Part-Time
Lincoln
Posted 1 month ago

Art, Environment, and Pedagogy Coordinator

Lincoln Nursery School 

Job Summary

The Art, Environment, and Pedagogy Coordinator will connect Lincoln Nursery School teachers, studios, and community to the natural environment and art at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, support inquiry-based learning, create interactive spaces for children and the LNS community, and make LNS visible to the community, educational field, and general public. The Coordinator will work closely with the Director and faculty.

 

The position will adapt over time and be responsive to:

  • The emerging curriculum of the studios and extended day program
  • Annual school-wide umbrella topic
  • Publication needs
  • Future plans and strategies of LNS and deCordova/TTOR
  • General marketing and outreach.

 

The responsibilities are not necessarily simultaneous. Opportunities will be identified and developed in response to the work happening in the studios, therefore varying from season to season and year to year.

 

Job Responsibilities

 

  • Connect LNS teachers, studios, and community to the natural environment and art at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. Provide art resources for learning engagement.
    • Cultivate art & nature specific content and thematic connections between LNS staff, artwork on site, deCordova curators, artists, children, studios, and LNS community
    • Lead inquiry-based tours and encounters of the artwork on site for children and faculty

 

  • Facilitate monthly meetings with teaching teams to support the development of project work in the studios based on documentation.
    • Use relevant tools/protocols to guide the meetings. Record the work of the meeting on a planning sheet to make the work visible.
    •  In collaboration with the teaching teams, develop a library documenting project work from each studio.
    • Provide support to teachers in documenting projects and conducting their own research throughout the year.

 

  • Create interactive spaces for children and the LNS community
    • Support teachers to fully use their environments as an inspiration for inquiry, “providing opportunities for children to experiment, explore, and practice cognitive skills through play.”(Suzanne Axelsson)
    • Collaborate with teaching teams and children to translate ideas into immersive installations within the studios to complement emerging curriculum, inspired by the sculpture park, exhibitions, and nature
    • Collaborate with teachers in expanding a materials library emphasizing open-ended and natural materials

 

  • Make LNS visible to the community, educational field, and general public
    • Curation and display of studiowork both on-site in places like the Voice Box and entryway display case and through social media, marketing, and publications
    • Create content-based research on emerging topics, umbrella topic, etc, with the lens of connecting to site-based artwork and nature
    • Create and maintain a Google archive of finished documentation for educators and the community, which can be exported as panels, books, articles, videos, etc., for external professional development
    • Develop community-based engagement opportunities as they arise (i.e. physical outdoor activities for families, digital interactivity through LNS website)
    •  In conversation with LNS Director and Faculty, identify, write, and submit publications to expand visibility of LNS to larger communities
    • Support LNS in external professional development opportunities when applicable

 

Basic Qualifications

 

  • 3-5+ years experience in Museum Education
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent experience preferred
  • Experienced in facilitating group discussions and inquiry based learning
  • Experience designing interactive environments for learning
  • Well organized, has strong time management skills, and is adaptable
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Committed to professional development
  • Interest and/or experience in diversity, equity and inclusion in early childhood education
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required

 

Additional Details

 

This is a part-time (20 hours per week) position. The position starts in August, 2024. Lincoln Nursery School operates on a 10 month school calendar, mid-August through mid-June. Salary is based on experience and background. The school offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including healthcare insurance contributions and a Simple IRA plan with 3% employer match.

 

If you are interested in applying, please contact nancy@lincolnnurseryschool.org.

 

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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If you are interested in applying, please contact nancy@lincolnnurseryschool.org.