Full-Time Job Early Childhood Programs Coordinator
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Description: The Barnes Foundation is seeking an Early Childhood Programs Coordinator. Under the supervision of the Director of PreK-12 and Educator Programs and, in conjunction with the Education Department staff, the Early Childhood Programs Coordinator leads the development and implementation of the Barnes Foundation’s early childhood programs for 0-5 year-olds, preschool students, teachers and their families. The Coordinator will develop curriculum for implementation within the preschool classroom emphasizing the connections between art and other curricular areas. The Coordinator will also develop curriculum, along with other members of the Education Department, as a way to connect preschool children and their families with the Barnes Foundation. This position provides training for preschool teachers so that they can implement learning theories in their classroom as well as coordinates family day events for those partner schools. Additional responsibilities will include development of partnerships among Philadelphia Head Start and early childhood education providers.
Established as an educational institution the Barnes Foundation carries out its mission by promoting appreciation of the arts and horticultural science, through the preservation, presentation, and interpretation of the collections of Albert C. and Laura L. Barnes.
Celebrated for its exceptional breadth, depth, and quality, the Barnes Foundation’s art collection includes works by some of the greatest European and American masters of impressionism, post-impressionist, and early modern art, as well as African sculpture, Pennsylvania German decorative arts, Native American textiles, metalwork, and more. The 12-acre Arboretum contains over 3,000 species of woody plants and trees.
The Foundation engages diverse audiences through its exceptional collections and related high-quality programs that reflect a broad range of periods and cultures and build on the founders’ innovative educational vision of transforming lives through the arts and horticulture.
• Develops art-based educational activities and materials for children ages 0-5, aligning content and methodology with current standards and best practice in the field of early learning.
• Leads educational workshops for Grow Up Great and other early childhood partner participants and modeling effective strategies for engaging young children in visual art experiences.
• Implements the curriculum for early childhood programs; works with supervisor to enhance existing curriculum and develop new curriculum as necessary.
• Works with staff of schools, including early childhood centers, Head Start programs, and other early childhood program providers, to schedule and coordinate logistics of Grow up Great and Early childhood program implementation.
• Evaluates the success of Grow Up Great and other early childhood programs by collecting data and assisting in final reporting.
• Documents program development, partnerships, methodology, process, and activities.
• Performs other duties as required.
Skills and Knowledge:
• Undergraduate degree in Education or Art Education or Early Childhood Education; Ma preferred
• Knowledge of current educational standards, benchmarks, and practices in early learning (ages 0-5) with emphasis on visual arts
• Ability to work with, communicate ideas to individuals from diverse personal and professional backgrounds, and implement programs for audiences across a range of ages with specific expertise/ experience working with children under five years of age
• Experience in curriculum design, program implementation, and program evaluation
• Excellent computer skills (MS Excel, Word, and Outlook)
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Self-motivated and detail-oriented
• Commitment to departmental collaboration, collegiality and consensus
• Reflective in everyday practice and open to the ideas of others
• Ability to take on multiple tasks and roles as may be required
• Curiosity, precision, integrity, and enthusiasm are essential
• Experience with digital learning platforms highly desirable
• Background in modern and contemporary art is desirable and knowledge and experience using strategies for exploring art with young children
• Two years of teaching experience
• Foreign language skills, such as Spanish, desirable
Competitive Benefits Include: Group health, dental and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; short and long term disability and group life insurance; 403(b) with matching contributions; Employee Assistance Program; voluntary benefits; as well as paid vacation, personal time, sick time and holidays.
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Please include your cover letter, a list of three professional references and a resume with your application. Applications that fail to fulfill this requirement will not be accepted.
The Barnes Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we’re committed to diversity and equal opportunity in our recruitment and hiring. Qualified candidates of all backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to apply for this position. Employees have rights under other laws including, but not limited to, the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act. We participate in E-Verify.
|• Job Title:||Early Childhood Programs Coordinator|
|• Job Type:||Full-Time Job|
|• Employer:||The Barnes Foundation|
|• Location:||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|