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.
Teaching Assistant Program Deadlines
Application Deadline: August 16, 2019
Start Date: August 30, 2019
End Date: December 13, 2019
Required Commitment: 15-20 hours per week
Pay Rate: $13.00 per hour
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
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.
Completed packets should be submitted to:
Teaching Assistant Program
Attn: Samantha Andrews
Frist Art Museum
Nashville, TN 37203