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Freelance Museum Educator  

Location Japan Society  
About the Organization Japan Society is the premier organization connecting Japanese culture, business, and society with audiences
in New York and around the world through innovative programs in arts and culture, public policy, business,
sustainability, and education, online and on-site at our headquarters in a landmarked New York City building.
Since 1907, our mission has been to promote mutual understanding and kizuna - forging deep connections -
between the U.S. and Japan, by convening critical conversations, championing future creators, and serving as
a trusted guide to the abundance of Japan. We are committed to strengthening connections within our
community and building new bridges beyond  
Description

The Museum Educator is a freelance position. An ideal candidate will be self-sufficient and passionate about art, Japanese culture, and informal education. Educators are expected to lead K-12 schools groups on 1-hour experiences focusing on rotating exhibitions and engage students through storytelling, inquiry, and hands-on activities. Rotating exhibitions run from October to January, and March to June.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Museum Educator responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Participating in paid information sessions regarding seasonal exhibition contents. (Fall & Spring)
  • Creating age appropriate lesson plans for rotating exhibitions for K-12 groups.
  • Researching new content as needed in relation to rotating exhibitions.
  • Preparing art materials, pictures and photographs, and any other materials needed for tour enrichment.
  • Utilizing inquiry-base techniques to engage students from diverse backgrounds on gallery tours.
  • Leading groups safely through a gallery space.
  • Assessing performance and integrate feedback as needed.
 
Position Requirements

Requirements:

  • Background in Education, Art Education or related field.
  • Teaching experience with K-12 students in an informal learning environment.
  • Excellent communications skills in English.
  • Flexible and adaptable to unexpected circumstances.
  • Available for on-call basis during weekdays.
  • Experience teaching special needs students a plus.
  • Knowledge of Japanese culture and art a plus.

Pay:

  • All-inclusive fee in the amount of $100 per tour. Fee of $25 per hour will be paid for exhibition information session.
 

This position is currently accepting applications.

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