Studio Assistant, Moonshot Studio (Part-Time)

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

The Kennedy Center is the nation’s cultural center.

Washington, DC

Work Location: In-office

Performing Arts Center

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The Kennedy Center is the nation’s cultural center.

The Studio Assistant, Moonshot Studio supports the installation and execution of innovative, interactive programming in a creative process-based environment for audiences of all ages, both school-based and general public. Supports hands-on training, participatory art making, and programmatic wraparound activities, to engage patrons with multi- and interdisciplinary performing arts content and resources. Responsible for the day-to-day, in-studio operations. Provides operational support to Coordinator, Moonshot Studio & Interactive Experience Design.

The Studio Assistant interacts with all levels of staff, artists, arts leaders, and patrons, sometimes under pressure, remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful, and efficient, with a high level of professionalism. Studio Assistant must work independently with minimal supervision, be well-organized, flexible, and enjoy interacting with the public. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail are essential.

Duties and Responsibilities:

REACH Moonshot Operations & Facilitation
– Supports the onsite operations of the Moonshot Studio space including, but not limited to: opening and closing the space, setting up, changing over, and striking activities, greeting and checking in visitors, introducing and facilitating activities for visitors, distributing and collecting visitor surveys and feedback, drafting daily space reports, monitoring and restocking supplies, cleaning and sanitizing surfaces and materials,. Assists with the installation, presentation, and maintenance of Moonshot Studio activities and installations. Serves as primary onsite staff when the Moonshot Studio is open to the public. Trains, supports, and assists staff, teaching artists, volunteers, and the public with the use and understanding of tools, technology, and activities in the Moonshot Studio. Assists in the supervision of Moonshot Studio volunteers.

Moonshot Studio Activity Planning, Development, and Design
– Works with the Moonshot Studio team to develop new ideas for programming, assists with the design and planning of activities.

Other duties as assigned.

Key Qualifications:

– Bachelor’s degree in arts, education, museum studies, or related field, or equivalent experience.
– Minimum of 2 years working in a performing arts organization, museum, or similar education organization providing operational support or working as a teaching artist.
– An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will also be considered.
– Additional consideration will be given to candidates who also possess:
– Experience working with children and/or families;
– Experience with digital media platforms;
– Experience with workshop facilitation
– Experience with community-based programming

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