Trust Arts Educator

Work Summary: Support the Education Department’s strategic plan and educational theme, Designing a Better World, through the coordination of design and artmaking programs in Chicago and surrounding communities. Assist with the development and instruction of youth and family and school programs. Develop design-based resources for teachingbydesign.org. Travel to Chicago area classrooms within a 30-mile radius. Manage department social medial accounts and learning kit distribution. Based in Oak Park, IL and Chicago’s southside Hyde Park neighborhood. Occasional weekend and evening hours required.

 

  1. Coordinate and instruct youth and family programs focused on design and artmaking in Oak Park, Chicago, and surrounding communities.
  2. Collaborate on ideas and conduct research to further develop programs for families and youth within the guiding theme, Designing a Better World.
  3. Instruct youth and family workshops, pop-up workshops, and summer camps.
  4. Provide inquiry-based tours of Trust sites focused on design to diverse groups.
  5. Maintain and create partnerships with Oak Park and Hyde Park organizations.
  6. One weekend day or evening each month required on average.
  7. Collect and record data to be used in evaluation and documentation.
  8. Assist with recruiting, training, and coordinating volunteers and interns to support programs and events.
  9. Travel primarily between Trust sites in Chicago and Oak Park required.

 

  1. Coordinate and instruct school programs focused on design and artmaking in Chicago and surrounding communities.
  2. Collaborate on ideas and conduct research to further develop K-12 classroom programs within the guiding theme, Designing a Better World.
  3. Instruct classroom workshops within local schools.
  4. Provide inquiry-based tours of Trust sites focused on design.
  5. Maintain and create partnerships with local community schools.
  6. Draft inquiry-based curriculum.
  7. Collect and record data to be used in evaluation and documentation.
  8. Assist with recruiting, training, and coordinating volunteers and interns to support programs and events.
  9. Travel to schools within a 30-mile radius and to Trust sites in Chicago and Oak Park required.

 

  1. Develop design-based resources for teachingbydesign.org
  2. Draft lesson plans and curriculum focused on Wright’s design legacy.
  3. Collaborate on the development of additional digital tools and resources to provide for teachers and schools.

 

  1. Manage department social media accounts.
  2. Maintain and create relationships with community organizations and schools through Facebook and Twitter.
  3. Post images and program information weekly.

 

  1. Manage Learning Kits.
  2. Develop and maintain supplies, materials, and resources for the Trust’s rentable learning kits.
  3. Coordinate rental schedules and distribute kits through the mail.

 

  1. Perform other duties as assigned.

 

  1. As a team member of the Trust, demonstrate positive interpersonal skills that promote open communication and respect for all positions, maintenance of confidentiality, and contribute to the success of the organization.

 

ENVIRONMENT:              

Administrative offices are located in a downtown historic building. Oak Park and Hyde Park Trust sites are located in multi-level work areas not accessible to the mobility impaired.  Position requires frequent and regular computer and phone use as well as travel to off-site locations.  Workplace is a smoke- and drug-free environment.  Equal opportunity employer

 

HEALTH AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS/INSTRUCTION:

Employees advised on OSHA standards through required signage and administrative updates compliant with federal and state law.

 

DISCLAIMER:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Requirements
Skills & Qualifications: 

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in art and design, museum education, or related field required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Experience working closely with a diverse public. Experience with school programs and children grades K-12. Strong administrative and problem-solving skills. Must be able to self-manage and collaborate. Ability to work a flexible and variable schedule including some evenings and weekends to meet the needs of the Trust. Vehicle required for off-site programs. Familiarity with Microsoft Office and Adobe applications.  Must be able to lift minimum of 25 pounds.

To Apply: 

send resume to:

apply@flwright.org

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Susan Harris
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone Number: 
312-994-4004
Trust Arts Educator | Chicago Artists Resource

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