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Senior Educator and Museum Guide
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Aspen Art Museum | Aspen, CO
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Job Description

Part Time Senior Educator Development and teaching of exhibition-related programs for youth and adults. College degree required 3+ years art teaching experience. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Exhibition in a Box: a free multi-visit program for all third grade and first grade middle school classes in and around the Roaring Fork Valley. Travel within a 100-mile radius from Aspen will be required

• Art Studio: weekly afterschool workshops for elementary school students at AAM Summer and Winter Workshops: weeklong workshops for ages 4–14 that incorporate art-making projects, performances, and object-based discussions

• Family Workshops: monthly drop-in opportunities that provide children and adults access to explore the galleries and create works of art together

• Artists in the Making: Ten-week afterschool middle school courses hosted at Basalt Middle School and Aspen Middle School, incorporating guest experts, excursions, and a final exhibition.

• Community programs: Teach monthly programs in libraries, senior centers, Pitkin County Jail, and other community partner locations, incorporating art appreciation and empathy-building

• Access programs: Onsite and offsite programs for clients of Ascendigo Autism Services and Mountain Valley Developmental Services (in collaboration with Access and Education Program Manager)

• Winter Workshops: day-long workshops for ages 4–14 that create responses to art on view

• Rural/100-mile programs: Develop and implement programs for adults and families at community partner locations across Western Slope. Travel and overnight stay will be required

• Interpretive Materials: Develop questions for discussion and suggested activities for printed materials used by visitors to AAM exhibitions

• Lead tours and activities for youth, adult, and other community groups that promote visual literacy and critical thinking

• Identify, select, create, and modify instructional resources to meet the needs of the students with varying backgrounds, learning styles, and special needs

• Assist in assessing changing curricular needs and offer plans for improvement

• Attend professional development and training opportunities to stay current in museum best practices

• Maintain effective and efficient record-keeping procedures

• Provide a positive environment in which program participants are encouraged to be actively engaged in the learning process

• Ensure that student growth and achievement is continuous and appropriate for age group, subject area, and/or program classification

• Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, parents, community groups, and schools, as measured by the Aspen Art Museum

Part Time Museum Guide Provides exhibition info to visitors and security measures. Requires 2 years just service experience. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Visitor Information

• Staff the visitor services desks and galleries as assigned.

• Greet, orientate, and direct visitors. Be familiar with and able to discuss the artists and exhibitions, current and upcoming.

• Observe visitors in the gallery and take proactive action as needed in order to protect the artwork.

• Be familiar and able to discuss the building’s physical layout including galleries, restrooms, Café, Sculpture Garden, exits, elevators, and five key architectural features.

• Assist in emergency situations with crowd control and evacuation if needed.

• Be familiar with all other current museum functions and programs including public programs, special events, educational programs, mission, etc.

• Stay current with daily schedule of events; communicate relevant information to other staff and event hosts/leaders upon arrival at the museum.

• Gently remind visitors of security concerns (no touching, photography policy, no food or drinks, no large bags, no recording devices, etc.).

• Have visitors place large bags and other objects inappropriate for the galleries in the coatroom.

• Inspect art objects, labels, and lights/furnishings for signs of change or damage.

• Report damage or change in condition of objects immediately to the Registrar or Chief Preparator.

• May answer and direct phone calls and answer general questions about the museum, exhibitions, and public offerings.

• Record attendance and geographic region of visitors daily.

• Assist visitors with general local information (e.g., directions, cabs, places to eat).

• Alert security personnel as needed to assure a safe environment for artwork and visitors.

• Sell museum memberships to visitors.

• Will require schedule flexibility, including nights, weekends, and holidays.


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