The ICA seeks a Family and Art Lab Programs Coordinator who is responsible for creating a welcoming and inclusive learning environment for visitors through programs, events, resources, and installations. The Family and Art Lab Coordinator plays a central role working directly with children and young people visiting the Art Lab through school, community, and family visits. The coordinator identifies new opportunities for family engagement, including at the ICA Watershed. This individual collaborates with various museum departments to ensure that children and their family visitors have an enriching experience learning about contemporary art.
- Maintain all aspects of the ICA’s Art Lab, such as managing internal calendar, ensuring the space’s activation for year-round diverse audiences, and managing and restocking materials
- Develop and deliver lesson plans for individuals on group visits that enhance their understanding and appreciation of contemporary art and culture
- Design, develop, and implement monthly Play Date events that promote experiential and collaborative learning experiences
- Design, develop, and implement gallery resources for families to explore contemporary art together; support all program initiatives for families at the ICA
- Develop and maintain relationships and partnerships with visual and performing artist/educators and Boston organizations serving children and their families
- Develop an outreach plan that aims to expand audiences from neighboring communities of South Boston, Roxbury, Dorchester, and East Boston
- Research local artists and convene Education department supervisors to review research and together determine guests installation artists for Art Lab; coordinate all logistics related to interactive installations in the Art Lab co-developed with guest artists and educators
- Recruit, train, and schedule volunteers and interns to help with program research, development, and implementation; track program volunteer participation and celebrate their contributions
- Manage all aspects of family and Art Lab program administration for internal and external purposes, including writing program descriptions for ICA magazine and website, drafting event forms, and more
- Other duties as assigned
- Minimum of four years of related experience working with children, youth, family, and diverse audiences required
- Experience teaching art to children and youth required; knowledge and enthusiasm for contemporary art and studio practices (including art materials and techniques) needed
- Demonstrated experience with and commitment to community outreach; working knowledge of Boston’s communities a plus
- Must be very well organized with ability to multitask effectively and meet multiple deadlines
- Must have excellent communication skills both verbal and written, and be able to work effectively both independently and in a team capacity
- Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint); Google applications; and various art techniques
- Must be available to work on Saturdays
- Ability to move and position art materials and equipment up to 25 pounds
- Additional language proficiency other than English a plus; proficiency in Spanish and/or Haitian Creole highly desired
**Please submit a lesson plan related to a work of art with application**
Salary for this position is commensurate with education and experience. The ICA offers an excellent fringe benefit package that includes health and dental insurance, disability insurance, flexible spending plans, 403(b) retirement plan, and a generous time off policy.
Interested candidates should send letter of interest and resume to email@example.com. When applying include “Family and Art Lab Coordinator” in the subject line of email.
The ICA is located at 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, and accessible by public transportation (Red and Silver Line).
The ICA is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff 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