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The Curator of Education, Engagement and Learning for the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Arts (JCSM), under the direction of the director and chief curator, supports JCSM's vision as a highly creative, outward-facing, visitor-centric public institution elevating social interactivity and museum participation.
The curator ensures delivery of relevant, engaging, authentic, accessible, diverse, and inclusive mission-based experiences, digital resources, and other educational services on campus, in the community and beyond expanding the understanding of the arts.
Collaborating with colleagues throughout the Auburn University Arts District and across campus, the curator works to center the museum as a dynamic multidisciplinary space that celebrates visual, decorative and literary arts, as well as music, film and spoken word.
Create, execute, manage, and evaluate JCSM education, engagement and learning programs and initiatives - on/off campus and on-line - encouraging new, diverse, multi-generational and broad audiences, strengthening participation, and fostering active learning, experimentation and global competence at Auburn University, in the community, region, and state.
Develop, maintain, and nurture collaborative academic relationships on campus, with Auburn University Arts District staff, creating and implementing multidisciplinary engagement, learning opportunities, and resources connecting museum collections and programming to teaching, research, and outreach.
Expand and enrich relationships in the community, region, and state, with Auburn University Arts District staff, creating and implementing new models of cultural participation and programming for K-12 students, community organizations, civic entities, under-served populations, and diverse constituencies.
Establish programmatic impact goals in advance of implementation ensuring mission and strategic alignment, creative engagement, and learning across all demographics.
Monitor effectiveness by gathering and analyzing qualitative and quantitative statistics, including attendance and other engagement metrics, for use in evaluation, reports, grants, and other funding proposals.
Under the supervision of the Museum Director and Chief Curator, manage the education, engagement, and learning department of the museum.
Recruit, train, mentor, and supervise education staff and volunteers including full-time, part-time, and student employees; volunteer docents and interns; and contracted security guards.
Collaborate with museum and Arts District staff investigating, preparing, managing, and evaluating grants that support JCSM's education, engagement, and learning initiatives.
Entry into the applicant pool requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Arts Education, Museum Studies, Public Humanities, Cultural Studies or related field.
Plus, four (4) years experience in an art related position to include
developing and presenting informational lectures.
Employer will consider advance degrees in lieu of experience.
Demonstrable experience in museum program development, digital inter-actives, and staff and budget oversight within a department.
Knowledge of current cultural field best practices, art-based pedagogues, and visitor student paired with associated implementation efforts and projects.
Please utilize the attachment feature of our online employment system and attach the following: cover letter, resume, and references.
Only complete applications will be considered.
A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment is required.
Location/Region: Auburn University, AL (36849)