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Director of Education and Public Programs [Storm King Art Center]

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 10, 1972 in job announcements |

Storm King Art Center is seeking a full time Director of Education and
Public Programs

Storm King Art Center is seeking a full time Director of Education and
Public Programs
Storm King Art Center is a museum that celebrates the relationship between
sculpture and nature.  Five hundred acres of landscaped lawns, fields and
woodlands provide the site for postwar sculptures by internationally
renowned artists. At Storm King, the exhibition space is defined by sky and
land.  Unencumbered by walls, the subtly created flow of space is punctuated
by modern and contemporary sculpture. The grounds are surrounded by the
undulating profiles of the Hudson Highlands, a dramatic panorama.

Storm King Art Center is governed by a dedicated Board of Trustees, and led
by the President and the Director/Curator.

Storm King is located just over an hour from New York City in the Hudson
Valley. It is open to the public five days a week including weekends, from
April 1 through late-November. Visitors include international audiences of
school groups, landscape students, art cognoscenti, collectors and others.

Storm King Art Center is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V.

For additional information visit
www.stormkingartcenter.org<http://www.stormkingartcenter.org

>

The Director of Education and Public Programs will be responsible for
formulating, evaluating, coordinating and executing all aspects of a
comprehensive strategy for Storm King’s educational program.  The museum
education program includes family programs, concerts, artist talks,
exhibition and collection-based tours and discussions, programs for school
visits and teacher-led programs.

The scope of this position will include but not be limited to the following:

*         Creating a diverse educational program for Storm King’s visitors
of all ages and abilities.

*         Managing, training, recruiting and evaluating museum docents.

*         Working closely with Storm King’s curatorial staff to develop a
wide variety of educational materials, including object descriptions,
website text, app materials and additional signage.

*         Conducting in-depth surveys of the visitor experience at Storm
King to understand from an educational perspective what visitors are hoping
to gain from their experience, and what additional resources Storm King
should consider offering to its visitors.

*         Evaluating and enhancing Storm King’s school and other group
programs. Conducting research and outreach to local and regional schools,
with the aim of hosting more teachers and school groups to Storm King for
day trips and educational programs.

*         Developing online educational resources and a range of curriculum
materials aligned with grade-level standards to be used by teachers to
prepare students from pre-K to college level for visiting Storm King.

*         Working with Storm King’s staff, docents, guides, board of
trustees, and other stakeholders to develop short and long term plans for
new and enhanced education and public programs at Storm King.

Qualifications

*         Master’s degree in art history, art education, museum studies, or
a related field

*         Three years of relevant museum experience

*         Experience organizing public programs as well as in gallery
lecturing and/or classroom teaching

*         Ability to communicate effectively and to interact with the public
in a positive and  friendly manner

*         Working knowledge of current museum education practice and theory

*         Flexibility to work weekends during the months of April through
November

To apply send a cover letter, salary requirements and resume to:

Donna Ricci, Human Resources Consultant at
d.ricci@stormkingartcenter.org<mailto:d.ricci@stormkingartcenter.org> or

mail to Storm King Art Center, P.O. Box 280, Mountainville, NY 10953

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