Job Listing: Early Childhood Education Assistant

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Closes: November 5

Salary: $15.23/hour

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) is seeking a flexible and highly organized individual to join the Education Department as an Early Childhood Education Assistant.

This is a non-exempt and without benefits position, scheduled for periodic work up to 220 hours annually.

Peak availability is required in the following months (highest to lowest): June (90 hours), May (39 hours), August (29 hours), December (23 hours), October (20 hours), and January (10 hours).

Less than 10 hours of availability in the following months: March, April, July, September, and November.

The Early Childhood Education Assistant provides administrative and logistical support for the Early Childhood Education Programs team.

Duties include:

Administration of Camp Programs:

Supports the facilitation of camps with a focus on operations, project management and logistics.

Assists registration of ECE staff and adjunct faculty in first aid, CPR or other required training.

Updates safety sacks ensuring all are equipped with updated first aid materials.

Maintains radio inventory ensuring teachers and other appropriate staff have radios while camps are in session.

Oversees set-up, wayfinding, check-in, execution and cleanup of camps.

Respond to caregiver questions in a timely and positive manner.

Compiles camp program statistics and submits to ECE coordinator.

Student Exhibitions:

Manages administrative needs for the Annual Student Exhibition, including artist release forms, planning documents, certificates and other details.

Assists with layout, text content and image choices for didactic panels, framing, install, Open House, de-installation, and the return of objects.

Maintains contact with student exhibitors, and their caregivers, notifying them of exhibition updates, Open House, return of objects and other details.


Assists with Student Exhibition Open House, Art Education Center Open House and other events, as needed and scheduled.

Creates social media posts, assists with events as needed and scheduled.

Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

Ability to work a flexible schedule including some evening and weekend work.

Knowledge of basic childhood development, studio art disciplines, art history, art and museum education theories and practices for early childhood family audiences.

Excellent organizational and project management skills.

Exceptional customer service skills.

Flexible approach to work with the ability to accommodate unusual or unexpected situations.

Possess sound judgement and smart decision-making to resolve issues.

Proficient computer skills, with experience in Microsoft Office software.


Preferred Qualifications

Degree in early childhood education, education, museum education, art history or equivalent training or experience.

Prior experience in developing, teaching, and administering studio art and other arts educational programs for early childhood and families in a museum or educational setting.

Prior experience supervising art instructors and volunteers.

Knowledge of current teaching methods and classroom / group management.

Prior experience with Outbound or related scheduling software.

Experience with graphic design software including Photoshop and or InDesign.


Special Requirements

Selected candidates must pass a criminal history background check.


Special Instructions to Applicants

Online applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on November 5, 2019.

Please contact the HR office at (804) 340-1485 if you need assistance. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is an EEO/AA, Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Certified Employer.