Part-time temporary position
Words and Pictures Grant Coordinator
The Words and Pictures Grant Coordinator will report directly to the Curator of Education. This position is part-time (20 hours per week) and is currently funded for 2 years The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University was recently awarded a $75,000 grant from the NEA to implement an innovative art and language arts program for Kindergarten, first and second grade students and teachers in Durham Pubic Schools (DPS). The project includes recruiting classroom and art teachers from up to six DPS schools to work for 40 hours during the summer of 2012 to create arts-infused language arts lessons for grades K, 1 and 2. In Fall 2012, the lessons will begin to be implemented in classroom and at the Nasher Museum. School groups will visit the Nasher Museum 2 or 6 times over the course of the year. Teachers and Nasher Staff will meet regularly over the academic year to reflect on the lessons and refine them for the future. In the summer of 2013, a website designer will be hired to create a website to share the lessons and images. The project will continue on a larger scale in the 2013-2014 academic year.
The Coordinator will be responsible for tracking and monitoring all aspects of the grant. Duties will include, but are not limited to:
#Schedule, attend, and record meetings between DPS teachers and Nasher Museum staff (20+ people per meeting)
#Communicate effectively and often with DPS teachers, administrators and parents to secure permissions, schedule field trips, check on progress and share findings
#Observe and document school groups in the classroom andin the Nasher Museum (will need to be able to travel to various DPS schools)
#Coordinate with evaluation consultant to gather and analyze data for grant reports
#Keep Nasher Education staff and DPS teachers on long-term and short-term schedules
#Act as the liaison with the website designer. Will act as the main point-person to gather and manage website content.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Candidates should have excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to act professionally and diplomatically with diverse constituencies.
Requires excellent attention to detail, and familiarity with professional office procedures and protocol
Ability to handle many tasks simultaneously in a busy office, and superb organizational skills required
Flexibility and reliability to multi-task and meet deadlines; strong ability to prioritize
Fluency in Spanish highly desirable
Valid NC driver's license
Competencies: honesty, integrity, outgoing personality, ability to work under pressure, attention to detail, positive attitude, eager to contribute to a team effort, self-starter, flexible, patient and sense of humor. Include in your online applicantion: a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references NO CALLS or E-MAIL INQUIRIES. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employercommitted to providing employment opportunity without regard to anindividual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, genderidentity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex,sexual orientation, or veteran status.
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