Preschool Museum Educator (per diem)


APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 14, 2018

SCHEDULE: Mornings and occasional early afternoons, Tuesday through Friday in October 2018 through January 2019. Complete tour schedule provided upon request.

COMPENSATION: $25 per tour, approximately 45 maximum available tours.

DEPARTMENT: Education and Engagement

As the region’s only contemporary art museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland leads the way in shaping and advancing contemporary culture. We are global and local, Cleveland at our core with a cosmopolitan skin. Our visitors are cultural adventurers and MOCA enthusiastically promotes experimentation and discovery through guided experiences with contemporary art and ideas. Grounded in the community, MOCA welcomes all audiences and employs a smart, creative, and diverse workforce. MOCA values an entrepreneurial spirit in our work culture, supporting an enterprising staff that anticipates and reacts nimbly to change while embracing new opportunities and challenges. Success of the individual directly impacts success of the institution, so MOCA holds every employee to a high standard of excellence with the expectation that everyone understands and participates in the institutional goals.

MOCA is building a team of enthusiastic, flexible and creative per diem teachers for its growing Education Department. Experienced preschool teachers are needed to lead guided tours for the museum’s youngest learners, here for their very first visit to MOCA. The ideal candidate is a playful and skilled teacher, experienced at leading age appropriate open-ended conversations, inspiring curiosity and imaginative play, and delivering and maintaining clear direction for museum appropriate boundaries. Tour objectives, outline, and materials will be provided.

• Develop + deliver 60 minute, inquiry-based, guided tours for youth 4-5 years old.
• Support qualitative and quantitative tour evaluations.
• Prepare materials + spaces before + after each tour group.

• Bachelors in Museum Education, Art Education, or Museum Studies required.
• Minimum of 2 years teaching experience required with preference given to candidates who possess experience at non-traditional learning sites such as museums.
• Working knowledge of education theory and practice is essential with preference given to early childhood learners and informal learning sites.
• Ideal candidate enjoys talking with and guiding diverse learners.
• Superior and enthusiastic public speaking and visitor engagement skills.
• Fluency in English: speaking, reading and writing; multilingual candidates encouraged.
• Professional, hospitable deportment.
• Strong organizational and planning skills.
• Strong written communication skills.
• Computer competency with Microsoft Office and Google Drive programs.

• Familiar with, and inspired by, contemporary art and culture.
• Positivity and enthusiasm with strong interpersonal skills that enable collaborative interaction with all levels of management, staff and the public.
• Creativity in thought and action, showing initiative while carrying out responsibilities.
• Integrity, good judgment, and the highest ethical standards.
• Strategic thinking with creative problem solving skills and analytic proficiency.

• Morning and some early afternoon availability required. Tour schedule is Tuesday through Friday in October through January, beginning 10/16/2018. Complete schedule provided upon request.
• Able to hear and speak clearly to visitors.
• Able to move among the various levels of the institution while accompanying tours.

• Email cover letter, résumé, and contact information for 3 professional references to Christina Eagleeye-Wilson at
• Please use the subject line “PRESCHOOL MUSEUM EDUCATOR”.
• Incomplete submissions will not be considered.
• No phone calls please.