age visitors which include interactive discussions and hands-on art-making activities. 
  • Schedules and group guided visits and school partnership tours will be coordinated collaboratively with the Public Programs and Visitor Experience Department. In collaboration with the Director of Public Programs, Senior Manager of School Programs, and the Visitor Experience Department, the Museum Educator assists with tour outlines and related curricula activities and art projects.
  • Completion of Initial Training
  • Commitment of a minimum of 2-8 tours per month
  • Participation in ongoing monthly meetings and training sessions


  • The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent experience in education, art administration, art history, or the performing arts.
  • This is an entry-level position.
  • At least 1 year work experience is preferred. 
  • Preference will be given to candidates that can make a commitment to the job for a minimum of one year.
  • Experience teaching within museum settings and/or fluency in Spanish is a plus.
  • The candidate should be skilled as an effective communicator and have strong writing skills.
  • Able to work independently and as a team player
  • Committed to DEAI (diversity, equity, accessibility, inclusion) work and fostering a sense of belonging, dignity, and justice for all visitors.
  • Enthusiasm for and experience working with people in an educational or customer service environment
  • Ideally, has an outgoing, positive personality with a knack for connecting with people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.
  • Willing and able to adjust tours & programming based on attendees’ needs.

Work Conditions:

  • The majority of the workday is spent indoors, but occasional special events, exhibitions, and/or festivals may require working outdoors and in inclement weather.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination will be required for employment 
  • Must be able to sit, stand, and move for distances across the museum. This role is able to accommodate a wheelchair.
  • Must be able to wear PPE as necessary.
  • People of all abilities are encouraged to apply.

Minimum starting wage: $16.25/hour

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