Anchorage Museum Association Museum Educator

Anchorage Museum Association

Title: Museum Educator FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports To: Director of Education & Interpretation Approved By: Museum Director

Effective Date: July 2014 Approved Date: July 2014 

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Summary Position Statement

Under the general direction of the Director of Education & Interpretation the Museum Educator is responsible for the integration of innovative pathways increasing the visitor knowledge by leveraging museum resources through a multi-disciplinary approach with an emphasis in the arts education. This position works closely with the Department of Education and Interpretation to ensure programs and the visitor experience is aligned and supports the Anchorage Museum’s mission.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Teach a variety of life-long learning experiences with diverse audiences with an emphasis on the arts.

Develop in-depth preK – 12th. grade investigations for teacher and student school groups, and one-of-a-kind public engagement classes and workshops.

Research and write curriculum, educator guides, student and/or family worksheets to enhance the visitor experience.

Identify individual audience needs, goals and implement attainable timelines with project and programs.

Manage related project or program budgets, contracts, and reporting.

Work directly with Marketing and Public Relations on project or program content and the multiple vehicles for promotion.

Oversee the south classroom, inventory, and supply ordering and general maintenance.

Promote and recruit new teaching faculty for continuing education for classes, workshops, or innovative programs opportunities. Maintain contracts, contact information, and communication with all teaching faculty.

Non-Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Act as the Education Department’s liaison to various internal Museum departments as needed.

Research current trends in museum education with an emphasis on the arts and provide the latest trends and forward thinking approaches.

Facilitate outreach physically, and virtually leveraging resources from the museum collections and exhibitions.

Participate in communitywide public engagement or special events.

Work collaboratively with all museum departments as requested.

Perform other related tasks as required.


Knowledge of:

Must have excellent written and oral interpretative skills with the ability to introduce innovative ideas to diverse audiences.

Must be a professional, responsible, reliable motivated team player with strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

Ability to:

Ability to effectively serve as an integral part of a project team and communicating back to colleagues’ pertinent information.

Must be available for weekend and evening hours as necessary to fulfill the project or program.

Work effectively under pressure in a fast-paced environment, prioritize multiple competing tasks, and seek supervisory assistance as needed.


Masters Degree in Art Education, Education, Museum Studies or related informal museum equivalent experience.

Minimum 3 years teaching preK – 12 and continuing life-long experience.

Minimum of 3 years experience developing multi-disciplinary experiences and resource materials.

Minimum of 3 years of experience managing projects with discreet timelines

and annual budgetary monitoring.

Proficiency in curriculum development, distant learning technology and administrative organization and operations.

Excellent written and verbal skills.

Employee Expectations:

As an AMA employee, the incumbent is expected to model the following traits:

Foster and maintain open communication and collaboration and actively engage in the exchange of ideas and maintaining constructive relationships.

Initiative and creativity in all aspects of the position

Lead by example by maintaining a high standard of professional ethics and conduct at all times.

Treat everyone with dignity and respect at all times.

Support and uphold the policies, procedures of the AMA as directed by the Museum Director and Board of Directors.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required.

Physical Demands

The physical demands of this position are typical of a usual office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; and regularly required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. May be required to travel by car, plane or boat as necessary to deliver programs. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds; handle and care for museum artifacts, collections and educational materials and/or resources (i.e. resource library, etc). Specific vision abilities required by this job include color, close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment can range from moderate to noisy.

Contemporary Art Curatorial Fellow, Bakalar & Paine Galleries at Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Date: August 14th 2014

Dear colleagues:

The Bakalar & Paine Galleries at Massachusetts College of Art and Design are accepting applications for a part-time Contemporary Art Curatorial Fellow. Please pass along freely to interested and qualified candidates. Many thanks!

Contemporary Art Curatorial Fellow

Bakalar & Paine Galleries

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

The Bakalar & Paine Galleries at MassArt are the largest free contemporary art space in New England. We host contemporary art exhibitions featuring professional artists, both established and emerging, from around the world.


