Call for Employment

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

Part-Time Program Assistant – 15 hours per week
  • The Program Assistant will work to develop a range of activities and programs that serve community members and are accessible to diverse audiences.
  • Input and manage class programs and constituent data in Altru.
  • Design workshops and classes and advantageously utilize artist/educators and teaching resources in the facility. Develop professional development materials for teachers and make presentations to schools and community groups.
  • Create interactive activities for families and work with the ceramics programs, adult programs and teen programs to build audiences.
  • Plan and oversee summer and school vacation programs, Teen/Artist Internship program and other programs as assigned.
  • Supervise student interns and volunteers where appropriate.
  • Identify and assist the Education and Outreach Director to write grant proposals to support programs and outreach efforts.
  • Prepare program budgets, plans and reports as well as track expenses utilizing Altru.
  • Research, develop, promote and administer programs, services and initiatives in support of arts education activities and constituent groups, including schools, arts organizations, community organizations, educational groups and individuals.
  • Direct arts education grants processes, which includes applicant outreach and financial analyses, contracting, monitoring and evaluation of activities.
  • Be available to work for Museum’s special events that include but are not limited to: AHA nights, Opening/Closing receptions, fundraisers and programs both on and off site.


  • Experience with non-profit and arts education administration.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to set goals and multitask.
  • Strong computer skills and basic computer troubleshooting. Proficient in computer programs, Microsoft Word, Excel, and google suite.
  • Strong communication skills with the public, artist/educators, students and donors
  • Work closely with the Education and Outreach Director, Curator and other staff to coordinate and meet deadlines in a positive manner.
  • Evaluate, collect relevant data and prepare needed reports.
  • Requires a degree in education, art education, the arts or a related field.


The program assistant will have a broad knowledge of arts education, preschool through higher education. Problem-solving and facilitation capabilities, planning and organizing skills, budget management skills, administrative and supervisory abilities are essential. The ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Must be able to work well with a broad and diverse constituency. The program assistant must evidence leadership, initiative and good judgment. Morning-Afternoon hours Monday-Wednesday preferred.

Depending upon experience. Fringe benefits none.

Part-Time, Short-Term Instructors.

The New Bedford Art Museum is looking for instructors for our February, April, and Summer art camps. The ideal candidates will have experience teaching students between the ages of 6-13 and will be well versed in their specific field of art. Teachers will be expected to manage classroom projects, students, and safety. The goal of this program is to create a welcoming educational environment for a diverse student body.

We are currently seeking instructors with experience in multiple mediums: Clay, Sculpture, Drawing, Painting, Collage, and Digital Arts.

Pay is $20-$25 per hour dependent on experience.


  • Strong communication skills with the public, artist/educators, students and donors
  • Work closely with the Education and Outreach Director, and other staff to create a positive and welcoming atmosphere.
  • Requires a degree in education, art education, the arts or a related field.
  • Ability to work with diverse students to reach their creative potential.
  • Accompany children on short field trips.

    Clay Studio Manager

    Job Description

    This part-time position is integral to help maintain the productive functioning of the new Bedford Art Museums Clay program. The Clay studio manager is responsible for efficient management of the kiln firing, movement of work between the clay room and the kiln room. Maintaining tools and equipment in the ceramics room, as well as following safety guidelines to ensure safe, functioning, classrooms.

    Duties include:

    • Managing the inventory of materials such as clay and glaze and communicating with the Educational Coordinator to order materials for classes.
    • Making sure the studio is always clean and in good condition for students.
    • Loading and firing the kiln as well as maintaining the kiln furniture and the flow work between the classroom and kiln room.
    • Ensure that teachers leave the classroom clean and orderly.
    • Ensure adherence to proper safety precautions.


    BFA in Ceramics or equivalent work experience.

New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! reaches out to the following communities and beyond to engage a diverse audience, offer exemplary educational programming and provide a vibrant center for the arts: New Bedford, Marion, Mattapoisett, Dartmouth, Westport, Rochester, Wareham, Acushnet, Freetown, Berkley, Swansea, Fall River, Middleboro, Bristol, Fairhaven, Newport and Providence.