Employment Opportunities

Teaching Assistant, Education Department

As part of the Frist Art Museum’s experiential learning program, teaching assistantships are designed to provide a paid opportunity to experience teaching in an informal learning environment to those with an interest in museum or art education. Working under the guidance of Frist Art Museum Educators, teaching assistants gain valuable knowledge and experience working with learners of all ages through a variety of programs, methods, and media at the Frist Art Museum and out in the community. Teaching Assistants research exhibitions, develop lessons and activities, and implement programs under the guidance of Community Engagement or Experiential Learning staff. The program calendar coincides with the academic calendar, offering teaching Assistantships during fall and spring semesters.

To apply for the Teaching Assistant program, students must be:
• Enrolled at a college or university when applying
• Holding junior, senior, or graduate student status when applying
• Pursuing a degree in art education, art history, general education, museum studies, or studio art

Ideal applicants are available at least two weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. as well as some evenings, weekends, holidays, and school breaks. Most teaching assistants work 15-20 hours a week for 16 to 21 consecutive weeks and earn a rate of pay as determined by Human Resources.

Teaching Assistants are considered employees of Nashville Talent Payment with a placement at the Frist Art Museum. There is no contract, and the arrangement can be terminated at any time.
The Frist Art Museum is committed to offering equal participation in all programs without regard to race, creed, national origin, age, gender, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

Summer 2018
Application Deadline:                        April 16, 2018
Length of Assistantship:                   15 weeks
Required Commitment:                    15-20 hours per week
Start Date:                                        May 14, 2018
End Date:                                         August 17, 2018
Pay Rate:                                         $10.00 per hour
      

Application Process:
To be considered for a teaching assistantship, you must submit a packet containing all of the following:
• A cover letter explaining why you would like to participate in the Teaching Assistant Program at the Frist Art Museum, and how it fits into your long-term career goals.
• A letter of faculty recommendation
• Three professional references
• The completed Teaching Assistant Application Form
Please note that this is a competitive program and submitting an application does not guarantee placement in our program. The Frist Art Museum is committed to offering equal participation in all programs without regard to race, creed, national origin, age, gender, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Candidates who have been selected for interview will be contacted directly.
The Frist Art Museum will not accept any digital application packets but only those sent via regular mail at the below address. You will be immediately notified by email when your application packet has arrived.

Applications should be submitted to:
Education Department
Frist Art Museum
919 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203

 

 

Artist Mentor
for
Frist Art Museum/Metropolitan Nashville Public School
Professional Development for Arts Educators (PDAE)

(Temporary; Grant-funded, Non-Exempt Nashville Talent Payment Employee)

DEADLINE for APPLICATION:  April 6, 2018

Date Effective: May 1, 2018–September 2021
Supervised by: Assistant Director for Community Engagement
 

Grant Overview:
The Frist Art Museum is partnering with Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) to create and develop a customized Professional Development for Arts Educators (PDAE) program. The program is designed to increase the effectiveness of Title 1 arts educators to provide high-quality arts instruction, build educators capacity to provide standards-based, technology-infused instruction, improve student academic learning outcomes, and support equitable access for students to the variety of arts resources that Nashville has to offer.

Teachers will be grouped in three cohorts of 20-23 teachers, for a total of 65 visual arts educators over the four-year grant period. Each cohort will receive professional development and mentoring for two years; two cohorts may overlap in one grant year. The program will provide a total of more than 40 hours of training and mentorship in each cohorts first year and more than 23 hours of mentorship in the second year.

The Frist Art Museum seeks to hire 2 artist mentors who will each provide an intensive program of professional development and coaching for MNPS visual arts teachers using a blend of proven and researched teaching strategies: Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) and Arts Impact, which is an arts-infused curriculum.


Job Summary:
Artist mentors will be trained in VTS, an inquiry-based teaching approach designed to enhance student learning through skills facilitation of visual art discussions that help students develop close observation, reflection, visual literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. In addition, artist mentors will be trained in Arts Impact, a research-based framework grounded in Standards for Professional Learning from Learning Forward, and includes intensive interactive learning, job-embedded coaching, data-driven instructional strategies and supporting communities of practice.

Artists mentors will provide on-going professional development for a total of 65 MNPS visual art educators over the four-year grant. For each cohort of 20-23 educators, this will consist of 3-day workshops in June and on-going mentoring in the classroom during the academic year from September through February, and evaluation and reflection sessions.

Artist mentors will be retained as independent contractors and must be able to commit to time requirements as directed by Frist Art Museum.

Duration:
Artist mentors may be retained over a 3 ½ year period, from May 2018 to September 2021, pending satisfactory annual job performance reviews.