Job Description:
This part-time administrative position is designed to broaden the experience of graduate students embarking on professional and academic careers in art history, museum studies, or a related field who are considering the museum profession. The Curatorial Fellow will be a key contributor to the Bakalar & Paine Galleries’ team. The Fellow will work 1 day a week on site (days/times flexible). This work requires flexibility in a fast-paced office environment.


Examples of Work:

Assists with a broad range of curatorial activities, including:

 Exhibition planning and coordination (research, writing, and logistics for upcoming exhibitions)

Correspondence with artists and galleries

Assistance with gallery publications



Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in Art History, Museum Studies, or related field

Preferred: Well-versed in contemporary art, master’s degree (completed or in progress), and previous experience in a professional art gallery or museum setting


Performance Expectations: Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:�
The successful candidate must have:

 Interest in contemporary art

 Familiarity with best practices associated with the operation of a museum/gallery

 Excellent organizational, time management, interpersonal, and communication skills

 Flexibility to accomplish time-sensitive tasks and ability to adapt to meet deadlines with little supervision

Attention to detail, ability to produce excellent writing, and strong proofreading skills

 Computer literacy


Salary:$1,800 honorarium

Hours:7 hours per week during business hours, days/times negotiable

Duration: Ideally September 8 – December 5, 2014 (with the possibility of renewal)

Closing date: Applications will be reviewed beginning September 5. Open Until Filled


Please email applications and questions to (617-879-7337)

Membership and Marketing Coordinator | Providence Childrens Museum (Providence RI)

Job Title: Membership and Marketing Coordinator
Organization: Providence Childrens Museum
Location: Providence, RI
Start Date: Immediate
Part Time

Job Description

Primarily responsible for membership and marketing data management and Museum merchandise and supports communications and marketing efforts to increase awareness and support of the Museum:

– Ensures accurate and timely entry and management of data, including member, media and email contacts and income and expenses; generates reports and provides information for Museum communications.
– Creates and disseminates membership materials, including renewal letters and emails; helps with the creation and dissemination of press releases and print and electronic communications as needed.
– Maintains excellent relations with members, media, donors, community partners and volunteers by phone, email and online; projects Museum’s positive and professional public image.
– Coordinates member events, cultivation and promotions.
– Manages Museum gift kiosk: responsible for ordering, tracking and assessing Museum merchandise.
– Tracks and reports on marketing and communication activities, including brochure distribution, coupon redemption, effectiveness of promotions, email/social media/website analytics, and visitor demographics and trends.
– Maintains inventory of collateral materials; assists with photo and media archives.
– Makes website updates and provides input for website development.
– Works with and supports interns and volunteers, including membership and communications committee members.
– Assists with membership and marketing research, Museum events and other projects.
– Contributes to department strategies, procedures, problem solving and adoption of best practices.
– Other responsibilities as needed.

Qualifications: Detail oriented, flexible and capable problem solver. Excellent organizational, computer, interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills. Proficiency in Macintosh OSX, FileMaker Pro, Excel, Word. Experience with HTML and Photoshop, InDesign or other design software preferred.

How to Apply

For a full description including compensation and application instructions, visit

Curatorial Assistant, Princeton Art Museum

Princeton University Art Museum
Mellon Curatorial Assistant for Academic Programs

Mellon Curatorial Assistant for Academic Programs

The Mellon Assistant will serve as a liaison to faculty from all disciplines, managing communications internal and external. S/he will help faculty research the collections in support of courses and research. Working closely with Curators, Registrars, the Tour Coordinator, and Preparators, the Assistant will organize faculty precept visits to the Museum. The Assistant will also teach classes as needed, particularly for non-Art History courses. S/he writes a faculty newsletter each semester and distributes it via e-mail, maintaining up-to-date e-mail lists for relevant departments. The Assistant oversees and teaches the PUAM Student Guides as part of their one-week, intensive training “bootcamp.” S/he also works with the Student Outreach Coordinator to send out the call for applications for the Student Guides and serves on the selection committee. The Assistant also manages the PUAM Summer and Academic Year internships programs, updating and sending out calls for applications and serving as the chair of the intern selection committee. S/he organizes the summer program, including weekly brown-bag lunches with staff and two trips. The Assistant also researches the collections and creates faculty resources for PUAM’s various digital platforms.

