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Danforth Art School Summer Arts Assistant (2 openings) - Framingham State University

Company: Framingham State College
Location: Framingham
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description:

Established as a grassroots organization in 1975 by a committed group of community activists, business owners, educators, artists and art-enthusiasts, the Danforth is a museum and studio art school that invites you to see, learn about, create, and be inspired by art. The Danforth educates the public through its Permanent Collection of American Art from the 19th century to the present day, changing exhibitions of contemporary artists, studio art classes and workshops, and a variety of community outreach programs.

The Danforth Art School at Framingham State University provides high quality art instruction to all ages year round. Along with the Danforth Art Museum, we enjoy serving as in important cultural resource for the metro west community. Our faculty are highly qualified instructors as well as successful artists, and our studios are large, sunny and welcoming. Summer Arts is a busy and vibrant program serving hundreds of children from Grades K-12 over the course of nine weeks each summer.


Summer Arts Assistant

Note: there are two openings for this position

  • Help to supervise children during transitions, breaks and lunch
  • Provide some assistance as needed with clerical duties
  • Promote a sense of community and enthusiasm with student body and promote a studio culture that fosters a love of learning




Director of School


  • Serve as counselor for morning extended day period Monday- Friday from 7:30 am- 9 am. This involves welcoming up to 12 children of varying ages, and providing supervision and sedentary activities from 8-9 am each morning.
  • Assist with morning drop off procedures including welcoming students, greeting parents, assisting with general operations related to morning transitions into studios.
  • Support studio assistants, instructors and staff as needed with finding required art supplies, displaying student artwork, set up and clean up in studios and other related tasks
  • Participate in museum visits with instructors and classes as needed to help supervise children
  • Work with Program Coordinator to conduct preparations for Creative Challenge Period



  • A resume of past work or volunteer experiences.
  • Experience as a babysitter and/or in a camp or children's program setting.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skils.


  • Experience with art-making/ art materials.

Additional Information:

This is a part-time non-benefited, contract position, not to exceed 18 hours per week. The scheduled hours are 8 am- 11:30 am M-F from June 21- Aug 20. There is some flexibility with hours and days of the week. The pay rate is $13.50 per hour.

Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sexual offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final employment for all positions.

Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

Candidates must apply online by submitting:

  • Cover Letter,
  • Resume/CV,
  • Equity and Inclusion Statement*
  • Names and contact information for three (3) professional references.
  • The Equity and Inclusion Statement is an opportunity for candidates to discuss professional skills, experience and/or willingness to engage in activities that would enhance the university's efforts to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Equity and inclusion statements will be considered as part of a transparent and comprehensive review of candidate application materials.

For full consideration, application materials must be received by June 4, 2021

Framingham State University only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you experience technical issues with the online application process, please submit a helpdesk ticket.

Framingham State University understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office at 508-626-4530 or

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