Gallery Teacher – Baltimore Museum of Art
The Baltimore Museum of Art is seeking 2 part-time Gallery Teachers to lead virtual tours, primarily for K-12 audiences. Gallery Teachers will lead tours for Close Encounters; Literacy through the Arts (LTA); and single-visit school groups, as needed.
Close Encounters is the Museum’s multiple-visit program with Baltimore City Public Schools that supports close looking, creativity, curiosity, and critical thinking skills inspired by the works of art in the BMA collection. Fourth grade students participate in a series of virtual, interactive tours that introduce them to the Museum and its collection through prerecorded video segments and encourage engagement with each other and with the art through facilitated discussions. Gallery Teachers will be part of the team that produces the prerecorded video segments and will be responsible for facilitating the discussions that follow the class’s viewing of these videos. Previously conducted in-person both on-site at partner schools and the BMA, the program is transitioning online for the 2020–21 school year.
Literacy through the Arts is a single-visit program that is part of the Baltimore County Public Schools early learning curriculum. Gallery Teachers will both produce pre-recorded video segments and lead facilitated discussions for kindergarten students, based on the existing LTA curriculum.
The successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues within the education department, across the museum, and within the Baltimore community. They will work with curators, conservators, librarians, archivists, and educators to identify and create content for video tour segments. The position will work closely with BMA education staff to conceive and produce audio and video content for the Close Encounters and LTA digital initiatives. This is a part-time, temporary position beginning as early as October 5, 2020 through June 30, 2021 with an average of 15 hours per week.
- BA in art education, art history, design, education, a related field, or equivalent experience
- Strong gallery teaching skills, especially with elementary students
- Experience with video production as well as ability to operate both a camera and microphone
- Experience with video post-production; please list any editing software proficiency you have
- Knowledge of child development and appropriate instruction for a range of ages
- Flexibility and successful experience working through emerging challenges
- Strong collaboration skills
- Fluency with videoconferencing
- Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
- Excellent attention to detail
- Monday-Friday availability, especially during the hours of 9 am and 3 pm
The BMA is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply.
Please send cover letter, resume including any editing software proficiency to HR@artbma.org with “Gallery Teacher” and your first and last name in the subject line.
Application deadline is September 24, 2020.