It Takes Diversity of Thought, Culture, Background, and Perspective to Create a Truly Equitable and Inclusive Museum.

The Newport Art Museum’s mission is to share a diversity of art and experiences that spark reflection, inspiration, discovery, and connections within our Newport community and beyond. We are committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion because the collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, innovation, self-expression, and talent that our employees invest in their work ensures the Museum is a welcoming place for everyone. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that new employees can bring in terms of education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.

Current Opening:

Part-Time Teaching Artist
Newport Art Museum in partnership with the Bradley Schools

The Bradley Schools are private, school-funded, K-12 educational programs for children and adolescents whose psychiatric and behavioral needs cannot be met in a public school setting.

Fine arts are an important part of the Bradley Schools’ curriculum and our teaching artists have inspired these students with imaginative projects inspired by the artworks included in the Museum’s permanent collection and on view in current exhibitions.

General expectations include:
• Develop an art curriculum that incorporates the elements of art and principles of design that are grade-level appropriate, meet the needs of individual learners and classes, clearly communicate learning objectives, and incorporate skill-building that adheres to the National Visual Arts Standards. Lesson planning should also incorporate social and emotional learning skills.
• Develop an art supply budget based on use of non-toxic supplies that have no sharp edges.
• 8 hours of teaching and 4 hours of prep time per week.
• There is a dedicated art room although from time to time teaching artists may be required to move to a second classroom in the school building for the second group of students.
• Uphold a professional and upbeat demeanor while students regroup.
• Maintain a clean and safe learning environment.

Fall 2021:
South County / Grades 8 – 12
September 13 – January 13, 2021
Mondays / 8:30am – 10:25am (2 classes)
Thursdays / 8:30am – 11:30am, Lunch, 12:05 – 2pm (4 classes)

Winter / Spring 2022:
New London Regional /
January 24 – May 26, 2022
Mondays and Thursdays

Independent Contractor Hourly Pay:
$26 / hour with mileage reimbursement included.

To Apply

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and current résumé, to No phone calls please.

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Museum Volunteer Docent Program

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