Topic ID #37565 - posted 10/31/2016 1:57 AM

Education Research Assistant - Richmond, VA

Jennifer Palmer

Position Information
Working Title Education Research Assistant  
Role Title Non-Classified  
Job Open Date 10/25/2016  
Job Close Date
Jobs close at 11:59pm EST/EDT. 11/01/2016
Job Type Detail
Definition Wage Non-Faculty- W-1  
Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? No  
Hiring Range $14.75  
Agency VA Museum of Fine Arts (238)  
Location Richmond (City) - 760  
Position Number 00000  
Job Posting Number 1017937  
Does this position have telework options? No  
Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference No  
Type of Recruitment
Definition State Employee Only - E  
Job Type
Pay Band UG  
Job Description The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts seeks a part-time Education Research Assistant. The primary duties for the Education Research Assistant will be researching and developing educational content for the interactive exhibition Dig It! Opening fall 2017, Dig It! will complement the Terracotta Army exhibition and will be designed for students and family audiences to learn more about the role archaeology plays in uncovering past cultures, with emphasis on ancient China. The interactive exhibition will make connections to objects in VMFAâ??s collection. The assistant will also be responsible for researching material and writing content for interpretive materials for the Terracotta Army exhibition. This position requires excellent research, writing and communication skills, undergraduate or MA in Art History and/or Museum Studies or Archaeology. Background in Chinese art and experience with museum education a plus. -15-20 hours per week -Project based position ends August 2017 Objectives for Education Assistant â?¢    Assist Lead Educator with research and development of content for an interactive exhibition that focuses on the field of archeology with a concentration on ancient China. â?¢    Content will be used digitally and also to develop hands-on activities. â?¢    Research objects in VMFAâ??s collection to highlight works from ancient China. Create connection with interactive exhibition and permanent collection galleries. â?¢    Assist with the development of interpretive material for Terracotta Army exhibition. Research and write content for the family audiences. Content will focus on the artwork and the role of archeology in the discovery of the Terracotta warriors and accompanying objects.  
Minimum Qualifications The Education Research Assistant should: â?¢    Possess excellent research and writing skills â?¢    Be flexible and able to work well in a team environment â?¢    Have excellent communication skills â?¢    Possess a degree in Art History and/or Museum Studies or Archaeology is preferred. A security background check is required.  
Preferred Qualifications A concentration or background in Chinese art and museum education a plus.  

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