Overview

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

The Studio Educator reports to the Education Studio Mangaer to facilitate age and grade appropriate experiences in the museum’s classrooms that connect students to the power of imagination through animation arts, film studies, and creative expression. Studio Educators aim to assist with the implementation of inquiry-based, hands-on educational experiences that focus on animation and offer students the opportunity to connect with the life and work of Walt Disney and the history of animation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The following reflects the Walt Disney Family Museum’s definition of essential functions for this position, but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. The Education Studio Manager may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assist the Education Studio Manager, Studio Coordinator, and Studio Assistant in implementing animation curriculum in studio classes
Assist in conducting interactive, inquiry-based animation/art classes and weekend workshops for students in grades pre-K-12, and adults
Implement grade-appropriate animation curriculum for after school classes, offsite and distance learning as well as assisting in the adaptation of content to accommodate diverse audiences
Maintain the Learning Center by helping organize student files, supplies, and equipment
Help facilitate classroom animation workshops at various partner schools throughout the Bay Area when assigned
Collabortate with other departments for educational purposes and outreach programs when assigned
Participate in all exhibition training sessions and continuing education sessions
Perform other tasks that pertain to the responsibilities of the Education Department and Education Studio, as assigned by the Education Studio Manager or Education Studio
Coordinator

Prep materials for classes which includes set up/clean up, creation of props and class examples
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FURTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

Maintain knowledge of current animation principles as well as theories
Deep understanding of art education policies, standards, and practice in public and private schools and museum contexts
Meet and greet students and parents
Travel to area schools
Assist with the functioning of the Learning Center as a shared, public, educational space
Perform other appropriate duties as required

QUALIFICATIONS:

High knowledge of animation, art principles, standards
Experience with animation production and pipeline management
Proven proficiency in traditional animation, 3D methods, character design, concept art, and drawing
Understanding of social-emotional practices
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Experience working with groups of children, teachers, and families, especially in an informal educational setting
Must be able to maintain the highest level of confidentiality and discretion when working with guest instructors
Experience making art and/or leading hands-on art lessons
Deep understanding of educational theories or techniques, and child development
Interest in animation and the life and legacy of Walt Disney
Ability to work independently, with little supervision, and uphold Museum’s policies
Must have can-do attitude, creativity, flexibility, and strong problem-solving skills
Primary role will be on site, but must also be able to work remotely if needed

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

BA in Animation, Studio Art, Education, Art History, Museum Studies or related field preferred
Minimum one year teaching experience, Animation, Studio Art, or related experience preferred
Professional experience with Toon Boom, Maya, Word, Excel, Outlook, Photoshop, iMovie, Final Cut
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. Physical requirements include stooping, kneeling, bending, standing, squatting/crouching, crawling/kneeling, pushing/pulling, and reaching above the shoulders and lifting of up to 25 lbs. Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work.

104 Montgomery Street | The Presidio of San Francisco | San Francisco, CA 94129 | t 415.345.6800 | f 415.345.6869 | waltdisney.org
The Walt Disney Family Museum® Disney Enterprises, Inc. | © 2014 The Walt Disney Family Museum | The Walt Disney Family Museum is not affiliated with Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

Dental insurance
Employee discount
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Retirement plan
Vision insurance

Schedule:

8 hour shift
Day shift
Monday to Friday
Weekends

Experience:

Animation: 1 year (Required)
teaching: 1 year (Required)

Education:

Bachelor’s (Preferred)
Company’s website: https://www.waltdisney.org/jobs
Company’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WDFMuseum
Work Remotely: Temporarily due to COVID-19

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