Employment

Job Overview

The Westmoreland is seeking a dedicated and energetic Museum Art Camp Assistant to support the Museum Art Camp Teacher in facilitating engaging and educational art programs for children. The Assistant will play a crucial role in creating a positive and inclusive learning environment, assisting with art activities, and ensuring the safety and well-being of camp participants.

(Camps for Children Aged 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and Teens, starting June 9th, 2024; running to (approx.) August 9, 2024. Daily Weekday Hours:  (M-F) 8:30am to 1:30pm with additional hours required prior to start of camps.)

Responsibilities

  1. Assist in Curriculum Implementation
  • Support the Museum Art Camp Teacher in implementing age-appropriate art curriculum.
    • Assist with the preparation and organization of art supplies and materials.
  • Supervision and Safety
  • Supervise camp participants during art activities, ensuring their safety and well-being.
    • Assist in managing camper behavior and implementing safety protocols.
  • Facilitate Art Activities
  • Guide and assist campers in various art activities, helping them explore different techniques and mediums.
    • Provide encouragement and support to foster creativity and self-expression.
  • Materials Management
  • Assist in organizing and maintaining art supplies and materials.
    • Help set up and clean up art spaces before and after each session.
  • Art Showcase Preparation
  • Assist in organizing and preparing for the art showcase or exhibition at the end of the camp.
    • Collaborate with the Museum Art Camp Teacher to create a visually appealing display.
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Communicate effectively with camp participants, providing assistance and guidance as needed.
    • Collaborate with other camp assistants and museum staff to ensure smooth operations.
  • Cleanup and Organization
  • Ensure that art spaces are cleaned and organized after each session.
    • Assist in maintaining a tidy and organized environment throughout the camp.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent; enrollment in or completion of college-level art or education courses is a plus.
  • PA State Police and Child Abuse Clearances required
  • Previous experience working with children, preferably in an educational or camp setting.
  • Enthusiastic about art and creativity.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment.

Application Process

Interested candidates should submit their resume and a brief cover letter explaining their interest in the position to careers@thewestmoreland.org. Applications will be reviewed and processed as they are received.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Internships

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Funding

Opportunities for small arts organizations and creative entrepreneurs!

Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts

To learn more about this Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grant program, please click here.

Artist & Other Opportunities

Volunteer Docents

Docents guide visitor-centered tours of the permanent collection and special exhibitions for groups of all ages including K-12 school tours, college students, adult groups, and the general public. We are looking for volunteers of all ages and backgrounds with an interest in lifelong learning.  Good public speaking and listening skills, the ability to work well with people of all ages, and flexibility are helpful, but no experience is required!  

The annual commitment is 100 hours a year (plus 20 hours for new docents training for 1st-year).  Other expectations include:

  • One year of docent service after training 
  • New docent training: October – February  (2 hours each month) 
  • Monthly docent meetings 
  • Special exhibition training 
  • Selected museum program attendance (panel discussions, lectures, artist tours/talks) 
  • Guiding tours  

Benefits:

  • Personal and intellectual growth 
  • Annual docent field trip and celebration 
  • Free coffee/tea from Café Marchand on training and tour days 
  • 20% discount in the Museum Shop 

The application for 2023-2024 docent class is open until October 12, 2023.
To apply to be a Volunteer Docent, please complete the form here.

Please contact Amanda Denham, Education Programs Manager, adenham@thewestmoreland.org  724-837-1500 x141 with inquires.

In Search of Artist Educators

The Westmoreland is in search of artists and makers to host Pop-Up Studios. Pop-Up Studios are geared towards adults (ages 18 and above) and take place once a month on a Wednesday evening, 6-8pm, in the Museum studio. These classes give adult attendees the opportunity to discover different techniques, work with various types of media and explore their creative side in a relaxing environment with snacks, drinks and expert instruction. Interested in hosting a Pop-Up Studio or have some questions? Please contact Studio Programs Coordinator Michael Carsone at 724.837.1500 x 146 or mcarsone@thewestmoreland.org.

Volunteering

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