Learning programs at the National Gallery centre the voices and perspectives of artists.
The Artist Educator role embeds artists within the development and delivery of learning experiences at the National Gallery, recognising artists as creative and critical thinkers and people who bring unique perspectives to engagement with art, ideas and artmaking.
The Artist Educator team brings together people who have diverse creative and cultural practices and experience, such as visual artists, musicians, filmmakers, performers, dancers, writers, poets, researchers or curators.
The Artist Educator role is part of the Education team within the National Gallery’s Learning and Digital Portfolio. The primary role of the Artist Educator is to work collaboratively to develop and deliver gallery programs, studio activities and learning resources for formal learning groups, including early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary students, teachers and educators. All programs facilitate active engagement with the National Gallery’s collection and artistic program.
Artist Educators will work closely with the National Gallery’s First Nations Lead Artist Educator and First Nations Learning Facilitators, through training and delivery of the Gallery’s First Nations learning program, Art Ways. The First Nations learning team members connect with and contribute to the National Gallery’s First Nations Engagement Portfolio.
Artist Educators may also work with Program Convenors across the Learning and Digital Portfolio to develop and deliver programs and resources for diverse audiences, including children and families, young people and people with access requirements.
Program delivery will take place onsite at the National Gallery, online through digital learning programs, or offsite in support of the touring exhibitions program with after hours and weekend work required on occasions.
This position reports to the Education Manager and works closely with the Digital Learning Manager and Operations Coordinator. Hours will vary however Artist Educators should be available for a minimum of one day per week during school terms.
HOW TO APPLY
You should provide a tailored CV (maximum of three pages) along with a statement of no more than two pages that outlines your skills, capabilities and experience, against the ‘Our ideal candidate’ information available in the position document on our website.
In your statement response you should keep in mind the capabilities and behaviours required to be successful for this role, as identified in the ‘Who are we looking for?’ section.
Further, try not to duplicate information that can be found in your CV, but do highlight any specific examples or achievements that demonstrate your ability to perform the role.
You should forward your application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information about the position may be obtained by contacting Leanne Waterhouse on +61 6240 6621 or email@example.com.
Applications close at midnight on Sunday, 18 June 2023 and should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.