This is a part-time one year 60% duty time term appointment with the possibility of renewal and is subject to the University’s background check policy.

Applicants must apply online at and include a CV and cover letter. Also include the names and contact information for at least 2 references.

Essential qualifications:
M.A. or Ph.D. in art history or related field. Teaching experience at the University level.

Preferred Qualifications:
Familiarity of the Princeton University Art Museum collections. Well-versed in photography and/or works on paper.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

About the Museum
With collecting origins dating to the 1750s, the Princeton University Art Museum is one of the finest art museums in the country. Formally established in 1882, its collections feature over 80,000 works of art ranging from ancient to contemporary art and spanning the globe. Its collections of Chinese painting, the art of the ancient Americas, and photography are widely regarded as being among the world’s richest. A private institution serving the public good, the Museum is committed to serving the University, local and regional communities, and beyond through a dynamic program of temporary exhibitions, new scholarship, and innovative programming. By collaborating with experts across many disciplines, fostering sustained study of original works of art, and uniting scholarship with broad accessibility, the Museum contributes to the development of critical thinking and visual literacy at Princeton University and enhances the civic fabric of our nation.

Senior Writer, Project for Public Spaces (NYC)

About Project for Public Spaces

Project for Public Spaces (PPS) is a nonprofit planning, design, and educational organization dedicated to helping people create and sustain public spaces that build stronger communities. Our pioneering Placemaking approach helps citizens transform their public spaces into vital places that highlight local assets, spur rejuvenation, and serve common needs.

PPS’s mission is to support Placemaking in communities across the world and to make it easier for citizens to improve their streets, parks, plazas, and other public spaces. To this end, we have prioritized four transformative agendas essential in helping to accomplish this goal:

Building communities through transportation: Focusing on how streets and transit facilities can improve community health, support economic development, and support more sustainable regions;
Architecture of Place: Improving our public spaces and the built environment by advocating people- and place-centric design, and changing the role of design professionals;
Supporting sustainable local economies by highlighting the central role of public markets;
Strengthening communities by creating new models for parks, squares, and multi-use destinations.
We are seeking a Senior Writer that will help to develop and implement a strategy to communicate about and build support for change in these four key areas — with a strong emphasis on the transportation agenda.


The Senior Writer will assist in developing and lead production of content for a strategic communications campaign for the organization that is centered on building greater awareness of and support for the four transformational agendas included above – in particular for promoting changes in the practice of transportation, but also architecture, public markets, and destinations like parks.

The Senior Writer will work closely with the organization as a member of the PPS communications team. He or she will work closely with staff to help develop, write, and edit content.

The Senior Writer will also provide quality control on other PPS’s written materials, such as foundation proposals and project and program reports.

Key Responsibilities

Work with PPS’s senior staff to develop strategic communications content in key areas, including the transformational agendas and other key initiatives
Direct the production of and edit communications content to be included in the e-newsletter, social media, website, etc. as a part of the communications team
Manage the dissemination of PPS’s communications materials and messaging, including working to broaden our reach, audience, and impact
Track and evaluate our communications impact and reach
Cultivate and work with a network of media, bloggers, and others who can help to disseminate our messages
Review and edit written materials, such as proposals, reports, and on-line e-books using existing PPS content
Supervise intern-level or other freelance writers producing content

PPS is seeking an accomplished Senior Writer who has at least 5 years of writing and communications experience, covering areas such as website content (long articles as well as blog posts), newsletters, and donor communications. The ability to take knowledge and transform it into exciting and useful messages is essential. Other skills include:

Knowledge of Placemaking and related issues (especially transportation, but also including urban planning more broadly)
Highly collaborative style
Excellent writing/editing skills
A strong track record as an implementer who thrives on managing a variety of deliverables concurrently
Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives
Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with experience. Full benefits package included.

