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Director of Education [Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago]

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 9, 1972 in job announcements |

Director of Education The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Beatrice C. Mayer Director of Education

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (MCA) seeks a Beatrice C. Mayer
Director of Education who is charged with the leadership, strategy and
direction for all the MCA¹s education and related outreach activities by
defining and creating programs important to the museum¹s mission and
exemplary in the field. The Director will develop a plan to put the MCA at
the forefront of the contemporary museum field in terms of lifelong
learning approaches and visitor engagement; manage day-to-day department
operations including budget, personnel, and quarterly Education Committee
meetings; foster relationships with trustees, volunteers, and key figures
in the field; conceive and implement programs that will attract broader and
more diverse audiences to the MCA and help secure funding toward that end;
and work collaboratively with other departments to build cross-departmental
educational programming that addresses multiple audiences and multiple
learning styles.

Master¹s degree in art history, education, the humanities or related field
is required. Minimum seven to ten years education experience with at least
2-3 years at senior management level, background in twentieth
century/contemporary art, and experience working in a museum strongly
preferred. Visibility and stature in the visual arts education community a
plus. Demonstrated leadership, staff management, and strategic planning
skills and a proven record in developing and implementing high quality,
innovative programs for various audiences from school age to general and
specialist adult. Proven ability to generate funds. Exceptional written,
oral, and interpersonal communication skills required. Monday through
Friday, 9am to 5pm with weekends and evenings as needed to oversee
education programs and participate in other museum activities.

Send a cover letter and resume to Human Resources, Application for Beatrice
C. Mayer Director of Education position by email to jobs@mcachicago.org.
Applications are also accepted by fax at 312.397.4095 or by mail at Museum
of Contemporary Art, 220 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. *Please
use only one format when sending your application. *The Museum of
Contemporary Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. *No calls please.*

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