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Director of Education [Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum]

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 27, 1971 in job announcements |

The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum seeks a dynamic and
forward-thinking Director of Education who will provide long and
short-range planning for all exhibition-related and museum-related
programs including those for students, educators, families, children,
scholars, and the general public. With the opening of its world-class
museum, designed by Pritzker Prize winning architect Zaha Hadid in
Spring, 2012, Michigan State will emerge as one of a handful of
University museums devoted to international contemporary art. The
Director of Education will join an energetic and professional group led
by the Founding Director, developing and implementing educational
programs for the Broad Art Museum. He/she will be a creative thinker who
can foster new ways of thinking about museum education. This is an
extraordinary opportunity to be a key player in the creation of a new
museum of contemporary art. The Broad Art Museum/MSU is unique among
contemporary museums in that it possesses an historical collection
dating back to Greek and Roman art. The museum’s exhibition program will
actively engage dialogues across the centuries with the benefit of this
historical collection.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Pursue and develop relationships with university faculty and administrators
across a
range of disciplines to co-create collaborative programs with the
Museum Develop, plan, and implement educational programs for
diverse audiences, including children, educators, community groups, the
public and those with disabilities and/or special needs;

Work in close collaboration with the Curator to develop tours and
educational
programs around the exhibitions and permanent collection; Work
with Museum staff to develop new venues and formats for interchange,
programs for various audiences, and educational publications including:
books, guides, videos and/or software, and international
conferences/seminars for teachers, Broad Art Museum Web educational
materials. Develop detailed budgets and forecasts for educational programs;

Work closely and cooperatively with private and state school systems in
scheduling tours and programs and ensure that all school-targeted
programs will reinforce MSU’s curriculum standards;

Engage in outreach activities that will further the breadth and scope of the
Museum; Provide management, supervision to all educational programming, as
well as
on-going training to educational staff, museum docents, interns and
volunteers; Foster curricular engagement with the Museum’s
collections, exhibitions, programs and initiatives, associated research
materials, and staff resources;

Act as a conduit between faculty
and museum staff to facilitate the development of museum programs and
exhibitions within the galleries that support the research and teaching
mission of the university;

Regularly attend and participate in
relevant meetings, symposia, workshops, and other forums of
brainstorming, information exchange and logistical planning within the
Museum and across the university;

Maintains a global perspective
on the university’s teaching, learning and research resources; and acts
as an ambassador for the Museum at various venues.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education and Work Experience:
Minimum, MA; PhD preferred; at least five years’ museum experience.
Broad knowledge of art history and how the contemporary can be
contextualized in the larger scope of world art history are strongly
desired.
Skills and Abilities: Applicants must possess the
ability to generate and implement educational programs with a local,
national and international reach. The Director of Education will have
demonstrably strong connections to museum educator peers, and other
institutional connections across the U.S. and internationally. The
Director of Education must be eager to fully explore and work within a
university environment, making connections between art and a very
extensive pool of academic disciplines.

At the same time, the Director
of Education needs to be an outgoing member of the local community,
willing and able to make strong connections with the museum’s local
neighbors and visitors. Ability to work varied hours including evenings
and/or weekends depending on program needs.

The Director of
Education will be a consummate professional and team player. Ideally,
the Director of Education will be able to dream big dreams while being
fully grounded in the day to day life and work of the museum.
Position closing date: 10/20/11

All applicants must apply on Michigan State University, Human Resources via
the link at https://jobs.msu.edu .*Under Faculty and Academic Staff postings
search posting number 5221. All applicants must also send resume and cover
letter to the department contact Abbey Parks at parksab@msu.edu.
Apply Here:
http://www.apply-for-job.net/c/jobclick.cfm?site=12111&job=8736350

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