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Part-Time Substitute Arts Educator

Position: Arts Educator – part-time on-call (substitute)

Department: Education

Position Overview:

The Arts Educator facilitates arts programming for Chicago Children’s Museum’s visiting children and their families, ensuring a playful, engaging and educational experience. This person is essential in the creation of a welcoming, safe, and accessible atmosphere for all CCM visitors.

Principal Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides program facilitation of arts programs, based on CCM developed program plans.
  • Contributes to organization and maintenance of the Art Studio room and materials. Changes day-of program set-up as needed.
  • Collects attendance numbers, surveys, and documentation of programs.
  • Fields general museum questions from the public and acts as a museum representative.
  • Assists Arts and Culture Team with collection and preparation of materials for programs.
  • Contributes to other functions of the arts and culture team in a variety of ways including but not limited to the facilitation and assistance of a variety of programs such as Family Studio Workshops, Kids Create, and offsite programs.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in art education, fine arts, museum education or comparable experience preferred
  • Educational &/or customer-service related experience with children, parents, and families from diverse backgrounds
  • Dynamic facilitation skills and a creative and passionate approach to the educational needs of children
  • Commitment to child-centered, multi-sensory, open-ended experiences
  • Artistic skills (musical, dance, visual art, theater), and or science experience a plus
  • Ability to work in team-oriented environment, take direction well and work independently without supervision
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor in a variety of situations; demonstrated problem-solving, reliability and flexibility
  • Commitment to CCM’s mission, vision, and approach to arts learning

Physical Requirements of the Position

  • Ability to move materials and furniture as needed for program set up

Hours: This is a contract, part-time substitute position. Weekday availability and flexibility required. Typical schedule is 1 to 6 shifts a month, shift days to be determined by museum needs. Shifts are typically 4 to 5 hours and may include morning, afternoon and evening shifts scheduled one month prior with on-call possibilities. Some programs are located throughout the Chicago land area.

Interested applicants please submit resume and cover letter to: Sharon Rurangirwa, HR Manager, Chicago Children's Museum, 700 E. Grand Ave., Ste. 127, Chicago, IL 60611


Contact Info:
Sharon Rurangirwa
Job Type: Freelance/Contract/Temp
Location: Chicago