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Museum Curator, Education
The Curator of Education develops museum educational content that aligns with both the Museum's mission and MSU's liberal arts mission. Primary responsibilities include planning, managing, implementing, supervising, and evaluating all museum educational programs consistent with the Museum's Mission and Strategic Plan. Develops goals, plans, calendars, reports, recommendations, and budgets related to the museum's educational programming. Reports to the Museum Director.
Creates and implements the Museum's Interpretive Plan that describes the principles and elements of Museum Education at the WFMA for all targeted audiences. Responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of the Museum's education programming for its diverse audiences, which includes school children K - 12, public and private school teachers, families, university students, faculty and staff, and senior citizens. Charged with the supervision of education student workers and volunteers, especially the docent program. Serves as the liaison to articulate, coordinate, enhance, and promote faculty and student engagement between the museum and the university's academic units. Serves as a liaison with public and private schools, community groups and other target audiences to arrange a program of field trips, guided tours and/or demonstrations. Develops working knowledge of the permanent collection to conceptualize educational programming and to encourage research projects and internships. Works collaboratively with the Curator of Collections and Exhibitions. May teach informal courses at the Museum and formal courses through the MSU Juanita and Ralph Harvey School of Visual Arts. Performs other duties as assigned.
Physical Condition
Moderate physical activities required of general office work and the ability to supervise and participate in the educational programming activities, physical setup/breakdown of events designed for the general public and MSU groups.
A minimum of three years relevant experience in a museum setting or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Past experience as a museum educator.
Required working knowledge of current museum best practices.
Masters Degree in Museum Education, Arts Education, Art History, Fine Art, or Museum Studies.
Additional Requirements
Required excellent communication skills to work in museum team environment and with the public and with MSU faculty, staff and students. Strong organizational skills with accuracy and attention to detail. Skill in problem solving and making sound decisions. Must be available to work a non-traditional schedule including evenings and weekends and travel occasionally. *Regular reliable attendance is required. *This position is designated as security sensitive (low) and requires a criminal background check.

Last Updated 04-30-2018