Website The Frick Pittsburgh
As members of the Learning and Visitor Experience department, Frick Art Museum (FAM) educators facilitate engaging, student-centered tours of The Frick Art Museum for children and families.
· Must have a commitment to fostering a workplace culture of Equity and Inclusion.
Reports to: Manager of Youth & Family Programs
Status: Part-time, non-exempt, on-call position
Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. as needed. Monday training sessions and meetings required. Must be available to work a minimum of three programs per month. Occasional evening and weekend hours required.
Hourly rate: $14.42/hour
Pre-hire Process: Candidates are initially hired as FAM educator trainees. The training phase will conclude pending completion of the training course and performance evaluation.
- Facilitate accurate, interactive, inquiry-based, age-appropriate tours of The Frick Art Museum, the greenhouse and grounds of The Frick Pittsburgh for school, scout, camp, family, and community groups to foster understanding, reflection, and expanded thinking
- Individualize each program as dictated by school curriculum, teacher request, and student needs and abilities
- Staff activity tables for special on-site events such as Family Fun Days and for local, off-site programs such as fairs, community days, and events at other cultural institutions
- Attend ongoing training sessions and meetings to keep current on content information, tour techniques and topics related to the collections or visiting exhibitions
- Learn format and content of new tours and workshops as they are developed
- Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to each teaching session to prepare for the program and discuss that day’s format and content with the L&VE staff and other Museum Educators
Greet and welcome visiting groups as they arrive according to established guidelines
- Stay at least 30 minutes after the conclusion of the program to discuss any significant events in that particular program and to clean up as needed
- Other duties as requested by management
- Commitment to fostering a workplace of inclusion and belonging, anti-racist values and education practices
- Experience in education with demonstrated ability to teach children of varying ages, abilities, learning styles, and backgrounds
- Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to deal effectively with both staff and visitors
- Engaging speaker with a good sense of humor, enthusiasm, energy, flexibility and adaptability
- Professional, reliable and punctual
- Interest in art and art history
- Ability to address sensitive subject matter and potentially challenging interactions with empathy
- Access to a computer to download training materials and to receive work-related communications. Must be responsive via email. Proficiency with Google Drive is a plus.
- Strong problem-solving abilities and the ability to adapt to changing situations in real time
- Able to stand for 2-4 hours at a time and to climb stairs
- Must pass Act 33/34 clearance and criminal background checks and FBI clearance
- Successful candidates must commit to learning a large amount of information in a relatively short time and possess the initiative to complete portions of training on their own.
- Training consists of readings, self-directed learning, and scheduled check-ins with other trainees and interpretive staff
- Trainees will be paid for all in-person training meetings and will be given a set amount of paid self-directed training time between each check-in.
- Candidates that meet all training requirements will be required to lead a sample tour (referred to as a clearing tour) for management and will be evaluated on their skills. Successful candidates will be cleared to begin giving tours and will become official Frick employees.
- Trainees who are unable to complete a clearing tour to the satisfaction of management after two (2) attempts will be dismissed from the educator position and will no longer be employees of The Frick Pittsburgh.
The Frick Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to fostering a workplace culture of accessibility, inclusion, diversity, and racial equality and urges all qualified diverse applicants to apply.
To apply for this job please visit www.thefrickpittsburgh.org.