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Month: February 1901

Education Center Coordinator [Rubin Museum of Art]

Education Center Coordinator
Reports to: Manager, School Programs


The Rubin Museum of Art is a nonprofit cultural and educational institution dedicated to the art of the Himalayas. Its mission is to establish, present, preserve, and document a permanent collection that reflects the vitality, complexity, and historical significance of Himalayan art and to create exhibitions and programs designed to explore connections with other world cultures.

The Education Center Coordinator will facilitate the scheduling and organization of programs in the Rubin Museum of Art’s new Education Center, collaborating with multiple programs and departments to ensure program excellence and growth. Reporting to the Manager, School Programs, this position will provide administrative and teaching support  to the Education Department by scheduling, organizing and implementing on-site programs serving students, teachers, and other audiences, as well as preparing materials for and supporting off-site School Programs such as the Pre-Visit Program and Thinking Through Art, the museum’s multi-session K-12 arts residency program.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
* Facilitate museum tours and teach art workshops for early childhood and K-12 audiences, as well as other teaching responsibilities as needed
* Coordinate the scheduling and organization of the Rubin Museum of Art’s new Education Center
* Schedule and provide administrative support for School Programs (K-12) and Early Childhood and Family Learning Programs.
* Facilitate museum tours and teach art workshops for early childhood and K-12 audiences, as well as other teaching responsibilities as needed
* Plan and prepare materials for Education Program initiatives
* Prepare, organize, and maintain all Education Center materials
* Work collaboratively with all museum staff and departments as appropriate to help achieve the museum’s goals for offering engaging, informative and accessible visitor experiences.
* Prepare reports and evaluations of various workshops.
* Provide general assistance with the Education Department’s daily operations.
* Perform other duties as assigned.

Salary Level
*        $33,000-$35,000, commensurate with experience
*        Competitive benefits package

* B.A. in art education, museum education, or studio art, Master’s preferred.
* At least two years of teaching experience in a museum, classroom or studio
* Excellent organization, communication, and writing skills
* Ability to interface smoothly and professionally with the general public and colleagues
* Demonstrated interest in the field of museum education

Please provide the following as part of your application:
*        Complete resume, including salary history and salary requirements.
*        Summarize your relevant qualifications for this specific position. No generic statements please.

*        Indicate Education Center Coordinator on the Subject Line of Email or in body of cover letter.
*        Applications in electronic format preferred, and accepted at jobs[at]rmanyc[dot]org
*        Mailed applications – Manager, Human Resources, Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street, New York, New York 10011

Curator Position/Producer, Arts [Palo Alto Art Center]

Curator Position/Producer, Arts

The Palo Alto Art Center seeks a dynamic, visionary, and energetic arts professional to serve as Curator (Producer Arts or Science Programs) during a pivotal point in our organizations history. Since 1971, the Palo Alto Art Center has provided quality arts experiences to more than 70,000 people annually. With a closure for a much-needed renovation planned for spring 2011 and a subsequent reopening in a transformed facility, the Art Center is faced with a unique opportunity to expand and enrich our programs and outreach to new audiences.

The Palo Art Center provides opportunities for the artist in everyone and our nationally recognized exhibition program is intended to connect people to art, making art accessible to broad audiences. The mission of the Center is to foster creative process and thought by forging a greater appreciation and understanding of the arts through exhibitions, studio experiences, and related educational programming. We believe our mission is best achieved by connecting the experience of viewing art to the experience of making art. The Curator plays an essential role in generating exhibitions that inspire audiences to observe, to discuss, to learn, and to create. The resulting exhibitions form the basis of our successful education programs, such as Project LOOK!

Reporting to the Art Center Director, the Curator will be responsible for developing innovative and diverse thematic and solo exhibitions that will engage existing and target audiences. Secondary duties include the development of promotional and interpretive materials and public programs. The Curator also provides leadership for the exhibitions team, including a Curatorial Assistant, Registrar, and Preparator, along with an installation crew. The Curator promotes and raises support for exhibition programs with the Art Center Director and Art Center Foundation staff and board, by participating in the development of grants and the cultivation of donors. This position maintains active relationships with artists, community members, lenders, donors, and professional colleagues. The Curator is also responsible for managing the exhibitions program budget.

The ideal candidate will possess a significant breadth of knowledge and experience in the field of contemporary art. Background in a broad range of artistic practices, including work in diverse media (particularly media represented in the Art Centers studio program), historical periods, and cultural traditions, is preferred. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated creativity and innovation in developing quality exhibitions and public programs. Strong writing and gallery presentation skills are also essential, as this position must communicate about art to volunteers, donors, staff, and community members. Excellent organization and project management skills are preferred. This position also requires the ability to successfully collaborate with other program staff, artists, lenders, volunteers, and community members.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree in art, art history, museum studies, or related discipline and at least two years of professional experience.

Writing Sample Required:
Provide two writing samples: a) an example of a writing for a publication and b) an example of a writing for an interpretive text or label.  Please submit your writing samples to before the posting closing date.

Supplemental questions:
Considering the demographics of the Palo Alto area, propose an exhibition and related programs that you believe would be successful in engaging our audiences.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:
Work in an office environment in a publicly accessible building, answering of phones and sustained posture in a seated position for prolonged periods of time, ability to do some heavy lifting.

Special Requirements:
Possession of a drivers license

Work Hours and Schedule:
Full time, non-exempt position
This is a Service Employee International Union (SEIU) position with full benefits

$29.75-$36.53 hourly

Application procedure:
Apply online at the City of Palo Alto website:
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of online applications.

The City of Palo Alto is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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