Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week. Some evening and weekend hours required.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at the Danforth Campus.
The Head of Museum Education at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts is responsible for the development, supervision, and implementation of academic and public education programs that advance the Museum’s mission to provide excellence in object-based learning and engage the campus population, its visitors and alumni, the St. Louis region, and the global art community. As head of the department this position also plays a key role in the development and implementation of short- and long-range institutional goals. Reports to the Director & Chief Curator. Supervises the University Academic Programs Coordinator, Assistant Educator, student educators, and other part-time student assistants.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop, in collaboration with the director and curatorial staff, and manage public lectures, panel discussions, symposia, performances, film, and other arts-related events in conjunction with temporary exhibitions and permanent collection displays
Develop, research, and write educational materials in collaboration with curatorial and editorial staff, including visitor guides to exhibitions, educator resources, and other educational content both online and in print
Oversee the development and implementation of outreach programs targeted at the St. Louis regional community and K–12 students and teachers
Oversee the development and implementation of curriculum-based programs and other initiatives that integrate the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions into faculty and student teaching, learning, and research
Oversee the development and implementation of the student educator program, and develop, supervise, and conduct tours
Develop program evaluation and assessment procedures and supervise their implementation, working with the Manager of Marketing, Communications & Visitor Services
Establish and manage education department budgets
Research and apply for education program grants and assist with educational and outreach components of grant applications and reporting, working with the Head of Publications
MA in Art History or related field.
Three years of proven experience with arts education program development.
Ability to interpret curatorial visions for diverse audiences.
Ability to collaborate with, supervise, and intellectually stimulate students, staff, and academic professionals as well as other audiences.
Familiarity with current issues in and interest in advancing the contemporary discourse of museum pedagogy.
Excellent oral and written communication skills; interpersonal, supervisory, and administrative skills; diplomacy and initiative.
Five years of proven experience with art museum education program development. University art museum experience.
The hiring range for this position is $48,087 - $62,517 annually.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -10 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Human Resources website (hr.wustl.edu)
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, part of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, was founded in 1881 and is among the nation’s leading university art museums. Its permanent collection of more than 8,000 objects is particularly strong in 19th- and 20th-century European and American art; it also features a vital and growing collection of 21st-century global art. As a teaching museum within a major research university, the Kemper Art Museum serves as a center of cultural and intellectual life on campus and in St. Louis. Its mission is to build and preserve its art collection for current and future generations; collect significant modern and contemporary art; provide excellence in art historical research, exhibition, and object-based learning; and engage the campus population, its visitors and alumni, the St. Louis region, and the global art community.
Applicant Special Instructions:
This position requires a list of three references and work samples (maximum 10 pages) along with the application submission.
You may upload your additional documents after submitting the application by selecting "add attachment" on the My Activities page, accessible by clicking in the My Activities box on the upper right hand side of your home page at https://jobs.wustl.edu/.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.