Art Studio Assistant
Reports To: Manager of Play Facilitation
Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide experiences and memories to build a foundation for a lifetime of learning. Through our museum space in Glenview, IL, we offer engaging learning environments featuring interactive exhibits and programs that encourage young children to become effective learners through play. As part of our commitment to ensuring that every child has access to the best learning experiences possible, we extend our footprint throughout the Chicagoland area through outreach programs, traveling exhibits, and partnering with educators to inspire meaningful change in the education of young children.
The Art Studio Assistant will be responsible for optimizing the visitor experience in the art studio and exhibit areas by providing expertise in early childhood education in the arts. The Assistant will engage early childhood visitors through developmentally appropriate practices to enhance their experience in the art studio. Position is currently for 10 – 15 hours per week.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Engage early childhood visitors through developmentally appropriate practices to enhance exhibit experiences
- Support and collaborate with Education staff and other departments to support the museum mission
- Set and reset the art studio throughout the day
- Develop and implement processes to ensure visitor access to studio and exhibit art “stations”
- Assist and provide direction to visitors in the use of studio environment
- Educate visitor experience staff in art studio processes as needed
- Conduct sanitization tasks to ensure the cleanliness of the art studio and museum
- Implement museum programming for all visitors
- Attend mandatory bi-monthly training, safety training and other department/museum meetings as requested
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Play Facilitation Manager
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
- 1-2 years’ experience working with/teaching young children in fine arts
- Knowledge of art theory and its application
- Proficiency in Outlook, Microsoft suite, utilization of the internet
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to take initiative and provide excellent customer service
- Must be available to work both weekday and weekend hours and provide back up as needed
- Fluency in Spanish preferred
- Masks and proof of COVID-19 vaccination required (subject to reasonable accommodation for individuals with medical conditions or religious beliefs that prevent getting vaccinated)
Physical and Visual Activities
Sitting, walking, standing, bending, reaching. Up to four hours of standing and/or walking may be required while servicing special events and/or group activities. Squatting and/or kneeling required. Moderate lifting (able to lift 20lbs), ability to move large cart to and from exhibit areas.
Usual office environmental conditions. Occasional exposure to weather elements when servicing special events.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates can submit an online application found on our website at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the position or the Museum, please visit www.kohlchildrensmuseum.org.
Kohl Children’s Museum is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.