Artist/Educator

Carnegie Museums - The Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America Req #896
Tuesday, June 7, 2022
The Warhol is one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, and a collaborative project between Carnegie Institute, Dia Art Foundation, and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. Plans to house The Warhol in Pittsburgh were announced in 1989, and the museum opened its doors during a 24-hour celebration on May13, 1994. Originally built in 1911 as a distribution center for products sold to mills and mines, The Warhol was redesigned by architect Richard Gluckman and features seven floors of gallery and exhibition space as well as an underground level that houses The Factory education studio and the conservation lab. Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is interested in candidates who, through their experience and collaborations, will contribute to diversity and excellence of the Carnegie Museums community.

The CMP COVID-19 Employee Vaccine Policy requires that all employees provide proof of COVID vaccination or if not fully vaccinated, must provide proof of negative COVID-19 testing on a weekly basis.

Artist/Educators for The Andy Warhol Museum develop and perform a wide variety of high-quality gallery and studio-based educational and interpretive programs that engage audiences of diverse backgrounds, learning styles, and abilities. Artist/Educators create and manage implementation of one or more new projects, or adaptations of/additions to, an existing project, per year. Their work is first reviewed/critiqued by the Education Team and then presented as part of the museum’s interpretive programs.

This position contributes actively and effectively to a creative, collaborative team-oriented work environment. Artist/Educators are practicing artists and educators, engaged in dialogue about contemporary art and culture in order to contribute new, fresh, thoughtful, experimental and researched ideas to the on-going process of interpreting Warhol’s art and life. 

For Example: as an artist this may involve actively making and exhibiting artwork, and writing about or discussing artwork; as an educator this may involve learning about new education practice, always trying new ideas with audiences and presenting/writing about education practices.

Flexible, part-time schedule up to 25 hours/week, some evening and weekend hours required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience in fine arts, media, art history, education, museum studies, or related field required
  • 1-2 years of teaching experience in school studio and/or community settings, required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse audiences.
  • Artistic practice that includes community-based work, relates in some way to Warhol through medium, theme, or process.
  • Love of learning and art and a concern for how both can enhance quality of life.
  • Flexibility, strong creative and collaborative skills, and willingness to work in an open and team-based environment.
  • An appreciation of Andy Warhol and a broad knowledge of contemporary art and/or relevant cultural and social issues preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license required.  

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Position requires speaking to and guiding large groups of people through the museum and facilitating studio programs in a diverse array of settings.  Position may require independent travel to sites throughout the Pittsburgh region and transport of program supplies.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

Bring unique perspective to work as part of an active, collaborative, and creative Education Team, whilst ensuring accurate dissemination of information and a professional presentation of the resources, ideas, and people behind The Andy Warhol Museum.  Artist/Educators develop and perform interpretive programs offered by the museum which include:

  • Engaging diverse groups and individuals in thematic conversations and activities in the museum’s galleries and studio (e.g. giving tours/workshops,Factory);
  • Developing and implementing programs with diverse communities and specific target audiences (e.g. outreach sessions/projects in schools and/or community centers and special programs/projects with particular groups e.g. after school program with teens);
  • Creating and contributing to the interpretive installations, education resources and public programming of the museum.
  • Continually engage in discourse and presentation as both artist and educator and practice ways to make connections with audiences and Warhol’s art and life, one’s own artistic practice, and current learning/education theory and practice.
  • Continually learn about Andy Warhol and the Museum Collections and archives as well as relevant social, artistic and cultural contexts.
  • Continually learn about needs and interests of visitors, potential audiences and communities and assist Education Team in keeping abreast of local community organizations, contacts, events issues and activities.
  • Create and manage implementation of one or more new projects or adaptations of/additions to an existing project per year that is at first reviewed/critiqued by the Education Team and is then presented as part of the museum’s interpretive programs.
  • Attend monthly departmental meetings and training sessions and occasionally present talks and/or organize training sessions and studio visits.
  • Assist with all department functions and manage individual projects as assigned by the Curator of Education and Senior Staff.
  • Train and supervise program volunteers and interns.
  • Maintain and uphold the Education Department’s standards of Excellence and Equity in order to represent the Department and The Andy Warhol Museum in a professional manner within the Museum, the Institute, to our diverse audiences and communities and to the education field.

Artists/Educators will be expected to read from a core list of books, reference materials and to familiarize themselves with the museum and its resources and activities as part of their 30 hours of training.  Afterwards they may make use of any available non-teaching/non-development time to continue their learning.  Artist/Educators will be expected to spend additional time learning and reading about Warhol, related topics and research, education and contemporary issues on their own time.
 
Other duties as assigned. 

 

This is a Union position.

The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required beginning employment and as a condition of continued employment: Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Check Obtaining the required clearances is completed as part of the new hire process.

Carnegie Museums is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minorities / Females / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity

The above job description reflects the essential functions and qualifications for the position identified, and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position. The job description does not constitute an employment contract and does not alter the at-will relationship between CMP and the employee.  

*GUIDANCE ON ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:   The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) requires employers to consider and accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities.  An individual is qualified if he or she can perform the essential functions of a job  with or without reasonable accommodation. An essential job function is any task that is a fundamental part of the job.  When considering essentiality, one must focus upon whether the function is essential to this particular job and not to the department as a whole. Some additional  guidance on essential functions  follows below.  Please note that the following guidelines are non-exhaustive.  If you have any questions or need additional guidance, please contact Human Resources.   A. Is the function required to be performed on a regular basis? If the function  is rarely performed, it may not be essential.   B. Is the function highly specialized? Is the incumbent hired for his/her expertise or ability to perform the function?  The need for special expertise is an indication of an essential function.   C. Does the position exist, at least in part, to perform the function?  If so, the function is more likely to be essential.   D. How much time is spent performing the function and how often?  Note that even functions performed 10% of the time could be essential if they are required on a regular basis.   E. Would elimination of the function fundamentally alter the job?  If so, the function is more likely to be essential.   F. What are the consequences of not requiring the incumbent to perform the function? If they are significant, the function is more likely to be essential.    G. Are there a limited number of employees among whom the performance of the function could be distributed if the incumbent could not perform it?  If so, it is more likely to be essential.

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