The School Programs Coordinator schedules, develops, and facilitates student tours and exhibitions, professional development for teachers, and interpretive materials that connect PreK – high school students and teachers to the VBMA’s collection and exhibitions.
- Assist the Director of Education with cultivating relationships with SDIRC schools and local community organizations that serve students in order to offer relevant student programs at the VBMA, virtually, or in classrooms that support these partner institutions’ needs.
- Promote student programs, including onsite and virtual tours and in-classroom presentations, through a combination of posters/flyers, targeted emails, district newsletters, and introductory presentations to administrators/principals/teachers.
- Schedule student onsite and virtual tours, and in-school presentations; communicate relevant information to the Docent Chair, facilities, security, and visitor services; input group information in scheduling software; track attendance; and assist with scheduling adult tours.
- Coordinate with the Docent Chair to write object-based, student-centered onsite and virtual tours, and in-classroom presentations for docents to facilitate with students.
- Manage day-to-day organization and logistics of onsite and virtual tours and in-classroom presentations, including coordinating interpretative materials, evaluations, and occasionally facilitating tours and presentations for students.
- Develop in-gallery and online interpretive materials (e.g., gallery activities, pre- and post-visit lessons) that enhance student experiences.
- Oversee student program evaluation process, including distribution, monitoring teacher comments/feedback, tracking trends, and making recommendations for appropriate changes, as necessary.
- Support the Director of Education as they work with community organizations and district administrators to design, implement, and evaluate in-services at schools as well as professional development sessions at the VBMA that are tailored to the schools’ needs.
- Maintain the student programs page on the VBMA website.
- Assist with developing and tracking student program budgets, grant proposals and reports, and other financial needs.
- Manage SDIRC’s transportation reimbursement requests, including processing invoices and payments, tracking budget, and communication.
- In coordination with the Museum Art School Manager and Registrar, collaborate with local art teachers to curate Eggert Children’s Gallery schedule and exhibitions during the school year and summer.
- Assist Education staff to recruit, train, and support teen volunteers serving Education programs, including Summer Art Camp, Children’s Art Festival, and Holidays at the Museum, among others; maintain student records for service learning and volunteer hours.
- Assist the Director of Education with docent meetings, trainings, and evaluation; recruiting potential docents; and designing and implementing training and evaluation for docent trainees.
- Maintain a solid understanding of the Museum’s policies, procedures, educational practices and ideologies.
Reports to the Director of Education. Works closely with the Education team and all Museum departments and staff. This position is classified as non-exempt.
Education and Professional Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree in art history, art education, education, museum education, or related field; MA preferred
- At least 2-3 years of teaching experience, either in formal or informal learning environments
- Highly organized and detail oriented
- Knowledge of a broad range of periods and styles in art as well as visual literacy strategies and teaching methods
- Superior written and verbal communication skills, including excellent public speaking abilities
- Strong computer skills (Microsoft preferred)
- Proven ability to manage multiple programs concurrently
- Experience working with volunteers
Hourly Wage: $20 per hour, up to 25 hours per week.
The Vero Beach Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunities Employer and seeks diversity in its workforce. The Museum is committed to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, or past, present, or future service in the uniformed services of the United States, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state, or local law.
If you are interested in this position, please send a cover letter and resume to Bonnie Wetherell at firstname.lastname@example.org.