The teaching artist supports the Director of Family and Community Outreach as an art educator primarily responsible for working in the community with youth, as well as in the museum with youth, family, school, and adult audiences. Teaching artists are consistent representatives of the Norton Museum in Afterschool Arts Outreach venues across Palm Beach County, and they participate fully in Museum programs and activities.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Afterschool Arts Outreach:
Under the direction of the Director of Family & Community Programs, research, design, and teach art lessons that are multicultural, arts-integrated, and collection and exhibition-related, focusing on creative youth development for youth ages 6-17 at out-of-school community partnership sites
Meet quarterly with community partner staff to create a schedule of classes and activities
Record and report attendance at each class, conduct student evaluations, and maintain records for each partnership site
Generate art supply lists and monitor inventory at each site following Museum’s budget
Manage art class space at partnering centers by maintaining a clean and organized space
Schedule, customize, and lead three tours to the Museum per year for each community partner.
Lead at least one activation with partnering site per year (parents’ nights, community event, pop-up exhibition, etc.)
Contribute quality student work to the end-of-the-year Marden Community Gallery Exhibition
Serve as a liaison between the community to enhance the use of the Museum as a resource for families, children, and teens. Maintain relationships and frequent communication with community partners.
School and Teachers Program:
Under the direction of the Director of School and Teacher Programs, research, design, and teach hands-on art activities for K-12 students visiting the Museum during in-school hours.
Work with volunteers and maintain an orderly classroom
Assist with School and Teacher professional development as needed
Art After Dark:
Work with the Public Programs Manager once a month to design and lead a hands-on art project related to art in the collection or an exhibition for audiences of various ages
Determine art supplies necessary for the project and order as necessary
Work with volunteers during hands-on art activity at Art After Dark Community Days,
Workshops and Community Pop-Ups:
Lead an activity at community festival days, 3 4 times per year
Lead hands-on art workshops for a variety of audiences as needed: families, children, teens, adults
Lead Community Pop-ups for a variety of audiences as needed: families, children, teens, adults
Complete any additional tasks as they arise, per request of program managers or as needed.
Other duties/projects as may be assigned.