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The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

125 W Bay Rd
Amherst, MA 01002
Website:carlemuseum.org/

Company Description:
The mission for The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, a non-profit organization in Amherst, MA, is to inspire a love of art and reading in through picture books. The Carle collects, preserves, presents, and celebrates picture books and picture book illustrations from around the world. In addition to underscoring the cultural, historical, and artistic significance of picture books and their art form, The Carle offers educational programs that provide a foundation for arts integration and literacy.
Eric and Barbara Carle founded the Museum in November 2002. Eric Carle is the renowned author and illustrator of more than 70 books, including the 1969 classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Since opening, the 40,000 square-foot facility has served more than half a million visitors, including 30,000 schoolchildren. Its extensive resources include a collection of more than 10,000 picture book illustrations, three art galleries, an art studio, a theater, picture book and scholarly libraries, and educational programs for families, scholars, educators, and schoolchildren.
Salary Range:Location:
AMHERST, MA
Job Type:Category:
Part TimeArts/Entertainment
Education Level:Work Experience:
Some College Coursework Completed
Preference: Preferred
with children, the general public and materials in an art setting
Preference: Preferred
Description:
Reporting to the Director of Education, the Art Studio Coordinator collaborates with the Art Educator to facilitate high quality drop-in art programs, and generate online and social media content to engage audiences with the Museum. The Art Studio Coordinator supports the Art Educator in managing The Carle’s Art Studio space and materials, ensuring an organized, inspiring, safe, and welcoming space for all visitors. This position also provides support and supervision for Art Studio volunteers and work study students.
This temporary position is 26 hours per week from mid-April through the end of August: Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday full days. Tuesday part day. This schedule may include both on-site and remote work. The schedule may be subject to change but will include weekend coverage.
For more information on the Museum visit our website at: www.carlemuseum.org. Application deadline March 8, 2021, applications received after that are not guaranteed to be included for consideration of this position. Please submit cover letter and resume and/or our electronic employment application to hr@carlemuseum.org.
Requirements:
The Art Studio is a creative, accessible space that welcomes visitors of all ages; the ideal candidate for this position will be committed to engaging with patrons and should have experience working with children and the general public. Candidates must have experience working with materials in an art studio setting and be familiar with safe art studio practices. Candidates should be comfortable working on a computer, familiar with digital media (basic film, photography skills) and social media. Successful candidates will have an interest in Art Education and a commitment to engaging people of all ages and abilities in the creative exploration of materials.

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