Employment Opportunities

Part-time KAM–WAM Teaching Artist
Education Department, Krannert Art Museum

Each academic year, Krannert Art Museum partners with several schools to provide in-depth museum experiences for elementary school students. There are two levels of engagement with these museum-school collaborations, Krannert Art Museum—Week at the Museum (KAM–WAM) and Day at the Museum (KAM–BAM).

For each program, the curriculum is co-developed and co-taught by educators from the museum and teachers from the classrooms in attendance. The arts-integrated curriculum is inspired by the works of art on display in the museum and covers all subject areas.

Primary Position Function/Summary
The KAM–WAM Teaching Artist will teach lessons independently and/or collaboratively. Teaching arrangements will vary by the needs of each event. The WAM and BAM schedule is set for an entire academic year in the summer prior to the beginning of that year (e.g., the 2016–2017) calendar of events was set in summer 2016). There are approximately 40 total WAM and BAM days each academic year. The Teaching Artist will be asked to teach on an as-needed basis, but will not be needed for all of the scheduled events. During the WAM and BAM events, the Teaching Artist will need to work for an entire day, plus time before and after the event for preparations and clean up. The actual times vary slightly, based on the hours of the partnering school, but the approximate hours are 8:30 am–2:30 pm.

In addition to teaching days, the Teaching Artist will be required to meet with other museum educators to go over logistics and plans. The Teaching Artist will also be asked to assist in developing and writing lessons, prepping teaching materials and other support tasks, as needed.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in related field, Master's degree preferred
  • Teaching experience within the K–12 range
  • Art and/or museum experience is preferred, but not required
  • Must be friendly, creative, well-organized, and able to multi-task
  • Must have the ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to a variety of personalities
  • Flexible schedule, reliable work ethic

Position Details
This is a part-time, academic hourly position ($15/hour). If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Anne Sautman, Director of Education at 244-0619 or via email.

To Apply
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by August 15, 2017. Please apply online via the KAM Online Application Form. The Education Director will begin reviewing applications before the closing date, but no final decision will be made until after the closing date.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit Inclusive Illinois.

Graduate Hourly Assistant Preparator
Exhibition Design and Installation, Krannert Art Museum

Position Description
This position will assist with the preparation of general museum and gallery related tasks. The student applicant should have basic carpentry skills and basic knowledge of gallery and/or museum protocols. The expectation for the position is 5-10 hours per week to assist with fall semester exhibitions. Spring appointments will be contingent upon successful evaluations, availability, and operational need.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Light carpentry: crating, softpacking
  • Painting: pedestals, walls, mounts, etc.
  • Basic art handling and installation: as directed by supervisor or Graduate Hourly preparator
  • Assisting with show lighting requirements
  • Creation of labels for displayed art
  • Vinyl installation
  • General gallery cleanup after installation
  • Maintenance of clean working environment, including tool maintenance and safety checks
  • Assisting with installation of video, audio, and computer-based audio/visual media displays
  • Wire management for audio/visual installation
  • Maintenance of fixtures: vitrines, glass, pedestals, platforms, etc.
  • Onsite project installation with artists and/or curators
  • Travel (limited), personal vehicle not required
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree required; Bachelor of Fine Arts preferred
  • Valid driver's license required
  • Attention to detail and ability to troubleshoot
  • Preferred: carpentry experience and/or experience with art handling in a museum setting
  • Preferred: basic technical aptitude with lighting, and audio/visual displays
  • Must have the ability to lift 50 lbs

Position Details
This is a part-time graduate hourly position ($10/hour, 5–10 hours per week). The proposed starting date will be as soon as possible after hire. If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Eric Lemme, Specialist for Design and Installation, via email or Walter Wilson, Specialist for Design and Installation, via email.

To Apply
To ensure full consideration, please apply online via the KAM Online Application Form for this position no later than July 17, 2017.

There are no available openings at this time. Please check back for future listings.

Part-time student positions will also be posted on the Virtual Job Board.

Full-time positions will be listed on the campus employment site jobs.illinois.edu.

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