The Education Assistant, Studio Programs, supports the development and implementation of studio arts programming for all audiences, including multigenerational, family, and K-12 audiences. The Education Assistant will organize supplies and manage the upkeep and presentation of tools and materials. They will also assist with artwork installations and projects within the Bank of America Art Lab. The Education Assistant will also be one of the lead educators for public programs and outreach efforts. The Education Assistant will work closely with the School, Family, and Art Lab Programs team to develop, prepare, and implement innovative, experiential learning opportunities that inspire and connect people of all ages to the art and issues of our time.  This is a full-time, hourly position.

Please note:

  • All ICA employees are required to reside in Massachusetts and within a reasonable commuting distance from our Seaport location as of their first day of work.  
  • All ICA employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by their first day of work. 
  • The ICA offers the flexibility of a hybrid work week, which averages three to four days a week onsite for employees who are eligible to work remotely (subject to change, and at managers discretion).

Responsibilities:   

  • Work with ICA Education team in developing, preparing, and implementing studio programs, projects, and resources for online, onsite, and offsite purposes  
  • Facilitate art making experiences and support visitors of all ages in their art-making; lead art making experiences that are inclusive and developmentally-appropriate  
  • Maintain studio spaces and ensure that materials are accessible, frequently replenished, well organized, and presentable  
  • Participate in community outreach related meetings and events, as assigned  
  • Train and support additional staff and volunteers in co-facilitating art making experiences  
  • Maintain knowledge of related artists and artworks; foster connections with works on view at the ICA  
  • Collect and enter participation data on studio programming  
  • Some evening and weekend work required: The schedule for this position is Sunday-Thursday

Qualifications:   

  • BA or BFA in studio art, education, or related field, or equivalent experience 
  • Strong interpersonal skills; background working with family and youth audiences, a plus  
  • Knowledge of studio art media, materials, and processes; ability to teach studio-based lessons and workshops in visual arts to a range of audiences  
  • Demonstrated experience in and commitment to community outreach and racial/social equity; working knowledge of Boston’s communities a plus 
  • Strong organizational skills; desire and willingness to maintain well-organized studio spaces   
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; comfort in using various tech applications  
  • Ability to work independently to meet deadlines as well as on a collaborative team  
  • Demonstrated interest in museum education, contemporary art, and/or creative youth development  
  • Ability to work collegially, professionally, and collaboratively with a diverse group of constituents including staff, visitors, and vendors 
  • Additional language proficiency other than English a plus; proficiency in Spanish and/or Haitian Creole highly desired to utilize with ICA visitors 
  • Must successfully pass a CORI background check  

Physical Requirements:  

  • Prolonged periods of remaining stationary working on a computer, standing, and/or moving about during art installations and events
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at a time
  • Ability to move about in the office to access files, printers, etc., and in the Art Lab
  • Must be able to exchange accurate information with departments and with diverse and multigenerational audiences

This is not necessarily an all-inclusive list of job-related responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions. While the above is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned. 

The ICA offers an excellent benefit package that includes health, dental and vision insurance, disability/life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 403(b) retirement plan, and paid time off. 

Applications must be submitted by January 22, 2023. 

Salary/Compensation: $19.75/hour 

Compensation is based on meeting minimum requirements 

ICA Compensation: 

Each ICA position has a job grade based on the position’s evaluated job responsibilities, required education and experience, needed skills to perform the job, and professional knowledge. The position’s grade and respective compensation range is determined by the position’s overall responsibilities, including decision making, supervisory/management requirements, resource management and budgeting duties. 

Compensation is ultimately determined by the scope of the position and responsibilities, the candidate’s relevant experience, and internal equity, with starting salaries typically falling in the lower half of the compensation range. Interested candidates should send a resume, letter of interest, and the contact information for two professional references to jobs@icaboston.org. When applying, please include “Education Assistant, Studio Programs” in the subject line. 

The ICA is located at 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, and is accessible by public transportation (Red and Silver Line). 

The ICA is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic workforce committed to working in a multicultural environment. Qualified candidates from groups historically underrepresented in the museum professions are strongly encouraged to apply. 

The ICA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are an EOE/AA employer dedicated to fair and inclusive employment practices for all individuals. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.