Available Positions

Education Assistant
Part-Time; Hourly; Select Benefits
Submission deadline
: Saturday, June 22, 2019; however, interviews will begin as applications are received.
Reports To: Education Coordinator

Museum Mission

The Zanesville Museum of Art ignites human imagination and understanding through the visual arts.  Furthermore, its permanent collection, facilities, exhibitions, and public programs enhance the cultural life of the community and preserve its heritage. 

Position Description

The Education Assistant assists the Education Coordinator (EC) in the administration, delivery, and assessment of key education initiatives at the ZMA.

Key Responsibilities 

The ideal candidate will assist the Education Coordinator by

  • Administering the Visitor Service Desk each Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.

  • Organizing education-related exhibitions including the annual K-12 and monthly Feller’s exhibitions: installing and deinstalling artwork; generating pickup and delivery forms; communicating with and securing yearly exhibitors; and overseeing exhibition openings as needed. 

  • Overseeing the group and school tour schedule; updating the Docent calendar; ensuring the distribution and documentation of education satisfaction surveys.

  • Drafting quarterly/yearly program copy; securing qualified instructors for adult workshops and classes; and assisting with Summer Camp initiatives. 

  • Working signature education events such as Family Days, the annual Holiday Concert, and the ZMA Art Tent at the annual Y-Bridge Arts Festival.

  • Maintaining the ZMA’s education program presence on our website; updating and revising education statistics and quarterly registration book signup sheets.

  • Select education flyer design assignments, as needed.

  • Other duties as assigned.

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, or working towards a degree in Education, Museum Education, Art History, Museum Studies, or related field.

  • Knowledge of art museum education practices; experience developing and administering public programs.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate persuasively on art-related topics to a range of audiences.

  • Ability to effectively and enthusiastically take direction; assess and manage multiple competing priorities; excellent organizational, time management, and creative problem-solving skills.

  • Capacity to develop and maintain strong community partnerships.

  • Ability to work collaboratively and inter-departmentally; a self-starter; ability to work independently ensuring that responsibilities are completed on time, within budget, while maintaining the highest standards.

  • Commitment to providing excellent guest services; values diverse audiences, perspectives, and skill sets.

  • Computer skills including Word, Outlook, Excel, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.

Position Status

  • Part-time. Up to, not to exceed, 20 hours each week. Hourly wage commensurate with experience.

  • Some evening hours and Saturday hours required to support educational program initiatives. Typical schedule: Monday, 8 am–5 pm, Wednesday 9 am–2 pm, and Saturday, 9:30 am–5 pm.

  • After probationary period, part-time employees may earn 40 annual hours of paid vacation time. 

 Application Guidelines

Candidates should submit the following materials via email to misty@zanesvilleart.org. The subject line should include: Education Assistant

  • Cover letter

  • Resume

  • The name, title, email address, and phone number of three professional references. References will not be contacted without candidate’s knowledge. 

  • Application must be complete for consideration. Please, no phone calls regarding the position.

The position is open until filled. Submission deadline is Saturday, June 22, 2019; however, interviews will begin as applications are received. Position requires a successful background check. 

The Zanesville Museum of Art is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community.

About The Zanesville Museum of Art

In its 83rd year, the Zanesville Museum of Art maintains an encyclopedic collection of over 8,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and decorative arts that span thousands of years and represent diverse cultures. We hold particularly strong collections of regional American Art Pottery and glass and works on paper.  Select works are displayed in one of eighteen galleries in the 34,000 square foot modern structure constructed in 1977 and expanded in 2001. The museum now presents over 170 innovative and engaging public programs including Children’s and Adult classes and workshops, school tours, events, concerts, and Girl Scout activities. For more information visit zanesvilleart.org.

The ZMA offers several unpaid internships for high school seniors, undergraduates, graduate students, as well as recent graduates, during the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Guided by museum staff, interns are encouraged to work independently on specific, departmental projects and interdepartmentally to gain valuable insight into general museum practices. Specific job responsibilities are determined by the needs of each department. Museum staff can assist an intern’s pursuit of academic credit.

Interns are sought in the following departments:

  • Marketing

  • Social Media

  • Collections Management

  • Curatorial

  • Education

For consideration, please apply online.

Curatorial interns, please complete the following document, and email it to Krysten Smart to complete your application.

If you are not using the ZMA's recommended online application form, forward the application and all application materials to:

Krysten Smart
Zanesville Museum of Art
620 Military Road
Zanesville, Ohio 43701

Application and supporting materials may also be submitted to Krysten Smart.