The Hunter Museum of American Art is seeking to fill the Manager of Studio
and Outreach Programs position.
Please send cover letter and resume to:
Adera Causey, Curator of Education
Hunter Museum of American Art – http://www.huntermuseum.org/
10 Bluff View
Chattanooga, TN 37403
*Position Title: Manager of Studio and Outreach Programs*
*Date: APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY AUGUST 19, 2011*
*Reports To: *Curator of Education
As part of an education team, this position will focus on the hands on
learning for visitors of all ages through courses, summer camps, studio
programs for targeted audiences, studio based tour visits and outreach
experiences. This also includes responsibility for working directly with
K-12 regional school teachers in planning and implementing continual
training programs and developing curriculum to fit their needs. The
fundamental goal of this position is to reach K-12 students through school
programs and children and adults through revenue producing hands on studio
*Essential Duties and Responsibilities*
1. Develop, write curriculum and oversee teaching of all pre-K programs,
First Sunday programs and art after school programs for general youth
audiences. In many cases also responsible for direct teaching of these
courses or hiring instructors to teach curriculum designed by this position.
Also requires administrative and promotional work on these programs 2.
Develop, write curriculum and train volunteers to assist in the teaching of
home school programs, studio tour school offerings and scout programs. In
many cases may be involved in teaching these offerings as well.
3. Plan and oversee a series of one week summer camps each year with the
dual goal of revenue production and high quality programming. This includes
the hiring and management of paid and volunteer staff and oversight of such
staff, administration and promotion of camps and general oversight through
the summer 4. Develop Hands on Hunter offerings and work with contract
instructors in the development and promotion of such offerings.
5. Primary responsibility for planning, implementation, oversight and
scheduling of all outreach programming that consist of partnerships with
local schools and curricular-based multi-visit programs.
6. Primary responsibility for all teen programming to include teaching the
high school class, Interpreting Art. Also responsible for the Hunter Teen
Advisory Council, a teen program planning committee that creates and
facilitates teen programming under the guidance of the Outreach Manager.
7. Jointly with the Education and Tour Specialist, create and facilitate at
least four professional development opportunities per year for educators.
Will also continue to train teachers when necessary on how to use the
galleries as an extension of the classroom.
8. Jointly with the Education and Tour Specialist, create and collect lesson
plans for use at the Hunter to disseminate to fellow educators via the
9. Oversee presentation of and promotion of studio hall gallery.
*Other Duties and Responsibilities*
1. Part of team developing and managing budget, with specific responsibility
for all studio and outreach based budgets.
2. Participates in on-going grant writing, budget planning, strategic and
interpretive planning and assessment of school and studio based programs and
3. With Education team, develop and coordinate the Educators Advisory Panel
as a sounding board for new and existing Hunter programs. The Panel meets at
least 4 times per year.
4. Participates in strategic planning and other museum visioning teams.
5. Participates in continuing education by attending seminars and/or
6. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
*Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:*
Individual must have at least two years direct teaching experience and at
least two years of object based teaching 0work in an art museum. Extensive
curriculum writing experience also required. Must be comfortable working in
school settings both with teachers and with at risk youth. Must also be
familiar with state standards and K-12 curriculum as well as working with
artists and students engaged in revenue based programs. Must understand role
of object based learning in a museum and have approach to incorporating
gallery experiences into hands on studio learning.
Individual must be interested in broad based museum education, focusing on
embedding museum experiences into school curricula while focusing upon
school needs. An understanding of art making materials and processes and the
ability to communicate effectively with all levels of age and ability;
Fluent writing ability and background; Must be able to deal with the public
on the phone and in person; Must be creative and flexible; Must be
self-motivated and able to work as a team member; Must be outgoing, friendly
and possess strong customer service skills. Must also have knowledge of
local school system and educational standards.
*Educational/Experience Requirements: *
BA in art education, masters in museum studies, education or art a plus
years experience working in a museum setting (4 years experience in art
education, in a museum setting a plus)
Experience teaching in schools, particularly in underserved communities
Volunteer or staff supervision a plus
Excellent oral and written communication skills and comfort working with
diverse audiences *APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY AUGUST 19, 2011*