Approximate hours vary per year.  Grant Year 1 (May–September 2018: 71 Hours); Grant Year 2 (October 2018–September 2019: 231 hours); Grant Year 3 (October 2019–September 2020: 430 hours); Grant Year 4 (October 2020–September 2021: 568 hours)

Compensation:  $40 per hour Grant Year 1 and 2; $41.20 per hour Grant Year 3; $42.43 per hour Grant Year 4—Total compensation for all 4 grant years not to exceed $63,056.

Essential Job Functions:
• Deep knowledge and practice in a visual arts discipline, ideally a practicing artist.
• Knowledge of the artistic process.
• Strong verbal and written communications skills.
• Experience in a public education setting.
• Strong culturally responsive teaching background with low-income students of color, immigrant and refugee families, and ELL.
• Experience coaching teachers.
• Comfortable using technology as a teaching tool.

Education: Required Bachelor's Degree in education, art education, or studio art; Prefer Master’s Degree.

Work Experience: Three-five years experience in a school or museum environment or relevant experience. Experience coaching or mentoring teachers.

Skills and Abilities:
• Positive attitude
• Organized
• Open and receptive
• Thoughtful
• Flexible
• Responsive
• Patient
• Empathetic
• Good listening

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 the essential functions. Demands may include:

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

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, their resume and references to:

Frist Art Museum
919 Broadway
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
E-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Fax: (615) 744-3991
Attention: Sheri Horn, Human Resources Manager

 

 

 

Café Help 

(Temporary, On-call, Nashville Talent Payment—who is the employer of record)

Work Summary: Takes Café food and beverage orders and prepares the order(s) by performing the following duties. 

Work Details:
Provides excellent customer service by assisting guests with questions regarding food or service.
Prepare food and beverage orders
Operates POS register system, (credit card and cash transactions, collects vouchers for service) and keeps record of transactions.
Performs daily food service checklist duties to maintain operating standards and cleaning and sanitation criteria.   
Follow and uphold all food safety and handling procedures required by government and Frist standards;
Café visual presentation maintenance: dining room busing, cleaning of tables and chairs; service items & equipment maintenance;

Education/Work Experience:  High School preferred. Experience in food and beverage service a plus.  Basic computer skills desired.

Skills and Abilities:
Excellent customer service skills within food services;
Excellent interpersonal skills;
Ability to successfully operate POS system and Food Service equipment;
Ability to work cooperatively in a collaborative, team-oriented environment;

Job Conditions:   Work hours are no more than 20-29 per week. Must have flexibility to work:
• Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
• Thursday and Friday evenings from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
• Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
• Sundays from 12:00 noon to 5:30 p.m.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Demands may include:
• Lifting materials up to 25 pounds.
• Stooping, bending, kneeling
• Standing for long periods of time.

To be considered: Complete a Frist Art Museum application at the Frist Art Museum Café, 919 Broadway, and Nashville, TN 37203 or email resume to: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

MUST SUCCESSFULLY PASS A BACKGROUND CHECK
ON-SITE PARKING PROVIDED


 

Line/Prep Cook
(Temporary, On-call, Nashville Talent Payment—who is the employer of record)

• Daily preparation of food items in pantry and /or other areas of kitchen;
• Post daily kitchen checklist activities at close of business.
• Maintain sales counter refrigerated food display units. 
• Preparation of daily menu cold foods; washes, peels, cuts, and seeds vegetables and fruits. 
• Preparation of daily hot menu foods. (soups, sandwiches, pizza, specials, etc.)
• Ensure timely preparation of all meals;
• Serves food in proper portion size and temperature;
• Cleans, cuts, and grinds meats, poultry, and seafood.
• Follow proper accident reporting procedures
• Adhere to all health department and safety regulations
• Cleans work areas, equipment and utensils, segregates and removes garbage, and steam cleans or hoses garbage containers.
• Distributes supplies, utensils, and portable equipment.
• Assists kitchen staff with all food and beverage preparation.
• Assists/coordinates catering duties related to event preparation and operation for internal events (i.e. setups/maintaining and removal of food and beverage services and equipment within function spaces);
• Arrive at work at scheduled time;
• Performs additional duties as needed to support food service and special events.

Education/Work Experience:  High School or GED and professional diploma preferred, with at least one year of cooking experience. 

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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 the essential functions. Demands may include:
• Lifting materials up to 50 pounds.
• Stooping, bending, kneeling
• Standing for long periods of time.

To be considered: Complete a Frist Art Museum application at the Frist Art Museum Café, 919 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203 or email resume to: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

MUST SUCCESSFULLY PASS A BACKGROUND CHECK
ON-SITE PARKING PROVIDED

 

INTERNSHIPS
Click here for information about internships at the Frist

 

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

The Frist Art Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

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