Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Internal Number: 109298-en_US
We are seeking a MAMS Teaching Assistant who will assist in developing and executing the required on-ground seminar experience in close collaboration with the faculty of record and according to guidelines set by JHU for the M.A. in Museum Studies program. The onsite portion of the seminar will take place over ten days, most often over two consecutive weeks, in San Francisco, CA. There will be some pre-seminar and post-seminar responsibilities that fall within the scope of the summer semesters.
*80 hours (hours will be concentrated in the actual two weeks of the seminar, July 10-21, but also includes some time before and after)
*The course has a maximum enrollment of 15 students.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
- Assist the faculty leader in duties as assigned. These may include but are not limited to creating course content, lectures, logistics, coordinating student thank-you notes, and assisting in establishing venues as vendors to facilitate payment.
- Communicate regularly with the faculty of record to ensure the seminar meets student expectations and course learning objectives before, during, and after the seminar.
- Contribute professional contacts and relationships to facilitate student access to museum professionals within the host city.
- Participate as required in all seminar activities as the assistant to the faculty of record, ensuring the seminar runs as smoothly and productively as possible. This may require thinking fast on your feet and making last-minute changes to the established program.
- Facilitate class discussions as required around relevant seminar coursework.
- Work with student groups on project work as required to enhance the learning process, including meeting with teams and working through drafts.
- Assist in supporting and assessing student progress (including grading) as required to facilitate the appropriate scaffolding of feedback during the onsite portion of the seminar experience.
Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
- Working knowledge of the host city and its museum community.
Level of Independent Decision-Making
- The seminar assistant will work closely with the instructor of record at their directive.
- Given the often-unpredictable nature of site visits, the seminar assistant may be required to make necessary judgment calls and to assist in revising plans if necessary.
- The seminar assistant should be comfortable managing student participants.
- This may require thinking fast on their feet and making last-minute changes to the established program.
- The seminar will require significant walking (average of 1-2 miles a day; some days more) over the two-week field courses.
- Master's Degree in a related field.
- Some experience as a graduate student in the related area of support.
*Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
- Master's Degree in Museum Studies or a related field such as Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Folklife, History, Historic Preservation, Heritage Studies, or Public History.
- Five years of work experience or five years plus experience within the museum sector.
- Graduate teaching or TA experience.
Classified Title: Teaching Assistant
Working Title: MAMS Teaching Assistant
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Casual / On Call
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Department name: AAP Museum Studies
Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences
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Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
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**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
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