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Employment: Open Positions
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Summer Art Camp Instructors
Application deadline extended!
The Dayton Art Institute is currently seeking Summer Art Camp Instructors. Use your imagination to develop and implement your own weeklong art camp using the museum as a resource. Teaching positions include teaching art to campers going into 1st-3rd grade, 4th-6th grade and 7th-9th grade.
- developing comprehensive hour-by-hour lesson plans and material lists under the supervision of the Youth and Family Programs Coordinator
- hands-on classroom instruction
- preparing supplies and materials for classes
- interacting with campers and parents through educational activities
- working with a college-aged summer camp intern to prepare and execute projects and art activities
- creating and implementing art projects and other engaging activities for campers
- Bachelor's Degree in art education, fine art or other related field preferred
- Previous teaching experience preferred
- Must enjoy working with children of all ages
- Proven success with engaging children through planned activities
- Self-motivated, self directed strategic thinker, outgoing and energetic, pleasant, diplomatic, creative, organized and able to manage multiple projects
- Must be able to quickly immerse in and adapt to museum culture
Week-long art camps, 8:30am – 3:30pm between the dates of June 9 and August 8, 2014. You do not need to be available for every week, but you must be able to teach at least three weeks.
Interested applicants should submit the following:
• cover letter;
• list of which weeks between June 9 and August 8 you are available to teach;
• brief proposals for three summer camps specifying which age range each camp is geared towards (Note: An offer of employment does not guarantee that the camps you suggest will be scheduled); and
• suggested, but not required, images of artwork and/or students’ artwork.
Send complete submission to The Dayton Art Institute, Attn: Monica Walker, Human Resources Director or email to email@example.com.
Application deadline extended: to assure full consideration, all application materials must be submitted no later than Friday, February 7, 2014.
Kettering Assistant, Associate or Full
Curator of Asian Art
The Dayton Art Institute is seeking an experienced museum professional to serve as Assistant, Associate or Full Curator of Asian Art (title commensurate with qualification, education and experience) responsible for Asian art collections and programming, including collections development, permanent collection and special exhibition installations, publications, and programming. Duties include developing and overseeing the safekeeping of diverse Asian art collections, developing exhibitions and publications that enhance understanding of and appreciation for Asian art, cultivating donors, developing and monitoring project budgets, writing grants for ongoing and special projects, and interpreting Asian art to multiple audiences through diverse media.
- Master's degree in the field of Asian art history or studies,(Ph.D. preferred);
- strong English language skills and proficiency in one Asian language;
- minimum of one year (Assistant level), three years (Associate level), or five years (Full curator) employment in a collection-based curatorial department with direct experience in the field of Asian art including proven record of organizing exhibitions (Associate and Full level) and producing publications of high quality(or reasonable experience);
- demonstrated skill at strategically building a collection through gift and purchase desirable;
- ability to work independently and coordinate complex projects to completion;
- ability to write interpretive material;
- significant art historical research skills and experience;
- excellent written and verbal communication and organizational skills;
- passionate about being a member of a team that is developing new art initiatives with a strong visitor-centered community, and ability to work effectively and positively with staff, trustees, and all other internal and external contacts.
For consideration, please submit a cover letter including salary requirements, curriculum vitae or resume, two (2) writing samples and four (4) references to The Dayton Art Institute, Attn: Monica Walker, Human Resources Director or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submission deadline: Open until filled
The Dayton Art Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.