Freelance Option

While a full time writer is preferred, we are open to hiring one or more senior writers/editors on a free lance basis. If you are interested in this option, please state this in your cover letter.

To Apply

To apply, please e-mail a resume, cover letter, and 2-3 writing samples to:

No calls, please.

Associate Curator of Education Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art – Virginia Beach,

Job Description

SUMMARY: Reporting to the Director of Exhibitions and Education, the Associate Curator of Education oversees the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art’s comprehensive Studio School Program and develops and implements a broad range of focused and engaging public programs for both adult and teen audiences. She/he collaborates with the Exhibitions and Education team to articulate a comprehensive vision of the institution’s education programs in conjunction with the Museum’s exhibition calendar.


• Manages all aspects of MOCA’s Studio School, including supervision of 20 faculty, 15 summer Art Camp instructors and 400 Art Camp students.
• Organizes class schedules and writes copy for website, printed materials, class registration, faculty contracts and oversees Studio School maintenance and implements upgrades.
• Plans and oversees master classes with MOCA’s exhibiting artists.
• Responsible for engaging broad and diverse audiences through the development, implementation and promotion of adult and teen public programming, including Teen Takeover Night, Trivia Night and specialized exhibition inspired programs.
• Designs and teaches curriculum for the Teen Apprenticeship Program (TAP) for 10-15 high school students each spring to learn about contemporary art, careers in the arts and other topics and projects as they relate to visual art.
• Responsible for teen volunteer opportunities including, managing Art Camp assistants and leading the Teen Takeover Night Council.
• Designs and executes MOCA’s ARTlab once a year, a hands-on interactive exhibit space that is inspired by current exhibitions.
• Responsible for fiscal management and budgeting of relevant education programs.
• Works with the Director of Exhibitions & Education to initiate new or enhanced educational activities directed at broadening the Museum’s audiences and reputation.
• Actively seeks cultural, educational, and artistic partnerships and collaboration within the local community.
• Maintains working knowledge and development of AAM best practices and programming in conjunction with exhibition and education activity.
• Presents at local and regional conferences as related to MOCA’s educational programs or area of study.
• Collects, organizes and reports data from respective programs and events.
• Meets with Public Relations to ensure adequate promotion of the museum’s relevant education programs.
• Occasional participation in the planning and implementation of additional museum programs, to include but not limited to Family Fests, Family Night and evening or weekend museum fundraisers.
• Other projects may be assigned, as needed.

Required Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in Museum Education, Museum Studies, Art Education, Studio Art, Art History or related field.
• Minimum of 3 years of related museum or art education experience mandatory.
• Demonstrated experience in the creation of educational curriculum and strong knowledge of current art pedagogical practice.
• The ideal candidate will be an inventive and resourceful team-player who will share in the exploration of innovative approaches with MOCA’s motivated staff and volunteers.
• Excellent teaching, writing, and organizational skills are essential. Experience teaching and engaging teens, coordinating programs, managing budgets, and supervising interns or volunteers is required. Individual must have experience developing lesson plans, be versed in social media, and have the capacity and interest to work with technology-based programs.
• Ability to assess priorities, manages multiple projects simultaneously, and works well under pressure, excellent time management, problem solving and analytic skills.
• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively and engage with different age groups, both individually and in groups.
• Must have strong interpersonal skills and a positive, creative approach to be an imaginative, flexible and resourceful staff member.
• Ability to resolve conflicts in a constructive and professional manner.
• Knowledge of modern computer programs (including Microsoft Suite) as well as working knowledge and development of AAM best practices and programming in conjunction with exhibition and education activity

Additional Requirements: Flexible hours may be required, including potential weekends and evenings, due to public programs and events. Must be able to lift, push, or pull a minimum of fifty pounds. Must be able to stand and sit for prolonged periods of time. Must have a valid Virginia Driver’s License and maintain a good driving record. Background check is required.

