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        Oceanside Museum of Art - Gallery Educator

        Job Opportunity


        Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA) is seeking experienced educators who will be responsible for facilitating Oceanside Museum of Art’s Summer Art Camp. Gallery educators are responsible for facilitating interactive conversations about art in the gallery, leading hands-on art lessons, and ensuring camper safety while in OMA’s care.

        As a vital member of our summer program, you'll engage with young artists, guiding them through gallery exhibits and facilitating discussions on various artworks. Your role will involve fostering creativity, providing insights into artistic techniques, and encouraging critical thinking. You'll create a dynamic learning environment where campers can explore their interests and develop a deeper appreciation for art. This position offers a unique opportunity to inspire the next generation of artists while honing your teaching and communication skills in a fun and supportive atmosphere.

        Job Type: Part-time, casual employee; not to exceed 30 hours per week


        Conduct inquiry-based gallery conversations for students ages 6-12
        - Lead hands-on art activities 
        - Participate in a training session
        - Keep classrooms organized and prepared
        - Walk students to and from Oceanside Public Library for lunch each day, and oversee lunchtime activities
        - Perform other tasks that pertain to the responsibility of the Summer Art Camp program as assigned by the museum education programs manager

        Camp dates: Session 1, June 17-21. Session 2, June 24-28.
        Hours: 9:00 am-3:00 pm


        - BA in or currently studying Art History, Studio Art, Museum Studies, or a related field is a plus
        - Minimum six months of teaching experience. Studio arts or museum education experience preferred.
        - Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
        - Experience working with groups of children in informal educational settings.
        - Experience making art/or leading hands-on art lessons.
        - Basic understanding of educational theories or techniques and visual Thinking Strategies (VTS), age-grade characteristics, and child development stages


        - Excellent communication skills
        - Ability to work independently
        - Bilingual in Spanish is a plus

        Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA) is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates
        for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital
        status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

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