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Museum Education Specialist / Events Coordinator
Responsible for the development, promotion, and presentation of educational programs and services for the Museum of Art at Midwestern State University. Works with users of the Museum facilities within MSU and the surrounding community to coordinate all details related to planning and holding events at the Museum. Responsible for developing and executing a detailed Museum rental policy. Reports directly to the Museum Director.
Develops and/or designs and manages promotional strategies and campaigns to inform, educate and promote university and museum goals and objectives. Researches program-related areas, responsibilities and activities. Creates interpretive gallery programs for general audiences and school groups, including outreach, in-house, and community programs requiring a wide degree of creativity and latitude. Provides and supervises docent training and/or guides for Museum exhibitions. Prepares budget requests and reports; maintains records and program supplies. Schedules program activities; designs and executes direct marketing strategies and assessment tools. Participates in strategic planning. Develops grants for exhibitions and programs coming to the Museum. Communicates with users of the Museum facilities to satisfy arrangement requests and manages staff in the set-up and follow through of events held at the Museum. Maintains billings and records related to educational and social events.
Moderate physical activities required of general office work and the ability to supervise and participate in the programming activities, physical setup/breakdown of events designed for the general public and MSU groups.
A minimum of five years relevant experience in a museum setting or related educational areas. Experience in public event planning and production.
Must have a good knowledge of the trends, theories, and methodologies related to development, promotion, and presentation of educational programs and materials for a varied audience. Must have knowledge required for successful public events staging, planning, and execution.
Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Art degree required. Additional graduate level coursework preferred.
Must be well-organized; have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Must have the ability to work well with a diverse audience and relate to college students, faculty, staff, and the public to satisfy requests. Ability to manage a variety of tasks in a Museum atmosphere. Must be able to work occasional nights and supervise weekends. *Regular reliable attendance is required. *This position is designated as security sensitive and requires a criminal background check.