CAM Raleigh is currently accepting applications for a Gallery Educator. Please send your cover letter, resume and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
Title: Gallery Educator
Type: Part-time; hourly
Employed by: Contemporary Art Foundation
Reports to: Exhibitions Director; Associate Director of Operations
Weekly Hours: 15-20 hours per week; weekend, holiday and evening hours
Employment Term: on-going
About CAM Raleigh
CAM Raleigh is a bold, non-collecting contemporary art museum located in the vibrant Warehouse District of Raleigh, North Carolina. CAM enriches the community by providing the platform that engages minds, encourages freethinking and empowers creative innovation. CAM’s ever-changing educational and cultural experiences inspire and connect people with the art of our time.
If you are part of the CAM team, you believe that contemporary art is a vehicle to ignite ideas, inspire innovation and catalyze economic development. You believe that art is essential to humanity and you will be unstoppable, creative and resourceful in engaging with the visitors that champion CAM’s exhibitions and programs. You believe that art museums are change agents and you will summon all of your extraordinary powers: speaking, collaborating, celebrating, writing, mentoring--and everything you’ve got to keep CAM a force in the creative community. You believe that a museum can love you back and you are ALL IN to ensure that everyone connected with CAM (visitors, artists, donors, members) feels that love. You believe that your job will be fun, different and meaningful every day and every night. You own the integrity, organizational skills, grit, team spirit, sense of wonder, energy and flexibility to make it happen. You believe in CAM.
The Gallery Educator (GE) is responsible for a range of visitor services duties including: engaging visitors, answering and directing calls, implementing security for the museum galleries, leading guided tours, educating visitors on current exhibitions, facilitating front desk financial transactions, administering light cleaning and daily gallery upkeep, and assisting with administrative duties. In addition to regular museum public hours, GE’s also assist with special events as assigned. The person in this position must be able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends and holidays. The position requires the ability to lift 25 pounds on a daily basis.
Position requires proactive involvement in the execution of responsibilities ; great attention to detail; ability to work independently and as part of a group; project management skills; good judgement and positive demeanor in working with the public, staff, community, and outside vendors. Other tasks as assigned to support museum programs and operations.
A solid working knowledge and interest in contemporary art is required. Proficiency in more than one language and/or American Sign Language is highly desirable. Previous experience working with K-12 students and people living with disabilities is strongly preferred.
The Contemporary Art Foundation is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.