Art Education Coordinator

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA



Full time

Jun 9

Status: Full-time; Non-Exempt

Reports To: Education Manager

Compensation: $17.00 per hour

About the Museum: The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh provides innovative and inclusive museum experiences that inspire kindness, joy, creativity and curiosity for all learners. We forge connections with artists, community partners and neighbors to work on behalf of children, youth and families. We have a vision to transform education. We believe people of all ages can benefit from different types of learning experiences.

Comprehensive benefits plan that includes: Paid Vacation time and Sick Leave, Paid Holidays, Paid Floating Holidays, Health Insurance, 403(b) Retirement Plan, Free Museum Membership, and other Museum discounts.

Position Summary:

The Coordinator of Art Education works collaboratively and cross-departmentally to develop high quality art-based programming campus-wide for children, youth, and families. This role works with the Manager of Art Education to develop daily artmaking activities and programming, manage supply inventory and systems, and maintain functional learning spaces. The Coordinator develops welcoming, friendly, and flexible creative experiences which embody joy, creativity, curiosity, and kindness.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Supports the Manager of Art Education in the supervision of educators, interns, and volunteers.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Create high-quality, authentic, joyful, inclusive, and creative art experiences and programs for the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and MuseumLab clearly aligned to the Museum’s mission, vision, core values, and best practices.
  • Support Museum exhibits and experiences with art-based programming for all ages and abilities
  • Support art experiences through ordering supplies, inventory management, and maintenance of exhibit, classroom, and storage spaces
  • Facilitate daily hands-on art programming for visitors that is inviting, regularly changing, varied in format, uses real tools and materials, and is situated within and inspired by a diverse arts community
  • Work collaboratively with Manager of Art Education to train, support, and give feedback to museum educators on arts-based programming and visitor experiences.



  • Bachelor’s degree in art, art education, or related field. Substitution of years of experience may be considered equivalent to formal educational training.


  • Experience working with children and/or families in informal learning spaces required
  • Minimum of 1-3 years of experience developing and facilitating visual arts programming required
  • Administrative experience (project management, record keeping, budget management) preferred


  • Enthusiasm for working with children and families from a variety of backgrounds and life experiences
  • Personal interest in a variety of visual art concepts, materials, and processes
  • Highly organized and communicative
  • Willing to work as part of a team, and ability to take initiative and work independently
  • A strong ability to set up and maintain systems

Physical Requirements, and Equipment Usage:

  • Walking, standing, and sitting: The duties and responsibilities associated with this position will be performed in a stationary position (standing or sitting) for approximately 50% of the workday, and will require movement through the museum spaces to interact with visitors, educators, and to activate museum experiences.
  • Lifting: Regular lifting and moving of furniture, equipment, and supplies weighing up to approximately 50 lbs.
  • Manual Dexterity: May operate various equipment, including but not limited to power tools, sharp tools, etc.

Work Environment, Hours of Work, and Travel Requirements:

  • Sunday-Thursday work schedule, and evening availability is occasionally required.
  • Occasional travel may be required
  • Essential duties of this position will be performed in a museum environment, which includes interaction with the public and exposure to children and families.


  • FBI fingerprint, PA Child Abuse (Act 33) and PA Criminal (Act 34) Clearances are required.

Vaccines:We are glad you have chosen to apply with us, and need you to know that our commitment to safety currently includes the requirement that all staff members be vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus, unless an exemption has been granted or otherwise in compliance with our Mandatory Vaccination Policy for the COVID-19 virus.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete our online application found at:

The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, veteran or military status, or any other characteristic or trait protected by local, state, or federal law.

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