New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! is run by a hardworking full time & part time staff as well as many, many wonderful volunteers and interns.

 Early Literacy Educator : Art Focus

PROGRAM:  The Learning Studio: Early Literacy Through the Arts

TERMS: September 27– June 27, 2016-17
Duration: Once a week for Approx. 36 weeks. Transportation vehicle required.

Temporary part-time position.


NBAM/ArtWorks! seeks early childhood educator familiar with student centered approach to work in urban setting with families to implement Family (zero – three year) Early Literacy project starting in September 2016.

The project will begin in the fall meeting once each week to engage caregivers in learning and literacy with their children ages 0-3 years. The educator will coordinate a learning plan, supported by artists, invited guests, cultural organizations, and NBAM/ArtWorks! Studio Education & Outreach Director.


Implement Family Early Literacy Program in consult with team members.

Coordinate Learning plan / curriculum/ in consult with team on a weekly basis either verbally or written.

Prepare necessary supplies, books, hand-outs, art supplies.

Take registration, attendance and contact information. Photograph sessions. Coordinate and plan field trips.
Maintain classroom space: organization, safety, cleanliness.
Nurture, and strengthen relationships necessary to ensure success and expansion
of program (participating parents, parent-leaders, children, neighborhood leaders
and organizations.)

Attend Early Literacy Consortium and Birth to Third meetings as necessary.

Prepare monthly reports as required for Studio Education & Outreach Director.

Experienced early childhood teacher with certification.
Experience with urban families.
Spanish speaking a plus.
Arts training.
Familiar with New Bedford and  willing to travel on weekly basis to site.


Depending on experience. No fringe benefits.

Email resume and cover letter to Deb Smook, [email protected]

Educational aide 2016-2017 Invest in Kids

Part-time temporary position.


Educational aide will be available at William H. Taylor Elementary School to chaperone students on the bus to New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! for their after-school program at 3:00 pm and return to the school at 5:00 pm.

Educational aide is responsible for picking up snacks from the school, attendance, distributing materials for parents, and helping the art educator during class. Aide needs to remain with students at the school until parents pick up their children.

The after-school program, “Exploring My City Through Art” runs for 23 weeks during the school year on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The program begins on October 11, 2016 and ends June 1, 2017. Direct supervisor is Deb Smook, Studio Education and Outreach Director.


Mature and responsible.

Experience working with youth ages 8-11.

Art making skills a plus.

Bi-lingual a plus.

Must have reliable transportation.


No fringe benefits.

$15.00 an hour.

Send letter of interest and resume to Deb Smook. Email [email protected]
with Ed. aide as subject line.