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Discovery Room Assistant Coordinator [American Museum of Natural History]

Title: Discovery Room Assistant Coordinator
Department: Education Department, American Museum of Natural History
Full time
Salary: Commensurate with Experience

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent
scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum
has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret and disseminate
information about human cultures, the natural world and the universe through
a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education and exhibition. The
Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which
serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the
world’s cultures.

The Discovery Room offers families, and especially children ages 5-12, an
interactive gateway to the wonders of the Museum and a hands-on, behind-the
scenes look at its science. Every major field of Museum science and
research, from anthropology to zoology, is represented. Children,
accompanied by adults, can explore an array of artifacts and specimens,
puzzles, and scientific challenges.

The Assistant Coordinator maintains communications with and plans schedules
for a diverse staff of more than 80 volunteer, intern and part-time
facilitators to ensure the smooth daily operations of the room. The
Assistant Coordinator teaches in all of the room’s programs and serves as a
supervising facilitator during open hours.


* Bachelor’s degree in a Natural Science, Anthropology or Education field,
Master’s degree preferred.
* Demonstrated ability to teach children and adults in an informal learning
* Computer literate (both Mac and Windows preferred)
* Leadership skills and supervisory experience
* Demonstrated written and oral communication skills
* Administrative skills (coordinating daily schedule of part-time and
volunteer staff)
* Team Player, imaginative, organizational skills

Duties and Responsibilities:

* Serve as supervising facilitator during Discovery Room open hours;
facilitate visitor experiences; explain activities and rules to visitors,
volunteers and interns.
* Occasional weekend work is required.
* Teach during school programs, PD workshops, VIP functions and other
programs as needed.
* Coordinate daily volunteer schedules and the Discovery Room events
calendar to ensure appropriate staffing coverage for all of the room’s
* Assist in the planning of training and enrichment opportunities for
Discovery Room volunteers.
* Maintain visitation data spreadsheets and generate monthly and annual
visitation reports.
* Perform basic animal care duties such as watering, cleaning and feeding of
a small collection of invertebrates, reptiles and amphibians.
* Assist in maintaining room equipment, exhibit pieces, worksheets and
supplies in good working order.
* Other duties as assigned

For more information and to apply:

Education Coordinator [Nasher Sculpture Center]

The Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, Texas has an immediate opening
for a full-time Education Coordinator.  For more information about the
Nasher, please visit

The Education Coordinator coordinates education programs designed for
children and family audiences to advance the Center’s education
mission and contribute importantly to its goals of developing innovative
and exciting programs for varied audiences, particularly related to
modern and contemporary sculpture.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Planning and Development:

* Supervise group tour program and work with Marketing, when needed,
to maintain attendance and advertise programs to the community.
* Supervise volunteer docent pool.  Assess and evaluate docent
performance.  Assign docents to tours and maintain docent tour schedule.

* Act as primary liaison with educators for group tours program and
teacher programs on the Nasher collection.  Includes responding to
inquiries from educators, greeting student tours at admissions desk.
May also include presenting tours if there is a last-minute docent
* Act as primary liaison with Dallas Museum of Art Tour Coordinator
and Docent Manager to ensure that collaborative docent program and tour
scheduling is running smoothly.
* Plan and coordinate activities for family and children’s
programs, especially First Saturdays.  Develop activities, maintain
supplies, and work these programs.  Create a budget for family and
children’s programs.  Find vendors for supplies and process invoices.
Develop an archive to record the history of these programs for later
* Develop educational materials for docent training and teacher
workshops, such as docent guides and teacher packets.  Keep abreast of
the scholarly field of modern and contemporary art, especially works in
the Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection.
* Keep abreast of area ISD curriculum requirements applicable to
Nasher school programs, especially TEKS.
* Design and organize special school programs and collaborations.


* Work with Curator of Education at adult programs, as needed.
* Process registrations for children’s and teen camps and
workshops and adult programs.
* Keep statistics on student tours and other education programs.
* Other duties as assigned.

Other Qualifications:

§  Bachelor’s degree in art history, art education or related field
such as museum studies or studio art. Experience with museum education
programming for children and family audiences.
§  Demonstrated skill in visitor service environment, working with the
public.  Must have excellent communication and organizational skills and
the ability to multi-task.

* In regular communication with the public and other constituencies,
must be able to represent the Center with tact and diplomacy.
* Ability to work flexible schedule including Education programs on
the weekends and evenings.
* Ability and willingness to work as a team with other Center staff.
* Excellent computer skills, including experience with Microsoft
Office, especially Excel and Outlook.  Experience working with
Raiser’s Edge desirable.

Position is full time and reports to the Curator of Education. Please
submit a letter of interest and CV to:
Anna Smith
Curator of Education

Coordinator of Teacher Programs [Art Institute of Chicago]

Job Title: Coordinator of Teacher Programs, Department of Museum
Education, The Art Institute of Chicago

(Full time, salaried)

Reports to: Director of Teacher Programs


Works under Director to coordinate all aspects of teacher workshop
scheduling, administration, and implementation; includes development and
implementation of short and long-term strategic goals and objectives for
teacher professional development; helps to coordinate and support
special projects; works with Teacher Advisory Panel. Designs,
administrates, and often conducts all open-enrollment workshops for pre
K-12 teachers of all disciplines, school librarians, teaching artists,
community educators, home school parents, and pre-service teachers on
how to incorporate visual art‹specifically the museum¹s collections and
special exhibitions‹into their curriculum and orients them to resources
available in the museum; sets themes, goals and objectives for
workshops; hires teaching staff, if needed; manages course/seminar
registration, museum space reservation, records; carries out program
assessment and evaluation as appropriate.  Provides program support for
all work of Teacher Programs division and collaborations with Student
Programs division.


B.A. in art history, art, art education, museum education or
humanities‹MA preferred; classroom and museum teaching experience;
staff development, curriculum writing, and 2-3 years art museum
education experience preferred; prior work with diverse populations
desirable; excellent oral/written communication skills, ability to
multi-task and prioritize.

All applicants must apply online. See complete job posting and link to
application at:

All questions should be directed to the Human Resources department at . Do not contact the Museum Education department
with questions about this position or to inquire about the status of an

Public Programs Coordinator [Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art]

>Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art is seeking a full-time
>Public Programs Coordinator with experience to plan, direct, manage
>and coordinate a variety of public programs and events. Reporting to
>the Director of Education and Public Programs, s/he will be
>responsible for coordinating all aspects of public programs at
>Cheekwood, including but not limited to outdoor concerts, multi-week
>family festivals, seasonal programming and annual events such as
>Cheekwood’s Spring Art Hop and Dia de los Muertos. The successful
>candidate must have proven experience booking, negotiating and
>producing music-oriented events along with extensive knowledge of
>the principles, practices and techniques of planning and executing
>public events including budgeting, logistic coordination, and staffing.
>Strong customer service skills are essential. Organizational and
>communication skills, both written and oral, are necessary.
>Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Word and Excel are required.
>This is a 40 hour week, Tuesday through Saturday position and
>candidate must have the availability to work nights and weekends as needed.
>Successful candidates subject to background check. Send letter of
>interest and resume to Penny Bruckse, Vice President of Human
>Resources, Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville, TN 37205.
>Or email: <

Manager of Studio and Outreach Programs [Hunter Museum of American Art]

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 –

10 Bluff View
Chattanooga, TN 37403

*Position Title: Manager of Studio and Outreach Programs*


*Reports To: *Curator of Education

*Occupational Summary*


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
Hunter website.

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*

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