About the Opportunity
The Cape Ann Museum (CAM) is a leading regional museum, a treasure and force unto itself on Cape Ann, at the epicenter of artistic and marine history in the Northeast. The Museum’s nationally significant collection includes fine and decorative arts and artifacts relating to Cape Ann’s earliest days as a major fishing and shipping port, its mid-19th century role in the granite industry, and the numerous artists who were attracted to its singular charms of light and sea, including such well known painters and sculptors as Fitz Henry Lane, Winslow Homer, Cecilia Beaux, John Sloan, Edward Hopper, Milton Avery, Anna Hyatt Huntington and Walker Hancock.
In April 2019, CAM welcomed a new Director, Oliver Barker, who with the full support of the Board, is galvanizing the Museum in new and exciting ways leading up to the Museum’s upcoming 150th Anniversary in 2025.
In addition to the main Museum, CAM in 2020 celebrated the opening of the Cape Ann Museum Green campus including the completion of the new Janet & William Ellery James Center which addresses the Museum’s critical needs for expanded collections storage, exhibition and community programming space, creating entirely new opportunities to engage, excite and connect with audiences.
Educational programming at the Cape Ann Museum (CAM) provides students and teacher opportunities to explore curricular themes through an investigation of the art and historical artifacts of Cape Ann. CAM’s programs are aligned with Massachusetts State Standards. Lesson content and activities are designed to encourage exploration through visual forms while engaging students in interdisciplinary learning that support goals in literacy, the social sciences, and STEAM.
Reporting to and working with the Head of Education & Engagement in consult with the Education Manager, CAM Educators will be responsible for teaching collection-based classes tied to Massachusetts State Standards for school field trips and other educational offerings. CAM Educators will be representatives for the Museum with local schools and community organizations. CAM Educators will be responsible for learning the content relevant to their courses, gathering materials, and offering high-quality classes and tours to students. A paid two-weekend training session will be offered for all new hires to ground them in the art, history, and culture that underscores CAM’s collection.
This position is a strictly teaching position, scheduling for courses will be handled by the Education Manager. There are currently openings for 2-3 CAM Educators.
- Offering high-quality teaching for both school-visits and Museum visits based in the Museums collection.
- Becoming familiar with the collection and relevant teaching materials.
- Serve as instructor for the Museum’s youth, family, and school programs both at the Museum and off-site.
- Organize the materials for any school visits.
- 2-3 years of equivalent work experience in education with a strong interest in art, history, or museum studies. Bachelors degree in art, history, or education preferred.
- Demonstrated ability of strong classroom management with proficiency in socio-emotional and behavioral management.
- Excellent written communication, presentation, and research skills.
- Must be task oriented, detailed, and able to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
- Must be a team player, but able to work independently.
- Proven ability to exercise diplomacy, discretion, confidentiality, and good judgment.
- High regard for customer service and visitor experience.
- Knowledge of Cape Ann community/history/art, preferable.
- Ability to lift up to 30 pounds
- All applicants will be required to complete a CORI form.
This is a part-time, hourly position. The schedule is dependent on upcoming Museum visits.
How To Apply:
The Cape Ann Museum is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply. For consideration, please submit your cover letter and résumé to: firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also submit your materials via postal mail to: Human Resources, Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA 01930.