The mission of the Morris Museum is to elevate the cultural consciousness, excite the mind and enhance the quality of life of children and adults in the communities it serves by providing excellence in programming and education in the arts, sciences and humanities.
The Museum, family oriented and community focused, provides unique school offerings, changing exhibitions and distinctive performances to further the understanding and appreciation of the role of arts, sciences and humanities in our diverse communities. It also builds and preserves a permanent collection of art, science and cultural materials and organizes and presents exhibits, educational programs and publications which serve as a significant learning resource for the citizens of the State of New Jersey.
STUDIO ART & FAMILY FESTIVAL COORDINATOR
The Morris Museum, located in Morristown New Jersey, is seeking an outgoing, creative individual to join its Education Department to organize exciting arts education programs for children, families, and adults through the Studio Art Program and Family Festival Series. This is a part-time, permanent position. Hours are flexible, however, typical working hours are 20 hours per week. Some evenings and weekends required. This position works closely with all Education Department staff and other staff across the Museum.
- Recruit, hire, and evaluate studio art instructors
- Schedule studio art classes and workshops for children, teens, and adults
- Determine budget, fees, and spending
- Negotiate and establish co-marketing relationships with suppliers and art businesses
- Develop and distribute advertising and publicity materials
- Design workshop themes aligning with museum exhibitions
- Handle registration and answer inquiries; assist participants; and administer payments
- Schedule and coordinate all aspects of family festivals, working closely with the education staff
- Develop family friendly crafts and activities and order materials
- Connect with and schedule outside presenters
- Coordinate in-house with education department, Bickford Theatre, public relations, graphic arts, security, maintenance, other staff and volunteers to develop efficient and effective procedures during festival time, and to ensure safe and enjoyable visitor experience.
- Supervise interns and volunteers who assist at festival programs
- Work successfully and collaboratively with educators and other staff on several
- projects concurrently
- Develop and produce ongoing information materials, fliers, articles, as needed
- Assist in developing marketing and assessment activities
- Other administrative and educational duties as assigned
The successful candidate will bring a commitment to conducting creative, educational programs with an entrepreneurial spirit. The qualified candidate will have a minimum of 2 years related experience in arts education or hands-on, object-based learning, gallery or museum-based teaching.
- Outgoing courteous and energetic
- Passionate about the dynamic role of museums in the community
- Well organized, creative self-starter
- Open to collaborating and learning from others
- Excellent oral and written communication skills and attention to detail
- Public presentation and demonstration skills
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Publisher)
- A BA is required. An M.A. in arts education, classroom or supervisory experience is preferred.
- To apply for this position, send a cover letter and resume to Colleen [email protected] Indicate “Studio Art Coordinator” in the subject line.