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Curator of Native American Art

The Montclair Art Museum is conducting a search to fill a three-year position of Curator of Native American Art. Funded by the Luce Foundation, the position offers an exciting opportunity for the Curator to work with the Museum’s renowned collection of Native art of North America.

This full-time, salaried position is responsible for the research, collecting, and exhibition of objects in the Museum’s Native American art collection; the development of exhibitions; and helping to shape related educational programs. The Curator will also be consulted about the care of the collections which is the responsibility of the Registrarial staff. The Curator will prioritize and begin to establish a practice of building strong, active, ongoing relationships with Native communities. The Montclair Art Museum’s staff and Board of Trustees are fully and personally committed to this process of developing and maintaining these relationships.

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Education Associate

The Montclair Art Museum is conducting a search for the full-time position of Education Associate. The person in this position will work across the Museum’s Vance Wall Art Education Center to support program activities, institutional outreach, and customer service throughout the Center, as directed. The Museum seeks outgoing, team-oriented, and flexible candidates with a can-do work ethic and a strong belief in the personal and social impact that the arts and arts education can have on all audiences in contemporary society.

The Education Associate is a front-line, customer service position who will participate in all aspects of designing, marketing, scheduling, and coordinating online and in-person school and community group activities, outreach, and educator programs, both in person and virtual. This position will proactively pursue new relationships for MAM, maintain and expand existing relationships, and build new audiences. This position will also provide administrative support for the department to ensure smooth day-to-day functioning of programs including record keeping, payment processing, program preparation, and assistance with program evaluations.

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Art Instructors – MAM’s Yard School of Art

MAM welcomes interested artist/educators to submit proposals for online or in-person or workshops in studio art, ceramics, or digital media. To apply, please provide resume, an illustrated portfolio of your teaching including two sample lesson plans teaching to the target audience you are interested teaching at MAM, three professional references that reflect your teaching practices, and images of your own artwork as a practicing artist. All applications must be submitted electronically to Proposals will be reviewed by the Education Director upon the following variables: interest and availability of student base, compatibility with curriculum and exhibitions, and the quality and thoroughness of the proposal. MAM is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity among staff and instructors.


Studio Art Educator

We are growing our team of art educators to design and lead studio art programs for schools, homeschool and learning pod groups, and families both at MAM and online! MAM is looking for an energetic, creative, and experienced art instructor to develop and facilitate studio art lessons designed to support current exhibitions, tour themes, and school curricula. Studio art lessons are offered as part of a virtual or in-person museum visit for schools and includes docent-led tours. Family program opportunities include engaging 15-100+ visitors to family programs including Drop-In Studio, Family Days, and more. Visit to see the school programs catalog and learn more. Hiring for immediate needs. Weekday and weekend work as needed. Minimum 3 years experiencing working with young audiences in an art education setting required.

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Please note:
We receive many resumes, and as a result, request that you do not call to check on the status of your application. Those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.

Montclair Art Museum is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The company does not tolerate discrimination against any employee, and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all individuals without regard to race, creed, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, gender identity or expression, disability, liability for military service, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other basis made unlawful by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation.