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William King Museum of Art provides opportunities for employees to enrich their love of the arts while contributing their skills and talents to a creative and energetic work environment.

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Part Time Outreach Instructor for Van Gogh Outreach Program

 

William King Museum of art is seeking a part time outreach instructor for the Van Gogh Outreach program. The primary duties of this position include teaching Van Gogh Outreach lessons in Carroll county in Virginia. This individual should be situated near Carroll county to be able to easily commute to several schools for morning lessons. The individual will be provided with a Van Gogh vehicle and trained to deliver pre-planned lessons in Native American cultures and Ancient History to children in second and third grade across several counties. This individual will commute to the museum in Abingdon at least once every two weeks to meet with the Director of Youth Education and gather supplies.

Requirements
• A bachelor’s degree in fine arts, art education, or art history
• Previous experience working with children
• A valid driver’s license
• Located within or near the Carroll county area

Qualifications
• Reliable, organized, and independent
• Knowledgeable in history and geography
• Able to adapt to different teaching situations
• Experience in public elementary education
• Knowledge of teaching philosophy
• Able to provide a schedule of availability several months in advance
• Knowledgeable in various fine arts techniques
• Available to assist with other programs including field trips and summer art camps

Job Type: Part-time
Schedule: 4 hour shift

COVID-19 considerations: Teachers follow protocols per the school districts in which they teach. Masks and hand sanitizers are available at all entrances to the museum and Art Lab.

Work Location: On the road

To Apply: Email Resume and Cover Letter to Suzanne Brewster at sbrewster@wkmuseum.org or call (276) 628-5005 ext. 111.

Contract Instructors

 

Art Lab at William King Museum is looking for experienced instructors for adult classes and workshops in ceramics (hand-building and/or throwing) and darkroom photography (black & white and alternative processes).

Job Type: Employment is contract part time occasional/seasonal.

Work Location: Art Lab at William King Museum of Art, Abingdon, VA

To Apply: Interested qualified persons may email resumes and images of their artwork or links to their website to Laken Bridges, Dir. Higher Education at lbridges@wkmuseum.org. Questions: 276-628-5005 #109.

Preparator

 

William King Museum of Art is seeking to fill the position of Preparator. The preparator is part of the curatorial department and has primary responsibility for preparation of the exhibition galleries prior to installation of artwork, as well as art handling and shipping art in and out. 

Required Skills
Carpentry skills- the applicant must be comfortable operating various power tools including, but not limited to, a table saw, miter saw, radial arm saw, jig saw, and a circular saw.
Comfortable operating a variety of handheld power tools (i.e. drills, sanders, etc.)
Experience painting walls, trim, and built objects
Building platforms, pedestals, and staging objects for exhibits
Must be very organized and able to maintain an inventory of exhibit furniture and installation hardware
Lifting objects up to 50lbs.
Experience in handling, installing, and shipping artwork
Comfortable with driving a utility van for short and long distances
Maintaining a set schedule (part-time) between exhibition installations
Must be able to interpret and effectively execute all exhibit designs that are set forth by the curators
Must be comfortable using scaffolding and ladders up to 12ft during exhibition prep and installation work

Recommended Experience
• Lighting
• Electrical work
• Audio/visual 

Work Location: William King Museum of Art, Abingdon, VA

To Apply: Email Resume and Cover Letter to Suzanne Brewster at sbrewster@wkmuseum.org or call (276) 628-5005 ext. 111.

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