The Birmingham Museum of Art offers in-school residency programs inspired by its global collection and special exhibitions. The goal of this program is to provide arts integration-based learning opportunities for students and educators that ignites curiosity, fosters critical and creative thinking skills, and generates inclusive, collaborative environments. We are seeking dynamic, experienced Teaching Artists to help design and lead residences for K-12 students.
With direct oversight from the Program Director, Teaching Artists are responsible for planning and implementing lessons that are based on the BMA’s collection and connected to the Alabama Course of Study standards. Lessons should inspire the creative process and self-expression of students through learning the skills, genres, and fundamentals of art.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Facilitate in-school residencies
- Develop lesson plans
- Prepare materials for each residency session
- Use a wide variety of techniques to engage students of all ages, abilities and interests
- Build and sustain strong, productive working relationships with Museum Staff, Teaching Artists, Teachers and Administrators
- Maintain a high level of flexibility and professionalism at all times
- Collect, organize, and submit participant statistics, surveys, etc.
- Submit written reflections of each residency to the Program Director
- Collaborate effectively with Museum Staff, Teaching Artists, Teachers and Administrators
- Seasonal paid trainings (fall, spring, summer)
- Monthly staff meetings
- Other duties, as necessary
Special Skills and Requirements:
- Experience working with youth in school settings
- Experience teaching/facilitating arts based curriculum to K-12 students
- Bachelor’s degree (preferred)
- Knowledge of and experience in lesson plan development
- Knowledgeable about art, education and/or art history
- Committed to bringing the best, high quality arts programming possible to students
- Bilingual (Spanish and English), a plus
- Willing and able to travel throughout the greater Birmingham area
- Strong facilitation, communication, and interpersonal skills
- Desire to be an active member and part of an amazing team of dedicated and inspiring teaching artists and museum professionals
- Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Must be able to lift 25lbs
- Valid driver’s license and transportation to offsite events
Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references in PDF format.