Educator and Senior Educators
The Art Institute of Chicago shares its singular collections with our city and the world. We collect, care for, and interpret works of art across time, cultures, geographies, and identities, centering the vision of artists and makers. We recognize that all art is made in a particular context, demanding continual, dynamic reconsideration in the present. We are a place of gathering; we foster the exchange of ideas and inspire an expansive, inclusive understanding of human creativity.
The Learning and Public Engagement (LPE) department develops culturally responsive content, designs anti-racist pedagogy, collaborates with artists and community members, and facilitates experiences involving the museum's collections and exhibitions in order to:
- champion the role of art and culture in people’s lives,
- promote access and equitable participation in art and the museum,
- foster critical and creative thinking,
- and strengthen the fabric of communities and the life of our city.
- As a result, museum visitors and participants of varied ages, backgrounds, and abilities engage with each other and with works of art from across time, cultures, geographies, and identities, making the museum a place for learning, insight, inspiration, and community. They leave museum experiences feeling more connected and with greater confidence in their capacity to imagine, create, and make sense of art and their world.
The Learning and Public Engagement department is organized into three areas: Innovation & Creativity, Students & Educators, and Youth & Families. Committed to advancing systemic change, LPE is building a vision and framework for anti-racist work across the department.
We are currently hiring an Educator and Senior Educators who have experience working with K-12 audiences (students and/or teachers), adult professional development, and/or in museums or informal education settings. The ideal candidates must be committed to creating an inclusive and equitable institution, eager to continue to grow their critical analysis of anti-racist frameworks and practices, and demonstrate knowledge of anti-racist, culturally responsive, inclusive, accessible, and multimodal curriculum design benchmarked on state and national learning standards. Must also possess an in-depth understanding of current education trends, assessment, documentation, evaluation, and methods for differentiated learning and instruction; strong interest in trauma/healing-informed pedagogy and practices.
Want to learn more? Visit www.artic.edu/careers to learn more and apply!
(Job ID 11233, 11234, and 11277)
The Art Institute of Chicago is an equal opportunity, equal access employer fully committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workplace. We believe in a staff culture that benefits from a wide range of experience, backgrounds, and career paths, and we encourage nontraditional candidates to apply.