Associate Museum Educator for Gallery Teaching

Website Newfields

A Place for Art and Nature

Company: Newfields

Location: 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46208

Department: Education

Position Type: Full Time

Hourly or Salary: Salary

Salary Range: $45,000-$50,000



The galleries and grounds at Newfields provide many opportunities to engage students, families, and guests of all ages in active, creative learning using the strategies of Arts Integration. The Associate Museum Educator for Gallery Teaching works collaboratively with staff to develop lively educational materials and experiences, support scheduling and greeting tours as needed, implement guest evaluations of tours, and coordinate accessibility training. Communication and collaboration with volunteer docents will grow over time to include training on content and related subjects. This staff member works closely with the Director of Education, the Coordinator of School and Group Services, other staff educators at Newfields and Volunteerism staff.



  • Develop a variety of educational materials, including gallery self-guide documents, educator resources, and facilitated tour outlines using Arts Integration as a resource
  • Assist Coordinator of School and Group Services with scheduling and greeting school groups as needed
  • Design, revise and implement evaluations of educational materials and tours
  • Coordinate accessibility training for staff and volunteers
  • Communicate and collaborate with volunteer docents; recruit new docents
  • Develop and organize training sessions for volunteer docents
  • Develop and monitor online education content
  • Align program with Volunteerism staff
  • Manage program budget
  • Support grants and sponsorships as needed


Required Skills

  • Provide active, experiential learning experiences for guests of all ages, and especially PreK-12th grade youth
  • Knowledge of Arts Integration (preferred)
  • Application of guest-centered engagement
  • Strong communication and writing skills; attention to detail
  • Microsoft 365, especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and TEAMS
  • Work collaboratively with staff and volunteers
  • Work occasional evenings and weekends


Education and/or Experience

  • B.A. in Education, Museum Studies, Art and/or Art History, or equivalent experience
  • Experience working in PreK-12 education or higher education or museum education
  • Training and experience with Arts Integration implementation preferred
  • Experience working with guests of all ages, especially in a museum or school setting
  • Volunteer training


Physical Demands of Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of that that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands: While performing the duties of this hob, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/ or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color, vision peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the position. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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