Gallery Teacher

POSITION TITLE/DEPARTMENT

Gallery Teacher

Learning & Audience Engagement, Education

CLASSIFICATION/GRADE/SALARY RANGE

Part-time, Non-Exempt, 24 hours per week

$15.00 per hour

GENERAL SUMMARY

The DIA has created a team of gallery teachers to lead K-12 school group experiences with art using learner-centered methods. Gallery teachers help develop and evaluate the programs they deliver. Gallery teachers facilitate programs for multiple school groups per day, four days per week.  Gallery teachers work in the DIA galleries and in the tri-county area with DIA Away.  Performs related work as required. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Lead multiple interactive gallery or DIA Away experiences per day with groups of K-12 students, where students explore, discover, and learn by engaging with works of art in the collection and each other;
  • Through ongoing professional development, demonstrate proficiency in teaching all areas of the DIA collection;
  • Understand Michigan curriculum standards and know how to apply progressive teaching practices to meet them;
  • Use a variety of proven techniques for engaging youth of all ages;
  • Work with the gallery teaching team and supervisors to develop, evaluate and refine gallery learning experiences for groups of K-12 students;
  • Use professional “coaching” techniques to assist fellow gallery teachers in improving their practice; use coaching from others to continually improve one’s own practice;
  • Participate in reflective practice, individually and as part of a team to improve teaching skills
  • Communicate with K-12 teachers to coordinate some aspects of field trip implementation.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA/BS in education, art history, humanities or a related field; graduate students welcome
  • Experience working with youth in a school or other organized program
  • Demonstrated knowledge of art, art history or cultural studies
  • Demonstrated knowledge of constructivist or learner-centered teaching practices
  • Excellent speaking, presentation, and listening skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and the desire and ability to work with a close-knit team
  • Intellectual curiosity about art and its connections to all aspects of life
  • Ability and desire to work with students of all ages and abilities
  • Ability to maintain a stationary position and walk/move for up to three hours in a day, with breaks
  • Those fulfilling basic qualifications and having fluency in Spanish or Chinese are encouraged to apply
  • Reliable transportation is required

If you are interested in applying for this position, please do so online by close of business day, October 16, 2017.

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