Search

Job

Windgate Museum of Art Education Curator

Posted by
Hendrix College
|
Conway, AR
New
|
Published 29 days ago

The Education Curator ensures that the Windgate Museum of Art (WMA) builds strong bridges to students, faculty, staff, and community members, making the museum accessible and meaningful to everyone. Primary areas of responsibility include managing student staff, visitors, and programming.

Primary Duties

Student Staff

The Education Curator is responsible for hiring, managing, training, and mentoring the approximately 20-25 Hendrix paid student workers who are tasked with providing all the front-line services to visitors—gallery tours, hands-on activities, visitor accommodations, and hospitality responsibilities—as well as special projects. 

Visitors

The Education Curator, in collaboration with student staff, ensures a positive experience for those visiting the galleries and attending programs or events. The position engages with Hendrix faculty, staff, and student groups to facilitate museum visits. The position also works with Museum Educators to create a robust series of thematic tours of the temporary exhibitions. Additionally, the Education Curator builds relationships with area schools for student tours and pre/post activities, creates relevant and engaging programming for general audiences, and works with civic groups to building audiences for the museum.

Programming

The Education Curator is responsible for developing public programming to accompany exhibitions, including weekly programs and monthly First Friday events. The position manages guest speaker contracts and logistics and handles program reservations for those attending.


 Skills and Experience 

Experience

  • A demonstrated ability to recruit, hire, train, manage, mentor, and evaluate college students or relevant experiences that demonstrate strong leadership and management skills are required.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement educational program plans
  • Experience organizing multiple programs and activities simultaneously with time-sensitive delivery dates
  • Museum experience preferred
  • Teaching/program development experience preferred

Skills

  • Excellent communication skills with a broad range of audiences, collaborators, colleagues, and employees
  • Imaginative and effective ability to interpret exhibition concepts using creative programming tools for diverse audiences
  • Strong writing skills
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Fluency with Microsoft Office required

 Education

  • Bachelor’s degree required; preferred degrees in education, art, art history, or the humanities

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume online at https://jobapply.page.link/qUP6

The mission of the Windgate Museum of Art is to create meaningful museum experiences for students, faculty, staff, and visitors to the Hendrix College campus through exhibitions, programs, and experiential learning opportunities.  You can learn more about the Windgate Museum of Art at Hendrix College by visiting: https://www.windgatemuseum.org/

Hendrix College strives to maintain an environment free from discrimination and harassment, where members of the Hendrix Community treat each other with respect, dignity and courtesy. The College adheres to the principle of equal educational and employment opportunity without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or national origin.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Shawn Goicoechea, Assistant Director of Human Resources & Title IX Deputy Coordinator 1600 Washington Ave, Conway, AR 72032 501-450-1415 goicoechea@hendrix.edu

Julie Brown, Director of Academic Success and Section 504 Coordinator, brownj@hendrix.edu (not for applications), 501-505-2954

The Education Curator ensures that the Windgate Museum of Art (WMA) builds strong bridges to students, faculty, staff, and community members, making the museum accessible and meaningful to everyone. Primary areas of responsibility include…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    November 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    October 31, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Benefits

This role is a full-time, permanent position as an employee of Hendrix College and therefore eligible for associated benefits including health insurance, dental, vision, retirement, generous leave time accruals and holiday pay, as well as our tuition remission program (at Hendrix) and a suite of other benefits.

This role is a full-time, permanent position as an employee of Hendrix College and therefore eligible for associated benefits including health insurance, dental, vision…

Location

On-site
1600 Washington Ave, Conway, AR 72032, USA

How to Apply

A cover letter and resume should be submitted online at https://jobapply.page.link/qUP6

Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.


A cover letter and resume should be submitted online at https://jobapply.page.link/qUP6

Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.


Join Idealist

Sign up today to save your favorite jobs and get email alerts when new ones are posted.