Overview

Education

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The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco is seeking temporary Summer Camp Studio Assistants. Under general direction of the Manager, Teen and Family Programs, Studio Assistants assumes studio support duties prior to and during the museum Summer Camp day. Takes initiative to support Teaching Artists and campers in the galleries and during art making processes. Works closely with Teaching Artist to prepare materials and curriculum supplies. Upholds positive camp culture to campers, parents and general museum visitors.

Summer Camp Description: The de Young summer camp program helps children ages 6-12 discover their abilities and confidence as a museum visitor and artist. Students explore the temporary exhibitions and permanent collections at the de Young. While on tour in small groups, Teaching Artists encourage dialogue about the art, artists, and cultures represented in the collections. In the art studio, students have the opportunity to work with teaching artists to explore and experiment with different media and themes.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities:
Prepare art supplies.
Set up and clean up classrooms.
Greet and assist with group navigation.
Support teaching artists with studio and tour group management.
Communicate with Camp Manager, Camp Coordinator and Camp Administrative Assistant regarding successes and challenges observed in program.
Supervise, facilitate and engage with campers during lunch and play time.
Generate and facilitate morning activities prior to art instruction.
Additional responsibilities may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education: High School graduate. Preferred current undergraduate or graduate college/university students.

Work Experience: Experience working with students aged 6-12, preferably within an art setting.

Skills and Abilities:
Self-motivated and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment that requires multitasking, time management, and attention to detail.
Interest in Art Education, Studio Art, Education, and/or Art History.
An interest in childhood development, curriculum development, studio art, and/or art history is also highly desired.
Interest in art and museums.
Passion for working as a team and refining curriculum.
Effective communication skills.
Ability to tactfully and courteously deal with a diverse group of children, parents and museum staff.
The hourly rate for this temporary full-time position is $17.00.

This temporary position is full-time, with an expected schedule of M-F, 8am-4:30pm, from June 10, 2019 through August 12, 2019. There are no benefits associated with this role.

Application Deadline: March 20, 2019

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are the city’s largest public arts institutions and comprise the de Young and the Legion of Honor museums. The de Young, designed by Herzog & de Meuron and located in Golden Gate Park, showcases American art from the 17th through the 21st centuries, international contemporary art, textiles and costumes, and art from the Americas, the Pacific, and Africa. The Legion of Honor displays a collection of over 4,000 years of ancient and European art including Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker and houses the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts in a Beaux-Arts style building overlooking Lincoln Park and the Golden Gate Bridge.

COFAM is the Corporation of Fine Arts Museums and is the privately funded non-profit corporation which supports the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, a department of the City and County of San Francisco.

COFAM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in all phases of employment in accordance with all federal, state, and local laws.