Fields: arts, Asia, history, education, youth
Location: Oberlin, Ohio
About the Organization: In the field of Asian art, the AMAM’s holdings are among the most extensive and important at an undergraduate institution. The collection is strongest in the arts of East Asia and also includes important holdings of South Asian, Central Asian and Western Asian art, with superb examples of pre-modern and modern paintings, sculpture and decorative arts. The collection includes Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian works, as well as Islamic works and those from Ancient Near Eastern cultures. Today, the AMAM houses an encyclopedic collection of more than 15,000 objects selected to provide a comprehensive overview of the history of art and is recognized as one of the five best academic museums in the country. The AMAM serves a broad regional audience and operates on the premise that learning about art is important for everyone, a principle demonstrated by the free public admission, offered since its founding in 1917.
About the Position: Seeking a recent college graduate with strong background in Asian art history and gallery teaching to fill the position of Asian Art Education Assistant. This is a non-continuing, full-time, 12-month Administrative and Professional Staff position with the potential for renewal up to one additional year. The position will report to the Curator of Education and has an anticipated start date in late September 2018. The incumbent will assist in all aspects of implementing a grant from the Freeman Foundation to deepen and expand K-12 and community engagement with the AMAM’s collection of East Asian art through public programs and educational outreach to area schools.
Primary duties will include helping: create curricular materials for museum-based and school-based programming and the AMAM’s online resources; schedule, plan, and lead K-12 and public tours in the museum and in schools; research the AMAM Asian art collection; develop content for the museum’s social media platforms (Vimeo, Facebook and Tumblr); plan and implement grant activities including teacher workshops, community days, and artist residencies; create, distribute and analyze survey and evaluative data; and administer the grant.
- Bachelor’s degree with a major in art history or Asian studies, or the successful completion of at least 5 art history classes at the college level primarily focused on Asian art;
- Knowledge and practice of theories in gallery teaching and/or having taken the Practicum in Museum Education Winter Term course at Oberlin College or comparable equivalent;
- Experience working with K-12 audiences;
- Strong public speaking skills and enjoys working with the public;
- Desired: Experience… developing K-12 curricular materials; creating and editing videos; with social media; developing, administering, and analyzing surveys and evaluations; and planning activities and events.
Estimated Salary: $30,000 annually + excellent benefits package
Deadline: September 3, 2018
Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College