Associate Curator of Education

The Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, Georgia, seeks an individual to develop and implement programs for regional PK-12 school audiences. Specific program areas include, but are not limited to, student tours, activities, and outreach; school-based, after-school, and summer programming; pre-service and in-service teacher workshops; speaker services; and volunteer and docent programs. Directly supervises contract staff and volunteers. Assists in the development and management of other educational programming as needed.

Program Coordination:
*   Works to achieve departmental goals and objectives.
*   Plans and implements PK-12 school programs in consultation with the Curator of Education, local school district staff, education advisory panels, and other community stakeholders as appropriate.
*   Produces written materials such as resource packages and instructional units for use by PK-12 teachers and college/university professors that link the museum’s collection and exhibitions to the school curriculum.
*   Conducts audience research and evaluates program effectiveness. Maintains and analyzes statistics on program attendance and cost. Writes reports as requested.
*   Assists with the development and management of tours for adults and post-secondary school students.
*   If the Visitor Services Manager is not available, schedules tour, outreach, and speaker service presentations, and maintains the museum’s front desk.
*   Conducts other educational programming as required.

Communication and Promotion to Audiences:
*   Disseminates information regarding school programs as appropriate to potential faculty, teachers, and school administrators at the regional level.
*   Ensures that district administrators and other key stakeholders remain informed and involved. Forms education advisory panels in order to foster communication between the museum and this audience. Plans agendas for and runs meetings with these groups to create dialogue and learn more about these audiences’ perceptions and uses of the museum. Works with advisory panels to develop and pilot new programs and written resources.
*   Conceives of and writes text for museum publications as required.
*   Organizes related promotional activities and events that specifically target PK-12 school audiences, including (but not limited to) teacher receptions and PTA outreach presentations.

Program Administration:
*   Summarizes activity progress and results in quarterly reports.
*   Is responsible for education services budgets, including initial development in consultation with the Curator of Education, and the monitoring of expenditures.
*   Assists with preparation of funding applications as required.

Staff Management:
*   Recruits, trains, supervises, and evaluates the performance of education services contract staff and volunteers.

Volunteer/Docent Program:
*   Assists with the recruitment, training, supervision, and evaluation of the museum’s volunteer docents.
*   If the Visitor Services Manager is not available, schedules docents to deliver tours, outreach, and speaker service presentations.

Performs other duties as assigned.

*   Master’s degree in art education, museum education, or art history.
*   Minimum of three years working experience in museum education.
*   Proficient in creating, implementing, evaluating, and teaching educational programs in both classroom and museum settings for a variety of ages and learning abilities
*   Knowledgeable in learning theories and curriculum development for a variety of ages and learning abilities
*   Excellent writing, speaking, organizational, and interpersonal skills
*   Computer literacy, particularly in word processing, spreadsheets, and desktop publishing
*   Ability to multitask and work on multiple projects simultaneously
*   State teacher certification is preferred
*   Must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel occasionally
*   Salary is commensurate with experience

*   Some weekend and evening hours are required.

Resumes and cover letters are due by December 27, 2010, or until the position is filled.

Brenda Hall
Office Manager
Morris Museum of Art
1 Tenth Street
Augusta, GA 30901
or email brenda.hall[at]themorri[dot].org