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Job Listing: Early Childhood Educator

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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - Richmond, VA

Closes - 10/21/2021

Position Title – Early Childhood Educator

Salary - $16.05/Hour

Job Type - Part-Time

For more info and to apply, click here.

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

The Early Childhood Education Program at VMFA is a Reggio-inspired, interest-led and student- centered program for children ages 3 months to 5 years old, and their caregivers. This position develops lesson content, leads programs and creates and edits content for online resources and marketing materials. Reporting to the Early Childhood Education Coordinator in the Division of Art and Education, this role regularly collaborates with other members of the Early Childhood Education team.

This is a non-exempt position without benefits, scheduled to work up to approximately 27 hours per week on average and up to 1,450 hours annually (May 1 – April 30).

Duties Include:
Writes lessons and instructs classes for children ages 3 months to 5 years old, with a focus on toddler age programs.

Utilizes project-based and Reggio-inspired pedagogy, the VMFA collection, music and movement activities, and children’s literature to create content for Tots of Art, Young @ Art, and when requested, Resources for VMFA Learn.

Creates and edits brochure and social media content and other projects, as requested.

Assists in the management of interns, volunteers, and adjunct faculty.

Supervises programs led by adjunct staff, two weekends a month.

Collaborates with Early Childhood Education staff to design and install the Early Childhood Education Annual Student Exhibition.

Stays up to date with best practices in the field and attends VMFA programs as necessary to gain content knowledge

Minimum Qualifications
Previous experience in a teaching environment with children ages 3 months to 5 years old.

Demonstrated knowledge of early childhood development, specifically children ages 3 months to 5 years of age.

Experience working in studio art disciplines, including incorporation of the fine arts and art materials into prior teaching lessons.

Demonstrated use of sound judgment, decision-making, and knowledge regarding safety and security protocols for supervising student groups.

Strong customer service, oral and written communication skills are expected.

Possesses the ability to work independently on various administrative and organizational tasks and be able to anticipate program needs and address them with minimal supervision.

Experience with Microsoft office suite and Google Drive or similar software.

Ability to work weekends.

Preferred Qualifications
Demonstrated knowledge and teaching experience with Reggio-inspired and inquiry-based pedagogy.

Demonstrated ability to facilitate student-directed conversations.

Past experience working with young and emerging professionals, including high school and/or college students.

Prior professional experience in the Museum Education field.

Prior or related experience with graphic design software including Photoshop or InDesign, or similar software.

Experience installing fine art exhibitions.

Adult and Pediatric CPR / AED certification.

Special Requirements
Selected candidates must pass a criminal history background check.

VMFA Agency Directive requires:
All staff, volunteers, and contractors must be fully vaccinated against COVID -19 ( except for cases of approved medical or religious accommodation) .

Proof of vaccination must be provided shortly after acceptance of contingent offer of employment.

All staff, volunteers, and contractors are required to wear masks for all indoor and outdoor events. While outside on campus grounds, all VMFA employees must wear masks when a social distance of six (6) feet cannot be maintained.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit three (3) references. Provide full name, phone number and email address. References may be attached in a separate document in the “other” field in the portal; or they may be included with the resume or cover letter.

Professional references are preferred. Other reference types will also receive consideration. References should be able to attest to your knowledge, skills, and abilities, especially qualifications relevant to the position for which you are applying.

Online applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on October 21, 2021. Please contact the HR office at if you need assistance. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is an EEO /AA, Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Certified Employer.