Our Mission: The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is a non-profit institution which exists to foster awareness, exploration and understanding of significant art of our time. Through excellence and diversity in our exhibitions and educational programming, MOCA stimulates individual thinking and dialogue throughout the community.

Museum Programming: Regularly changing exhibitions feature painting, sculpture, photography, glass, video and other visual media from internationally acclaimed artists as well as artists of national and regional renown. By balancing its four primary activities—gallery exhibitions, studio art classes, educational on-site and outreach programs and outdoor art shows—MOCA seeks to involve a diverse regional public in the rich and active language of contemporary visual art. By operating at a national standard, MOCA received accreditation from the American Association of Museums in 2010.

How to Apply

To Apply: No phone calls, please. Submit resume with cover letter to Alison Byrne, Director of Exhibitions and Education. By mail: Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Attn: Alison Byrne, Director of Exhibitions and Education, 2200 Parks Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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Head of Multi-Generational Learning, Minneapolis Institute of Arts

The Job

Lead a team that develops innovative, audience-centered programs which connect diverse communities with our global collections and exhibitions. In support of the MIA’s mission, engage life-long learners in a variety of programs that reach multiple learning styles and foster 21st century skills (creativity, critical thinking, and global awareness).  Design, plan, test, implement, and evaluate new program formats and strategies and develop participatory and innovative programming in conjunction with special projects, exhibitions, and the permanent collection.

In this role, you will…

  • Provide leadership and vision for Multi-Generational Learning programs in the museum and the community.
  • Establish department priorities and long-range plans, which serve the mission and are aligned with the strategic plan.
  • Supervise and provide guidance and support for Community Arts Associates.  Collaboratively develop engaging and relevant outreach and community-based programs/initiatives for diverse audiences.
  • Oversee the museum’s program of studio classes and workshops for youth, teen, and adult audiences.  Collaboratively develop evaluation methodologies for studio programs, and uses data to enhance and improve programs.
  • Work with Manager of Lectures and Academic programs and curators to develop a schedule of talks and programs that attract and engage current and potential audiences.
  • Participate in division planning meetings to offer a coordinated range of programs throughout the year.
  • Proactively work with community groups and representatives to reach an expanded audience.  Collaborate with other institutions to broaden programming and potential audiences.

Specific Requirements

  • Master’s degree in art history, art education, museum studies, the humanities, or related field.
  • Knowledge of educational methodologies and philosophies, visitor research/evaluation, informal learning environments, and gallery and studio teaching practices.
  • Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in museum or other cultural institution in planning and implementing programs, community engagement initiatives, exhibitions, visitor research, interpretation, and other activities for diverse audiences.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills, including the ability to tailor speech and writing to a variety of audiences and purposes.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with individuals from a wide range of social, economic, cultural, and educational backgrounds.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint software.
  • Ability to lift and move heavy objects.

Who You Are
You are a collaborative team player with a positive attitude.  You’re self-motivated and results driven.  You have the agility and ability to work well under pressure. You are innovative and continually thinking of new ways of doing things. You are mission-centered and dedicated to life-long learning.

You’re good at and enjoy…

  • Creative problem solving
  • Experimenting and taking calculated risks
  • Working with a variety of personalities
  • Collaborating with a team towards common goals
  • Interpreting art and making it accessible to all audiences
  • Thinking of new, dynamic ways to engage and connect with visitors

To Apply
To be considered for this position, please send the following:

  1. A cover letter including your interest in the position, what you will bring to the position, and why you are the ideal candidate.
  2. A resume outlining your educational and professional experience.
  3. Two samples of your interpretive writing.

Mail:    Attn: Human Resources, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2400 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Fax:      (612) 870-3263

Posting Deadline: Deadline for submissions is Friday, August 15, 2014.