Education and Outreach Assistant
Boyden Gallery

Name of primary hiring contact: Cristin Cash
Title of hiring contact: Director, Boyden Gallery; Associate Professor of Art History
Email:  clcash@smcm.edu
Phone: 240-895-4246

Responsibilities and benefits to the student:

The Fellow serves as education and outreach assistant to the Director of Boyden Gallery. Basic responsibilities include exhibition preparation; label writing; teaching and learning resource development; object handling; lesson plan development; social media and website management; event planning; gallery teaching; community building and audience development. The Education and Outreach Assistant serves as a liaison to the broader community who will work with the Director to build new audiences and relationships with faculty, staff, students and the community through social media, educational outreach and special event programs.

Qualifications and unique application instructions:

The student must have some basic understanding of visual literacy and skill with social media and website management. The student should be highly dependable, independent and organized with the ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously. Strong oral, written and visual communication skills and a desire to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, students and the community are essential. The Gallery is a dynamic work environment with tight turnaround times and occasional long hours, so a somewhat flexible schedule (including nights and the rare weekend), patience and an open mind are required.

The ideal candidate is a studio art, art history, ed studies, anthropology, TFMS or museum studies student with experience working with art, media or material culture and excellent interpersonal and communication skills. However, the position is open to students in any discipline who is interested in teaching and learning with art and building community relationships.