|Position Title||Curator of Education|
The David Owsley Museum of Art welcomes applications for a Curator of Education responsible for managing all museum education, including the development and implementation of creative programs, events, and activities.
The position also reinforces the university's strategic plan by administering several outreach programs, including the museum's established partnership with Muncie Community Schools (Goal 3) and engaging diverse audiences (Goal 5). To learn more about the 2019-24 Strategic Plan for Ball State University, please visit https://www.bsu.edu/about/strategic-plan
|Benefits and Community||https://www.bsu.edu/about/administrativeoffices/humanresources/jobs/benefits-and-community/professional-staff|
|Length of Assignment||Full-Time At-Will|
Develop, oversee, and execute the museum's public outreach and collaborate with other museum staff to engage the general public, including K-12 students, community members of all ages, and Ball State faculty, staff, and students through a broad range of inclusive programs that attract diverse audiences.
Bachelor's degree in art history, art education, museum studies or related discipline.
One year of experience planning, developing, and implementing education programs in a museum setting or comparable organization.
Familiarity with primary and secondary school education curricula and working knowledge of museum education and object-based theories of learning
Excellent public speaking, writing, and editing skills
Ability to maintain excellent working relationships with a diverse range of individuals, including staff, faculty, students, volunteers, community partners, and the public with an emphasis on tact, diplomacy, flexibility, professionalism, and discretion
Proficiency with basic computer programs and current social media, as well as audience evaluation and implementation of visitor surveys
Ability to assess and manage multiple competing priorities and work well under pressure, with excellent time management, organizational, and creative problem-solving skills
Ability to adhere to museum policies and support management decisions in a professional manner
Ability to take part in programs outside of normal office hours, including on evenings and weekends
Ability to work effectively in a changing environment, including changing work demands, procedures, technology, or priorities
|Authorization to work in the US||Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.|
Master's degree in art history, museum education, museum studies or related discipline.
Three to five years of experience planning, developing, and implementing education programs in an art museum.
Previous experience in a college/university museum
Past experience with primary and secondary teacher training
Experience working with underserved groups and with the development of tours and programs, including those for visitors with special needs
|Pre-Employment Screening||Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.|
|Position Title(s) Supervised||
PT Education Coordinator, Student employees and interns.
Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.
|About Ball State University||
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master's, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders - committed to improving the quality of life for all.
|Department||Museum of Art:600030|
The annual salary for this position is $54,000.
Free and open to the public, the David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State University houses a world art collection with over 11,000 works from Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands, Europe, and the Americas. DOMA cultivates an inclusive approach to lifelong learning and recreation in the visual arts through exciting interdisciplinary art exhibitions with engaging displays of the permanent collection in an educational environment that serves both the University and the East Central Indiana region.
|Department Email or Phone Numberfirstname.lastname@example.org; (765) 285-5242|
Create, develop, manage and present the museum's public programs and activities pertaining to the permanent collection and exhibitions, including but not limited to gallery talks, Final Fridays, receptions, and other museum-sponsored events, such as guest lectures, musical programs, workshops, etc.
Coordinate and conduct gallery tours and virtual museum experiences for both university and public visitors. Gather and analyze tour data for the purposes of creating museum metrics.
Conceive, develop, and oversee interpretive planning and implementation of programs, including education materials in various media such as videos, podcasts, and virtual experiences.
Develop, implement, and manage community programs, including partnerships related to primary and secondary education for children as well as families, with a particular emphasis on underrepresented audiences.
Conceptualize, develop, plan, and direct academic programs, including faculty and student learning needs and collaborations.
Manage the student internship program, including train, supervise, and mentor education interns.
Oversee, develop curricula for, and offer volunteer programs, including docents drawn from both the university and community.
Serve as the main university liaison to the museum's Alliance (the museum's donor program); collaborate with the DOMA Alliance executive committee with regard to organization, planning and execution of alliance programs and events.
Participate in exhibit and exhibition planning and interpretation to optimize the educational potential of collection installations and exhibitions.
Assign and review work, orient and train staff, and make recommendations in all areas related to supervision, including but not limited to interviewing and selection, compensation, discipline, performance appraisal, and training and career development of personnel.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
|Number of Vacancies||1|
|Desired Start Date||08/02/2021|
|Position End Date (if temporary)|
|Applications Accepted Through Date||07/02/2021|
|Open Until Filled||No|
|Information regarding transcripts||The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.|
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