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Frist Art Museum

Assistant Educator for Community Engagement

Frist Art Museum


Job Summary

The Assistant Educator for Community Engagement is a critical member of the Education and Engagement department and its related programs and provides direct support to the Community Engagement Director. The successful candidate assists in the development and implementation of the Community Engagement programs and coordinates the resources including staff and materials in support of serving the community. The successful candidate supports the assessment and evaluation of community engagement programs and provides administrative support, including the scheduling of resources. The position requires diplomacy and excellent communication skills to work with staff across the institution to ensure the smooth operation of the education programs. Some weekends and evenings may be required.

Job Responsibilities

The following duties are normal for this classification. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assists the Community Engagement Director with the development, implementation, and management of the community engagement programs including Community  Art Teachers, Art Trunks, and on- and off-site engagement programs, such as workshops, fairs, and festivals.
  • Assists in the development, recruitment, and training of the community art teachers.
  • Schedules community art teachers, community engagement programs, and events with consideration of available resources, such as staff, volunteers, space, and time; handles all related communication both verbal and written, including preparation of any materials; greeting community partner groups; and coordinating schedule with appropriate staff. 
  • Implements sound assessment practices and develops evaluation tools for all community engagement programs; documents and prepares reports for funders and relevant audiences; prepares statistical information monthly.
  • Supports the writing, design, and production responsibilities for resources and related trainings in support of exhibitions and community engagement programs, including Art Trunk lessons and Community Art Teachers resources.
  • Accept and complete projects as assigned by the supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Ensure the safety and health of the public are provided for at all on-site and off-site First Art Museum programs and events.
  • Maintain attendance and budget records for all community engagement programs and events.
  • Compile community engagement department statistical information monthly, and documentation of programs as needed for reports, grants, and publications.
  • Ensure that community engagement information is current and updated on the Frist website and review written program information for accuracy.
  • Familiar with exhibition schedule and content. Works with staff and volunteers in a positive and constructive manner.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Education:  Bachelor’s degree in museum education, art education, or studio art. Master’s degree preferred. 

Work Experience:  1-2 years experience in a school or museum environment or relevant experience. Visual art teaching experience preferred.

Skills and Abilities: 

  • Ability to work effectively with people on a personal level, with tact and diplomacy.
  • Experience developing art activities and teaching visual arts to others.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to communicate clearly with public audiences and staff.
  • Ability to take initiative and prioritize tasks; good organizational, time management, and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work with close attention to detail.
  • Ability to contribute creatively to a team-oriented workplace.
  • Well-versed and at ease in current computer applications and scheduling programs; comfortable learning new software systems.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Demands may include: 

  • Lifting materials up to 25 pounds  
  • Stooping, bending, kneeling 
  • Standing for long periods of time 
  • Working at the computer for long periods of time 

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the First Art Museum will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. 

Additional Information


The Frist Art Museum offers competitive benefits that include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, long-term care, paid time off, and paid holidays. A 401(k) plan is offered that includes a company match.   

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send their resume, references, and salary expectations to: 

Frist Art Museum 

919 broadway 

Nashville, Tennessee 37203-3822 

Email: shorn@fristartmuseum.org or Fax: (615) 744-3339 

Attention: Sheri Horn, Human Resources Director 

The Frist Art Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 


  • Date Posted: March 19, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Arts / Culture
  • Start Date: 04/30/2024
  • Salary Range: $40,000- $45,000
  • Working Hours: 37 hrs/wk, M-F 9-5 with some evenings and weekends