The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) is seeking a flexible and highly organized individual to join the Education Department as an Early Childhood Education Intern.
The position is 15 hours weekly from January 10, 2023, through May 27, 2023, with an hourly rate of $12.50. The Intern must be available to work two weekends a month to help with weekend classes.
The Early Childhood Education Program at VMFA is a Reggio-inspired, interest-led and student- centered program for children ages 3 months to 5 years old, and their caregivers. The Early Childhood Education Intern reports to the Early Childhood Education Coordinator in the Division of Art and Education and collaborates with other members of the Early Childhood Education team.
The Early Childhood Education Intern supports Early Childhood Education program operations and logistics through assisting the Early Childhood Coordinator and Educators with administrative and clerical tasks, the execution of individual programs, and strengthening connections and resources for the Richmond community.
The Intern collaborates in the research, preparation, and implementation of a variety of Early Childhood Education programs.
This individual assists in the development of curriculum and lesson plans.
The individual will assist with the preparation of materials to be used for classes.
The selected applicant will research and present works of art from VMFA’s collection to children and their caregivers.
The Intern will design and teach the components of a lesson that will include an art project, a story time, and gallery tour.
The individual will research and explore ways to develop stronger relationships with local communities through museum education programs.
The hired applicant will translate/create Spanish resources for VMFA Learn (VMFA’s resource website).
Experience working with children ages 3 months to 5 years and knowledge of basic child development.
Ability to communicate effectively and connect with youth of all ages and backgrounds, primarily children ages 0-5, and their caregivers.
Excellent organizational and customer service skills.
Bilingual in English and Spanish.
Comfortable being filmed on camera.
Currently attending a degree seeking program for an associate, undergraduate, or higher in early childhood education, art education,
general education, museum education, art history, or related field.
First Aid and CPR training.
Knowledge of studio art disciplines and art history.
Demonstrated knowledge of Reggio-inspired and inquiry-based teaching pedagogy.
Selected candidates must pass a criminal history background check.
All submissions should include a cover letter describing the applicant’s interest in this position and a résumé. Contact information for two professional or academic references should be included in the cover letter or résumé. A brief writing sample or link to a portfolio and unofficial transcripts are encouraged.
Interested candidates need to apply through the Commonwealth of Virginia job website at jobs.virginia.gov. On-line applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on November 1, 2022.