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Open Studio Artist in Residence - Museum of Children’s Arts
The Museum of Children's Arts (MOCHA) provides educational outreach programs in schools (K-12) and in the community throughout the Bay Area. MOCHA offers in-school and after-school residencies and professional development opportunities for classroom teachers. MOCHA also offers programs in the museum's gallery and studios. These include exhibitions, camps, field trips, open studio, and art parties.
MOCHA is seeking an Artist in Residence for its Open Studio program. Open Studio artists facilitate drop-in studio sessions for children, youth and their families. This is a contract position with a three-month term (October-December).
Develop contextual and age-appropriate hands-on arts lessons and activities
Coordinate with MOCHA staff to obtain supplies and maintain a responsibility to museum facility and art supplies
Assist youth and adults as they interact with the studio environment. Encourage creativity and exploration of materials
Set-up and clean-up of art studio
Themed curriculum changes regularly
Display artwork in gallery
Complete necessary evaluations and reports
Experience providing hands-on arts education to youth
Ability to engage youth in the arts
Experience designing and implementing developmentally appropriate art curriculum
Knowledge of youth development and arts education practices
Ability to create safe, inclusive, and creative environments for children, youth, families and volunteers
Must have strong people skills and the ability to work well with children, adults and the general public
Experience with and interest in working with pre-school age children highly desired
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail with a proven ability to manage multiple tasks, plan ahead, anticipate program needs, and work independently
Ability to problem-solve, be flexible and imaginative
A sense of humor and excellent communication skills
Bilingual is a plus
Highly energetic is a must
This Position Reports To: Director of Programs
Hours: Wednesday–Friday (10:00–1:00) with an additional 5 hours of planning/setup/cleanup time per week. An additional one Saturday a month (the third) from 10:00-1:00.
Rate of Pay: $17-20 per hour
To Apply: Please send a cover letter explaining your interest in being an Artist in Residence and resume along with a sample lesson plan or other examples of projects done with students to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject: (Applicant Name) Artist in Residence Application. Please note incomplete applications will not be reviewed. No phone calls please.
Selected applicants must be eligible to work in the United States and willing to submit to a background check, fingerprinting, and TB testing.
The Museum of Children’s Arts is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Museum of Children's Arts (MOCHA)
Contact: Katie Sammon