Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
prepared by Eva Tarbuk and Michal Moffa

 

Job Description:

 

Director of School and Teacher Programs. Report to the curator of education and program planning. Provide leadership to all programs and resources for K-12. Responsible for deepening current programs and envisioning new ways to assess and expand resources for students and teachers. Plan and implement professional development for teachers. Collaborate with teachers and administrators at partnering schools to maintain and assess the vitality and effectiveness of the school partnership program. Teach lessons that combine gallery discussion with studio projects. Develop print and electronic resources for adult learners.

 

Qualifications: Creative museum educator with strong management and leadership skills, including budget management; demonstrated awareness of current educational practices and issues in schools and museums; successful track record of innovative school and teacher programming; excellent writing, public speaking, and organizational skills; strong interactive teaching and teacher training skills; familiarity with state, local, and national learning standards and the ability to connect these standards to museum learning; advanced degree in art history, art education, or museum education preferred; knowledge of and ability to teach studio art; fluency in more than one language a plus; proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. Resume and cover letter to: H.R., Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 2 Palace Rd., Boston, MA 02115. (10/03)

 

M useum mission: The Museum was the creation of Isabella Stewart Gardner (1840-1924) 'for the education and enjoyment of the public forever.' Since opening to the public in 1903, the Gardner has served as a center for ideas and life-long learning in its community - a tradition that is kept alive today through an array of interpretive, creative, educational, horticultural, artistic and scholarly programs.

 

Demographics:

Boston City, Massachusetts Statistics and Demographics (US Census 2000)

Boston Population:  589141  100.00%

 

Sex and Age:  Male    283588  48.14%          Female  305553  51.86%

Under 5 years   32046   5.44%

5 to 9 years    33721   5.72%

10 to 14 years  32553   5.53%

15 to 19 years  43631   7.41%

20 to 24 years  70084   11.9%

25 to 34 years  124762  21.18%

35 to 44 years  86420   14.67%

45 to 54 years  63554   10.79%

55 to 59 years  22746   3.86%

60 to 64 years  18288   3.1%

65 to 74 years  31154   5.29%

75 to 84 years  21675   3.68%

85 years and over   8507    1.44%

 

Median age (years)  31.1

18 years and over   472582  80.22%

Male    224078  38.03%

Female  248504  42.18%

21 years and over   432815  73.47%

62 years and over   71847   12.2%

65 years and over   61336   10.41%

Male    23435   3.98%

Female  37901   6.43%

 

Race

One race    563263  95.61%

White   320944  54.48%

Black or African American   149202  25.33%

American Indian and Alaska Native   2365    0.4%

Asian   44284   7.52%

Asian Indian    4442    0.75%

Chinese 19638   3.33%

Filipino    1405    0.24%

Japanese    2384    0.4%

Korean  2564    0.44%

Vietnamese  10818   1.84%

Other Asian 3033    0.51%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander  366 0.06%

Native Hawaiian 84  0.01%

Guamanian or Chamorro   44  0.01%

Samoan  77  0.01%

Other Pacific Islander  161 0.03%

Some other race 46102   7.83%

Two or more races   25878   3.0 %

 

Hispanic or Latino and race

Total Population    589141  100.00%

Hispanic or Latino(of any race) 85089   14.44%

Mexican 4126    0.7%

Puerto Rican    27442   4.66%

Cuban   2221    0.38%

Other Hispanic or Latino    51300   8.71%

Not Hispanic or Latino  504052  85.56%

White alone 291561  49.49%

 

Relationship

Total Population    589141  100.00%

In households   554064  94.05%

Householder 239528  40.66%

Spouse  65747   11.16%

Child   142362  24.16%

Own child under 18 years    100177  17%

Other relatives 41110   6.98%

Under 18 years  13170   2.24%

Nonrelatives    65317   11.09%

Unmarried partner   14719   2.5%

In group quarters   35077   3.6 %

Institutionalized population   8481    1.44%

Noninstitutionalized population 26596   4.51%

 

Households by Type

Total Households    239528  100.0 %

Family households (families)    115096  48.05%

With own children under 18 years    54310   22.67%

Married-couple family   65747   27.45%

With own children under 18 years    28219   11.78%

Female householder, no husband present  39366   16.43%

With own children under 18 years    22793   9.52%

NonFamily households    124432  36.8 %

Householder living alone    88944   37.13%

Householder 65 years and over   21796   9.1%

 

Households with individuals under 18 years  61428   25.65%

Households with individuals 65 years and over   45350   18.93%

 

Average Household size  2.31

Average family size 3.17

 

Housing Occupancy

Total housing units 251935  100.00%

Occupied housing units  239528  95.08%

Vacant housing units    12407   4.92%

For seasonal, recreational, or occasional use   1568    0.62%

Homeowner vacancy rate (percent)    1

Rental vacancy rate (percent)   3

 

Housing Tenure

Occupied housing units  239528  100.00%

Owner-occupied housing units.   77226   32.24%

Renter-occupied housing units.  162302  67.76%

 

Average household size of owner-occupied units  2.51

Average household size of renter-occupied units 2.22

 

Profiles:

 

1.) Ms. Russell is the head of the education department in the museum.  She believes in utilizing many hands-on experiences to aid students in receiving a better understanding of the lessons.  Therefore, creating studio classes and programs for all ages are essential to this museumÕs education program. 

2.) Mr. Smith is the director of the museum.  He believes that museums should play a major role in a studentÕs education.  A major part of this position is creating teacher packets and programs.  Also, maintaining a working relationship with surrounding school districts is imperative.

 

3.)  Ms. Dotseth is a trustee for the museum.  As a financial executive for Mellon Bank, she is always concerned for the financial state of the institution.  She encourages all of the departments within the museum to strive for a larger visitor numbers in everything it does.  As a trustee on the Board of Directors, Ms. Dotseth participates in making executive decisions for the museum, always keeping its best interests in mind, particularly financially.

 

4.)    Ms. Harris is a curator at the museum.  Her educational background is predominantly based in Archaeology, Anthropology and Art History.  As an anthropologist and a collector she values objects immensely.  Since joining the staff at the museum seven years ago, she has increased and improved the collection of the museum substantially.